I've started this blog out of confusion, annoyance and frustration.
Not a great combination of emotions. But alas, here we are.
I guess explaining the causes would help right? Well I've just had it up to here with ignorance. I do not understand how people can't explain where their beliefs or thoughts come from. Thats the confusion.I guess it's also the annoyance and the frustration. It seems as though people who hold ideas because of reason are a dying breed. Try it out! Ask someone to enlighten you as to why they believe something? More often than not the responses (at least the ones I get) are
'i saw it on this cool video on youtube' ooh were there flashing lights on there too?
'i dunno my mum's always said it' do you listen to her about anything else?
'well my pastor/imam/religious leader told me' yeah but who told him?
'i think i saw it on the telly... or did i read it somewhere' now you're just taking the mick. you don't read.
And other generally similar statements that allow people to bypass their reason. I would love to ask someone why they believe something and hear
'well think about it... it makes sense...' followed by an explanation that appeals to human reason.
Big example... today on that vile 'social networking site' I can't stay away from, I saw this
'POLICE ARE GOING AROUND PUBS AND CLUBS SAYING THAT WE CANT WEAR OUR ENGLAND TOPS 4 THE FOOTIE & GOTTA TAKE THE FLAGS DOWN AS IT IS UPSETTING THE PEOPLE THAT DONT COME FROM HERE, NOW IM NOT RACIST, BUT THIS IS TAKING THE PISS! THIS IS OUR COUNTRY AND WE NEED 2 MAKE A STAND IF YOU/THEY DONT LIKE IT GO AWAY! WOULD YOU REMOVE UR TURBAN & BURKHA BECAUSE IT UPSETS ME, IF YOU AGREE POST THIS AS YOUR STATUS. COME ON ENGLAND!'
Let me break down the levels of ignorance.
- When was the last time you saw the police going around saying stuff?
- In ENGLAND, the ENGLISH authorities are going to tell the ENGLISH people not to support ENGLAND this summer in the World Cup...?
- According to your jibber jabber, the POLICE imposed the ban... not Sikhs and Muslims sooo where does the burkha and turban come from (especially seeing as you're 'not racist')
This is not a small thing... look if you don't believe me go to Facebook and type in 'England flag' you'll see how many people got sucked.
Long story short... this is an age of incredible ignorance. Reason is dead...
Will you help revive it?
New post when I get angry enough again LOL.x