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Five Thoughts

Updated on January 10, 2014

1. Evolution is a fact. Creationism is a fact.

The truth of how humans came to exist is not fully understood by either side. Either side alone is lacking empirical data and objective evidence. Together they contain missing facts and details that point to a synthesis that makes much more sense when looked at rationally. Believe what you like, but one sided knowledge is always unbalanced. Science and Religion are both correct about some issues. That is a fact, as well.

2. Religion is irrational. Science is irrational.

Religion has many merits, but highest ranking of these is that it has been asking the hardest questions about the nature of our existence longer than any other art or field of study by thousands of years. Science has many merits, but the highest ranking among them is the critical analysis of the universe from an empirical point of view. Neither provides incontrovertible facts, but both provide facts based upon the current level of human knowledge. All knowledge will eventually be proven false as we move closer to the truth. Religion and Science have wisdom and logic, but neither is universally true nor absolute.

3. The Truth is Subjective. Nobody Knows Everything.

Here's a lesson; just because you don't get it doesn't mean it's wrong. I bet some of you don't get astrophysics or quantum mechanics either...but that doesn't make you a bad or immoral person. There are some things that affect all of us, even if you don't believe in them. So the justification of morality upon every individual, based on hypocritical judgement of all humans as alike is hypocrisy. Unless you have a vagina, abortion is none of your business. What other people do in bed with other consenting adults doesn't concern you, unless you're invited. If you're not gay, shut up about gay marriage. What should it matter to you if you're not gay? Act as an example of what you believe. Others will follow if it is a good one.

4. Truth is Not a Belief System. Nothing is Good or Evil.

The universe doesn't care what you and I think about many things. Existence didn't ask your opinion when it came into being, and it's never going to. Jesus probably isn't coming back again, but if he does, most all of us should be cautious what we are doing his name and justifying it as being a Christian. There aren't any virgins waiting for you in heaven. There is most probably no heaven at all, and if there is then killing yourself and a bunch of other people seconds before you die is not likely to be the best way to get there. Also kids only reflect and mirror what they know. All those high school shootings like Columbine and Jonesboro are not the fault of video games, the blame lies elsewhere. Nature doesn't play games, nor does it believe in good or evil. Many positive things exist in this world, along with many awful things that are part of our human existence, but most things we call good and evil are value judgements at best. It doesn't make them anything other than human errors of judgement in the moment, the universe is not responsible for humans having tunnel vision about the universe and life.

5. Women and Men Have Both Suffered Throughout History.

Women are people. They're not another kind of people, or the enemy. Men are people too. The war between the sexes is probably as old as the stone age, but the greatest travesty is the continual rewriting of history and the more and more screwed up version of it we are taught to believe. For example, many historians write of the large number of witches burned and killed during the Inquisitions in Europe. Reality check, large numbers of women, witches, homosexuals, lesbians, prostitutes, divorcees, bastards, loud mouthed artists, politically subversive individuals, practitioners of science, writers of books, promoters of literacy, enemies of the holy church, non-Christians, midwives, healers, Africans, Asians, Jews, Arabs, non-Romans, the mentally retarded, the physically disabled, children, heretics and all their families too. Oh yes, and also don't forget the Knights Templar, the Hospitalers, the Druids, Wiccans, Saxons, Greeks, Atheists, Agnostics, Gnostics, and last but not least Christians and Satanists. All were put to death without fair trials, often a jury of their peers, or even notifications of their families during the Inquisitions throughout Europe. My point is that women have suffered greatly throughout history, but they have never been alone. Women have been victims alongside many other human beings wrongly. Human cruelty and suffering is not something that plays favorites, nor is it gender specific.

These are five thoughts I had recently. You are absolutely right to agree or disagree with any of these thoughts expressed here.


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      lyns 3 years ago from USA

      Nice, love it thanks for sharing love your writing style, voted up 101614 224p lyns

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      Blake Ford Hall 3 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx everybody. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 3 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx CMH and BW. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      this is awesome and so spot on. The bottom line is, live and let live. I'm sharing this profound spewing of your thoughts, Blake. More people should be this bold!

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      CMHypno 3 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Something could be right for me and wrong for you, but that doesn't make either of us right. We all have our own perceptions and views on the world, that's why the police know they can ask five different eye witnesses to a crime to describe what they saw and they will get five slightly different descriptions. The world would be a much happier place if we stopped trying to shove our truths down other peoples throats - live and let live and vive la difference!

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      Blake Ford Hall 3 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Me too GRL. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You have a mind I very much admire. Can't disagree or completely agree but it was a fascinating journey which brought many thought to my mind too. One thought that popped up suddenly was suppose women who were called witches were just very good chemists? and How do we know that there really is no magic in live - I believe in magic.

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      Blake Ford Hall 3 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanks everyone, your praises are very appreciated. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      That was indeed a great read and I go along with everything you wrote. Yes truth stands alone. We are awakening to truth! Well done.

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      somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      I happen to agree with everything you have written, which shouldn't come as a big surprise, however what I do really like is the straight forward way in which you wrote it.

      "Existence didn't ask your opinion when it came into being, and it's never going to."

      As I am constantly making my readers aware of 'The truth stands alone and needs no defense, belief isn't relevant or necessary!'

      Great article short and to the point!

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      Blake Ford Hall 3 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      That is unnecessarily obedient of you. Now go forth and release the hounds. Lol. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love the way your mind works. I wouldn't think for a second to disagree with you. :)