A controversial topic among intellectuals some are vehemently against such ideas while others see the need for it. One of the costs of society is it looses its past, it’s history, it’s wisdom; society believes it is now in a more superior state not realizing the chaos that will befall upon them.
In civilizations that had experienced such prosperity is where new beliefs take place such as secularism. Prosperity, civilization glory, technological advances has made them believe in new frontiers, new beliefs, new religions. At present it is what has been anticipated by brilliant thinkers.
Fundamental question that arises from such discussions is the mere fact the need for people to have ‘faith’ ‘belief’ in subjects. Whether the subject is of this world, or a fiction, whether it is for an idea, or against an idea. There is this biological aspect of our human minds to aspire to know the ‘unknown’ to believe in something that cannot be believed. Even the very people who are strict ‘rationalists’ have such belief in their own subject matter ‘rationalism’ to which that they don’t even recognize.
When intellectuals blame those who believe in ‘irrationality’ the question then becomes defining ‘irrationality’ or to put it differently why do people believe in irrational subjects. Surely evolution must have designed such aspects of our mind to benefit ourselves, or there wouldn’t have been such traits in our dna.
Humans have a need to believe in something to dedicate their life into. To carry out its code of conducts, to have meaning in their life. Eliminating traditional ‘religion’ has severe consequences for society, as it gave birth to new religions. From marxism, feminism, veganism, transgenderism, futurism, and postmodernism has opened up a whole host of ‘irrational’ beliefs. Such new secular religions have only sprung up lately within just a couple of decades a consequence for our civilization glory.
Replacing wisdom with curiosity hasn’t been the best move from our current zeitgeist. It is as a culture who felt that they are really smart to replace ancient ideas, wisdom that has stood for thousands of years, they maybe smart but they were not wise. When we see ‘rationale’ people try to make sense of the lunacy of new ‘beliefs’ they themselves have been blind to what our minds crave for, and therefore do not have any practical solutions to our current dilemma.
To believe in the future, is to try to know the unknown, to discover the undiscovered – which is the basis for our belief. It is what has been produced for thousands of years and is the reason why we are all here, the wealth that we have accumulated, the rich culture that we all cherish. This is what evolution has produced, it will not be wise to remove such traits from our past, present or the future.