Monday, October 1, 2012

Intellectual liberty. (Or the ability to think by yourself.)

 Intellectual liberty can be stolen.

 Q. Yes way? No way?

 A. Yes way.

What is intellectual liberty? Simply described it’s the ability and capacity of an individual to reflect on, analyze, dissect and evaluate any subject, situation or theory that is proposed to him. To add anything to this would, in my mind, be superfluous.

Intellectual liberty is a right that belongs to every human from the day of his birth but that has been and still is denied to a majority of the earth’s population by dictators, and this includes the so-called, self-proclaimed kings and emperors of the past, communistic regimes and religions, that are so dear to so many people’s heart. My goal today is to treat the religious aspect of intellectual liberty theft.

Judaism, Christianity, Islam and all the rest of those businesses, so-called religions, have done it for years, are still doing it today and will do it for years to come.

The principle isn’t complicated at all and is used by all of them. Children who have been convinced of deep and emotional beliefs through well planned and concise indoctrination and programming and in whom false fears have been instilled will, in general, continue to adhere to those beliefs and to have those fears as they continue in life as adults. When this phenomenon happens the religions inherit lifetime, willing and regular, contributors to their businesses even if they are some of the poorest people in this world. It’s sad, very sad, for a person like me to witness.

I and my young friends went through the process in our youth. It started at home with our parents and continued in the school system with the teaching nuns and brothers but in a parallel action the indoctrination was emphasized in church by the priests. Yes by some of those bastards who are today accused of pedophilic practices on children, in the past.

The business (catholic church) turned us into consenting slaves (zombies) in order to suck as much money from us as it possibly could until some of us sat back and reflected on the real purpose of religions.

I must admit, however, that their method of operation was well thought of and very well developed. To convince anyone that some invisible god, who supposedly created the world and who lives somewhere in the firmament exists is not an easy task unless you grab your subjects at a very young age. To scare them into submission without the use of torture by making them believe that, if they don’t believe their teachings, they’ll burn in “hell” for eternity is also a feat of excellent business management.

For my part that bullshit has been out of my thoughts and my life for many years now but I honestly can’t help to think about and feel sad for those poor people who are still hooked into that system and who continue to give money to those bastards even though they sometimes only have enough money to survive, let alone have a decent life.

Hopefully, someday, those blind faith believers will retake possession of their stolen intellectual liberty and be able to see religions for what they really are; businesses. To be an intellectual slave is, for almost all blind faith believers, a life sentence and life shouldn’t be a sentence but rather a passing that should be spent enjoying the many pleasures that life offers like learning about things that surround us such as science and the rest. 

What do you think?

© 2012 Jean-Paul Gosselin

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Take this with you.

Returning home from work, a blonde was shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the radio, and a K-9 unit, patrolling nearby, was the first to respond.

As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the blonde ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then sat down on the steps. Putting her face in her hands, she moaned, 'I come home to find all my possessions stolen. I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send me a BLIND policeman.

Have a swell day, stay relaxed, have a beer and don’t forget: keep smiling. Life is good. Buena la vida. La vie est belle.