- Luke Monahan
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Why for so many is it science or religion with no room inbetween for honest existential consideration?
For many people it is science and nothing else. There is no afterlife, no free will and no greater meaning or morality than the reality we see directly in front of us.
For many other people it is the seemingly unexamined adoption of a religion, a pre-set construction of beliefs, rituals, values and morality. One of many which on its face is equally as likely to be a true representation of reality as any other as well as any other possible but yet unseen constructed set of beliefs in the infinite landscape of thought.
Either of these seems almost as lazy and flawed as the other.
Why is it so uncommon for people to start from the existential beginning (I exist) and work their way up to their own logical conclusions?
Is it because most people don't truly care and just want to live their life?
Why are people so averse to thinking for themselves?