Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Common Grounds"

With the violence in the Middle East, here in the U.S. and throughout history that has been and is carried out in the name of "religion", I must take a moment to speak on this institution. I wish to be clear that I am not an atheist or anti-spirttual, I simply have an opposition to the institutionalization of religios views and fanaticism. It sickens me to think that humans kill and belittle their fellow man all for a God they obviously don't know.

To create, to cause is divine. Destruction is the absence of "God". Perhaps if the overzealous, religious fanatics spent the same amoutn of time studying holy works and the world around them, "God's" creation, that they spend being mad about the fact that someone disagrees with them, they would learn love and understanding.

I often wonder what has become of the great thinkers who seek to develop society as a unified people. Why have we slowed in efforts to create a better world? Where did the motivation for philosophical thought and inovation disappear to? Have we blown up all the muses?

It seems to me that we have become so consumed with proving who has the right answers, that we have stopped looking for answers.

The truth is that many of the points disagreed on by the various funtions are merely samantics. As much effort as is put towards petty disputes over who is right or wrong, if it was put towards bettering the world or doing the good things "God" desires for us, this world would be that much closer to a Utopian society.

Stop being morons! Live your lives the way you choose, as long as it is healty and productive and who cares what the next man does, as long as it is healthy and productive. Ultimately, our goals are all the same...Happiness and Righteousness.

Let us focus on what we have in common and how we can build on that, rather than focusing on our differences.


  1. I think the issue comes in when we decide to tell others what constitutes "healthy and productive" living, and then demand that they abide by our norms. Where do we draw the line?

    An excellent post. Food for thought. Thank you for continuing to share with us, Dan. (And a huge thanks to your sister for providing the means.)

  2. I agree about the issue of "semantics". Sometimes people are really saying the same things, but saying them in different ways which bring them to disagreement.