Originally posted by PnezakYahakotima
The central theme of your signature seems to be one of mistrust.
I don't mistrust the person. I don't trust their claims.
Two men say they're the one sent by God to give his message on earth. Each of them claims that their word is right. Which of the following applies:
1) One of them must be wrong.
2) Both of them might be right.
3) There is no way of telling which of the above two are correct.
Perhaps the following statement is a generalization, but it is based on my experiences. Personally, I find that the majority of those who choose
answer #1 are afraid to question their beliefs. I cannot trust someone claiming that they are the only one
who knows the absolute truth,
especially if they have not even examined the alternatives because they are scared of what they might find.
I've trusted a lot of horrible people, and will probably continue to do so.
Why? Because I'm gullible, maybe.... or perhaps I want to see the best in people.
Gullible is probably the same thing. But lies are silly. I trust horrible people because they are silly.
I agree with you on this. You may get hurt once or twice in life, but if you never trust anyone, your life becomes hell to live.
"There is no lie or relative truth which will bring about the most important changes."
Consider the following poem...
At the Muezzin's call for prayer
The kneeling faithful thronged the square;
Amid a monastery's weeds,
An old Franciscan told his beads,
While on Pushkara's lofty height
A dark priest chanted Brahma's might,
While to the synagogue there came
A Jew, to praise Jehovah's Name.
The One Great God looked down and smiled
And counted each His loving child;
For Turk and Brahmin, monk and Jew
Has reached Him through the gods they knew.
Each of the characters in the poem above believe something different, yet every one of them has found the truth.
Why do you not trust someone who claims the truth?
Because 10000 people all claim the truth, each telling a different story. Perhaps all of them are right. I won't trust one who claims that they are
the only one
who is right.
"Do you want to stay in a world ordered by chaos?"
It is the world that God put me in.
If he wanted us to be 100% sure, he would put a big sign of fire in the sky saying "I am God" so that everybody would be absolutely sure.
There is a reason why God hasn't made it crystal clear, I believe that our search for truth is part of the reason why we are here on earth.
You've heard of Hegelian dialectic before, right?
That's one of the principles of Freemasonry.
The checkered floor meaning the interplay between light and darkness.
It has occurred to me that this seeming dialectic, light versus dark presided over by a metaphorical worshipful master, the principle of three..... is
a contrived one. Mimicking God, but not actually God.... and that's why the dialectic falls apart into pure chaos at the end. That's why there's
always a limit, and then it all destroys itself. It's not eternal. It is entirely mortal, afraid of its own limits, entirely blind to its own demise,
and therefore cannot be capable of being a rational system of ordered living.
Freemasonry is a contrived dialectic. That's what I'm saying.
The Rituals of Freemasonry were designed by man to provoke thought. Through reason and thought, we are able to see which virtues are the most
important in life, and which ones we should subscribe to.
There is no dogma in Freemasonry. No enlightenment. We never claimed that there was. But it gives us a tool to discover for ourselves
path is the right one for us. And perhaps there is a different 'right path' for each person, as illustrated in the poem above.
edit on 21/1/2013 by Saurus because: (no reason given)