Is intelligent thought dead?

On this site we are learning how to look at the world differently.  With Evidence boards and Clue Charts we are investigating our lives and discovering TRUTH.  As we’ve discussed, the only way to a good life is to know the TRUTH.  If you base TRUTH  on what you’ve heard or what someone has told you to believe – you can be fooled.  You may think you have a good life but around the corner a train wreck is on it’s way.

No one likes negative surprises with horrible endings.  We don’t want to build our life according to one train of thought only to find out 10 years later that it won’t work.  For example, if I believe that God doesn’t exist because some atheist professor told me that in a classroom, what happens if he’s wrong?  What happens if I get to the moment of death and find out that my Christian neighbor is right.  With no time to change, I will suffer the consequences of another person’s research.  I’ve counseled with a lot of teens that refused to believe that drinking could be destructive to their lives only to wind up losing every dream they had.   And so it goes with every area and every decision of our lives.

If I plan to build a part of  my life on any philosophy, I need to constantly question my beliefs to be sure I’m right.  The most dangerous position to be in is one where you can never test your theories or where you look at life through selfish eyes.  My own view of Christianity is that it’s logical.  I’ve challenged people to show me a better way.  If they can prove their way will give me a better life, I’ll change.  Proof is where they stumble.  Since I know my faith extremely well and I’ve tested most every view – it doesn’t take long to punch holes in their theory.

We are headed for difficult times and we need strong philosophies and morals to get us through those times.  People spout a lot of ridiculous theories and refuse to investigate their validity.  That head in the sand thinking will lead us to a slavery based society.  We may not be in physical chains – but we will be mentally chained.  We must train our children to think logically and to thoroughly test every area of every philosophy they choose to live by.  Without that kind of scrutiny we will bite the apple once again and our society will slip into desperate chaos.

Guess who rises to the top during a chaotic situation – evil – always evil.  Crowds find it hard to follow the good guy.  After all, good people usually require some form of hard work to eliminate problems.

Angel Hunt posted the following video on her blog.  I am grateful she did.  I hope you will watch the entire video and ask yourself – “Do my philosophies have the kind of holes in it that the interviewer revealed? “


 

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