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The Fallacy of Psychic Abilities

Posted in LOGIC on January 15, 2010 by FЯEEDO

This ties directly into my previous blog; it is one of the fundamental bases for an intellectual life to question the information presented to you. And I, having done this, have found in my opinion that horoscopes, mind readers, mystics, miracles, and the whole lot of psychic and supposedly supernatural phenomenon to be entirely ludicrous.

You may have noticed I have used a few videos from a man named Derren Brown. I will continue to show you a variety of his videos because he possess certain knowledge and presents his knowledge in an entertaining way which explains mystical experiences through a rational psychological explanation and I think will always shock and amaze you.

Prepare to be educated on the insidious method of “cold-reading”.

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Skepticism

Posted in LOGIC on January 11, 2010 by FЯEEDO

Have you ever gotten that special spiritual feeling? Ever felt like your God or whatever it is you worship is just giving you a big hug on the inside? Have you felt like you’ve been possessed with a demon? Or had one exercised from you? Have you ever gotten that feeling where you know you had been “saved”? Or when a spirit enters you? Have you ever felt a spirit talking to you? Have you ever witnessed a “miracle”? Have you ever seen God speak through someone? Do you ever put your complete trust or faith in some super-natural being? Have you always seen the super-natural or paranormal as an explanation of what you don’t understand? Did you know there’s another cause to all these things? Yes, it’s called science. To see the scientific explanation of things, which all things have, skepticism must be applied. There is no intellectualism in faith, which is the opposite of skepticism. And there is no intellectualism without skepticism, which is the critical questioning of the information presented to you.

That program claims to use no actors or stooges. Feel free to question the validity of that, that’s actually the whole point. But also consider that all the things shown in those videos can be explained through psychology. The same techniques are being used everywhere, all the time . They have been used on you as well, they have been used on all of us and will continue to be the rest of our lives. But the question is…will you question them when they strike next? Will you be faithful or skeptical?

A Case for Anarchy

Posted in LOGIC on January 8, 2010 by FЯEEDO

> I have a consciousness

> Existence exists

> I can know nothing else besides these three things with certainty

>I choose to interpret these things and their implications through a method of noncontradiction, A is A; this is reason

Before I dive into the matter of Anarchy you must first understand what I see as moral.

As my fundamental choice, I choose reason to be my highest value, I decide that whatever is rational is also what is moral. Morality can never be irrational, rationality can never be immoral. If they did oppose, I would rather be rational than moral.

And what is rationality? The first step in reaching the conclusion that I have in morality is the realization of what is knowable. Then evaluating what are the direct and noncontradictory implications of said things.

Some who are used to the ways of society may find the following statement a stretch. That selfishness is consistantly a virtue. Why? You, having the ability to feel your own happiness and pleasure have from thence a rational(moral) obligation to yourself to pursue it to the best of your ability. You may already do this whether you think so or not. You are selfless on Earth to achieve access to heaven or something of the sort. The only true selfless person is one that will do so in expectation of being sent to hell for it. That person would also be extremely irrational.

Evolutionists are often blamed for being immoral because we are simply animals with the morals of such. This is a false stereotype; most evolutionists believe in the same system of selflessness as creationists do.  But I actually am an evolutionary moralist, I believe in survival of the fittest.

Now, after reading what you have so far you may be automatically turning yourself off to any convincing of my system, one without government. Thinking that I want everyone to be crooks and killers abiding by the laws of the jungle. So this is now a good time to reveal to my theory.

You may have heard of many different forms of supposed Anarchisism; Anarcho-Syndicalist and Anarcho-Capitalist, among many others. But there is only one true Anarchy and there are two stages of this one form. The first I call Base-Anarchy. In Base-Anarchy it is the law of the jungle, it is what primitive Earth-life has been using all it’s time here. Base-Anarchy is what people usually think of when they think of Anarchy. In Base-Anarchy—based on my principle of self-interest—I will kill you and take your money. It seems hopeless…but there is another step. The higher stage of Anarchy I call Civil-Anarchy. They are actually exactly the same except we have wised up a bit. I, still acting in my self-interest, want to kill you…but am unable to do so because you–also acting on your self-interest—pay someone else—who also is acting on THEIR self-interest—to stop me from doing so. This, being universally applied, would create just as much and more order than any government could provide; it is the beauty of the free-market.

Why is it when government takes something that isn’t theirs against the will of the owner it’s called taxation but when I do it’s called theft?

Why is it when the government takes a life without the persons consent it’s called war but when I do it’s called murder?

You see, government is the idea that so long as I wright it on a piece of paper and say it’s official, I can do anything to you I want.

Anarchy isn’t always perfect, there’s a difference between a Base-Anarchy like in Somalia and a Civil-Anarchy. In fact, I see government as a failed Anarchy; one in which a mob took over and brainwashed the masses into blindly following it.

Brain-Wash

Posted in LOGIC on December 26, 2009 by FЯEEDO

The most reoccurring point of this blog is to encourage you to be a free-thinker. To open your mind and also be skeptical, to apply scientific method to all information you receive and to have the pursuit of reason as your utmost highest value.

The enemy of this is something people from all religious views and from every end of the political spectrum are very susceptible to; mind control. To relinquish your mind to the will of another simply because it “feels” right. To simply choose to stop thinking for yourself. We have no moral compasses, we are not endowed with a natural knowledge of what is wrong and right, it is only through reason that morality can be found.

The people who wish to control you, they are intellectuals whores, feeding off the blind obedience of others. They wish to have the most dangerous of human lusts; power–the more they get, the more they want, as much as they can get.

These parasites of society have many means of obtaining this great vice, the greatest of which is emotion.  They dazzle you with void rhetoric, with pleasing voices and well tuned body language. They promise wonderful things like hope and salvation, they comfort you and give you a yearning to hear more. They make you feel alive and impassioned! Of coarse, not everyone giving a speech, even ones that are good speakers are these people but you can never know. You must confront all sources of ideas with a critical mind, no matter how used to it or how trust worthy you think it is and you must not let emotion get in the way of it.

Please, you WILL be enslaved if you do not question EVERY source. Question me, question your beliefs, question your parents, question your government and do all initial questioning respectfully, then do any counter-action that may result from the questioning with a ferocity.

This video below is called The Milgram Experiment, it shows just how weak people are to authority even when they know it’s wrong.

The leaches who wish to brain-wash you to think as they do will use much trickery of words saying things like “this is your only chance”, “you must act now”, “later might be to late”, “just trust me”, “look inside yourself”, “deep down you know it’s true”, “become like a child”, “surrender yourself”, “you have a whole that can only be filled by ___”, “this is the only way for your salvation”, “let ___ take control of your life”, and they will constantly be preaching to you to have obedience to their cause.

Tell me, if you believed your God told you to kill someone, would you?

And this doesn’t just go for religion, there are many instances in which this could occur.

Please don’t become a slave. Be free.

The Eden Paradox

Posted in LOGIC on December 25, 2009 by FЯEEDO

True or false? If you do not have a knowledge of what is moral and immoral you cannot be either, you are amoral, nonpossessing of morals. It is quite simply a statement of noncontradiction; if you do not have morals you do not have morals–cannot be moral or immoral. The rational answer is that it’s true.

Now, it is widely known that the bible declares that God told Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of knowledge but they then defied God’s command and ate the fruit which gives them knowledge of good and evil.

So answer this; How could the act of eating the fruit be immoral if they could not have gained morals until after eating it? And further more; How could it possibly be just to punish an amoral act?

Just think about it.

The Fundemental Choices

Posted in LOGIC on December 24, 2009 by FЯEEDO

Why do you believe what you believe?

Is it just because it works for you, you seem like a moral person?

Were you raised with it, is it all you have ever known?

Do you feel that letting go of your beliefs–those things which you believe give you your knowing of right and wrong, such as a god–would cause you to lose all control and to have no moral boundaries? Everything goes when your God is gone?

Then were you really moral to begin with? Moral only because you were told to but not because you want to?

Do you say that your God gives reason and could not be the other way around? Then how could your God be reasonable if not discerned by reason?

Do you first say that it is right because your faith tells you and then set out to prove it right or do you first set out to see IF it is right and if it seems reasonably so then believe?

Do you search for the truth with the initiative of proving true what you already believe to be true or do you simply search the truth for it’s own sake?

Are you open-minded? Do you consider the possibility of your beliefs being wrong and any other being right?

Are you skeptical of all things including your own beliefs?

Are you curious even of the beliefs that you hate and you feel completely oppose your morality?

Do you ever entertain the thought of leaving the one you have now?

Rather than accepting the values of your beliefs at their face value do you ask WHY they are moral?

Is your answer that they come from an all moral God but you do not then back up the supposedly moral with anything other than that?

Do you question your beliefs? How frequently?

Do you debate with the premise that you are right and thus must defend or with the premise that you do not know and thus must sort out both sides with fairness to each’s equal possibility of being correct?

Is reason your highest value? Is faith your highest value?

Is morality decided by faith or reason?

Is all that is rational also moral? Is all that is moral also rational? Is morality ever separate from rationality?

Your answer to that last question is THE most fundamental choice for your base of morality. The entire framework of my beliefs are shaped around the simple choice to believe that rationality IS morality. That whatever my own reason tells me is how I should operate. That reason is my highest value. To pick the other side, that rationality may sometimes be immoral, to say that the “heart” can ever be separate from the mind, means to then open the question of what does decide morality. You may say it is a God. You must pick one of these sides, there is no in between. The person who says that God creates morality and that reason also creates morality is to say that God is reason. Reason is not a living thing, it is an abstraction and unless your God is the same nonliving abstraction they can not be the same. Two subjective abstractions may be the same but two objective entities can not, neither can one objective and one subjective. A is A, it can not be B if they are both entirely objective and have absolute attributes which define it as either A or B. How is purpose to be found without reason? Based on the absoluteness of reason it can’t. So to say that God presupposes reason is to say that God presupposes purpose, which makes God without a purpose, it makes everything pointless. This, the issue of reason, is the most fundamental choice and it leads to the next.

What does reason imply?

Reason is noncontradiction. Reason implies that existence exists. That we are here. It implies that I think that I can think. That we have consciousness. That subjectivity is self-evident. It implies that we exist and that we know we exist. It implies both an objective existence and the subjective understanding of existence, we cannot think(subjective) if we do not exist(objective). This introduces the next two fundamental choices: Do I believe in subjectivity? And do I believe in objectivity?

From this, if we accept both the premise that morality is derived from reason and that it implies objectivity which presupposes subjectivity which is self-evident, we can rationally discern that morality is objective. That there is an absolute moral truth. Notice that this conclusion is reached without the supposition of God. If you do not believe in subjectivity or objectivity after following these steps……..your probably high.

The Value of Defiance

Posted in LOGIC on December 21, 2009 by FЯEEDO

Asking questions is the most reoccurring habit of a rational being and defiance is asking “why should I?”. To never challenge the systems that be is to never have hope for the future. To not have hope is to not willingly pursue a better system and chances are your not in the best system there could be.

Here are the three cultural laws that I saw on a documentary advocating the abolition of copy right laws:

1. Culture builds on the past

2. The past culture will try to stop the next from taking control

3. The new culture will be suppressed and the amount of suppression will increase until enough tension builds for a revolution.

To give an example of a cultural revolution I’ll point to the American sexual revolution which I feel fundamentally altered the character of civil society and reached-out much farther than just America. It brought with it a new social tolerance an open-mindedness leading into a huge reformation of common society. There always seems to be an evident tension point before these revolutions and, from my observation, I think we have now reached another tension point and a huge cultural revolution is eminent within this next decade.

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There is a sibling to defiance; action. To not just ask why but then do something about it if there is no rational answer to the why. I, for one, am going to make quite the ruckus in the coming years, I wish to be known as the voice of the youth; the biggest advocate of intellectual defiance in the world. I’ve had it with this world being dominated by the savage, idiotic and morally bankrupt. It’s time for revolution, a revolution of the mind, of the moral, it’s time for a second Renaissance, the largest cultural revolution in history. The Renaissance was a serious over-hauling of society that profoundly affected European intellectual life and catapulted us into the modern age. Its influence affected philosophy, literature, art, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry. The Renaissance was the humanist revolution, as opposed to the dominating Christian doctrine of the Dark Ages.

I want my Mars plantation NAO!

We are still not functioning at our full capacity, the world is still full of tyrants and those who wish to suppress your mind and your bodies to enforce their will over your own. It’s time we take a stand and fight for true equality(not to be confused with levelism), freedom and  justice. It’s time we stop submitting our minds and start acting like free-thinkers. It’s time for revolution, it’s time for defiance.

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