Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Reason and Faith and an Ironic connection

"If there is no wrong, there is not law. This makes murder, rape, molestation, genocide all alright." ---- No, it makes it meaningless.

Which, if this meaninglessness were understood by the rapist, murderer, molester, or leader of genocide the motivation behind the action would have been eradicated by default.

This is under the assumption that every person saw it.

"If you believe they [people] are a random set of atoms or a set of conditions, you might as well wipe them out because they are going to be wiped out anyway."
 There would be no motivation to wipe something out if there was no meaning behind doing so. It would be an action motivated by the logic of "If my life is meaningless so I might was well kill myself". Why do people automatically assume death when devoid of meaning? This is under the assumption that there is a need for meaning in the first place when there may not be. Using total reason, and no faith, this would be obvious. The greatest minds on the planet all recognize this. So essentially, people cling to faith to preserve their need for meaning and thus function in the world lacking reason and building powerful beliefs on faith of something unprovable.

People of faith take an obvious seat on the defensive end because human nature is to feel certain. And faith has a way of creating certainty. However faith its self eradicates reason. And when the light of reason shines on people of faith their foundations are threatened, like a house built on sand.

The very people who claim to be the most god fearing of people are actually, as far as I can see, the very fools the writers in the bible spoke of.

7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, 
       but fools [a] despise wisdom and discipline. - Proverbs 1:7



acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from studyor investigation; general erudition: knowledge of manythings.


confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another'sability.
belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that thehypothesis would be substantiated by fact.

26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster;
       I will mock when calamity overtakes you-
 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
       when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
       when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
 28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
       they will look for me but will not find me.
 29 Since they hated knowledge
       and did not choose to fear the LORD, -Proverbs 1:26-29

Assume the "LORD" is a kind of personification for life as it is in its entirety each moment. 
Assume 'fear' means respect, honor..etc 

Look around. Look at all the people who trade reason for faith. Faith cannot be reasoned with as it is based on something that isn't real. The double sided sword of reason and truth cannot penetrate the heart of the phantom perpetuated by the fear of man. Only courage and honesty make it possible to see in the dark of fear; to find nothing there to threaten him and therefore unlock the capacity to truly know God. 

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