For asking questions. Oh, if I had a dime for every time THAT happened! No, srsly. This happens quite frequently. -_- And it's not that I'm doing anything wrong because I'm not being insulting about it. (Not usually anyway). But I suppose people just get uncomfortable when the Socratic Method is being used against them. There indeed was a reason Socrates was put on trial for his lifestyle, he pissed a lot of people off and died for it. The common man doesn't like being asked difficult questions because the truth of the matter is... they can't answer them.
So much for their claims about channeling foreign entities, eh? You would think these entities would have NO problem defining what truth is. Right?! Right?! Hell, even a regular old human being can get this into their tiny little pee-sized brain. It's not that difficult to define. To understand or obtain, perhaps. Especially if it can't hold up to scrutiny--which, what a surprise! It didn't.
Truth, in its most barest form, is something that is in accord with reality. So which reality do you really live in where when you make these outrageous claims and have absolutely NOTHING to back them up do you expect to be right? And you expect others to, what? Agree to what you say blindly? And if I don't? If I question? What occurs? I get my comments hidden, which yes! I equate that with censorship. So much for freedom, eh? It seems humans would rather exercise their "freedom" to exert what little amounts of power they have onto others, which usually implies taking away someone else's ability to exercise their freedom.
But I do see it as particularly annoying when they go a step further and unjustly block me in order to end a conversation. They get what THEY need to say out but they refuse to let others do the same? In my opinion, that only illustrates how utterly small these individuals are.
This is precisely what I don't understand about the entire situation. These types of people, of which I have encountered many, are so completely irrational and full of errors in their thinking that they don't even realize it. They don't realize their inadequacies. And to me, that is just sad. It is what Socrates would describe as double ignorance. They are ignorant of their ignorance. Granted, I don't claim to know much either but that's okay because it just makes me ignorant. And contrary to common thought, being ignorant of something is not an insult. It is actually filled with potential because it means that you have more space to learn. I see that as a very positive thing.
Ah, philosophy tangents!
So, anywho, back to the point. I seem to encounter these individuals, who ironically share in a lot of the same ideals as I do. They believe in magick, in the supernatural and even in the existence of some kind of deity. Their deity of choice usually varies but quite often I see them being as contradicting and hypocritical as those of the right hand path are, i.e forcing others to believe as they do with absolutely no justification or reason.
While I may embrace methods, such as that of skepticism, that I find most useful to me.. that does not mean that I don't share or hold a lot of the same principles as they do. However, I don't confuse my own personal principles with that of absolute truth because to be quite honest I've realized how utterly incoherent I often am. How many errors in judgment my own perception makes on a daily basis! So I can't ever rightly assert these claims to others without expecting others not to challenge it.
Think of it this way. These types of people often like to challenge Christians on their beliefs and their claims about the one true god. Yet so often I find that Satanists will make these exact same assertions, except reversed and would rather claim that their deity of choice is the creator of everything and those other gods are false gods.
It makes no sense to me because do they not realize they are acting exactly like what they claim to hate or rebel against? Why is it alright for them to discredit Christianity as being a delusion or a lie when they aren't even prepared to present the same standards for themselves?
So... yeah >_> This can formally be known as a rant!
If you actually read through this whole thing you deserve something extra special!
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