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Originally posted by lagenese
Have you ever asked yourself why humans fight each other, either between neighbors, family, co-workers or even countries…? The answer may surprise some of you for it is one that is very simple in nature: Beliefs!!
Any ideology, any philosophy or any religion plays a big role in the belief phenomena. The many different belief systems in existence create what we commonly call divisions, and these divisions can cause wars and suffering. But you may ask this question: How can we live our life without any trace of beliefs? The answer is a little more intricate, but easily explainable.
For thousands of years, mankind has relied on different ideologies as well as experiences from the past, in other words, the memory of the human race. Also, beliefs secure the ego that doesn’t know. Again, you may ask, is there another possible way? The answer is YES!! The problem for most humans is that they are unable to answer on their own the existential questions they have. Why? They have lost the connection to their own source, their own light, or if you prefer, the universal memory. The bible refers to this loss as “the original sin”. If humans would have their own answers, in other words, if they would get the answers from their own source, they wouldn’t need belief systems on this planet. So, if the beliefs disappear from the human experience, there is no more conflict of any kind.
Bruce Lee's philosophy was:
Take What Works
Regect What Doesn't
Create What Isn't There
Originally posted by icepack
the current state the world is in right now is percentaged to the population the most peaceful of all times.
imagine humans 20.000 years ago, more hostile environment, no medicine, food hard to get, no police (the stronger ones rules with terror and violence, no matter what), no insurances etc.
[edit on 7-6-2010 by icepack]
Originally posted by Muckster
Beliefs are sadly often used in an attempt to justify conflict... but conflict is normally caused by...
Fear, Jealousy and greed...