Philosophy & Spirituality
“You don’t have the right attitude about death, sickness, and viruses, and so on”. Fear can be debilitating, fear can remove reasoning capabilities. If you keep adding fear, you can end up with panic, and panic removes the ability to reason. It’s clear to me that that’s what governments are trying to induce in citizens; elevating fear-responses so they stop thinking for themselves.
Those who are ignorant of the past are bound to repeat it. Fr. Nolan offers a number of historical examples of when government officials conducted unethical scientific experiments on its citizens and then lied about it. Knowing our history enables us to think for ourselves and hopefully avoid repeating similar mistakes in the future.
We’re all seekers. We’re all explorers. You are not your body, you are not your name. You are not defined by outward things. The body and the personality, doesn’t define what you are. It’s an expression, it’s a vehicle, it’s like my car is not who I am, but it’s how I get around, it’s how I get to do the things I’m here to do.
As long as we don’t hurt each other, who cares what ‘beliefs’ we have religious, political, moral, or whatever. Something we should be able to universally agree upon. It matters not, as long as we are kind, caring, harmless. What matters to me about you, is not really what you think or believe, what religion you belong to, or if you’re an atheist, but how you conduct yourself. Everyone can understand the healing and good that come from kindness, compassion, caring, giving, harmlessness. Those are the virtues of Unselfish Love – the things that really matter.