Nick_A wrote: ↑Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:18 am
It's not the quotes that I criticise, just your constant false witness.
It isn’t false witness to assert why the dualistic secular mind opposes the great ideas introduced into the world as an awakening influence.
You bear false witness against others here almost every day. The misleading approach of your above response is typical too, where you won't take accountability for what you say and rely on distraction and obfuscation, usually using an entirely unrelated quote from Plato, Needleman, Weir or Einstein to claim as your own thoughts.
There is no such thing as the "dualistic secular mind". That is another of your straw persons. "The secular mind" is enormously varied and your attempt to lump billions of people together into a neat package is the typical faulty reasoning of the bigot - and profoundly philosophically shallow.
I am also deeply concerned with the crushing of the human spirit - through the destruction of reason, trust, honesty, accountability, mercy, kindness, generosity and understanding. This oppression of humanity's finer qualities is being perpetrated by those sharing your hard right Republican evangelical ideology - which you falsely claim is the ideology of Plato et al.
You have no idea why your secularist philosophy makes your ideals impossible.
Reason, trust, honesty, accountability, mercy, kindness, generosity and understanding are not only possible but a reality in real lives every day. It's the reduction of it - the destruction of these values by your beloved Republican Saboteur-in-Chief - that is disappointing.
I expect that this is part of the ebb and flow of life. Reason, trust, honesty, accountability, mercy, kindness, generosity and understanding will make a comeback.
Albert Einstein — 'Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them.' ..
Alfred actually makes sense. That is why we must reject those who would regress us to theocratic rule rather than grow beyond our theocratic roots to a more refined and nuanced morality.
Nick_A wrote:You may be concerned for one thing or another but it is meaningless since you are closed to the reality of the human condition which created and sustains the problem. Since we are as we are, everything is as it is. You don’t know what it means to change what we are nor does society in general. As a result, everything remains as it is. Only the forms change.
Actually, it is YOU who is closed to the reality of the human condition - our relationships with the planet, with nature, with the Sun, with the cosmos, to the evolutionary roots of traits we falsely assume to be distinctly human. You don't care about any of that.
So your ideas are shallow-rooted, timid, bloodless and fey - built upon a superstitious foundation of naive BS, which can seem solid enough when it ossifies, but soon crumbles.