Don’t Believe The Hype . . . That’s Everywhere!
We can well perceive how the whole human race is encompassed with great incalculable afflictions. We see it languishing on its bed of sickness, sore-tried and disillusioned….Witness how they have entangled all men, themselves included, in the mesh of their devices. They can neither discover the cause of the disease, nor have they any knowledge of the remedy. They have conceived the straight to be crooked, and have imagined their friend an enemy. ~Bahá’u’lláh
Eventually, as an ever-evolving civilization exhausts its spiritual sources, a process of disintegration sets in. Morality diminishes, as does social cohesion. Challenges which have been overcome, become barriers. Increasingly, uncertainty about the meaning and value of life generates anxiety and confusion.
It is not uncommon for people to hold certain beliefs and say things that basically contradict those beliefs. We all have habits of the mind formed throughout our lives, that cause us to say or do things without thinking about them. If we did think first, it would become clear that we do not really believe or agree with it. As we acquire knowledge, it is worthwhile to pause from time to time and examine the validity of those beliefs.