|Whenever we blame society, we are merely protesting our own inability to contribute towards its betterment.|
We commonly assume our species to be uniquely superior to the rest of nature, calling things that we have modified artificial and everything else natural, not really understanding what we mean by it most of the time. Not only is this conception of nature quite bogus, it often seems to handicap our ability to interact with it. However evolved and increasingly complex our brain structure might have become over a few hundred millennia, we remain the pattern-seeking apes that our not-so-distant ancestors were all along. Being so developed and awakened, we should be able to wrap our minds around hundred-years-old evidence and, at last, fully appreciate the pretenseless scientific fact that we are nature. We simply cannot hope to understand it if we boycott its most essential principles.
|If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch...|
Notwithstanding the sad fact that having to reprocess all this is bound to be mentally exhausting, it is obviously easier to just pretend like we own reality; but again, bear in mind: for us to be standing here now, unfortunate folks had to go through this, time and time again. Anything about which we are right today, we had to be wrong about first; and what you and I, taken as individuals, assume to be knowledge... is in fact mostly unchecked data. We simply can't be expected to personally verify it all and as ambiguous as the word truth might be, being wrong is the only path towards it. We have all been told things that hurt because they forced us to deconstruct notions we considered fundamental and from which many others of our cherished beliefs were borrowing all of their validity.
|Decision making: as close to it as you'll ever get...|
You came across this blog through a succession of factors too complex for anyone to say that you chose it all to happen. Someone or something outside made you want to give it a chance. Your choices were narrowed down. Depressing? A bit too much exposure to reality may have its toll on you after a while. Healing from religious abuse takes efforts and time, just like withdrawing from some "comfort-inducing" chemical substance would be a painful challenge. Atheism is not the answer, merely the result. You'll never be presented with certainty and this is difficult to a lot of people who quit religion. Whatever you may think of this article, having read it will slightly modify your perception just like every stimuli that ever reached your senses. Truth is rarely too convenient.