Whether it’s news, polls, statistics, science, religion or anything else we are always expected to follow the latest trend. The minute anyone speaks out contrary to what is popular, the majority gasps while clutching their pearls. “How could anyone suggest such a thing, look at all of this evidence”! In the year 2018, have we really progressed to enlightenment? If so, who or where are these enlightened people? Do they span the globe, or are they centralized?
Who do we believe and whom do we not believe? What specific criteria must be satisfied to gain our trust in what we are being told or what we think we are witnessing? You hear it on the left and you hear it on the right, both contradicting what the other has stated. So, not only are we being led down a path by unforeseen people and data, but at the same time we are expected to don blindfolds, to show them our trust and loyalty.
Where is the data that is spoken of, how was it collected and analyzed? Are laypeople allowed to ask questions no matter how pedestrian, or do we simply digest what is forced down our throats? Who maintains the findings? We are told that the old things collected must be kept in the dark, locked and hidden in climate controlled facilities, security is present to ensure the safe keeping as well. The artifacts do not see the light of day and are not to be seen by the general public. Between the Vatican City and dinosaur bones, we are not granted entry to verify for ourselves. So, what are we to do? We are expected to take them at their “word”.
Books are written and studies are conducted. The books and written records of the findings are circulated, to legitimize what is approved for release. From climate change to evolution, questions are not to be tolerated, yet the spectrum of gender is to be respected regardless of the science. Hypocrites, maybe, but why and how?
We all have faith in one form or another. Faith is individual, intimate and personal. Faith can only be felt. We believe because we believe, simple, cut and dry. The criteria for each of us is different, some may share an experience, others may witness it while alone even in a crowd.
As I have stated many times prior, people want to be unique and special, yet it’s mediocrity that they truly cherish. No one wants to be an outsider, a loner, yet that’s the price of voicing an unpopular opinion or stance. The fear of conflict or of being called out will ensure that the majority never raises a hand to ask for more evidence.
Believe what you want and follow what you desire, yet you cannot expect anyone else to follow. You must have your own convictions. To each their own. If we are to be free, then we must allow the same to others, especially those whom we disagree with.