Are We Delusional?

 

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I’ve been pondering a quote from the book  “History of Religion: An Overview of the most Important People and Events in: The Worlds Religions, Mythologies, & History of the Church (Christianity, … Buddhism, Jewish History, Hinduism Book 1)” by Michael J. Stewart.

“There are three main groups of theories of religion. According to the first, religion is an invention of one (usually the ruling and privileged) group of people with a purpose to protect the privileges of that same group of individuals. According to another group theory, religion is an existential characteristic of every human being. Finally, according to the third group theory, religion is just a human tendency to the superstition that came as a result of insufficient knowledge of the true nature of things.”

I had a recent experience that reminded me of the quote I had been pondering. It caused me to think about how so many of us are greatly influenced by religion in this society. Our personal religious orientation becomes the lens for every perspective we hold and the framework in which we mold our experiences. The questions I ask then are how often are we ill-informed, misguided, and mislead by cultural norms, and religious affiliations? Are culture and religion infallible? Are science and universal law ever a factor to the devoutly religious? When things go as we hoped in the face of despair is the reason always Allah, God, Jesus, or what ever Deity we personally honor? Is it possible that other factors can influence the phenomenon in our lives? Is there not a cause?

Let’s consider the definition of delusional. Then answer the question below.

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de·lu·sion·al
adjective
  1. characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically
    “hospitalization for schizophrenia and delusional paranoia”
    • based on or having faulty judgment; mistaken.
      “their delusional belief in the project’s merits never wavers”
  2.  as a symptom of mental disorder.

Is a person delusional when their cultural or religious affiliation, without the consideration of any other factors, is the principle reference that governs the choices of his or her life?  

My authentic thought: 

We do ourselves a grave disservice when we allow ourselves to be limited by religious dogma. Being part of organized religion for a season in my life has had some good benefits. However, as I evolved, I resolved to be open to truth however it comes to me. Further, in my opinion, it is imprudent for me to ignore the reality of science and nature. While I willingly admit I don’t know everything, and never will, I am not quick to credit or discredit a deity or evil force for the phenomenon in my life.

Knowing certain truths grounds me so that I am no longer deluded by “beliefs” for events I cannot explain. Nonetheless, I respectfully understand that each person has a different journey and my opinion is irrelevant. I commit wholeheartedly to passionately walk out my own journey. I encourage others to do the same.

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In peace and light,

Dr. Free

 

 

 

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New Perspective on Prayer

Rather than praying to get what would happen if prayer for you became an acceptance of what is???? What if you could have what you described? You can have it if you can see it. We see what we describe.

The Law of Attraction is a secondary law. The Law of vibration is primary!

 

 

In peace and light,

Dr. Free

 

 

The Origin of Hip Hop: KRS-ONE Knowledge Reigns Supreme

The popular music we hear on the radio dressed as rap and what many people are attempting to do in most cases is NOT Hip Hop. It’s only rap music. Rap music is just words spoken to the beat of music. The mumble music of today, as some have called it,   is nothing like Hip Hop in its origin. In fact, Hip Hop in its inception was genuine, liberation, creativity, and passion. Hip Hop was the voice of ancestors speaking truth to the masses.

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Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

In peace and light,

Dr. Free

BLACK HAIR CARE LOCK OUT

Black family,

What can we do to change the game in keeping Black Hair care dollars in our community ??? Do you care? Should you care? Millions of dollars could be circulated in the Black community if we owned and sold our own products and owned our own hair care businesses.  It does not take much to envision what would happen with more money in our community. In this society money means power and means respect. Let’s do something to change the game! What can we do? Every effort counts!!

 

Ideas for change:

  •  Use natural products that can be made or bought elsewhere
  •  Embrace the beauty of your natural hair. Wear natural styles that require natural products.
  •  Support local black entrepreneurs that sale black hair products
  •  Boycott! Refuse to take your money into the local stores not Black owned
  •  Educate yourself on economics and how to benefit your community.

Lets’ Learn to depend on ourselves and access our own resources.

We have everything we need to be successful.

What are your ideas for change? Post a comment. Share your authentic thought. Thanks for visiting.

In peace and light,

Dr. Free

Is Ifa for you?

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African spirituality is indeed demonized in American society. Some think Africans of the diaspora have been bamboozled! Have Black people been socially conditioned into becoming ashamed of the very avenue that grants access to meaning for life, protection, and power?  Is there a method to their madness. Is Ifa and voodoo as devilish as we have been persuaded to think? Were the heart’s of the strangers to our culture so devious that giving us Jesus at the crack of the whip served as salve for their cognitive dissonance? Why have all of our traditional African religions been labeled as wicked and Godless while everything European or Christian is right and pure as new fallen snow? If African spirituality is such an awful thing why is African Spirituality the foundation for all the world’s religions? Why is it okay to symbolically practice drinking the blood of and eating the body of Jesus and its forbidden to remember and honor our own ancestors? Honoring our ancestors is an essential component in the practice of African spirituality. Now, that’s something to think about.

 

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Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

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In peace and light,

Dr. Free