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Stupid enough to comprehend. Simple enough to complicate.
Stupid enough to comprehend. Simple enough to complicate.

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There is a long history of men (fathers, uncles, brothers) forcing women to be more religious because they are deemed more sinful than men. This is mostly in the middle East these days, but the Christians had a pretty long history of this, and it's still prevalent in smaller Christian demographics like the Mormons and Eastern Orthodox, and Evangelicals as well.

The Hindu Vedas are a compilation--much like the Bible--and many of its texts were written by women. There is only one verse in the Rig Veda that some people pointed to as misogynistic. I suspect the writer was mad at his wife that day.

Ironically, around the time that the Muslims set up shop in India, the Brahmin caste started coming up with all these rules against women in their practices which the holy texts do not support.

So is it really the religion? Because the religions say to do a lot of things that people just don't do anymore. Or is it just men using religion as an excuse? And if the religion disappears, does that mean men will suddenly stop coming up with excuses? Because there are misogynist atheists just like there are misogynist religious people. The trigger is bigotry, not verse.
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Surrender is such a dissatisfying word, isn't it?

We are fractal geometry; infinite mind in a finite body and time. We feel lost and defeated to surrender. To accept ourselves like we are. To make peace with the fact that we cannot be perfect. Very tiring.
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I hate today's "beauty standards" though. It angers me that I have physically beautiful female friends who are incredibly insecure because of this manufactured garbage. I've met enough "famous" women to know that they look nothing like the majority of the images you see. What I really wish the conversation was about, is why are women so easily drawn into celebrity worship?

Seems like it goes all the way back to the Beatles. Maybe even further than that. There's a reason you rarely see heavily marketed pop girl bands. And even when you do, the vast majority of their screaming fans are girls. Whenever one of the few famous people I follow posts something on Twitter, the responses are 9 : 1 girls to boys. It's creepy as hell. The boys usually say something perv like "Show your boobs." But the girls are even creepier because they say things like "I love you," and "I'd do anything for you." That's actual worship directed at people they have never met! I don't get it.
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If you are in fact experiencing pain or discomfort, it is harder to not be present to the moment; pain literally brings you into the moment. The benefit of being in the moment is that you become more aware of what is happening right now in front of you and therefore you're more likely to make better decisions that'll help you survive (succeed).
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"What came first, the chicken or the egg?"

There was no "first chicken." There was a gradual transition into the species we currently call the chicken. And that chicken's earliest non-chicken ancestors were not born from eggs. From what I understand, the dinosaurs evolved from non-egg laying land animals. Eggs became an evolutionary necessity after animals moved onto land. Basically, the line that gave rise to chickens has been around much longer than the evolutionary mechanism called the egg.
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There are benefits to getting knowledge, developing wisdom, being analytical; questioning meanings, rights and wrongs. But then sometimes I wonder does this make you think more than you need to? Is it harder to have a laugh and just going with the natural flow of life?
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"The plain fact is that if you don’t have a problem, you create one. If you don’t have a problem you don’t feel that you are living."

Interesting yet true for a lot of reasons. We secretly like controlled drama.
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For some people, life is like someone on a boat, floating around without any direction, letting the currant taking the lead while he sit back and relax. Can be fun but in the long run it'll be quite boring.
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An absolute free mind doesn't learn anything. It is free from learning and not tied to anything. "Free mind" is just an oxymoron, the function of the mind is like the ruler. Its function is to make orders and links between things, just the opposite what the freedom says. The ruler is to limit, not to free.
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Still logic shouldn't be viewed as just the cream of the crop in total. There should always be tolerance against people who are more interested in subjective truth or esoteric. No way of thinking should be totalitarian. It is the problem with modern belief, and I see nothing modern about it. There is a pragmatism to being absolutist. No time wasted on the details, just the big black and white picture.
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