- Religion and Philosophy»
- The Role of Religion in History & Society
Is it a sign from above? Or simply nature's fury.
Is it a sign,or just the sun
- A Candid View of the correlation between Mental Illness and Religion
Correlating the link between religious teachings and mental disorders is truly astonishing and frighteningly real.
Believing in Nature
Is mankind's "blind faith" belief unshakable, or merely misguided?
We all "believe" in something.
What we must start asking ourselves is...if what we are taught (conditioned to believe) is actually the "truth" of the world.
It is human nature to have an innate need to believe in something greater than ourselves.
This stems from childhood (by natural instincts) to have a blind faith in our parents who provide us with everything we need to survive and thrive until we are old enough to fend for ourselves in the world.
That is truth for all living species on this planet.
- Friendships. How we choose our friends - both personal and political.
How do YOU chose your friends? What is the criteria for you? Who do you exclude? Can you ever have too many friends?
Believing in "Concepts"
We humans are individuals and 'apart' from each other by design.
We cannot truly 'know' the minds, or thoughts, of another person - at least not in the true sense of the certainty of sentient awareness.
What we perceive to be the true essence of another person is only what we are allowed to be seen by that person.
Our deepest thoughts, feelings, likes, dislikes, and desires, are only disclosed by us to those we connect with on a 'physical' or 'intellectual' level as we see it.
Perhaps as mankind evolves and our brains develop enough to use more than the 10% we currently are able to use, we will be able to 'feel' what someone else feels, thinks and senses.
Until that day it is all supposition based on what we want, or believe, others to be that which is compatible with our own inner private selves.
- Our World of Obsession, Abuse, and Madness. A Growing Global Social Problem
We are a global society obsessed with, and possessed by, religious beliefs to the point of madness. Beyond the point of no return.
Believing in 'Facts' -
those things we see, hear, taste, feel, smell, and experience by our 5 senses. These are reality to us as individuals and we 'assume' that what we experience through these 5 senses is the same experience that everyone else around us feels.
But, is it really? Perhaps not. Without total assurance or empirical proof there can be no certainty of it at all. So we make an 'assumption' that it is so.
There is no way of ever knowing exactly what someone else senses:
- beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
- taste in food preferences are individual - we either like or dislike what we taste
- aromas are perceived differently by each individual and our bodies and minds dictate to us what is pleasant and what is not. [some people actually like the aroma of skunk and dislike the smell of roses).
- we also hear things in different ways. Some like heavy metal rock music, others prefer classical, or county.
These are facts for us as individuals and we learn to respect the differences and preferences of others for compatibility sake and social acquiescence.
When scientists prove, or disprove a 'theory', invent new medicines, new technology, explore the universe, and study quantum theory we must accept these facts as universal truth and reality.
Scientifically proven things become social reality for us.
- Greed, as a social Dysfunction. The Anatomy of Greed and the need for Social restructuring.
Money is NOT the root of all evil, but the lust for it, is.
Believing in 'ourselves'
This is the most difficult of all for most humans. Its gamut runs between two extremes; and both of those extremes are destructive to humanity and society itself.
The extreme self perceived negative individuals are paralyzed by fear of failure, so they do nothing.
The extreme self perceived positive individuals take control over masses of people in a destructive and self serving frenzy.
The insecure are obscure and hidden from public view, often by choice, or the reinforcement by others around them who see their insecurity as a social disorder.
The over zealous are loudly visible and direct society by greed, avarice, and lust for personal satisfaction and the pleasure of holding dominance over others.
The centrists simply ignore both extremes, or just accepts them as parts of human nature. With the insecure to be pitied, and view the over zealous's accomplishments to be an aspired goal (hopefully with restraints). But as the sayings goes: we can never have 'just a taste' of anything without wanting more.
Things will only be resolved with debate, not hate or arguments
- Debating Points of View. Nothing is simply Black or White.
Basic rules for debating? Courtesy, unbiased, and common sense seem to be lacking in debates these days.
Demanding blind faith
Believing in 'God'
This concept is the most influential on global society and the most destructive on humanity.
It has no basis in logic, or reality, and yet mankind is driven to the brink of madness, war, and divisiveness by its obsession.
Based solely on ancient superstitions, fears, and supernatural beliefs, it permeates the entire world society without any logical rhyme or reason.
"IF" there was a creator [or creators] of all we are today, could we suppose, presume, guess, deduce, or conclude that the intentions of any creator was (is) what the world has become today because of its creation?
One would hope that is not the case.
Following a false path thwarts personal growth and exploration of our world and of our minds, and dissuades education, for most of humanity.
A world at war over whose God is creator, or whose belief systems is 'king of the hill' is certainly counter to education, greater knowledge, and global peace.
- Who was Jesus? A psychological profile of the man
Was Jesus really a saint and savior? Or a disillusioned man who pushed the government too far.
Are these signs?
• Technology is growing beyond the development of personal intelligence.
• Greed is growing beyond individual welfare, safety and compassion.
•Empathy is lost to indifference.
The religion that holds the majority of followers may be the cause of much of man's disarray and disharmony.
The majority worship a man born over two thousand years ago and elevated to the status of GOD.
The remaining religions worship some obscure entity also elevated to status of God.
And none of them can prove these entities actually exist by virtue of their own silence.
Perhaps this is the creators' way of telling man to grow up and move on with allowing evolution to do what it is designed to do - evolve the body, the mind, the brain, and the intellect.
The recent lightning strikes on and around the statue of the Redeemer in Peru, and other catastrophic events surrounding monuments of worship that depict nothing more than a human being being elevated to a higher status than he was ever meant to be.
Or, more realistically, this and other 'religious' monuments destroyed by nature, or by man himself, has no bearing at all on religious beliefs, but rather a testament to the powers of nature and the changing [evolution of man].
It represents a need to shed the ignorance, and superstitions of the past, and encourage humanity to move boldly forward to build a new world where every person born unto it will have the same equal rights to thrive and grow and participate as part of the whole, instead of minorities being used to propel the wealthy to power and control.
What ever the outcome, the continuation of developing societies that are self serving for only the privileged are doomed to meet the same fate of all their preceding corrupted counterparts of the past.
by: d.william 01/18/2014
Is this a sign? The Destructive Forces of Nature
- The Death of Religion and the Rebirth of Spirit: A Return to the Intelligence of the Heart: Joseph C
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