“especially have gotten so used to white liberals caving into their ridiculous demands that they think they’re in charge”
Holy moly, that’s exactly what I was thinking about Christian evangelicals who have gotten so used to rationalists and children of the intellectual enlightenment caving into their ridiculous demands that they think they’re in charge.
Well said, thank you.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019
GOP Religion vs. Rational Politics. My point is . . .
Over at my WUWTW blogspot, I posted a biographical review of some factors that went into creating the particular perspective I possess and that I keep striving to enunciate. Here I’m posting only sections that are most relevant to today’s political situation. For the background visit: “Citizenschallenge, why are you an Earth Centrist?”
"… Okay? Fun interesting read, now what am I supposed to do with it? What is it actually about? And so on. In responding I was down to, ‘it’s about perspectives and how we process the information that’s flowing through our senses.’
Thinking on it some more I know that it’s about much more than that. It’s about grasping for an appreciation of DeepTime, Evolution, and the dance of life and geology that created this world we were born out of and will die back into. Something that offers individuals a path to understanding their own place in time and the universe within a sane reality based over-arching perspective.
Something that offers peace in the face of our individual mortality and that eternal question of “Why?”.
Something that offers spiritual fulfillment through a visceral appreciation for how time and life on this Pale Blue Dot created us and this world we inhabit today and will return to upon finishing our short dance across life’s stage. Why isn’t that cosmic gift enough?
Something that can offer rationalists and atheists a sense of our own spiritual fulfillment - in contrast to the faith-shackled’s nonstop trumpeting about praising EGO and being intolerant towards others.
Something that offers us Children of the Intellectual Enlightenment the inner moral foundation and spiritual fortitude to step up and lovingly, constructively, challenge and confront those sad brainwashed souls eye to eye.
All of us have them in our lives, why not discover ways to ask them how they live with the cognitive dissonance inherent within their “my way only” religions?
Maybe slow down those self-certain ME FIRST Trumpkins from steamrolling rationalists into oblivion. Listen to them, lordie knows it’s what they’re dreaming of doing. We had better stop ignoring that or a genuine horrendous civil war will unfold in parts of our country. They haven’t been stocking piling those straw men and contrived angry passions and weapons and ammo for nothing! (4/3/19) But I digress. …"
"... The missing key to NOMA is appreciating the fundamental “Magisteria of Physical Reality” - and recognizing that both science and religion are products of the “Magisteria of Our Human Mindscape.”
Science seeks to objectively learn about our physical world, but we should still recognize all our understanding is embedded within and constrained by our brain's mindscape.
Religion is all about the human mindscape itself, with its wonderful struggles, fears, spiritual undercurrents, needs and stories we create to give our live’s meaning and make it worth living, or at least bearable.
What’s the point?
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