This seemed pretty basic bitch to me, but I was reminded last night that what seems basic to us today wasn’t so basic when we were growing up, and that means it’s repeating something fundamental. And repeating fundamental ideas is a good use of time.
The discussions about “proof” versus “faith” – or science versus religion; are essentially nonsense.
In such discussions, ‘faith’ is pejoratively defined in terms that regard it as unfounded – but it is better to consider faith as more like ‘trust’, but trust being regarded in a personal way; we trust someone that we regard as having our best interests at heart.http://charltonteaching.blogspot.com/2020/12/faith-is-red-herring.html
It’s not a bad idea to play with the idea of what sorts of things you can have faith in to understand what it is. E.g. If you’re walking on a floor you built yourself for the first time, you’re putting faith in the quality of your own work. If you’re firing a mortar at something you can’t see, you’re putting faith in the physics, your supplier, and the calculations. People who tell you faith is like the Law of Attraction are replacing an older concept (“fide” as in “fidelity” or “confide”) with a newer one. In the most general sense, faith is a sensible probabilistic inference that the character of something (most typically someone) you know well will predict the outcome of something you couldn’t possibly predict otherwise. What their spouses do in secret, what fellow soldiers will do under stress, and what happens after death are the most salient things people want to predict and, presumably, don’t have perfect firsthand information about. So religion, marriage, and the military are the areas where we appeal most often to the binding value of “faithfulness”.
As usual Charlton ends it by saying everyone is going to Hell except him because they don’t have his Romantic Mystic Christian spiritual discernment, but that’s because he’s mistaken the clarity and predictive power of the black pill with spiritual discernment.
And all this is – in 2020 – so blazingly obvious that it requires complicit evil on the part of any adult who fails to notice what is happening on a daily basis!
Which is why the eyes above the masks we see in daily life, are increasingly resemble those of zombies, or snakes.
Yeah, that’s just dysgenics there bud. Remember, you’re only supposed to take two black pills in the morning if you’re under 250 pounds. Or wait, shit, he’s in Europe…uh, under 17.86 stone.
Looks like the topic of trustworthiness is back in style today: https://www.unz.com/anepigone/always-depended-on-the-trustworthiness-of-others/. I’m sure this has nothing to do with the election.