Originally Posted by karakorak
Why are people so afraid of questions and debate? It seems many people are truly not as sure of their beliefs as they would like us to imagine. Confident people don't try to dismiss people who wish to open discussions, rather, they engage with enthusiasm in the dialogue, as befits adults.
Have you ever considered that it may simply be so because the more they might debate the issues, the more risk there is of reasoning and working out the reality from the fantasy, and lose or even reject 'the Dream'? Have you ever wondered that maybe that something that people who live in the Dream can't quite learn to function without, as it insulates them from their actual realities, at least until it kicks their ass with a size ten boot.
You must not question your 'faith' in the Dream (trust in what you have been taught to imagine or believe), as you will lose the imagined profits of what that mindset makes promise of, even if the promise is actually unfulfillable.
Religious belief makes great promises; promises that many people, at some fundamental level, know deep down just can't meet up with reality, but the idea
(concept) that they just might
(the gamble) do so is so alluring and powerful that it warps any true capacity to reason, and therefore overrides it in most cases.
The unconscious-unreasoning part of the mind is many times more powerful than the lesser quality of reason, so if the balancing force of reason is damaged or limited by lack of knowledge and experience, the individual will unknowingly be hamstrung by the baser elements of their being, which is basically raw unreasoning beast, the unformed human. This is why religions don't want people to know things (you must believe/accept), as to question is to seek to know, and to seek to know may well result in something being discovered that may cause potential threat to what people to date only accept on the basis of belief or opinion only. Fear is a reactive thing, and reason is a considerd thing, so, who do you think loses if people wake up and start to work things out (reason)? Maybe you've already worked out that one?
Reality still operates at all levels of our existence, even if we want to choose to believe that we've wished it away, but in the meantime, until we wake up, we stay in the Dream, unconscious or maybe semi-conscious at best, unaware of much of what goes on, but that's profitable to those who keep us in the Dream, those peddlers of false promise. If you took and swallowed the pill, even if you thought it would cost you nothing, all you have left is the nothingness that living in the dream left you.
Basically, if a mind works on such a level, the owner of the mind just doesn't care, as they just want more and more pills, more faith in larger doses of medication, just like 'the doc' ordered, and he's happy to give you a repeat prescription. Now can you see why you are noticing why people just don't seem to care, or if they do then why don't they do what they should do, or do they know any better? Surely, if they cared enough, they would do enough? Maybe Brian D' Arcy cares enough to speak out because he knows right from wrong, and that all the years of trying to live in the Dream just didn't override all of his reason? Lest the light go out in the minds of man, surely one must trim one's wick and be ready to be enlightened?