If you’ve been visiting my BLoG, and have scanned through my past posts, you’ve probably noticed that I like to write about controversial subjects. I think it is very important to get these topics out in the open, so that we may desensitize each other from getting so upset about the simple facts of life.
Everyone is born with the ability to learn and think for themselves, but during the formative years(childhood), many halfass backwards ideas are introduced by what may be under-educated adults(A.k.a. the blissfully ignorant.)
At this point, religious dogma usually comes into play and heavily skews the child’s perception of the world and it’s diverse cultures. When I say ‘skew’ I mean, the dogma leads the child’s thoughts in a direction that is favored by that particular religion. (Ex. In this tribe we do things ‘this’ way)…
The child is no longer able to think for his/herself, in a matter of speaking…
I guess you can say it’s a kind of sheltered life, and sets the child up for an EPIC failure later on in life…
In my opinion, I view religion as a crutch for those who don’t like to investigate life for themselves…or for those that are too afraid to ponder the thought that we might be ‘alone’ in this universe.
Dogmatic people live blissfully ignorant lives because they no longer have ‘control’ of things, the creator is “responsible.” Believing in a ‘God’ is pretty much a way of pawning off all of the worldly problems onto one supreme being, that way you have piece of mind in knowing things are “out of your hands.”
Plus, it gives you “‘some thing” to look to and “talk” to when in need…it also gives you a “biased-moral-compass.”
Now getting back on track…many people get so set in their ways they often overlook that they are being unrealistic in their approach on life….
For far too long have I encountered ignorant people who lack the proper education to hold an intelligent argument about some subject they disagree with…it’s a weird feeling when you’re embarrassed for someone other than yourself!
Time and time again, I have seen people argue simply because they don’t know any better…
The fact remains that there are things in this world that you do not and may not ever agree with. You need to understand that not everyone perceives things like you do…nor do you perceive things the way I do.
It is imperative to mankind’s evolutionary progression that we learn to cast aside our cultural, ideological, and moral differences when dealing with each other. It’s great to have an opinion, but it is unintelligent to live life belittling other peoples belief’s/opinion’s, only because they do not fit with your own belief system.
You see, we are a very diverse world, and we need to teach tolerance, and educate others in the ‘art’ of critical and logical reasoning. Only then can we realize that it is unnecessary to get so EMOTIONAL/HOSTILE when encountering some thing we do not agree with. Take responsibility in learning why you have such ‘negative/emotional’ reaction. If you do not understand a subject, try to not automatically look at it from a negative point of view…analyze it and be RATIONAL. Be realistic most of all, and you will begin to see that things are not what they seem!
“From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.” –John Henry Newman
The quote above is an example of how narrow-minded someone can become due to their adoption of a dogmatic ideology.