posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 11:08 AM
Compliments, SkyFloating, this is a very uplifting post that finally breaks the assumptions everyone here is usually operating under.
In regards to your "Metaphysical Reasoning": coming from a spiritual viewpoint, I do believe that in this world of duality, there are opposing
forces at work that push and pull mankind every which way. Is it a conspiracy? I have no idea.
But even if it is, as you said, giving the "dark side" too much attention only empowers it. On the other hand, I believe, we should be AWARE of the
schemes of that dark side. My approach is usually to keep informed of all the ongoings in the world, but not to engage in them emotionally. As I
stated before in other threads, the possibility of "civilization going down the tubes" kind of excites me, and when I say that people often tell me
I'm "negative." But my position is more that of a detached observer, and I'm trying not to pump any fear or other strong emotion into the
situation. From my philosophical standpoint, things play out exactly the way they should be, and if we view that as "evil," then that's our
On the other hand, I also agree with one of the other posters (forget who it was), who says he wouldn't agree with some elitist who has the hubris to
believe he's stronger, better, smarter, etc. than all the rest of us and therefore has the "right" to rule everyone else.
I think true change has to start with the individual. Each and every one of us can make a difference if we
a) throw out our separating beliefs and realize that no matter how strongly we believe something, it's still just an opinion, not a fact, and
b) act in a more "karma-style" way: Every action has a consequence, and if you act a certain way, then you will reap the consequences. Act with
kindness, reap kindness; act with malice, reap malice.
It could be quite easy if people could wrap their heads around it. Sorry to bring up my current favorite read again (Jed McKenna: "Spiritual
Enlightenment" trilogy), but there's just so much good stuff in it.
He says, for example, that there are two types of ignorance:
Not-knowing and Wrong-knowing. The latter means that you THINK you know something, but you actually don't. He says wrong-knowing is the much more
dangerous kind, because from it is generated all bigotry, self-righteousness and confrontational attitudes.
If we could just admit that we don't really know ANYTHING with any amount of certainty, that alone would probably make the world a better place in no