blind faith = (usa) greatest country;; (germans) master race;: (muslims) jihad: (britain) racial and cultural superiority; (jerusalem) the chosen people; (christianity) convert them or kill them.
Belief controls behavior. Take a marriage for example. If you believe your wife is cheating, you behave as though she was. The result - strain, possible. divorce, sometimes death. We are fortunate to live in an age that may be known as a second renaissance.The difference is that it is global not simply regional Licklider/Gutenburg. From time immemorial we have tried to understand and control the forces around us. We have used several ways to influence the outcome of the game such as wearing the same socks, i.e.,superstition, Next we come to witchcraft, then religion, then science. Wouldn't it be nice if we acted only on knowledge and not belief. .Wouldn't it be nice if we learned to demand of ourselves a level of integrity that required us to justify our actions (personal, national and global) based on reality and not fantasy.
what you know that I don''t, and that's a lot
I am good at being myself. Now that doesn't mean I am good, I am narcissistic , insensitive, and hopelessly incompetent.. I am also good at controlling the negative effects of these flaws on others.