If you don’t consistently put good things into your brain, then confusion and lies will clog it up, and they are incredibly hard to get out. Information is a never ending battle: we must be ever vigilant to what we put into our own heads because if we are intellectually lazy, there is a much less likely chance of us understanding anything about the world that we live in, and we will constantly be walking around, observing miseries, and questioning “Why? Why?”, because we didn’t take the time to put good information into our heads earlier on with which we could recall and make associations about the world that we live in and then we could use logic to understand things more clearly and take more appropriate actions.
Without logic, our actions are meaningless, and we will have no idea what we are doing, and confusion will be our companion instead of reason.
Reason is all around us, whether we realize it or not. It is everywhere: it is unavoidable. Why some people accept it while others don’t, especially on very simple issues, is one of the mysteries of the universe that I’m sure I will stew over for a while (stop telling me to “not think about it and just have fun” because thinking IS my fun. I know that a lot of people don’t understand that, but it’s true).
I have spent my whole life wondering why some people are less intelligent than others (as have many others), and I honestly do not know. But those people are no excuse for the rest of us not being able to learn. This is why individual liberty is so important: I have the right to learn even if others do not value education as much as I do.
As I’ve stated before, learning and writing are as natural to me as breathing, and I see a lot of people that say things like “I forgot what I learned in school” and then they complain about how terrible their life is. Would reason not be an appropriate facility to use in this circumstance? Why your life is so terrible? Instead, I see people using faulty logic and their lives get more and more terrible. It seems to me that logic dictates that we must use logic if we wish to understand issues.
There is much vilification of science and logic and reason from religious enthusiasts, and sadly, the only way for these people to break through from this is for God to reveal the truth to them, which I am hopeful of, but in the meantime, the Bible is right: there will be misery in our lives as long as we are here, because of the things that people such as the religious enthusiasts do. There is far too much to discuss to put into this article, but I’m sure I will think about it for a couple of years and then write an article about the subject.
Logic gets a bad rap because of simple things like “Well you can’t see and measure God, so that means science is a lie.” Well, you see, this is one instance where it is important to understand why logic is so important. That is faulty logic. It’s based on the fear of God, but it does not make sense for science to be evil simply because we can measure it but we can’t measure God. I don’t understand how science, which can make our lives happier, is evil, but God, who can also make our lives happier, is good. This is where lies start to entangle truth and make it hard to understand what is true and what is false. Only a divine revelation can explain to us what is true and what is false, and this is why I think that logic is so important. I think that logic is truly divine, in that it explains to us what truths are in the truest sense of the meaning of the word “truth.”