( – promoted by buhdydharma )
We might as well start this new phase from the very beginning, lol. And work our way up and/or down to where these questions will finally lead, to the Human behavior that culminates in what we call politics. These questions of course have no scientifically objective answers, the only answers can be….beliefs. But human beliefs are what shape our world
Some people believe that Freedom, Equality, and Justice for all are the most important things. Others believe that Power, Money, and Control of others are the most important things. These two belief systems are, and always have been the source of all conflict for humans. First in our huts, then our villages then our cities our nations and now in the 21st century, on the planetary scale.
So there are no final answers to these questions, no right or wrong answers. The only purpose in asking them is to discuss our beliefs. Because again, those focused beliefs, when acted on, are the basis of all human society.
“What the most people believe” is as close as we can get to something called reality or truth, when it comes to human behavior. As “what the most people believe” changes over time, as it always has…the world changes. And we all want to change the world.
So let’s start at the beginning!
1) What is the Universe?
1a) Is it an “accident?” Just random phenomenon?
1b) Or does it have a purpose? Or if it was just random phenomenon at it’s inception, has a purpose evolved?
2) Supposing it has one, (since if it doesn’t and it is just random phenomenon, there is really no further discussion necessary or possible) what is the purpose of the universe?
3) Is the creation of Planet Earth just a random phenomenon of the greater universe?
3a) If not, what part of the (presumed) purpose of the universe did the creation of the Planet Earth serve?
4) Is the creation of Human Beings just a random phenomenon of the Planet Earth?
4a) If not, what part of the (presumed) purpose of the universe did the creation of the Human Beings serve?
Note: The (presumed) existence of “a purpose” in no way presumes exactly what/who that purpose serves or belongs to. It does presume some sort of organized consciousness or intelligence. It does presume how organized or focused that consciousness or intelligence is…for instance, it certainly does not presume that that consciousness or intelligence is organized into an man with a white beard on a golden throne in the clouds, lol. It is, imho, distinctly unnecessary for the (presumed) consciousness or intelligence of the universe to be focused into any central, heavily organized, or embodied state or condition that could be described as “god” or gods.
Final caveat for the discussion; if there is anything impossible at all in the universe, this is it….that tiny little pieces of the universe like human beings could ever really, finally, to the point of unquestioning declaration know understand or accurately describe the consciousness/intelligence that we perhaps posses a tiny little infinitesimal spark of. Certainly not to the point of insisting, dictating, or controlling other Human Beings with our “superior knowledge.”
Within what could be called a rational framework, (which imo is pretty elastic) there is no right or wrong. There are only beliefs. Beliefs that change the world as more people adopt or abandon them. When the number of people in a village, or society, or nation, or on a planet adopt a belief reaches a critical mass of agreement or focused consciousness, that belief then becomes “true.”
Decisions are then made based on that shared belief, on that “truth.” Paradigms are built around it. New, shared, focused beliefs create new realities, and thus new worlds.