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Old 17-07-2020, 01:10 PM
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We have a pattern seeking brain that sees structure everywhere and even 'meaning' in things, sometimes in all things ((this is true for the hardcore religious people)).


Humans often see examples of cause and effect relationhships ergo your above.

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It is usually easier to believe in things and take comfort in that, than it is to question things and accept you don't have perfect knowledge. We seek comfort and security because it often reduces pain and conflict.


The placebo effect has been show to be effective 10% of the time in some lab experiements


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There is no true certainty and you have to do the work yourself. Belief and faith are different from that. Nihil verum est licet omnia...


We are certain that energy cannot be created nor destroyed.


Were certain there can only exist 5 convex polyhedra of Universe.


Certainty can be a placebo effect even were certain of something that is not true.
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Old 17-07-2020, 01:31 PM
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Because many that seem as if they are blindly believing have had direct experiences to the contrary. They are not blind at all.
(I am not a fan of Blind Faith, btw. I believe seeing is believing.)

Another reason is they are 'Right Brainers'...the artistic, intuitive side of the brain
Left Brainers do not understand Right Brainers.

Another reason - Right Brainers have a 'memory chip' in that Hemisphere that allows them to remember
past life knowledge they gleaned of how the Universe works...meditating for decades and/or sitting
at the feet of a Master many lives, for instance.

Left Brainers usually, imo, have been intellectual and logic leaners for many lives...making it very hard
to be flexible in matters of the Unseen.

From what I have learned? We are all in our perfect places.
My take, hope it helps a little.


When I was a child raised in the Roman Catholic religion, I firmly believed that eating meat on Friday was a mortal sin and that I could go to hell for doing so --- even accidentally --- if I did not make it to confession first. My parents believed that. My teachers at Catholic school taught that. My friends, who were all Roman Catholic , believed that. The priests taught that. The "infallible Pope" had stated that. Everyone I knew supported that position so I didn't even question it. Since we were not allowed to attend non-Catholic services, I was not exposed to other views on that subject. It was a "FACT" based on my conditioning.

Now, obviously, I know differently and can laugh at this former "deeply held religious belief" along with other previously held beliefs of a similarly dubious nature.

Like Miss Hepburn, "I am not a fan of Blind Faith, btw. I believe seeing is believing."

Fortunately, what drew me to my primary spiritual mentor was her opening statement when I first met her: "Question everything, even what I say, and, if a teacher can't point you to the direct experiences, then go elsewhere."

Seeing is believing, as Miss Hepburn so aptly articulated.
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Old 17-07-2020, 01:40 PM
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Seeing is believing, as Miss Hepburn so aptly articulated.


Humans could not see a picture of spherical earth until 1960's yet humans made such assessment long before seeing that picture.

Also these days we can see all kinds of pictures that are not based in actual 3D reality. So seeing is not really believing in those circumstances.

We have not quantised nor quantified gravity yet most scientists believes gravity { mass-attraction } exists.

I'm sure there are more examples I'm not thinking of
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Old 17-07-2020, 03:24 PM
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Humans could not see a picture of spherical earth until 1960's yet humans made such assessment long before seeing that picture.

Also these days we can see all kinds of pictures that are not based in actual 3D reality. So seeing is not really believing in those circumstances.

We have not quantised nor quantified gravity yet most scientists believes gravity { mass-attraction } exists.

I'm sure there are more examples I'm not thinking of

One frequently performs "weigh and measure" reasonability checks and operates under certain reasonable understandings until proven otherwise.

However, keep in mind that there are indeed ways of "seeing" from a totally different vantage point whereby all questions are answered with no exceptions whatsoever.
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