Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fact and Faith

Fact proliferates ambiguity, faith eradicates ambiguity. Perhaps this is the hubris of the faithful. The governing dynamics of a perceived objectivity of the soul given by faith ensures a afterlife, but why is faith so excessively advocated if it has no perceptible practical means. It occludes the mind from the physical, it gives a meticulous engineuity to the individual's meaning of life. If the idea of the soul is perpetuated and believed so passionately through the means of theology, then why is there always residual ambiguity in theology?
Why is it so vital to the structural integrity of our society to assimilate these ideas? Perhaps we are trying to give the feeling of dying some kind of desperate personification to justify our fear of death, opposed to facing one's own mortality. Theses feelings lie within the profoundest depths of the human mind, and are rarely articulated, but every one seems to know the feeling. Perhaps it's an instinct thats engineered directly into our genetic signatures that habitually makes us fear death.
Our internal disposition depends on faith, but that faith can be manipulated by information regarding what others feel, forcing the individual who's assimilating the information to contradict his own justification of life.
Maybe theology is a means of manipulation, and perhaps we were never meant to verbalize these profound feelings.

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