Quite true. But what should be done when a person consciously experiences their hypocrisy and their helplessness in front of it? Is it better just to go with the flow and say whatever will be will be as is the norm?I believe in general [not you personally] all humans must understand the principles, basis and mechanics of their action, especially their quest to experience its source and whatever.
When people do not understand the principles, basis and mechanics of their actions in this case, then such terrible events of evil and violence happened and will continue to happen;
Here we have to agree to disagree. For example I would say that objective justice is a reality based on the interactions of universal laws regardless of Man’s existence. I presume you would say that justice only exists as a human interpretation regarding Man’s actions.There is no such thing as absolute universal truths but only relative truths conditioned upon the human conditions. There is no way you can prove the existence of absolute universal truths that can exists by themselves which are absolute independent of the human conditions
Quite true. Plato wrote of anamnesis or remembrance of what has been forgotten. The experience of noesis and intuition IMO is just soul knowledge. It is remembering what has been forgotten.Note Einstein's intuition is still within the human conditions. Thus any thoughts from human intuition are conditioned by humans and they do not appear from nowhere.
Whatever positives from Einstein intuitions they had be justified to be true before acceptance by the scientific community.
I am attracted to Panentheism which believes nature is in God as opposed to Pantheism which believes God in nature. But that is another topic.
I agree that in some cases people remain in religion because of fear. But what of those who pursue religion because they are driven to experience “meaning?” Is this really an existential crisis or just a normal drive? Simone Weil had a need for meaning. Is she describing an existential crisis or just the need of a more awakened human being?God is an Impossibility.
Theism in whatever forms and degrees is grounded in the psychology of the existential crisis.
Once we understand the principles, basis and mechanics of theism within psychology, then it is possible to mitigate the terrible evil and violent acts from SOME theists who are evil prone and inspired directly by the texts of some religions.
Do you believe that the need to experience a quality of meaning not found in the world is really an existential crisis as opposed to just a normal psychological need?"To believe in God is not a decision we can make. All we can do is decide not to give our love to false gods. In the first place, we can decide not to believe that the future contains for us an all-sufficient good. The future is made of the same stuff as the present....
"...It is not for man to seek, or even to believe in God. He has only to refuse to believe in everything that is not God. This refusal does not presuppose belief. It is enough to recognize, what is obvious to any mind, that all the goods of this world, past, present, or future, real or imaginary, are finite and limited and radically incapable of satisfying the desire which burns perpetually with in us for an infinite and perfect good... It is not a matter of self-questioning or searching. A man has only to persist in his refusal, and one day or another God will come to him."
-- Weil, Simone, ON SCIENCE, NECESSITY, AND THE LOVE OF GOD, edited by Richard Rees, London, Oxford University Press, 1968.- ©
I no longer have an existential crisis. At one time in my life I did. As a working musician I found meaning in egoistic expression and alcohol. I found flaws in all philosophy and religion I was exposed to so cynicism was just a normal way for a creative person to tolerate the absurd world I was living in. Then I was fortunate to learn that I was not alone and there have always been people with the same questions but far more advanced than me. So rather than the world making no sense, the world was exactly as it had to be from a universal perspective. I had always been lacking the third dimension of thought necessary to make sense out of the absurd. Once I experienced it, I knew what was necessary to acquire “understanding.”You think you have universal truths but that is PRIMARILY only for your selfish quests to soothe your personal existential crisis. What good has come out of it for humanity in general in contrast against, for example, the positives from empirical Science?
Is the need to learn as a being in search of meaning really an existential crisis? I don’t believe so anymore than the need for food and water is a crisis as long as it is available.
But the trouble is that when we don’t understand the problem, how can we strive for improvements?My views are not focus only in the pragmatic but what is to be pragmatic is guided by impossible ideals, e.g. perpetual peace for the World, perfect health, etc. to drive continuous improvements.
The same things have been written before, are written now, and will be in the future, yet nothing really changes other than in form. Since we are as we are, everything is as it is. If we don’t understand what and why we are, why should anything change?