posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:19 PM
a reply to: tikbalang
Every system of thought begins with a set of assumptions accepted to be absolutely true without any proof. Once you have a set of assumptions,
statements are evaluated as being truthful. false, or insane. The base assumptions plus acceptable statements make up a person's personal dogma.
Each of us has our own personal dogma. This is why some people seem insane because they do not share the set of assumptions as you do or they have a
different set of assumptions.
If you listen hard enough, you can read a person's assumptions from how they speak. If you are really good at it you can pretend to hold the same set
of assumptions as being true and then have a deep conversation with the other person. Or, at least, they will not think you are a threat.
I'm not sure it really matters which set of assumptions you take to be the basis of your dogma. So you might as well choose the set that gives you
the most meaningful and fulfilling life.
Just take your pick:
1. God is real
2. Jesus is the only way
3. Extraterrestrials are real
4. Time is real
5. 9/11 was a false flag operation
6. You are one of the "chosen" people
7. Your wife finds you sexy
You don't need evidence when you have assumptions.
edit on 10-12-2016 by dfnj2015 because: (no reason given)