Who needs logic? Logic is but an entrapment – a false sense of security to let us rest easy at night. Countless numbers take solace in the world in which we live, a world we know virtually nothing about, by forcing themselves to believe that if something is intangible, or unimaginable, it is impossible.
The Spanish told Christopher Columbus in 1492 that he was setting sail on suicide mission when he discovered North America. Logic had told them, from the beginning of time, that the world was flat. Of course it is, at least as far as the eye can see. But in this case, and in many others too numerous to mention, there is so much beyond what the eye can see.
A modern-time example would be the mass suicide of 39 Heavens’ Gate cult members. They reportedly timed their suicides to correlate with the passing of the comet named Hale-Bopp. They supposedly believed that their spirits were going to rendezvous with a UFO that was enveloped by Hale-Bopp’s tail. How preposterous! What an obtuse notion! I am sure these are the same feelings expressed by the Spanish in the 1400’s. Who are we to second-guess someone else’s actions? Our culture is quick to shoot down ideas that cannot be backed up by logic. I feel that this limits the human race hugely.
We believe in God. As a whole, we are a nation built on Christian beliefs – “One Nation Under God”. I’ve never seen him, nor have I ever heard him – not in a logical sense. However, these facts make him no less real.
A common belief that is highly criticized is reincarnation. Some believe it is absurd to think that all living things are intertwined – that a human can be reborn as a bird, or a fish, or a goat. I can’t remember every dying and being reborn as a human – or anything else, so I will straddle the fence on that argument.
Forever, we believed that life could not be duplicated by any other means than by conventional reproduct