My Philosophy of Life
Posted February 17, 2007on:
According to Einstein “The man who is thoroughly convinced of the universal operation of the law of causation cannot for a moment entertain the idea of a being who interferes in the course of events – provided, of course, that he takes the hypothesis of causality really seriously. He has no use for the religion of fear and equally little for social or moral religion. A God who rewards and punishes is inconceivable to him for the simple reason that a man’s actions are determined by necessity, external and internal, so that in God’s eyes he cannot be responsible, any more than an inanimate object is responsible for the motions it undergoes.” I completely agree with him and this reflects my views on Religion
According to Bertrand Russell “The essence of the liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held but in how they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment. This is the way opinions are held in science, as opposed to the way in which they are held in theology.” I agree with this view of rationality.
Furthermore Russell says “If there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence.” This I think is a good rebuttal for believers.
Russell also says “What makes a free thinker is not his beliefs, but the way in which he holds them. If he holds them because his elders told him they were true when he was young, or if he holds them because if he did not he would be unhappy, his thought is not free; but if he holds them because, after careful thought, he finds a balance in their favor, then his thought is free, however odd his conclusions may seem.” Agreed.
According to Darwin “Random genetic mutations occur within an organism’s genetic code, the beneficial mutations are preserved because they aid survival — a process known as “natural selection.” These beneficial mutations are passed on to the next generation. Over time, beneficial mutations accumulate and the result is an entirely different organism”. I agree with Darwin that this is how humans evolved.
According to Russell “Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons”. Yeah, thats exactly what patriotism is.
According to GB Shaw “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it”. How absurd and so true.
According to Martin Luther King Jr. “Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict”. Couldn’t agree more.
According to the Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Amen.
According to Paul Valery “History is the most dangerous product evolved from the chemistry of the intellect. History will justify anything. It teaches precisely nothing, for it contains everything and furnishes examples of everything.” Ditto!!
According to EDWARD BRONGERSMA ” The individual’s has absolute right to dispose of his or her own body for sexual purposes and to decide freely if, with whom, when, where, how and how long he or she wants to have sex”. Hear Hear!!