Well it's been an interesting thread... Genuinely sorry to any of you that got offended, I just see the world at the moment being so unbelievably
backwards that I had to question the idea, also that I do have to question everything I can and see where that leads to.
At the end of the day I know one thing, and that's that consciously, I don't know a thing. We all have what's called in some schools of Buddhism
knowledge. Knowledge of how this consensual reality works and how to go about living in it, and so on, but there's another level of
knowledge which is classed as ultimate
knowledge, and I don't think hardly any of us have any of it really.
So you could liken it to Plato's Cave. We know quite a bit about the shadows on the wall, but not about what's creating those shadows and what's going
on in that other, truer level of reality.
Again though, I don't believe this is the case. It was just an idea. One thing I've always liked since I first got into this is when someone creates a
crazy theory that makes you think, because sometimes little parts of that theory can be right and better ideas can be made from them. Or that it just
makes you think in a new way and allows you to think outside the box more in other situations, and so on.
Still though, wasn't expecting many Christians to even respond, nor was I expecting the thread to end up here, (I posted in General Conspiracies then
it got moved.) nor was I expecting anything other than maybe 10-20 responses I don't think. So thanks again for all the replies, it's been
interesting, but I'll have to stick with meditating, not placing my belief in anything, (other than that we're all equal, can't really shake that one
off, sorry!) and just stick with these words from one of my own teachers :
"Don't believe in anything simply because you heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But if after observation and analysis, you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept
and live up to it."
— Shakyamuni Buddha
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