08 October, 2013

Right out of the womb

That most people encounter a forced religious / spiritual perspective right out of the womb... It becomes the first filter they look through, in order to process reality.

The less InQuisitive ©®ᵀᴹ (lower I.Q. http://goo.gl/kHmBg ) are not only less able to step out side of that perspective, but are more inclined to cling to it at all costs. The perspective goes from a looking glass to a by-proxy / default hiding place (http://goo.gl/rzet5).

For these people, it is far easier to unquestioningly call something a ghost if one has already been told that it must be a ghost.
Choices always were a problem for you.
What you need is someone strong to guide you.
Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow,
what you need is someone strong to use you..
like me,
like me.

If you want to get your soul to heaven,
trust in me.
Don't judge or question.
You are broken now,
but faith can heal you.
Just do everything I tell you to do.
Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow.
Let me lay my holy hand upon you.

Religion is not a prerequisite for self-improvement. #prerequisite

Certain philosophical processes may come in to play... But - that in-and-of-its-self is not religion.

Admittedly most of the popular philosophies have been codified, edified and turned in to an administered product.

I point to Zen-Buddhism as being a prime example. The Secular approach has great potential for helping a person to gain a cleaner and clearer perspective. The non-secular version has taken a simple concept and turned it in to a religious practice that convinces the individual to look outward for something that resides within.

The crux being that if you have been told from an early age that deism is the extent of existence, it very unlikely that such a perspective is capable of thinking outside that box... Thus all answers related to avarice or adversity (and everything in between) must fit through the buttonhole that deism creates. Few who live with that perspective are even capable of understanding its limitations.

Those who understand that it is unreasonable to take religion literally, are by default, assuming at least some degree of secularism.

So secular vs. non-secular. Where the secular recognize their choice, they also recognize the 'choice' that the non-secular makes, and why. 

The same cannot (always) be said in reverse. The non-secular, not only are unable to recognize their perspective, they are also unable to fathom the 'why' of how come they have such a perspective to begin with...

Here is an example of an inherently flawed criticism / observation - #flawed
Atheism - The belief that there was nothing and nothing happened to nothing and then nothing magically exploded for no reason creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason which then turned into dinosaurs.

It is sarcastic... Which is always nice to see... But its wit is still an Argument from Ignorance.

It is saying that if you don't immediately know the answer... Then the answer must therefore be supernatural!

Spirituality at-large relies (almost solely) on its adherents completely ignoring the collision created when estimating a line of reasoning against the 'Argument from Ignorance'.

Contextually, and in it simplest form, it is this: I don't know... It must be ~god~

Seeing the inanity of this approach does not even require invoking baseline pragmatism. It is self-evident.

Though, the Spiritualist and Deist don't even realize that this is what they are captivated by.

While those of us who are not mesmerized...

I read the news today, oh boy!


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