Perspective

This blog was aimed at dealing with what I don’t like and what I am like.

I have decided on the reverse. Discussing what is keeping us stupid.

Fallacy. Def

A fallacy is an erroneous argument dependent upon an unsound or illogical contention. There are many fallacy examples that we can find in everyday conversations. http://literarydevices.net/fallacy/

sceptical

(ˈskɛptɪkəl) or skeptical

adj 1. not convinced that something is true; doubtful

2. tending to mistrust people, ideas, etc, in general
3. (Philosophy) of or relating to sceptics; sceptic

ˈsceptically ˈskeptically adv 

I have been searching for the ultimate truth the recipe to success the 5 point plan to ultimate riches and health. or the easy explanation about life love and the universe.for at least the last 30 years of my life. The only thing I have realized in that time for me anyway is that there is no ultimate truth or answer to anything, just a lot of people asking you for money to teach you those things. Except maybe in Maths and science and they are always poor. That should say something. And strangely they are the only two that accepts the premise that they might be wrong.

SO I have became a skeptic, I have a general mistrust in people’s answers that are so soundly made without actually investigating the underlying theories of what they are saying and also the consequence that ideas have had and have on the world. So here is another word that is a good word when used in conjunction with one’s own personal opinion on what truth might be.

tolerance
ˈtɒl(ə)r(ə)ns/
noun
 
  1. 1.
    the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with.
    “the tolerance of corruption”
     
    And yes I had and still have tolerance. I am though getting to the point where I have to ask myself, Is tolerance good, does it alleviate the stupidity and ignorance of those religious and new age groupies that have found the so called TRUTH?
    I am in a quandary. How to deal with this.
    When people in business that are teaching tolerance and forgiveness in a profession that extols tolerance , go about proclaiming their religious affiliations I ask myself, How in the hell can we teach tolerance when it only supports tolerance for opinions that are similar to your points of view. What happens when the fundamentalists in our own sect or religion become a problem do we hide them and their points of view behind ”  not all of us are like that” or maybe, “they are a fringe group”
    My level of tolerance for myth(religion) and anecdotal evidence of healing with energy and which’s brew of some sort are wearing thin.

    anecdotal

    [an-ik-doht-l, an-ik-doht-l]
    Spell Syllables
    adjective

    1.pertaining to, resembling, or containing anecdotes :

    an anecdotal history of jazz.

    2.(of the treatment of subject matter in representational art) pertainingto the relationship of figures or to the arrangement of elements in ascene so as to emphasize the story content of a subject.

    3. based on personal observation, case study reports, or random investigations rather than systematic scientific evaluation: anecdotal evidence.
     In this is my adherence to logic and science and evidence a basis for proving or disproving anything a stumbling block for my levels of tolerance and do I need to subject myself to irrational myths and pseudo sciences just to placate the ignorant and ill informed? Does my request for some level of logic and evidence supporting your comments and theories  remove the darkness from our society?
    Is tolerance keeping us in the dark?

My Perspective on the view that everybody holds some semblance of the truth is proving to be a stumbling block and in itself a fallacy . It just keeps on supporting ignorance and myths and fallacies. If it is not enhancing our society and our understanding of what it means to be human I need to ask myself  WHY? Why does people insist on believing something because they were raised as such and brought up to believe in such and such a way?

In the end I think it boils down to the following.

Do you come to life and the experience of life with an answer, or

Experiencing and exploring life to get to some kind of answer for yourself.

Which one do you choose will probably reflect your stance and perspective on life.

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