Why not Find Out if what you believe is True?

Why not Find Out if what you believe is True? What you were taught to believe, is it definable in reality, “i.e. does it correspond to something in reality” (an ontology question)? Is you were taught to believe, demonstrable to be true “i.e. does is it a justified, warranted. and fact rich belief” (an epistemology question)? Is what you were taught to believe moral “i.e. is it a Real Morality belief or a Pseudo Morality belief just cloaking unethical behavior “in moral wrappings”” (an axiological question)? Why not find out? Real Morality? Real Morality is referring to “ethics” we use in judging the behaviors in a social dynamic behavioral event or interaction and can only accrue in a social dynamic (social behavioral realm) as such all morality propositions removed from a social dynamic and which accrue only in a personal dynamic lack attachment to “Real Morality” referring to the social nature of “ethics.” In other words, if you are by yourself and do something only to yourself, it is neither ethical nor immorality; thus, doing a behavior that is only personal (a believed moral or otherwise) by yourself and only something to yourself, is amorality to everyone but that chosen person doing a behavior that is only personal. One can chouse to personally value some moral standard for themselves but because morals (the personal valued behaviors) as opposed to ethics (the interpersonal/socal valued behaviors; which there is business never business morals as ethics is about our social behaviors we can hold others to, whereas, morals are only something we can hold ourselves to). “The Hammer of Truth” Ontology, Epistemology,...

Rationalist through and through

Rationalist through and through I am so much a rationalist requiring valid and reliable reason and evidence that even if somehow a god was proven to exist that doesn’t mean all the unsubstantiated claims about it are to be believed without proof. As we all should reasonably follow the ethics of belief, thus, even a somehow proven god something, must prove everything they are saying. The rationale is not skepticism of beliefs it’s a rationalist call for accuracy and truth reached by justifiable beliefs supported by facts. Belief that is not justifiable is reckless, because unjustifiable beliefs are agreeing with unsubstantiated and/or unreasonable/ridiculous claims that are not supported by facts. Don’t forget taking a position “To Believe” without knowledge, proof, or even investigating and questioning is a violation to rationalism as well as the ethics of belief and it is almost guaranteed to lead to limitations or errors in thinking. What if an entity claiming to be a god was supernatural but not a god at all and only claiming to be a god? Or if they can prove they are a god that still would not be proof in and of itself that it was not just claiming to be a god that created the universe, a god like anyone would need to prove those claims before it would be warranted to believe. Faith is not a reasoned, be a rationalist willing to look and be a truth seeker. If I never look, I will always find only what I am looking for, which is, simply, nothing. However, if I truly seek truth, I may find more than...

Sexism in Islam? Face Covering: Religious Freedom or Religious Oppression

Face Covering: Religious Freedom or Religious Oppression?  First let me address that No one has “ABSOLUTE FREEDOM.” This is a common misconception surrounding the right to freedoms, that some right to freedom is never a “ABSOLUTE FREEDOM”, in fact, it’s a very important feature of freedom which seems to be little understood. The point is, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ABSOLUTE FREEDOM. Self-chosen modesty, I agree with and not some forced or coerced modesty even if it’s the head covering Shayla, Hijab, Al-Amira, Khimar, or Chador. Why do some Muslim women wear burkas? The Koran does not explicitly say you have to cover yourself in this manner. However, some islamic scholars argue that it is a religious obligation, particularly the more conservative factions within the muslim world. But even then there are many variations and interpretations. Though, some women may wear it because they strongly believe it is their religious obligation and some muslim husbands would tell their wives ‘please/you must wear the niqab, as I don’t want any other men to see you’ which is extremely possessive as well as, because of or in favor of Religious Oppression. ref “Damien, you can’t tell someone how to express their faith because women have a right to religious freedom including to use a face covering if they so choose.” – Questioner My response, “we can state our opinion and the facts of its oppression. Covering women’s faces especially under force is oppression. I have not told anyone what to do but will tell everyone what I think. The debate about the veil covering ones face in public involves the public, as in I don’t think any person should be...