Evola's point is the only good one: Christianity confuses esoteric and exoteric elements of the faith. But as even he points out, the medieval church had no such illusions. It was only when the proles overpopulated that this confusion became profitable.
Conservationist, could you expound on this thought [I've only had the pleasure of his Doctrine of Awakening]?
I grew up in a Calvinist family where anything esoteric was converted to symbolism. It is my understanding that the prole revolution did the opposite, namely, disenchanted Catholicism.
I'd also like to chime in on the concept of altering Christianity. Intuitively and immediately I grasp the value behind this concept. But when I think of the practical applications, my mind reels. Let's take the book itself for an example.
Genesis, chapter 1: do we teach 7 day creationism? Do we teach original sin? Do we teach the concept of chosen people? Do we teach Moses turned a staff into a serpent? Do we teach Elijah being fed by trained crows? Do we teach the bodily assumption into heaven of the various prophets? Etc.
If you feel we should change the religion, eventually we will have to take it piecemeal and apply some rule or interpretation, assuming this is not mere beard-stroking.
Here is a concept on how to go forward with this issue, as it seems the philosophy has entrenched into a number of positions.
If you feel strongly about either changing Christianity, keeping it, or abandoning it altogether, or somewhere in between, read this chapter.http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+18&version=NIV
Reject it, accept it, or propose an interpretation; explain why.
I'll go first:
I believe we should reject stories like this from our religious tradition. The point of religion is to get people outside their heads, outside their immediate surroundings and groups, and force them to stand in naked awe in front of reality. Tales like this muddle the topic, and if kept in are a sore spot for attacks from skeptics. I feel in the outset we should claim the name of Christianity while radically altering it's focus, with the goal of over time rejecting large swaths of it's past in favor of keeping the 10% useful for sustaining society and providing an source of inspiration for those not obsessed with mundane achievements.