posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 06:27 AM
*Mods I had no idea where to put this as it could fit in several forums, but since it seems like I'm whining about something, when in actuality I've
given up on humanity a long time ago because logic coupled with rationality flew the coup a long time ago? Rant was the choice to plop it... by all
means move it where ever.
So I was skimming forums and ran across a question similar to this: I think this house I'm going to move into is haunted/cursed/blah blah, do you
think I'm going to have any issues?
So of course it got me thinking on one of the largest problems humanity faces... belief. Here's my definition of Human Belief: An idea anyone so
dumbstruck by some phenomena they can't explain, or not found conclusive evidence of in scientific record decides to hold and chooses to accept an
irrational explanation, because the momentary logic of whatever phenomena; simply makes sense and allows them some peace of mind.
Ghosts, angels, gods, spirits or whatever...
Works like a placebo, if you believe it will work there's a good chance it will. If you don't believe it will... it wont, because it's not real.
Same thing with all beliefs, the power they hold is directly proportionate to ones belief in such things. Ie. if you believe and of this could cause
you minor issues then minor issues you shall have... believe they will have a major impact on your life they will... don't believe? No effect.
Now here's the wrench in that system, religion is a belief and if you believe in it or not; it still can have an impact upon your life, because you
have no choice. (The following is purely an example) I can't buy liquor on a Sunday, like it's sold any other day, because of this belief people
hold for Sunday having some special meaning... this belief they hold, that I do not share... this thing and the things like them; affects my reality
whether I like it or not, the same way many fighting personal holy wars in the middle East effects reality across the globe. To me this is no
different than Trekkies arguing with Warsies which is one better... and we whom do not care have to sit and hear it whether we like it or not, and
beyond our wishes have to get involved in this nonsense.
So if you think Atheists or non-believers are missing out on something, you are correct... but it's not the same missing out on, that you may think
it is. If you think we have nothing to complain about you are incorrect. A belief is NOT REAL this fellow humans is a FACT. Belief in any form, is not
real in any shape or form outside of your own mind. Sure others might believe the same shared delusion, but that still does not make it any realer or
correct it is still a belief whether one believe it or 6 billion believes it... Wide acceptance of a belief; is the same as if a whole audience being
fooled by a magic trick.
Imagine of you will; if 2/3rds of a city or town's population were to see a magic show, the magician opens a water bottle asks a trust worthy citizen
(accomplice) from the audience to verify it was actually water, then were to take a chug some of it then spray light it with a lighter and emit a
blazing inferno of fire breath from his mouth, 2/3rds the city or township amazed and shocked in horror that you can have fire breath from drinking
water then run out to ban it, with pleas of... think of the children, for public safety or whatever else... then looked at you like you were crazy
when you asked for water.
This is how absurd the world looks from the eyes of an atheist... and I don't mean just religious atheism, but ideals and everything else one can
cling to to feel fuzzy in their personal bubble of safety from life... and say: The world would be better if we all just ______... this idea that we
could all unite under one system or umbrella; for individual happiness, is as absurd as thinking water and a lighter gives you fire breath.
If I don't do or like something myself, I have this lovely almost magical little thing called: Tolerance. Well, there's a lot of things out there
you water = fire breathing people do, that people like myself can no longer tolerate. Hate, higher gas prices, separatism, intolerance, racism, war,
sexism, paranoia, crappy economy, fear of knowledge/change/new ideas... you truly are an albatross around the intellectuals neck, and an anchor that
prevents the drift into human progress.
Well, you get idea... needless to say it's irritating that we've allowed the constitution to be interpreted (twisted) to say whatever the highest
bidder wants it to say. The fact that there are any nanny laws governing any control over what you feed your mind or body... shows keeping the
separation of church and state failed, any law that looks like a parent giving a child a privilege... is allowing them to play parent and control...
the government of the US was never meant to parent just govern and protect the rights of the individual. Sure we've tried to go to a more universal
law of the land over the decades, to avoid some draconian laws states still hold... but deciding to also carry moral authority laws over as well and
also parent and control; is a direct affront to the constitution, as well as states rights to choose.
The end of this some would argue has become The United State, with a current policy of paranoid McCarthyism making the rules... and we sit here
teetering wondering whether this will get worse or better? Time will tell, as an intellectual I have to say the odds are against us. If religious
ideology vanishes, then another ideology takes it's place. If we are a healthy adult human being; then we can judge what works for our-self and what
doesn't. Taking away those rights of an adult was never meant to happen, yet it has... and so deluded that the ideologies are you can point this out
in a hundred ways and your neck will still fall under the boot, because that's just the way it is... and whether you are right doesn't matter in the