"In my opinion: The Greeks(Ancient Greece) knew their "Myth's" where myths,modern mankind,now has belief that are myths,which believes Truths"-me
There’s a Cherokee story about two wolves, and it serves as an excellent parable. It goes something like this:
One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, “my son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is good. It is joy, peace love, hope serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
The grandson though about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “the one that you feed.”
I highly recommend watching this series on "Self-Deception" Leo must of put a lot of study into their making,and giving these insights for free
The map–territory relation describes the relationship between an object and a representation of that object, as in the relation between a geographical territory and a map of it. Polish-American scientist and philosopher Alfred Korzybski remarked that "the map is not the territory" and that "the word is not the thing", encapsulating his view that an abstraction derived from something, or a reaction to it, is not the thing itself. Korzybski held that many people do confuse maps with territories, that is, confuse models of reality with reality itself.
A three-phase schema of the abstraction process helps show the overlap between James’s and Dewey’s perspectives: 1. Singling out. Abstraction first identifies and emphasizes a single predicate, part, stage or object of a complex whole, whether the whole be material, ideal or both. 2. Symbolizing. Abstraction conceptualizes the predicate (etc.) as belonging to a single kind—a concept, a sign, a mathematical object or function, in short, a symbol. 3. Systematizing. Abstraction associates (James) and relates (Dewey) the single symbol to a system of symbols, a system that is fallible, disunified, and one among many.7 A particular symbol classification includes laws, causal regularities, and judgments in which concepts (James) and mathematical objects (Dewey) are connected and networked.
Focused on Survival
Are We so Focused on Survival, we claim "Certainty" for things which should not be for a moment seen as a "Certainty",as they may very well be "Simply a Shadow,a fleeing glimpse of true reality?.
I believe this video " Noah’s Flood and the Development of Geology ", portrays a collective of Self - deception
"History is written by those whom hold the ideologically power over the people"
A reason , Separation of church and state so important
The separation of church and state is a key constitutional liberty which protects the American public from tyranny. It protects all people from the religious tyranny of any one religious group or tradition and it protects all people from a government intent on tyrannizing some or any religious groups.
In God We Trust and the separation of church and state ?
The capitalized form "IN GOD WE TRUST" first appeared on the two-cent piece in 1864 and has appeared on paper currency since 1957. A law passed in a Joint Resolution by the 84th Congress (P.L. 84–140) and approved by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 30, 1956, requires that "In God We Trust" appear on American currency. The following year, the phrase was used on paper money for the first time—on the updated one-dollar silver certificate that entered circulation on October 1, 1957. The 84th Congress later passed legislation (P.L. 84–851), also signed by President Eisenhower on July 30, 1956, declaring the phrase to be the national motto.
Further important decisions came in the 1960s, during the Warren Court era. One of the Court's most controversial decisions came in Engel v. Vitale in 1962. The case involved the mandatory daily recitation by public school officials of a prayer written by the New York Board of Regents, which read "Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country". The Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional and struck it down, with Justice Black writing "it is no part of the official business of government to compose official prayers for any group of American people to recite as part of a religious program carried out by the Government." The reading of the Lord's Prayer or of the Bible in the classroom of a public school by the teacher was ruled unconstitutional in 1963. The ruling did not apply to parochial or private schools in general. The decision has been met with both criticism and praise. Many social conservatives are critical of the court's reasoning, including the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Conversely, the ACLU and other civil libertarian groups hailed the court's decision.
A Question one needs to ask is " If the morals dictated by the bible,commandments etc. worked to make people moral,truthful, noncorrupt etc. why do we have so many laws, and prisons, drug addition etc. Something isn't working
People forget, not so long ago in a Land many of of our ancestors came from where doing crazy stuff like burning witches
simply cause they allowed their minds to be run by religious belief in devil !
Just the fact a Ideology created a Idea of a evil thing, most likely to cause fear in people, should be enough reason not to believe, any belief that has a Fear based element, has that element to control.
Nature has many brutal seeming things, yet no evil. Look around, there is only Nature,
Yet in the below, many people where controlled by a non- Natural idea, formed by a man made self-deception.
Above is what can happen when a religious ideology makes people Loss their Minds
this way only around 400-500 years ago !
A good reason to never allow One person ,like a King,President etc, be in charge.
My main concern is ; Religion what ever it is , has the ability to be very Dangerous, this must never be forgotten.