- Religion and Philosophy
The Wonder Years (Part I)
There are days I am certain clarity of mind is my friend, whereas other times a smoke filled foresight exists, as if I were viewing tawdry 80’s movies. Caught up in perusing like minded hubs, I quickly forget the mindset held by a vocal minority people; Utopists. For reason’s that are not lost on me, I realize that there are limitations to the most thoughtful of humanists. Intellect not withstanding, I admit I will never look upon long division Wormhole Theory and utter “Ah, Ha!” Funny thing is I am okay with that, I lose no sleep over Quantum Mechanics and I certainly do not begrudge molecular biologists their formidable grey matter. Furthermore I am secured in knowing my gift of writing does not supplant values, ideals or modes of how I operate. Astonishingly unbeknownst to many, my religious belief does not impede the homestead of sexually promiscuous homosexual couples. “Did he just say that…” Do I have your attention now?
“Here lay’s profound conviction from my lips to God’s ears. I Jason R. Manning do not want to interfere with you in your home, regardless if you are involved with drugs, farm animals, dwarves, or legal aliens. What you “legally” do amongst consenting adults in your private domicile is your prerogative. Furthermore, I wish all peoples of the planet earth to get along with one another, turning their energies toward being Christ like, and pursuing some semblance of earthly fulfillment that does not degrade soulful gain.” (This statement is devoid of youthful alienation for obvious purposes)
So, I am hoping as I proceed to dismantle the fabric of disingenuous Utopist acceptance, you understand I hold a few deep Libertarian views of tolerant social behavior. The reasons why I bother arguing with “John Lennonist” is to actually show some bridge work being erected. By now most of you know my attacks stem not from visceral fear, but genuine understanding of walking among pretenders. I am speaking of pretenders who humor their followers with platitudes and perfunctory indiscretions. The high minded pimps of non-thinking know I am leveling this at your superficiality of profundity. You see folks, intelligence and heat seeking vocabulary is a cloak for adults whom never left the safety of playground socialism. For all intents and purposes, I pulled an excerpt from one such hubber. Below is a comment left by someone I know to be pure of heart and well advanced in study of human behavior. The retort to follow is a typical caption of someone who blows kisses to a friendly, but giving the single finger salute to an anti-assimilator. Please observe…
(Name withheld)“Well, racism has existed from time immemorial and will continue until Christ returns. If it is not race, it is something else. Man is determined to not get along with man (himself).
Love and peace,”
Cagsil 2 months ago
“Hey ********, I am appalled at your lack of knowledge and wisdom of life, with regards to your comment. The fact that you claim Jesus' return, simply shows you lack the understanding of your own religion, much less anything else with regards to the hub. As far as man is determined to not get along with man? Is another statement that comes from not understanding life. The ultimate goal of life is to co-exist with citizens of humanity and make peaceful living possible. And, religion doesn't permit it to happen. Thus, it must be eliminated from society as a whole. It is one primary conflict with human consciousness to begin with. You can take my statement however you like, but it isn't a topic of this hub. The level of awareness of racism and it's detrimental effects is why I wrote the hub.
And, I find that you bring religion into the conversation, is wrong. And, not to be mean or anything, but the coming of Jesus' has already happened and a little research into religion's translation of the bible, then one would already know it has happened and was a completely figment of the imagination of those who lived at that time. But, you keep believing what you want. I appreciate the fact that you read the hub .”
I need not go line by line through the aforementioned reply, but for the record Cagsil’s hub was written about Racism still existing in the United States. The thoughtful contribution which Cagsil is so agitated by was quite simple in form, and correct in assessment. Cagsil believing not in God, for how else could one extrapolate removing religion from society otherwise? Cagsil, like others, thinks a place resembling the exact physical euphoria of Eden will exist in the future outside of God, by the mere good nature inherent in all mankind. Likewise my friends, haven’t you noticed how much corruption has receded over the past 30 years…oh, that’s right, larger populations, increased technological advancements and thus we have more prevalent corruption compared to any time in recorded history (minor oversight there, huh?). I now no longer consider myself a dreamer when held in comparison with such paragons of egalitarianism.
Just how can I present a new argument for the change that does NOT exist in humankind? Let’s take a non-descript roll of an accountant. Now, not one living soul can repudiate that the roll of an accountant hasn’t been around since the time of collecting bones and trading precious stones. Remove any of today’s technology from their finger tips and you have a modern accountant reduced to the equal ability of said 2500 B.C. abacus user. Point? The human behavior for accepting rules and roles cannot change outside the laws of physical limitation. In our childhood, basic arithmetic was established by counting fingers and toes. Before the development of record keeping tools, crystal clear memory was of high employable use. New methods of calculations and laws were applied to property and income, but the base function of our accountant friend has not deviated. “What exactly does an accountant have to do with dyed in the wool utopists?” Human nature my good man; shall a bludgeoning with a crude object suffice for imaginative diorama time?
Quiz; what was the object hidden in the folds of togas, ready and in the waiting for a signal by Praetors, who didn’t want angry lower class Roman’s shouting over them? Why that would be a club. What do riot police use separate from a shield to protect themselves during rowdy protests? Why that would be a club. Certainly nice young green peaceniks who attend G8 protests mean absolutely no harm to anyone or thing. G8 summits are not held in the Roman Pomerium, we have evolved. Why don’t proponents of the G8 just pop a couple of grams of Soma? Why would police be armed with batons, or “evolved clubs,” after all they have ergonomic handles? What is it that protesters sometimes hurl at these police? Stones! That is so cliché, so barbarian, and so cave man. I suppose that is the point, how else could they ask us to return to the earth if not first returning to the rudimentary tools in which we left so long ago. Are you detecting a clear line of double standard and blatant hypocrisy oozing from the cracks of Marxism yet?
(Folks I am just getting warmed up, next in this serious I will add an infusion of Orwellian and Huxley foreboding, while staying the course of Utopian deconstruction. If you like what you see so far, ask for more in the comments section. Thanks friends)