The proliferation of dictatorships and pseudosciences on the planet is an indicator that the level of sapience of people has plummeted. When peoples wisdom plummets including the wisdom of the so called leaders of the society it contributes to human unhappiness and challenges; it facilitates the spread of nihilism rather than naturalism; but, when people are empowered including this things called leaders of societies the quality of life increases and the society despite its diversity in opinions and beliefs will work just fine like a machine. When people are naïve, and do not conduct the beautiful pursuit of wisdom which is so rewarding and contributes to societies development and prosperity; then, they become victims to any charlatan, tyrant or mystic who are so selfish and become satisfied with the doctrination of their subjects rather than their empowerment.
So, the best cure to all social ills is to be a savant; whether you are a man or a women, teenager or adult you must conduct the amazing pursuit of wisdom; the more wise you are the less you will be convinced by poetry and fairytales or the propaganda of the state.Therefore, a wise man is a free a man.The sad thing about ignorance and suffering is that they go hand in hand; the more ignorant people are the more they suffer and their culture will be inundated with superstition, mysticism and authoritarianism, the best example for it is the Dark ages of Europe in the middle ages; where superstition, misery and nihilism flourished; but, when people are intelligent then they are less likely to suffer, and their culture will be secular, naturalistic and liberal; the best example is the age of reason in western Europe which came after the renaissance.
So, there seems to be a struggle between good and evil ignorance and wisdom, liberalism and totalitarianism, science and superstitionthroughout time; but, in all of this the terrifying thing is that; the gloomy dark ages will to return to any time in history as long as the intellect of the people living in that era is not strong enough to detect and dismiss it. So the people living in that era must struggle with the forces of evil to maintain the status quo of reason, science and individual liberty.This is a privilege struggle for anyone who defends the invaluable virtue of the above mentioned statements. CAMIDRCS was established placing this idea into consideration; it is the very reason it was launched and will continue into the future defending reason and science as wellas transcendence.
A wise man does not need directions; he will direct himself; he does not need tutelage from a guardian state or redemption from a charlatan.Individual dignity, respect, care, liberty, empowerment are the most important values to solve so many issues of the society; if people are wise enough to tell apart mythology form reality they will not sign up for mystical death cults like ISIS and others. The will not be willing to sacrifice themselves to impostors who prepare a snare ideology to trap fellow humans to utilize them as tinder for their evil agenda. Idiots are like tinder for the state and cult leaders; clueless charlatans and poets like Muhammad and othersamassed this much following due the enormous level of doting people on the planet in history; in doing so; they the instilled a posioness doctrine in the societywhich it wails from; instead of fostering the individual andcelebrating nature giving the world an understanding of reality and maybe even a book on mathematics which could benefit all humanity like Principiamathematica of Newton; they choose the promotion of the lower self; abusing the individual, ranting poetry and mythology.
Authoritarianismand ignorance are like perpetual cycle of destruction as I said somewhere else; just like a saw; one feeds on another. People are simpletons today because they have been proscribed from empowerment and wisdom so that they can be a perfect subject either to the state or cult leaders. In becoming so they became rowdy and do not know how to act and how to conduct themselves and their misbehavior triggers more authoritarianism from the so called leaders to create a hellish society; so as I said above the individual must be seen as sacred and his empowerment must come before anything else. Society is built fromthe ground up not from the top down and the buildingblock of any society is the individual.If he is empowered and understands his nature; then, he will know fact from fiction; chicanery from sincerity; propaganda from truth; morality from libertinism;he will thus self-regulate and a society of self-regulatingindividuals will create a harmonies and prosperous community. If people are not intelligent atindividuallevel then what could we possibly except than a tumultuous society of pandemonium? That could only be the possible outcome. The so called ‘collectivism’ could only work if wise people who share similar or identical interests are collected together; but if it is a collection of idiots; who do not have anything in common or even if they have something in common they are more likely to destroy each other disintegrating the society in the process.
Today people are preoccupied with survival than empowerment; it is hard for them to sit around and contemplate on metaphysics; besides budgeting time for philosophy is seen as some sort of leisure than a necessity; which is a very wrong idea. Understanding reality and all of nature’s truth is not something that you perform for leisure and sport; but a necessity; our current life and future depends on our exclusive understanding of the forces of nature. Struggle for survival maybe a law of nature that needs attendance but in this struggle for survival we need to insert another occupation which is natural philosophy; we need to philosophize about our origin , the cosmos and the future of humanity in addition to our struggle for survival in ordinary life. When I was in elementary school I used to have a school bag called ‘DINO’ as a trade mark and on it I do not remember very well so I will paraphrase: it said “Be careful of a civilization that puts too much stock on science.” At that time I had no idea what it meant because I was a child but now I very much do. Natural understanding is really the only way forward; I know I repeat it so many times perhaps I should be excused due to its invaluable asset as a virtue.
Thus, to conclude matters I believe that the pursuit of knowledge on the behalf of every single man on the planet is a necessity; all types of knowledge form A to Z. It must be like an obligation! Every man must possess some sort of study in his home of office or work place; he needs to amass as much as knowledge as he can; he should not tap out or give upon the demanding journey of the pursuit of knowledge. He must be addicted to the pursuit of wisdom; this helps him in laying down some sort of barrier from being a victim to cult leaders and mad state men. It is only when every man is empowered for the ground up that we can have a harmonious, secular, naturalistic, wise and self-regulating society free from mysticism, authoritarianism and pseudoscience.
Humans basically commit three grave errors in their metaphysics and ethics: first is personalization of the elements (anthromorphism), second the escape from elements (supernaturalism) and third the abuse of the individual (collectivism). All these three errors hinder the progress of humanity in general and of the individual in particular. What should have been the right approach was that first people must see the world for exactly for what it is: understanding the forces of nature or the elements without inserting human essence into them; second the attempt to escape the elements must be have been proscribed and finally the liberty of the individual or individualism must be guaranteed; he should not be a victim to the imposition of the psychological, emotional, physical, social or economic will of others.He should be left alone to think, contemplate and comprehend the secrets of the Cosmos not be a slave to the caprice of others. Collectivism is not that different from totalitarianism like socialism is no different from communism. I think the above three factors must be respected in order for mankind to triumph.What should have been done was that people first need to embrace the elements and, see all the elements of nature for what they are; and second understand their essence and third utilize this understanding to manipulate them for their interest and wellbeing.Every natural force has its own essence and a manner of behavior. For example there is a natural force of wind; instead of personalizing and calling it Aeolus and start a conversation of supplication with it and sacrifice some goats as a gift; or dismissing it as a mindless force who takes his cues from some ‘super’ natural puppeteer; a wise rational manwill apply the law of identity.He willearnestly attempt to understand its unique non-human essence; he will study it and finally manipulate it to his benefit; either to create electricity or some other purpose.Another example can be a microorganism pathogen which can be HIV; again the rational man will observe this force of nature; see exactly for what it is; without inserting human essence into it; understand its essence and use it for the benefit of man; he will remove the DNA from this virus and insertanother DNA that he wantsto deliver to the tissues of his patient.By the way the case for supernaturalism may seem convincing than natural anthromorphism but it is equally erroneous; because the term super means beyondand naturalmeans human and so we will have a term―beyond human (beyond observation). So something beyond human observation is non-extant; what cannot be observeddoes not exist. Thus, supernaturalism’s literal meaning isabsence.It is just a theory concocted to escape the demanding nature of analytics in natural investigation and engagement.
Therefore, consider the following rules of engagement with naturein order to rectify your understanding of reality and save yourselffrom floundering and injury.
Free the individual as an investigator and student of nature from psychological, emotional, physical, social and economiccoercion as well as pressure. The individual is sacred and free thought sacrosanct.
Be objective and apply reason to see the elements for exactly what they arethrough the third law of thought. Do not either personalize the elements like ancient Greeks or escape them all together as is the case with ‘super’ naturalism. See a photon as a photon, electron as electron, human as a human, wind as wind, fire as fire, a virus as a virus and so forth.
Effectively understand their unique essence and modus operandi.
Use this understanding to alleviate human unhappiness.
Liberate the man to apply these rules; free from fear and you will observe that the individual will get somewhere. He will not receive salvation from personification, escapism or totalitarianism. His mental, emotional, physical, social andeconomic issues will get worse.Embrace the forces of nature asfirstprinciples and manipulate them for your interest. Natural mystics are observed to personify natural forces; but supernaturalists are seen attempting to surpass nature and cherish absence. The error of natural mystics is less severe compared to supernatural mystics because they are not delusion and their gods are natural; theycan see them in the face but the ridiculous and grave error is of thosesuper naturalists or escapists; who cherish absence.
Let me give some practical examples of how the above rules can be used to alleviate and resolve humanities challenges: people may have social hedonism problems and have a tumultuous relationshipseither in marriage or family and the solution for this is to understand the natural elements in action; in this case the nature of the humans; understanding that their nature itself is responsible for their own experiences; they should be thought to watch their tone, emotions and wordscarefully―then the response from the other partners in the relationship willlikely be positive; reducing conflict and acrimony in the relationship. Because anger creates more anger, hate creates more hate, partiality and racism creates more partiality and racism. Further on,people may complain about physical hedonism or physical health issues and as usual using the above four rulesthe solution to physical disease could only be understanding the natural source of the pathology and taming it through a remedy; people may complain about economic issues and the solution is either work or ingenuity; poverty can never be solved by anthromorphism or ‘super’naturalism. Here, in this discourse what I am presenting is an attempt to solve all human issues purely on rational and objective natural grounds using the above rules to reinforce all branches of hedonism in the society.
Understanding the elements objectively is the only salvation for mankind using reason and mathematics. If you engage nature via anthromorphism it will never workbecause a wind does not have human essence. The ancient Greeks uselessly used to sacrifice white lambs for beneficial winds seen as personal gods and black lambs for the destructive ones called Typhoeus. If you deride and attempt to escape these forces; it will also not work again because there is nothing beyond nature. So your option will be limited to objectivity and masterdom of the elements.Understanding the elements is really the only option mankind has in order to make himself happy. The three fatal errors mentioned above will never assist in the development of the individual or his fellow men and their understanding of their surroundings reducing their quality of life. Thus, what could be more sensible than to embrace realism—which informs you to observe things exactly how they are; natural absolutism which protects you from psychosis; and individualism which encourages you to entertain free thought in order to develop new ideas and products from your quest of natural of natural understanding that could help you and your fellow humans; because remember all great ideas always came from individuals not the collective?
Spiritualism is an occupation for lower animals whose reason is not fully developed. Modern day advocates of this antique terminology of ‘spiritualism’ like Mr. Deepak Chopra and others are really achieving nothing other than error and psychosis. They are dragging a dead horse on the stage in front of the global community as if it is presentable and insisting that it must be cherished. It is really a waste of their energy, precious health and the attention of their audiences. It would have been better and wise for them if they embraced reason and advocated transcendence which are really the only solutions and options available to the human race; because, nature is not going anywhere; thus, it would have been sagacious if they advocated masterdom so that we can defend ourselves against the elements of nature—making life livable and mirthful.
Our ancestors of the past who came up with these theories and terminologies lived in the age of darkness; in a time where there was little knowledge about nature. Our unfortunate ancestors had no option but to denominate the manifestations around them with the best theories that they had in their era and by available resources of spirits, ghosts and devils. Spiritualism was the best concept of its time for the age of peasants and absolute monarchs of the Iron Age and beyond. They did not know what the universe was made up of; they thought the earth was the center of the universe as believed by Ptolemy and people were animated by spirits; diseases were punishments from gods not caused by biological organisms; the liver pumped blood not the heart; mental illnesses were caused by demons and genies not by chemical imbalances and misfiring of neurons; the blue sky the we behold was really a real ceiling of seven storey building not the atmosphere of the earth. The leaders of these mystical cults; who like to call themselves ‘prophets’ and ‘messengers’ were more equally clueless as the peasants that they hoped to enlighten and cajole to be their minions and followers. But, with all fairness to our ancestors they lived a miserable life without intelgnos without good health care, security, human rights, and political rights and so on. If I lived in that era I would probably have believed in the same theories they believed and done whatever they did; because I will be limited by level of intelgnos of the time. The future is like a black hole we cannot see into it; it is an impenetrable mystery; we can only know about the present and the past. Thus, the advancement that we enjoy today in our understanding of nature is really a blessing and a privilege that our ancestors either in the Mesopotamia, ancient Greece or Egypt did not have; but, we still are ignorant about so many portion of the natural world; we are in the same position as those clueless ‘super’ naturalists of the middle ages who starred into the future as a black hole; they had no clue about the data explosion that would ensue in the 21st century shinning more light on the nature of reality; we stand today in the 21st century and stare at a similar black hole of the future— where the complete theory of life resides; which will be discovered by future generations and they will look back at us and assume our ignorance just like we are assuming the ignorance of ancient people before common era. The good thing about life is that intelgnos or masterdom gets closer as time moves on; we are more intelligent than the Babylonians and our descendants will be even be more intelligent than we are today because they will probably figure out everything about nature.
Here in this paradigm we see the increase of understanding of the natural world and the accumulation of huge data about nature and this will continue forward and the future is going to be probably something magical; but, of course I am staring in the black hole; I cannot be certain about anything in the future; because I live in the present. Now, coming back to the main point of this article; I want to criticize those 21st century people who live among us today who pick up the dead theories of our ancestors, try to sprinkle some dust and present it as thought; it is something legitimate a treasure which needs to be esteemed. The concept of ‘spirits’ and ‘seven storey sky buildings where angels reside’ are really not theories worth resurrecting; they are dead; the progress of intelgnos has surpassed them and made them relics and monumental mistakes made by either clueless charlatans. Natural understanding has to lead towards masterdom and that is exactly what is happening on the planet. To observe the progress of mankind from ignorance to wisdom we do not have to go back to the times of King Gilgamesh in Uruk. In the 20th century at the time of Einstein the belief about the cosmos was that there was only one galaxy and the Universe was static and eternal before Hubble’s discovery of an inflating universe. So our understanding of nature is getting better and better as time moves on forward.
But, the problem lies with individuals who tenaciously adhere to dead theories and futile speculations as if they are invaluable; natural theories and concepts are not like wine which get better through time; they are mutable, discard able and alterable with new discoveries and evidence. Just because ‘spiritualism’ is more than 2000 years old it does not make it true or legitimate. The most important thing to accept is that we always need to follow the evidence presented before us without error and with bonafide. That is how we establish our civilization firmly into the future; we should never be naïve enough to fall into the snares of mystics; erected either by their naivety or spite for the human race and fall to their defunct theory spiritualism; consider the following: can we really trust these institutions who placed Galileo on trial for being smarter than the so called Bible? Can we trust an institution which used to preach that the earth was flat? But now they say that the earth is round with the information borrowed from science; which they are scrambling to kill. It really makes you wonder what these people really are. They are just organized lower animals established into a system. Further on, Can we really trust these perplexed assumers? Remember, that these institutions of spiritualism are based on assumption and pure speculations than evidence and investigation. These institutions lead our ancestors astray into believing the earth was flat and that they were made up of spirits rather than atoms and energy and they are attempting to delude us with that same chicanery to believe that―nature has a beginning. I bet that their current claim is no different from their previous claims that they proclaimed to our ancestors; it will not be anything further than an absolute bunk― that the future generation will destroy.
Therefore, my main idea and message is that we must always surrender to advancement in our progress of intelgnos we must not be arrogantly dogmatic about dead theories; we must always be wise enough to follow the evidence and continue our understanding of nature until we reach masterdom. We must stop beating dead horses and become like medieval peasants whose mind and body was the slave of fiction and inane speculations of ghosts, spirits and devils. Whether we like it or not natural understand will move forward and it seems like nature is becoming more aware of itself as time goes on; which will make life better for millions of sentient beings on the planet.; because without natural understanding nothing could possibly be achieved . The only benefit that one could achieve for being tenaciously adherent to a dead theory is to be left behind in the darkness of ignorance and confinement of disquietude because most of the time old theories/ beliefs/ concepts do not get better with time; they get eroded, rectified, reconfigured or replaced totally by something else because our investigation of nature is still on going.
Finally, I would say that we have come a long way from the profound ignorance that clouded the minds and the fear that saturated the emotions of our ancestors about the natural world; we have come a long way from spirits and devils to energy and dark matter today; but, still as has been said above the quest for the complete theory of life is not complete; even though we have already established the absolutism of nature though our investigation; there still seems to be a void in our curious minds. But, the good thing about natural absolutism is that it directs us to the abodement of this complete theory of life—which is nature.