I was writing a comment to “The Force Abnegates” dated 14 December 2015 by David Grant. It grew big enough to become a freestanding post.
Once again we have the axiomatic issue of frame control, meaning social interpretation. The Christian perspective is a crutch, as is religion generally. Mass ideologies are like civilizations. They have a life cycle with virtue on the rise and vice on the fall as judged by What Is. Now you, dear reader, just might be better with a crutch for certain things because you have certain particular deficiencies or typical limitations. But how would you know without trying with sincerity? Achievable or not, not needing the crutch is better than needing the crutch.
David, your prepackaged morality blinds you in unqualified terms, blinds you to the absolute intrinsic pedagogic values of each narrative constellation, and to the relative pedagogic worth of the same. Your post tl;dr because it was painful. It was pain that you expressed. Misery loves company and is narrow-minded. I speak from experience, which informs my perspective if not insight.
The solution is that your fundamental tenets are not a solution.
The truth is that life is an evolutionary clusterfuck (for whatever supernatural reasons of What Is), and that scares you into the mental cocoon of your herd-hugging narrative mindset with heaven as your sure bet. The derivative ideologies of Judaism are so. Socialism is so beneath superficial differences. If you had studied history in adequate detail to see the gore, you’d know that.
The ‘higher’ truth, as far as it may be projected onto a fantasy world where yes, some of the details don’t quite fit, but the higher truth per real life is the Jedi are not entirely good and the Sith are not entirely bad. Your need for cookie-cutter morality shines through your perspective. Not everything in life is about your universal morality because, I know this sounds crazy but…, your morality is not universal.
If you went outside your bible history, you’d know that. Garbage in, garbage out. A shame you have been tricked into wasting your intellect like so many men. The more we feel first rather than think first, the more like women we become, but to become like women is to become functionally inferior to women. We can never be anything but less than women by being emotional first. Women are designed for it; we are not. Women are easily managed by those who have the power and no one else. Emasculated men are just plain easily managed.
Why? How? With what?
“Life creates it, makes it grow. It’s energy surrounds us, and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.”
The best herd ideologies are enough truth to make it believable but enough lie to make it unwieldy.
You object to the force because it fictitiously represents a rival spirituality and morality. You fight in the realm of effects not causes. You have no trouble reading between the lines of everything you see with your Churchianity lens. Read between the lines after you read all the data you can and synthesize it for consistency. Data has data. Where did the data come from? What agenda might the data provider have had both consciously and subconsciously. A force of sorts has always been with you. It is the ‘spiritual’ power of the herd. You are living by the pretend rules of the matrix, the pre-approved flavor most to your liking.
You are a rebel without a cause, only effects.
This is our time, and a sense of humor about our own insignificance can be empowering. Read between the lines with wisdom. All you need is enough data to tell the story, the Socratic method, Occum’s razor, and ownership of your own mind (all of it, cf. triune brain model).
Unplug. Side Step. Ride. Rebuild. PUA is the way.
—‘Reality’ Doug, 14 December 2015