Tackling Complex Subjects
Challenging centuries of religious and philosophical history is no
easy feat, especially for those deeply attached to specific
doctrines. It may be beneficial to approach these discussions as if
you were an outsider observing from a neutral standpoint. I believe
there exists a universal truth that could greatly enhance our lives,
yet it's surprising that traditional religions and philosophies have
not been updated to incorporate modern concepts like artificial
intelligence and other contemporary information. Our current
understanding remains fragmented.
I offer my perspective as
someone who has immersed themselves in various religions firsthand
and has spent decades as a technical writer, delving into complex
topics such as microprocessor chips and telephone switching
equipment. With a degree in psychology and ongoing studies in
philosophy and religion, I bring a diverse set of experiences to the
Philosophers often seek a starting point, much like
Euclid did with his postulates. However, Gödel's Incompleteness
Theorem demonstrated that there is no singular starting point; we
must make arbitrary assumptions based on our chosen subject matter.
Our brains are not wired to adhere to specific postulates; instead,
we learn through experience, shaping our understanding through
stories and extracting truths from them.
The quest for truth
is an ongoing journey influenced by various factors, including our
surroundings and personal growth. As we approach the truth, we
perceive it from different angles, much like viewing a chandelier
from various perspectives. Our interpretations of "truth" are based
on many things but by their fruit we can judge how truthful they
Beliefs, while subjective, often make sense to
the individuals who hold them, as life requires some degree of
coherence for decision-making. Our brains, with their intricate
neural networks and other complex features, require order to
function harmoniously. To keep the brain on track, there has to be
some mechanism that gives us peace and wisdom. But where would
this mechanism receive its knowledge to bring this about? One
is fourced to conclude that there must be a higher power that is the
In our current cultural
landscape, science and religion are often viewed as opposing forces,
yet they both contribute valuable insights in there own ways. While
science excels in logic and understanding the physical world,
religion provides a sense of connection to love and wisdom. However,
we must radically redefine our spiritual beliefs to align them with
scientific principles, and from spiritual prospectives from around
Engaging in spiritual practices and meditation
can provide deeper insights into ourselves and the world around us.
By exploring various sources of truth, including religious texts and
philosophical teachings, we can gradually uncover profound insights
that resonate with our inner being.
Religious texts are
essentially narratives of belief that are frozen in time.
Instead, if we practice continuous revelation, religious texts could
be updated, conveying universal truths in profound and expanded
ways. Some things never change, and teachings that promote love,
compassion and harmony need not change. By focusing on the best from
many sources including science and diminishing that which no longer
serves, we can glean better insight and wisdom that will
profoundly enrich our lives.