Where is Someone?


This starts out with a conversation I had with a second cousin (Brian), asking that he could not grasp God.  For many this is the Twilight Zone,  your faith your beliefs.  As far as Scientology is concerned,  fossil records dating back 195,000 years ago show modern-day human coming out of Africa and migrating from there.   Xenophanes (6th century Greek philosophizer)  is credited with being one of the first philosophers to distinguish between true belief and knowledge,  which he further developed into the prospect that you can know something but not really know it.   If the statement seems unclear, that’s because it is. Due to the lack of the whole works by Xenophanes a lot of meaning is lost and a whole lot of guessing is at hand,  so that the implication of knowing being something deeper (a clearer truth) may have special implications or it just may mean that you can’t know something just by looking at it.

Rod Serling explained this the best.

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Imagine

The area of imagination the 5th dimension,  that intro to the Twilight Zone will get you to think about anything.  True to the statement by Xenophanes,  “Ethiopians say that their gods are snub–nosed  and black.  Thracians say that they are pale and red-haired.   But if cattle and horses and lions had hands or could paint with their hands and create works such as men do, horses like horses and cattle like cattle also would depict the gods’ shapes and make their bodies of such a sort as the form they themselves have”.   Carl Sagan called this human conceit,  we have a hard time accepting things we cannot see, smell, taste and touch but thinking something as opposed to feeling it is two different states.

Xenophanes’ epistemology which is still influential today, held that there actually exists a truth of reality,  but that humans as mortals are unable to know it.  Karl Popper read Xenophanes as saying that it is possible to act only on the basis of working hypotheses we may act as if we knew the truth,  as long as we know that this is extremely unlikely.

So like this empty park bench above,  where is anyone?  Did they just leave or is someone coming?  Like ones faith you believe this for it fills a gap in what you my or not know and like the video below who is watching?

This is the Twilight Zone mixed with Nine Inch Nails the song Where is Everybody.

NiN 

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Faith

From Wikipedia:

“The Will to Believe” is a lecture by William James, first published in 1896, which defends, in certain cases, the adoption of a belief without prior evidence of its truth.  In particular, James is concerned in this lecture about defending the rationality of religious faith even lacking sufficient evidence of religious truth.

James’ central argument in “The Will to Believe” hinges on the idea that access to the evidence for whether or not certain beliefs are true depends crucially upon first adopting those beliefs without evidence.  As an example, James argues that it can be rational to have unsupported faith in one’s own ability to accomplish tasks that require confidence. Importantly, James points out that this is the case even for pursuing scientific inquiry.  James then argues that like belief in one’s own ability to accomplish a difficult task,  religious faith can also be rational even if one at the time lacks evidence for the truth of one’s religious belief.

Philosophy of religion

In order to usefully interpret the realm of common, shared experience and history, we must each make certain “over-beliefs” in things which, while they cannot be proven on the basis of experience, help us to live fuller and better lives.

This next video is by Alabama Shakes the song is Hold On.  On February 7, 2012, the band made their US national television debut on Conan.  They performed their first single, “Hold On” 

Alabama Shakes

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