Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Western Creed

I believe in the material universe as the only and ultimate reality, a universe controlled by fixed physical laws and blind chance

I affirm that the universe has no creator, no objective purpose and no objective meaning or destiny

I maintain that all ideas of God or gods, enlightened beings, prophets and saviors or other non physical beings or forces are superstitions and delusions

Life and consciousness are totally identical to physical processes and arose from chance interactions of blind physical forces

And now for you to answer please

What parts of the above seem like obviously true descriptions of reality?

How do you personally know they are true?

Have you tested them yourself, or just accepted them on authority?

How many of these beliefs were consciously chosen by you?

Your beliefs - explicit and implicit - act as rules for the construction of your experienced reality

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