“When things don’t go well,” he said, “I leave the room and find a place to pray. Sooner or later god will tell me what to do.” Then he smiled as if I was supposed to accept this overtly religious and silly answer. This is the kind of holy thing that holy men do and, once done, they bask in the holy glow.
The people who think about thinking say that very few of us ever look at facts and make a decision. In almost all cases, they say, we make choices almost instantaneously and then spend our time building a case and looking for things that support our biased choice. They say this is mostly true whether […]
Here’s one for you. If the driving force of life (and even plants and bacteria do this) is to figure out how the world works and act accordingly…are the religious lazy for taking a shortcut by accepting that an old book tells them how the world really works and how they should act?
You want to fight stupid? Don’t put it in a box. Shine a light on it.
Amidst whatever cultural ills we propagated either willfully or tacitly in my grandparent’s generation, as a whole, the culture was polite and courteous.
Here’s a little existential absurdity to brighten your day!
Lots of people study excellence and intelligence. This guy studies stupidity.