Friday, September 17, 2010

Random thoughts 1....

Why is that we know what is right or wrong? How do we develop conscience? What determines our ideas, thoughts and feelings? These are some of the million philosophical questions that jump in my mind when I think of how we make decisions in life and how we choose our path. Why is that my principles and moral values are weaker than his? Or is 'weaker' the right thing to say because who decides what are the 'right' principles and values that we all need to follow. When I dare to taste some beef for I believe that 'when I have eaten a chicken, why spare the beef', why is it held against me by some who strongly believe in Hinduism. Who decided what the religion is and will be? When human beings evolved into what they are, there was propbably no religion, no god, no evil. All they cared about was eat, sleep and procreate. These are the basic actions for existence among all animals and thats what human begins were too. Then what made us to differentiate ourselves from animals? Why did we choose to become what we are today? Do you think lions, tigers or even consider the primates that are closest to us according to Darwinian's idea have changed from what they were when we were cavemen?
I think what makes us different all the animals and why we are here todays is because we believe. We believed we are more powerful than other creatures on Earth, we believed we have someone with superpower up there, some of us believe in not believing this belief, we believe that we need to have principles and values in life either our own or those from our religion, we believe in many other such beliefs that were made by us. Can we ever give up living based on our beliefs and live by the truth?

You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe. - Carl Sagan

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