It was never flat, but everyone thought it was. Until someone proved it wasn’t …
Those who thought it round were ostracized and dismissed. Today, unlike any time in history, we collectively perceive all things as knowns/truths/certainties, though our intellect tells us that isn’t right – just as so much is known, we have no idea how much ‘unknown’ is still unknown …
Every day there is discovery of so many new things, new ways of seeing things than ever before because we have so many people focused on discovery. And on innovation. Yes, much of what is discovered are obscure microscopic nuances which promote advances toward cures for disease, new ways of doing things and most important – mankind knows the world more deeply, more thoroughly, more intensely than ever before.
But that’s just medicine. Every field is rife with discovery and surprise, every field of endeavor is going to surprise us in ways we cannot imagine. And, with most new discoveries, something previously thought true is disproven.
I’ll pick on just one field for today, because it is on my mind.
Science has so thoroughly debunked religion, so why are all those churches still standing?
I’m not looking to challenge or eradicate religions or re-purpose their real estate – but it seems, in this area at least, intelligent logical thinking humans aren’t willing to part with old ways and beliefs when newer information has debunked what used to be accepted as truth. In the case of religions, they continue based on belief, not based on science. Not like flat-earth-society folk. Deeper than that, surely.
Is it because of death?
If death didn’t come to people, would their adherence to religion and faith be the same?
I expect, if we could eliminate death, we would dissolve the need for spiritual lives. I’m not suggesting a reversal of reality or a return to flat-earth beliefs.
But what if …
What if, whether there is some more powerful force or not, that life and death have nothing to do with it – what then would our view of life, of après death, be?
I’ve yet to be convinced of any religious belief.
I’m open minded. I’m available to be convinced …
I don’t see the good spirit in society, but I see it in individuals who possess kindness and sensitivity.
They aren’t possessed by it, but they have it. They stand out because they have it. I don’t see evil in society, but I can see it in individuals who are mean, nasty and self-serving jerks. I don’t see them as devilish, just despicable. They stand out – they don’t have trouble showing themselves.