Journal Entry #591
October 13th, 2011
Each day I go about talking with people on various issues and concepts that I see as important for humanity to move towards an existence that will bring about the least amount of misery for us all. This is a far more difficult task than you can imagine. It appears I see it my way and they see it theirs but I had hoped that we would find common ground, some basics that we all can agree on. This again has been a difficult task.
Even when I propose the simplest most obvious things to start a discourse from agreement I am met with resistance. So many are looking or feel they have found that magic solution and no one is going to tell them any different. Magic sounds great, I have often thought about ways that I could make things better, ways that defy the laws that surround us but I always realize that things are the way they are because that is the way we exist. To defy nature will have consequences. Besides the fact that magic does not exist and that we must work within the rules of the universe I am brought to mind the saying “Be careful what you wish for you just might get it.”
There is no magic solution. We probably would have found it by now but still people keep indulging in unrealistic thinking, magical thinking. We try to bend the rules but really we only bend them in our imaginations and then pretend what we have created is real. We go so far as to act on these thoughts and affect the lives of others.
This is humanities obsession and it is a dangerous one. Stop and think for a minute or two about what you believe and why you believe it. Has it ever truly worked? Have you actually ever seen what you believe to be real? I don’t mean in your imagination I mean for real where others can verify it, where in this modern world we can take a video or credible picture of it. Some good hard evidence? If the answer is no then come on it probably is not real. Sorry to burst your bubble, rain on your parade but come on.
When I get requests like this I just feel sorry for the person;
Marie A. Browne Albrand
Greetings Gary in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ My Lord and Saviour forever. I requested you because of your comment about God being a person! If I can help you understand who and why God sent His Son to this earth, then Praise God. I don’t know everything there is to know, but after walking with God for more than 35 years I do know He is real and hears and answers prayer. My heart is heavy for people and God has given me His love for my fellow man and women. So if you are willing to hear and know truth you can accept my request! God Bless you and much love to you in Jesus.
So many in the world are living in this fantasy state in their minds, this is the 21st century with all the wonders and technology we have access to. We have increased our understanding of the universe around us at an incredible rate and still people are clinging to magical thinking. Does this make sense? No it does not.
How do we get past this?
Do you not think this is childish, taking things as true that are impossible in reality? Sometimes you just have to call it the way it is and so many are deluded in their beliefs. We know better. Do you realize how many laws of nature have to be broken for magic to exist? Do you really think through what it is you believe? It all sounds great in its conceptualization but to actually apply it.
The reality of the fantasies if they were real is not what you think they will be. It is all great because it is pretend but truly apply in reality what you believe.
We can see the negative effects when people try and live out the fantasies on a daily basis but again this is just a human interpretation of the events and it goes wrong there imagine the real event.
Take the concept of heaven and really think it through. Don’t just stop where it feels good keep going and apply some reasoning to it. Just the idea of living forever is scary as hell.
Come on people time to let go of childish wishful thinking and grow up. There is no magic and if there was it would just be normal not magical. It is only the idea that you can pretend to make it what you want it to be that is appealing.
If we can get past this nonsense we stand a chance because once reality is accepted you realize you have to work within the rules of the universe and you no longer engage in magical thinking for solutions to your problems.
“Reality is neither good nor bad; it just is.” – Arbie M. Dale Seek the truth always
Gary David Currie
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