THE WAR AGAINST THE INSANITY OF THE IMPROPER USE OF BELIEF & FAITH - (You only know what you have experienced)
Whatever you have personally experienced, you can say you know.
Whatever you have not experienced, if you speak or write it as if you know, is the same as promoting a lie. It is a lie because you say or write that you know, but you do not know, you merely believe or have faith.
There is a place for hope, belief, faith and feelings. It’s place is as tools to obtain knowledge, to obtain truth, not substitutes for knowledge or truth.
WHEN YOU KNOW A TRUTH (BECAUSE YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED IT) HOPE, BELIEF AND FAITH HAVE AN END CONCERNING THAT TRUTH.
More wars and death and heartbreak have been and are caused by the misuse of belief and faith than perhaps by any other cause.
Almost all religious and theological content (except the self-evident wisdom) in the worlds scriptures would fall flat on their face if scrutinized with reason, logic and intelligence.
No one KNOWS where we came from, why we are here and where we are going (if anywhere) in spite of philosophy, theology and science, yet people believe and have faith and argue and fight and go to war over what they don’t know. Is this not insanity?
How long must man suffer his ignorance and stupidity?
Belief and faith have been promoted by religions as a virtue, when in fact they produce ignorance and stupidity, for when a person believes and has faith (thinking he has the truth) he stops seeking the truth.
BEE A SEEKER, NOT A BELIEVER (misusing this valuable tool).
Know the truth and it will set you free (NOT believe the truth and set yourself free).
Let us reason together as one man reasoneth with another.
When a person says, “I believe and have faith that this or that is true”) he has said nothing except to expose his ignorance.
Believe all things, BUT ONLY HOLD FAST TO THAT WHICH PROVES TRUE. That means, use belief and faith to prove or disprove a thing, not as the thing.