Sunday, June 22, 2014

June 22/2014 Beleifs

Nobody has the right to force their beliefs on others.  (note that you fricking moors)  We may lay out our beliefs for others to pick up,   if they choose, but it is not human to force others to believe something that is not logical. Having said that, I must also recognize that in saying that, forms a violation of that very rule.

Spock said it. "It is not necessary that you believe as I do. " ...  "  but your are a fool if you do not believe in logic."

That is the trouble with most religions, they force non-rational beliefs on there members. Beliefs are powerful things. They protect us from bad behavior of ourselves, keep us from consuming poisons, and keep us fat. Yes, our beliefs can have negative impacts. Some beliefs need to be changed, cleaned from our memories, the habits they fostered removed, and the beliefs made logical or abandoned.

AA moves the choice of drink or not drink from willpower choice region of the brain to the belief section... the only logical decision possible is to not drink alcohol, therefore not a choice once you believe...

So if we recognize that wheat and sugar are not suitable for food, the choice is removed. End of story.  Well it should be.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

June 21 for today

In our own power are choice and all actions dependent on choice. (Epictetus) Nothing else is within  our power.

We have the power of  assent to an idea, a proposition, a value, a belief. To be self directed, we must only assent to virtuous ideals, and practice stewardship of our bodies.