Re: Are faith and reason compatible?
Faith and reason coexist primarily as idealistic concepts that we misunderstand and misuse.
People who uphold reason as their motivator usually fail to see where their own unjustified assumptions lie. We've all got them, deep down (or not so deep).
People who are proud of their faith fail to acknowledge the real reasons they feel so comfortable taking actions without sufficient concrete evidence. (Childhood training, feeling of excitement, joy, or group acceptance...)
I see faith and reason as labels at each end of a scale.
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Is it "perverseness," the "death drive," or something else?
A disturbing interview given by a KGB defector in 1984 describes America of today and outlines four stages of mass brainwashing used by the KGB.
- Bezmenov described this process as "a great brainwashing" which has four basic stages.
- The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve.
- According to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educate one generation of students that is normally exposed to the ideology of its country.
It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
- Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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