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Personal Basics

Postby Marcus Minucius Audens » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:50 pm

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In my description of who I am, and what I believe, I included the teachings of my parents, teachers, and personal friends just briefly. Perhaps that was too brief. It is my belief that the human mind must be trained to follow the right track for the culture in which this mind will live. That training is vital, as we see every day, people whose training during childhood was either neglected badly or non-existent and their views of the culture in which they live are totally different from those around them. With that in mind the Christian ideas, the Roman virtues, are useless as they mean nothing to these minds. Only the Golden Rule applies and that is reversed into "Treat others as I have been treated." The right of decision can indeed be a horrible thing when we decide to burn people at the stake, let their intestines be strung out and boiled in oil, and other horrendous things like murder, robbery, assault, dictatorship, etc. However, if the mind is not trained, then we see the acts which violate the culture in which that mind lives. So, far that has been the major problem in our society; this to pursue those responsible to do the training and the teachng in such a way as the lessons are absorbed and accepted. Then we may discuss the limitations of nature and the effects of a possible universal power, whatever that may be.

I cannot discuss the ancient and medieval Philosophers, simply because I have other things which occupy my mind. However, much of what they have to say is from their own thoughts and views shaped totally by a different culture than the one in which we currently live. Now, while these philosophies are interesting to read and study, I believe that they really do not apply here totally due to two major considerations. The first, as I said, they were trained in a totally different culture. Secondly, our philosphers of the modern day have modified much of what they had to say. I agree that there are some things which may well be universal, but Science has expunged much of those ancient beliefs, and we know much more about our world around us if we take a moment to absorb it, than what our mind concieves as it looks into the darkness of imagination only.

Respectfully Submitted;
Marcus Audens
Marcus Minucius Audens

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