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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Why I’m Happier Than You

Posted in LOGIC on December 20, 2009 by FЯEEDO

You may not have known this, I was actually an immensely devout Christian once. The bible says that once someone is saved, they cannot be unsaved. But let me tell you this, just as I cannot tell a Christian that the trinity is not the center of their life, one can not tell me that it was not once the center of mine. I always did all I could to place the desires of God before mine in every circumstance, and I was fairly good at it too; always being seen as the good Christian kid. I’d pray when I woke up, I’d pray before breakfast, I’d pray after breakfast, I’d pray before lunch, I’d pray after lunch, I’d pray before dinner, I’d pray after dinner, I’d pray whenever anything bad happened, I’d pray whenever anything good happened, I prayed before I went to sleep, I went to church, I went to youth-group, I thought God had given me the power of speech to spread the gospel because I’ve always been good at giving fiery speeches, I wanted to be a missionary when I grew-up, I read the bible every day and every night, I consistantly held my faith through the greatest struggles and deep depressions, I saw God as my only purpose for living; what a sad lost soul I was.

So what happened? As much of a religious person as I was, I have always been a huge science lover. So I set out to prove my faith through science. Then, gradually, it turned from seeking truth with the proving of my beliefs as incentive to just seeking truth for it’s own sake, I acquired a critical and objective mind for rationalizing the data presented to me. Soon, I found the evidence staked against me. Some creationist reading this now might be thinking “but you haven’t seen what I’ve seen”, no, I’ve quite likely seen much more than you have. I was, and still am, completely obsessed with getting all the facts from every side and as much information as I can handle. I have seen the creationist arguments and rather than accepting them at their face value, I put them to the test and they have all failed. One day, I finally had to much and made the hardest decision of my life; became a Deist. Later I became an agnostic, now I am an Atheist.  I’ve already said this isn’t going to be a place for science just my views on intellectualism, if you want to see some of the things I’m talking about then go check out Tim Cooley’s blog, he’s got some good stuff. http://timcooley.wordpress.com/ And look through the archives, not just the front page.

Gambling with your freedom of thought by MilitantInfidel.

At several points in my life I entered an uncontrollable and down-spiraling depression–like most people, except most people don’t get to the point of wanting to kill themselves– the only thing that kept me going was my faith, the belief that there was a creator who loved me and had a great purpose for me. Then when that fateful day–I believe it was May 25th–came, I had lost that one thing that brought me enough comfort to keep going, my supposed purpose for life was gone; I decided it was time to end it. Then, in my attempt…a strange accident happened which prevented me from doing so. After that I decided to give myself a few more months to sort things out, a profound decision that lead to my discovery of a new purpose, one not founded on faith but on reason. I would finally be free!

For the first time I was looking at the world with a completely open mind and also in cooperative with my open mind; the healthiest amount of skepticism. I set out on a noble journey to start from the bottom up rather than peering trough a biased looking glass like before; I trashed everything I knew and started over with nothing left but my choice to have reason as my guide, to say that whatever is the reasonable was also the moral. I discovered Objectivism–not on the internet or television!–a product of my own mind!–I called it Reasonism–then later found out someone had already thought of it. I realized that because I can experience happiness, I have a moral responsibility to myself to pursue it, and since I don’t believe in heaven, it must be pursued for in the here and now. I realized that by the means of reason, my absolute highest value, happiness has an equally important counter part; justice. I realized that the way for which the most happiness for any individual could be achieved was in a just system where everyone had the same right to pursue that magnificent same end without interference from others. One with the most equality, freedom, fair reward and fair punishment as possible. I still do not know what this system is but I will constantly be pursuing it and will undoubtedly change my views many times. Currently, during the writing of this blog, I believe the system is a form of Anarchy in which the free market decides all social matter, this may change. What is the result of these revelations? I have never had a more joyous time in my life, every second is pure ecstasy. I don’t do drugs, I am consistantly pleased by the presence of my own thoughts.

Either We Grow-up or Die.

Posted in LOGIC on December 19, 2009 by FЯEEDO

How long is it going to take before we finally start learning from the mistakes of the past? It has been joked with that religion is like a children’s game, believing in an imaginary friend. But it is so much worse than that. Many of the people with these irrational beliefs are powerful leaders and influential world-players. History has consistently shown us the horrible price of putting  superstitious psychopaths in control over the masses. Through years and years of wars, ethnic cleansings, scourges, slavery, torturings, witch hunts, imprisonments, atrocities and unspeakable genocides, all in the name of religion, it seems we still must place the trust of our well-being in the hands of madmen who decide the fate of many with tactics equivalent of reading the entrails of a chicken.

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The Burning Times - an engraving by Jan Luyken of women being burned as witches or heretics by rosewithoutathorn84.

Members of almost all major religions have supposedly been called upon and justified by their God and dogma to commit the most unthinkable acts everyday since their rise to power. And the less powerful, who want their name heard, may resort to just as horrible of acts.

Religion has done more evil and destruction than any other of man’s inventions and soon, during this nuclear age, if enough is not said about it, we may not be around to say anything else.

So if we are to some-day look back on history from a time entranced by the barren and deathly after-math of far reaching nuclear holocaust; let it be known that it was due to the extremely unfortunate coincidence of gaining the ability to induce mass destruction, before we got over the neurological disorder of wishing for it.

So there it is people; grow-up or die.

Faith Means Making a Virtue Out of Not Thinking.

Posted in LOGIC on December 18, 2009 by FЯEEDO

The thing that has caused the single most evil through out humanity’s reign on Earth has been the act of “evasion”, the simple choice to not think, the choice to surrender your mind to another and proceed without questioning. Doubt is humble, and that’s what humanity needs now, because without it faith has people think that they have all the answers, that they know what is right because their God tells them so. And because there really isn’t any God telling them what to do, that void is filled by people; brainwashing, religious nut-cases. Skepticism is critical to finding the truth, without it we become gullible zombies inseverable from the will of our equally mindless sheep herders.

Faith is opposite of reason and free-thought, It’s religion’s tool of holding on to your mind, forbid you ever think for yourself. Here’s what a Christian said to me after I proved through logic that the nature of a God he believed was impossible: “It doesn’t matter cause you can’t understand God, it’s like an ant trying to think about a human”. This is a classic and commonly-used defense by many different religions and it is also a classic showcase of evasion. An answer like this could not possibly be satisfactory for a logical person; to base our beliefs off of what we don’t know rather than what we do is to have ignorance as our religious base–not the simple acknowledgement of ignorance like an Agnostic, but the actually worshiping of ignorance.