"How can a rational being be ennobled by anything
that is not obtained by its own exertions?"
mathematical connotations of the word 'rational', which contains the word
"ratio", suggests that rational thought embodies
the rigor and certainty of mathematics.
A rational number is any number
that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction of two integers, a numerator
and a non-zero denominator.
A rational number is a real number in that
both express symbolically 'something' materially quantifiable within
But this is
not true with rational thought as there is no definable 'something' that is
materially quantifiable as thought involves abstraction of sensory
thought, or reason, is elevated to a supernatural province
the noumenon -
abstracted, that is, from
As the faculty of reason is
unique to human beings, human beings consider it proof of the human
ascent above nature.
"The more we rely on reason,
the farther above nature we ascend; hence the
dream of the perfectly rational society as the
pinnacle of human development.
A 'rational' decision is one made free
from emotional attachement. A little reflection reveals that such objectivity
is impossible." - Charles Eisenstein
rational is defined as:a
of sound mind; sane
being guided by the
having or exercising the ability to reason
with or based on or using reason
associated with or requiring the use of
capable of being expressed as a quotient of
consistent with or based on reason;
A fractional number
n/d, where n and d are integers, n is the numerator and d is the denominator.
The set of all rational numbers is usually called Q. Computers do not usually
deal with rational numbers but instead convert them to real numbers which are
represented (approximately in some cases) as floating-point numbers.
evolution of rational thoughtThere is not much evidence of rational thought until people
started building cities. Monuments, keeping of records, systems of governance,
agriculture, storage and distribution of resources show when and how the
'rational' part of the minds of men took control.
Emotional ways of thinking and
symbolic mythological thought has
been characterized by rationalists as 'irrational' human thought but
rationalists are trapped in
Rationality does breed caution:
"For he that fights
and runs away, may live to fight another day."
emotional fervor, and
blind faith do not.
"Onward - to our noble deaths
But in a world where
hostile conflicts are common
and a matter of life or death,
rationality might not be so helpful.
fearless fanatical zealot guided by
supernatural powers - be
vampire or zombie - is a difficult opponent to overcome.
If you know your homeland as the abode of your
god you will defend it more passionately than if it is merely the place you
hang your hat.
Rationality is undoubtedly advantageous when you have
lots of information.
fragmentary and requires considerable interpolation to build up
a wide-ranging worldview, being rational may not
be as effective as uninhibited
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new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
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Way of Life - a rational religion based on reason which requires no leap of
faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in
which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation
with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality
in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human
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violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels
desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world central banking system, corporate media worldwide, the
global industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the
collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction
of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does
not occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values have
declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international
cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior
corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction
of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to
the corrupt international elites vision of a
perfect world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of
the bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the
corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which
further their purposes.
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