THE mind is like a parachute – it only works when it is open.
An open mind is an inquiring mind: It does not blindly accept dogma but works to improve knowledge and to test a dogma to a high moral standard.
It will check dogma against the facts to ascertain whether or not a dogma can be substantiated. It is a mind aspiring to integrity.
On the other hand, we have the "un-inquiring" mind, one that accepts dogma without question, as to its validity.
It appears that the only requirement is that the dogma meets with the approval of the group thought. This has a tight linkage to political thought.
How could an evil cause, such as communism (or extreme socialism) and other evil rebel causes, often in the name of religion, gain traction?
Such minds provide the foot soldiers for every evil and dishonest cause, perpetrated on humanity, around the world
We see this blind acceptance of dogma with the global warming/climate change/climate extremes crowd. The dogma must reign supreme.
Have you heard the howls of protest when their dogma is questioned?
All we get from the crowd is the repetition of mantras with the occasional novel one and the “argument from authority”.
These actions do not require thought, and that is a reason why they resolutely avoid face to face debate.
A couple of questions to the closed mind will reveal very quickly the extent of climate knowledge – there is a real paucity.
Our universities were once places for testing the intellect and broadening the mind but, today, seem to have degenerated into little more than places where the parroting of mantras is essential to progress.
My apologies to those teachers who do encourage the open mind, for they are not to be “tarred with the same brush”, as the climate change crowd.
Why does the climate change dogma live on, despite there being plenty of contrary evidence? The answer is money! There are scientists, and others, doing very well out of the climate con.
Both the United Nations and Medicines sans frontiers are calling the recent American air attack on a hospital in Afghanistan a war crime. What else could any fair minded person, or nation, call such a callous and irresponsible act.
The excuse that the USA thought Taliban rebels might be using it as cover is absolutely pathetic.
Apparently it didn’t occur to them that there may also have been medical staff and patients there. It most definitely is a war crime and the perpetrators should be brought to account by the UN and by the rest of humanity.
THE INQUIRY into the greyhound racing industry has revealed that between 13,000 and 17,000 greyhounds are put down each year. Oh my, oh my!
This was reported in such a fashion as to make it sound like the end of the world had come.
But what about the 100,000 human babies that never see the morning light because their lives are cut short in the womb? Little concern is shown for that.
The world sure has its priorities back to front, in my opinion.
This reminds me of the story of when they were building the ancient tower of Babel. Can we conclude that we will suffer the same fate as they and our society will disintegrate in a similar fashion? I think the answer is obvious.
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