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Memoirs of a Sith Lord The Journals of Darth Silus the First
Learn to Know the Dark Side:
The Middle Path (written 4/14/06)
believe in the middle path
between religion and science (which I believe both are inherently
is necessary for me to convey exactly what this beneficial middle path
simply a method to take
a philosophy—or an idea from a philosophy—and prove
it possible or true in
reality, and embellish it with facts.The result and downfall of this, is that science, being
as infallible and supreme, is nothing but a political and social weapon.Evidence of this, is how
society of the times
dictates the science of the times.Newtonian science was reflective of the Catholic view of a
reflective of an industrializing and fast-paced society, and modern
mechanics is reflective of Taoism and relavatism.(Not to mention that the “Big Bang,”
the explosion part, is a classic Chinese belief in mysticism, and
Buddhism for species.)Over
is often but a religion.... the very thing it scorns.
failings are much more known,
and, encapsulated in one word, is “faith.”Faith is what allows the few to benefit over the many,
which can be said
to be the main point of religion, (example- Islam and various cults.)Religion damages the human
core, which is
questioning, independence, and absolute truths existing on Earth as
well as the
equivalent of “heaven.”Another prime
problem of religion is the “Pastor
Complex”—when responsibility for superiority
is given rise by some personal public declaration or fact, and the
is enforced by faith, leading to the suppression of the old
personality or faults, causing subconscious negative reactions.Simply put, the individual
should be a large personal ascendance because of some act of faith or
into a religion, and is pressured by his or her peers to really be
dividing the ascended and old qualities, and even suppressing the old
into the past.However,
qualities are still there, and are merely expressing themselves from
subconscious, so that the old personality is strained through the new
“ascended” one, and this internal denial leads to
some negative defense
that there are levels
of intolerance for those not like the individual’s new
next is impulsions that are seemingly
random often crop up.Finally,
is that the individual desperately tries to keep from descending and
often cruelly punish themselves.
science and religion do
have some universal good ideas that should not be ignored.Science’s main
benefit is that you must not
just muse about something, but go and see if it really exists, and test
logically and questioning are the
great points to science—believing in only what
main positive points are
moral responsibility, mystery, and and obsession with finding
Christanity is an especial problem though, and represents the worst flaws of all the religions. After all, if it is so true and self-evident, how come you need faith?
Here are its tools of manipulation:
The strongest manipulator is, of course the altering of reality. If everything is Universally shaded and "revealed" to be of a certain nature, it is absolutely impossible to see it without this shade. For instance, a simple invention can be seen as the work of an atheist... or it can be seen shaded as the creation of God. A single presumption--that God has created everything--has totally warped reality.
In fact, all of one's memory is reformed under a change in reality-perception so that true contrast is impossible. The other interesting fact is that it makes you more receptive to ideas that fall under one's presumptions. It takes great willpower to even consider this for a follower, and even more to comprehend it and thus overcome one's faith.
The next popular manipulator is a redefining of what things in life will satisfy you. Success is also redefined. Therefore, any slight lack of complete satisfaction is blamed on not following the ideal path to satisfaction close enough. This makes followers quite submissive and moldable. Any time a depressed mood strikes they fall victim to trying to do the rituals prescribed to achieve satisfaction. In addition, if one feels inadequate, one may abandon works in progress and return to more faithful persuits.
Whenever one thinks outside of the Christian reality it is labled doubt or sin. Church is also designed to keep one in the Christian reality.
One's worth or value is taken away from individuality and accomplishment and given to being a chosen one of God. Thus, one's worth or value depends soley upon one's faith.
Failure of Perception (relavatism)
A central pillar of Christianity is relavatism--the idea that nothing is truly able to be known... except for the Bible. Therefore, nothing is trusted but the Bible. This makes no sense, as if our senses really are flawed, than how can we read the Bible accurately, how can we know there is a God at all? Hypocritical.
The world is not to be trusted, we are not of it, pain is only a lifetime long, only Heaven counts--these statements all detach us from reality. The inteded goal is to make us tolerant of pain the results from the delusions taught by the Bible. Make us tolerant of giving up our urges and dreams.
Peer Pressure (and guilt)
A huge part of modern Christianity is peer pressure and guilt. Only WASPs are world leader--you are at a disadvantage in the world if you do not accept Christianity. In addition, most of your peers are Christian, you are on the outside. Guilt is obvious, as we are taught to feel bad about being human by today's Christian society. Of course, the Bible teached that the exact opposite is true to protect itself from these facts.
When one joins this new faith, internal and external pressure drives us to become transformed and better when this, at the very least, take a long long time. So, the individual simply beleives that he is different, and as a result battles with their true selves and become cruel to those who do not do as they do thanks to the pressure. Arrogance and isolation follow, leaving them with only Christianity and their new self, making sure they stay Christian.
Singing and speaking in tongues, and worship in general is trance-like in nature. The trance is, of course, powerful and pleasurable, and so as a result the positive effects felt "confirm" one's faith and are attributed to the "Holy Spirit."
Cyclic logic is the core of the Bible. It is our distractor from reality and provides an imaginary path to pleasure. For example, the Trinity and God's emotional outbursts keep one's mind occupied for a lifetime. Cyclic logic makes sure we don't think about the important stuff.
The pleasure gained from being in a community is addictive, thus making leaving any community hard... let alone a Christian community.
People come to Jesus not because their heart urges them to, but because they want more power and the ability to look down on others not like them. Be the only ones right.
Insularity and Raising
The Christian faith is very insular, discouraging all non-Christian non-necessary activities or places, such as Public School.
Christianity has borrowed myths and regurgitated many from multiple cultures, thus appealing to the primordial human mind and sense of beauty. They do not appeal because they are real. History is real and it is not appealing in said manners, after all.
Finally, threats are the last and last-resort manipulator. If you do not play by the Bible, you go to Hell. Smaller threats are extremely numerous.
So, both science and religion are usless. The Middle Path... mysticism... is the only way.