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A Zeitgeist quote is a good lead in:

They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority.

– Gerald Massey

Here’s from Jason Cooper’s new post today:

What is the truth?

Who can we really trust in this apparent world (The Matrix) of deception?

Should we trust:

• The Educational System?
• The Religious Leaders?
• The Media?
• The Law?
• The Government?
• The Conspiracy Theorists?
• Or in fact, any sort of so-called authority of information and knowledge, such as the ones mentioned above, who are suppose to be the benevolent and wise leaders of truth, integrity and justice?

The next thing I’m about to say may contain more than an air of cynicism and conspiracy, but if we are to be honest with ourselves, frankly, we have been led down the garden path for most of our lives.

Unfortunately, there are powerful people out there who choose to monopolise the dissemination of knowledge and information to the masses, and who wish nothing more than to seduce our minds to the point of slumber whilst manipulating us towards submitting our will, freedom and very lives for them to do what they wish – no matter how pernicious.

In other words, through our own ignorance (which is mostly conditioned into us from childhood) we are unbeknowingly empowering them to enslave us psychologically.

Now is the time to take back this power and learn to empower ourselves with the knowledge and wisdom that can eliminate these masters of deception (aka disinformation agents), so that we can then emancipate our minds towards a joyful existence filled with integrity, truth and meaning.

Read the rest here.

Mandatory reading for aspiring critical thinkers.

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Ronnie from Baha’i Perspectives offers great insights on the Matrix allegory of reality which we featured recently.

Part of his great post:

Abdu’l-Baha, pre-dates the movie by about 80 years. Abdu’l-Baha is talking about the world inside a mother’s womb being the ‘world of the matrix.’ This world, the only world we know as an embryo, is preparing us for the world we know now, the ‘post-birth’ world.

You can discern hints of it, however, like the muffled voices of our louder relatives.

Conversely you can also make impressions in it, by kicking your chubby baby legs to the glee of your mother’s co-workers.

In the womb, we had no choice.

In this world, it’s like the red pill or the blue pill.

Every Manifestation from God, whether Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad, Jesus or Baha’u’llah, has offered us a choice like this; the choice of true liberty or to go back to sleep wearing shackles of ignorance and blinded by our ego.

The rest of his post is here.

Personally reflecting upon the tumultuous events of the present era: with financial markets crashing, people losing jobs, livelihoods being destroyed, and political climates heating up: the the common question appearing on many minds is: what caused the crisis? Where is the root?

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A lot of people believe things not because they are true, but because they give hope. May it be from their religion, from their parents, from their suitors, or from a con man. But the truth is always best in the long run.

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The question of which pill to take illustrates the personal aspect of the decision to study philosophy. Do you live on in ignorance (and potentially bliss) or do you lead what Aristotle called ‘the examined life’…

The Matrix is a film filled with religious and philosophical symbolism. The plot supposes that humans live in vats many years in the future, being fed false sensory information by a giant virtual reality computer (the Matrix). The perpetrators of this horror are machines of the future who use humans as a source of power. Humans are literally farmed.

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