I Write Her weekly photo challenge with Susi Bocks. Photo—Ash D Soloman—Lucid Being
In the Gaelic wind—
God repents a wistful glance—
At earthly pleasure—
Reveal true characters—
Confronted by strength—
As the hedge-witch reposes—
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God himself travails—
Broken from his own restraint—
To glimpse wild beauty—
The image of god caste by the writers as a ‘perfect innocent’ of any wrong doing is in fact a type and shadow of the men of power. Who but the aspiring and entrenched ‘men of words’ can declare their innocence time and again from the same breath that inflicts? Who but god (the writers) can tip their hand in blood and horrors and and call it good? Even very good—Taking a stand against this entrenched deception is in fact the absolute morality the religious seek.
Bending your mind to appease a nefarious belief and honoring atrocious behavior through faith is an obvious sleight of hand played on the trusting minds of humanity.
How to dodge free will to filter good and bad ideas
Having thoughts come into your head by a long chain of incidental contact, can give one the strangest ideas, sometimes harmful, sometimes brilliant. It is then our responsibility to either foster the idea, or reject it. How do we do that if free will is at such a premium?
Is it a good idea to foster an idea that has no proof in reality, but is seen by many as an overall benefit to the species?
Religion is the idea that keeps giving (and taking) with unintended outcomes, that, not only don’t work for the skeptic, but they don’t work for the believer either.
- There are no miracles
- Prayer is never answered by a god
- The idea of peace on earth has never materialized even with a majority citizenry and leadership.
- Love is still at a premium
- Where’s the bliss? Isn’t it time to show me the money, after taking so much of mine for so long?
Collaboration outside of your circle of belief is critical to sound reasoning. Occasionally I’ll throw out an idea to the group to get validation. Sometimes the post gets a lot of comment, but nothing directed at the idea itself (you’re all too kind sometimes) but when that happens I go back to the drawing board to adjust my thinking.
We may not have the free will to generate our own ideas, but do we (I hope) have the ability to foster them, or filter them? Do we have that choice? Is this filtering ability the difference between a skeptic and a true believer—or psychopath?
Recalling, computing, pondering, is overwhelmed by the datas you foster. Those conscious choices, what you read and watch, have a profound impact on our output. One can rarely consider something they’ve never heard of. Choose wisely my fiends.
Moralty comes from regions of the brain based on positive and negative input and our ability to process information. That being said, what is the governing force behind sexual morality?
An interesting study showed that societies where women were economically dependent in their relationships, frowned heavily upon promiscuity, while those that had less or no economic dependence on a male partner were less concerned with promiscuity. While religion tends to flourish in societies steeped in female economic dependence.
“Our results do imply a hypothesis for why religious and conservative ideologies themselves tend to be anti-promiscuity: because they emerged in environments characterized by high female economic dependence.
When abrahamic religion talks of the origins of morality, the rarely mentioned but main concern of morality is sexual purity in women. It’s origins are primal, and male dominant religious cultures genealogy is a keypoint. Same as the apes, it was all about maintaining control of food, territory, and sex. Keep the harem closely guarded.
By solely being born to a family of religious tendencies, I oft said things that made the greatest of past bigots roll over and groan. They weren’t my words but fathers. By sheer luck I was born to a fundamental Christian home that prospered according to strict obedience to biblical law as they had the most perfect sense about it. “Every jot and tittle” as they say, was of supreme importance and likely right as father whip would convince even the finest heathens of its truth.
Father partied and played the girls when he was young
Father came to Jesus and his freewill took our freewill away
Now we all obey god or else father whips us with a belt
I can quote scripture I learned as a young child that keeps me close to Jesus
When I am older my children will never see a bible because I don’t think people like being preached or slapped
Mother caught me playing with myself and I am going to hell with all the other filthy people
Jesus died because of me.
When I am older maybe my children will find god on their own. I hope not.