The Power of Reasoning


In the Tip of the Writing Brush are the followings:

This is a world constructed on reason

So I shall press upon you everything with the reason in verse. 1-21

Though I have gathered many and varied followers,

those that have minds like a distorted mirror will not do. 3-50

In this world there are people who believe in the books that were written thousands of years ago and believe from their hearts that the contents are all true. From a scientific and common sense reference, some of the contents cannot be true. It is the ability to reason that separate man from other species. These people abandon reasoning, and base their lives on their sacred books. When reasoning is abandoned, chaos and sufferings may follow. What is this institution that deprives people the power to reason?

It is religion that sometimes disregards reasoning, and requires of their congregation to have more faith on their sacred books. Faith base on reasoning may lead one closer to God; faith based not on reasoning may take us further from God. It becomes easier for the church to manipulate their congregation when faith is base on the untruth. Their church and their holy books cannot be wrong, and sometime what is wrong to most become right to these individuals. Killing in the name of God is justified. Good people become evil.

Questioning the sacred books is not sacrilegious. It is what God wants. God wants us to understand based on the truths of the universe. We must use our power of reasoning to understand the sacred books, but more important to understand what will make all mankind spirited and happy.

About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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