reply to post by AfterInfinity
Thats quite the blanket statement!
That said, I dont see any reason why we shouldnt work towards an ideal (or perfection). I think that it could lead to very good things for our entire
world. I have also professed that I believe technology will reach a point where we either decide to work together, or destroy everything. Working
together, at that level, is not currently in play which means that to get there, we must improve towards acting in accordance to an ideal (i.e. not
I think the issue comes in where individuals are taught that perfection can *only* be reached through a single thought, or a single act, rather than
continuously in our lifespan. When one looks at the world with the former type of understanding, which manifests in many different ways, we are apt
to believe that all of the imperfections have nothing to do with us individually. We think we have already done our part.
So, we wait for others to "get there" while they look at us thinking the same. It imparts a feeling of superiority, and over time, can frequently
lead to apathy or hate. Its a tenet of a worldwide cultural story. One that leads the dualistic approach that there is no ideal to work towards (so
why try?), or that we have already achieved that ideal ourselves (so there is nothing for us to do but wait). Once we involve groups of
similar-minded thinkers, a desire to "convert" can become part of the ideology.
Once some people discovered that they could take advantage of this for their own personal benefit, and entire "type" of industry was born! One that
has been taken advantage of by governments, corporations, religions, and anything
that can be marketed to large groups of people.
The truth is, that each and every one of us decides where this world and society goes on a continuous basis with our every action. We choose where
and when to put energy. Changing the world for the better wouldnt necessarily take "more" energy, just a re-direction of what we already do every
day. "How" we invest this energy is molded by various technologies that can make the process more efficient. It is currently also molded by groups
who profit off of every day actions. And they can profit more and more
as long as individuals are more focused on fighting petty, subjective
differences than focusing on the ones exploiting the exchange.
OP, people think differently than one another, but we are all here in the same place. Making connections where there are none, in the name of some
ideology is distinctly playing into the exploitation that holds *all* of us back. Instead of focusing on tearing another belief system down
why dont you try to work together to create a better world for all
of us (which includes YOU). I believe in God, and that morality would be
sourced in God (as with all things). That would mean morality is instilled regardless of what subjective lense we view the world through. Even if I
am wrong, most people have good moral guidelines, and it doesnt matter how they view existence and being. Sometimes that morality is misled, and its
intentional in many ideologies for profit.
Instead of focusing on subjective differences, why not focus on objective improvements that can be created by both you and the "Atheist Communists?"
The overall goals always have the most in common, the methods may vary. But, if actually working together could lead to those goals for everyone,
what is keeping you? God is great enough to reveal to people in their own time and seeking, no conversion necessary.
And in the meantime, we will proceed to work towards the very ideals that are not only in the Bible, but commonly held
Things like morality, hope, and dreams are not explicitly bound to one subjective view. We can use them as common goals to work towards our dreams,
instead of using them to knock each other out at the knees.
Instead of ripping out or "converting" others foundations, we could help each other build and reach even greater
heights than on our
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