posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 09:07 AM
I think this is an important point for many members of this website. As one begins to see the falseness in what is considered "common sense" he
does have a tendency to disregard the rules of the society built upon it. It's understandable, many of the laws that we have are little more than
political restrictions with no real contribution to society. Yet, we do require some sort of guideline by which to ensure our survival. Clearly,
ethics, as opposed to laws and morals, has an important place in society and life in general.
To remove the "blinders" increases one's awareness, but it only creates positive results in one's life to the degree that the knowledge is applied
to ethics. Simply put, if you don't apply your knowledge in a way that increases your ability to survive, along with your family, community,
country, species, etc., then what good is it really?
Mr. Hovind didn't realize that simple truth, but the society that he acted against did. When the society became aware of his actions it chose
to apply that knowledge ethically (to the best of its abilities) by forcefully removing Hovind from the society. Simple.
Never forget, your awareness is only beneficial to yourself and others to the extent that you use it ethically.