Human beings have times of more patience, and times of less patience. I went through a little lull in patience this morning. This post should be considered a rant. Be warned. The very process of getting it out of my system grants me a refreshed cup of patience by which to tackle the upcoming week. The additional advantage of a rant is that it is typically raw and honest. If you are able to look past the labels used, and recognise the concepts in the ranter’s mind, rants can facilitate mutual understanding.
What the “non-theists” I’m clashing with are possibly unaware of: at the moment, this blog is not a blog targeted at non-theists. This is not a blog for “supposedly rational” people. (“Rationality”, hrmph. If we avoid appealing to physical evidence, I could show you the path from empiricism to nihilism and out on the other side, into woo-woo land, where What the Bleep makes sense, using nothing but “rational arguments” — if you were willing to take that journey. That is an integral realisation in lousirr’s unfalsifiable philosophy. Unfalsifiable, which is why it is philosophy, not science. On the positive side, lousirr’s philosophy contains a golden argument for the golden rule, and takes the golden rule a step or a leap beyond what most people use. Quite challenging.)
So screw the “supposedly rationalistic” people. I don’t care about them right now. This blog has its sights set on the Pharisees. Other things are mostly healthy distractions. I cannot do this on my own though, I could do with some help. (Here the doctrine of the trinity pops into my head yet again — it is everywhere). I will find help where I can. I was hoping to find some help amongst some of the non-theists, because they know something about God that some theists don’t. (And no, not that “God doesn’t exist”. Sorry. If that’s what you’d like to hear, you can go find your life-giving drugs elsewhere, I don’t currently deal that one.)
It is interesting to note that after every interaction with “rational” people, my sister finds me harder to communicate with. Such interactions pulls my mind into scientific language, thereby making it harder for her to communicate with me using her supposedly “less scientific” language. In particular, after interactions with the “scientific” crowd, I have an unreasonable desire to teach her scientific language: having more bilingual (and trilingual?) people would be particularly useful, in both directions. I want to get the communication channels open again. The modernistic obsession with labels instead of the concepts that the labels should be pointing to, is killing us.
In this process of looking for some co-workers, I have learned a couple of things (here the rant starts, this was the alpha of this blog post):
- If you are fundamentalistic about your labels, I have no use for you.
- If you are fundamentalistic about not being fundamentalistic, I have no use for you. We are all fundamentalistic about something.
- If you are fundamentalistic about the non-existence of something worthy of being called your “God”, I have no use for you.
- If you are unaware of the harm done by books like The God Delusion, I have no use for you.
- If you are unaware of the harm done by fundamentalistic religion, or religion in general, I have no use for you.
- If you are unaware of the harm done by attempts at being completely harmless, I have no use for you.
- If you are unaware that one can recognise a creator/destroyer duality in virtually everything (roots of Hinduism, I believe?), and you are disinterested or unwilling in discovering the duality, I have no use for you.
- If you are unaware of the nature of yin/yang, and are disinterested or unwilling to see what is meant by that, I have no use for you.
- If you are unaware or too scared to become aware of the singularity in psychology or physics, or the recursive nature of existence (I’ve heard rumours that Einstein was supposedly nearly driven mad while contemplating the singularity in General Relativity), I have no use for you.
- I assert that my intentions with this post are not at all arrogant or condescending. If you experience it as condescending or arrogant, that is unfortunate, but that is your problem. I have no use for you.
- If you are offended by this post, that is a pity, and I assert it is because you do not understand my context.
- If you are able to see that this post is not born of arrogance or condescension, and you see truth in every statement I have made thus-far, sweet! I may have a use for you. If you’d like to help out, let me know. We can have some really interesting discussions.
And here’s the thing: of course I have use for everyone. It should go without saying that the context in which I say “I have no use for you” is a very particular niche context. That should go without saying. *sigh*. It just means that right now, I don’t want to spend excessive amounts of time arguing with you. That detracts from my current mission.
If I have no use for you, you are still very welcome to read this blog. I still love having you on board, though I’m concerned that the distraction might detract from the primary mission. (That is why I need Mengelmoes.) Maybe you’ll even learn an interesting thing or two, even if the only thing you learn is how to be more arrogant and look down on people like me. If that makes you happy, and does not do too much harm, okay. Enjoy. I won’t say “as long as that does no harm”, because that is a fallacy. We all do harm. That is why we need one another.
Do you have use for me?
On the first weekend of December, I scheduled a post with the explicit purpose of chasing away the majority of my current readers. For a while I was only interested in people that would understand lousirr’s philosophy. I don’t know how many of those people are reading this blog, and I calmed down somewhat in the following week. I have to thank the Nazgûl and Mr. Smith for keeping me in check. I wanted to discuss things with other ring bearers. I still do. For a while, I thought there were a bazillion of those. Since then, I have discovered there are fewer ring bearers than I thought. Now Tolkien pointed out that the ring-bearers are doomed to set sail to the west, from the Grey Havens. This is true. But notice that if they sail away, they could always sail back again. And again. And again. Neo comes many times. In many forms. Because humans continue reaching for the apple, to take another bite. Quite remarkable, really… hehe…
And that, my friends, was Biblical language. Now if that didn’t chase you away, maybe this blog will be of some interest to you. Trust me, there are people that understand every word of that paragraph. If you don’t understand it, don’t worry about it. Let it go. I’m currently not so certain it is worth it to get to the point where you can understand it all. For some people, it is downright dangerous. I count myself lucky that I pulled through, though at great cost to my credibility in some circles. As I was lucky enough to survive the experience, I’m really glad to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
If you understood all of that, I’d love to meet you.