Ween Dwijler Posted November 1, 2021 Share Posted November 1, 2021 1 hour ago, kilowon said: I do not disagree with your assessment totally though I do believe that logically reality must have been created somehow. I think a lot of people like to personalize the creator because it make it easier for them. But I think if we look at near death experience etc, it is clear that there is a form of existence after this one. I personally adhere to Icke thoughts on the subject. I think the creator, first source, consciousness in awareness of itself or eternal dreamer or whatever you wanna call it, is neutral. It does not dispend laws. I did come to that conclusion before I discover Icke so maybe it is confirmation bias but this is the concept, based on personal experience and research, that I choose to believe in. Of course, if new evidence come forth that show that I am mistaken I will reconsider. I disagree that direct democracy is a good thing. Democracy is simply mob rule. The majority get their way even if they are in majority by only one. The reality as you perceive it, is completely different from that of an insect (with infrared vision), a dog that can only see in shades of grey but hears X times more than you do, or an animal that can smell X times more than you do. We can, with confidence, assume that what we hear, smell, feel, and see is not the reality. Your, or my, reality is formed inside our brains, that simply tries to make sense of the input it receives. This doesn't mean there is no such thing as a universal reality, it is just beyond our understanding at the moment. This is what true science tries to solve. Democracy can be applied on many levels. That of a household, a small community, a geographical area, within a cultural group, all the way up to planet wide levels. Planet wide levels of democracy should be only used for very broad formulated principles or ideas. For example; a decision to go into space exploration would be a worldwide decision to make. It affects everyone and everything. But the decision to build a local road in the village can be made on village level. What you eat tonight is a decision you and your partner can make together. You have to forget the 50+1 majority democracy, though. I was more thinking about 70% or even more that have to agree democratically about an issue. But as I said before, it is a starting concept that still needs a lot of work and discussions before it becomes mature enough to be considered. We have to start somewhere. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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