Saturday, November 23, 2019
Part 2: Realistic Hope--Reason, Humble Searching, Moral Realism
Part 2: REALISTIC HOPE
1. Begin with Reason
2. Humbly Search to Discover
3. When seeking what is true, don’t start with the most speculative, but with the here and now, daily life of human choice and creativity.
HOW DIFFERENT AMERICAN POLITICIANS, both REPUBLICANS and DEMOCRATS and THEIR CONSTITUENTS WOULD ACT if they first started with COURTESY,
NOT with their own in-group, political party, etc.
NOT their own particular worldview,
NOT their own philosophical beliefs about reality.
Think about daily details right in front of you, decisions you need to make today, how ought you to treat others, what you should do, and what you shouldn't, what is wrong for everyone to do.
When we have discovered how to live morally at this brief moment in this time and this place,
from that foundation, we can hypothesize, even guess, what may or may not be true about Ultimate Reality.
Notice in current events, and throughout history, most humans have instead chosen a life-stance/worldview concerning all of reality,
and then, based upon that speculative stance
have made their daily decisions. They’ve made ethical decisions based upon speculative beliefs.
Under that tragic system, humans hold that the end justifies means—so we show bias, will lie, steal, deceive, be cruel, will abuse, oppress, slaughter, even many thousands of civilians because God or the Absolute or Dialectical Materialism or the Historical Process or the Romantic-Nationalist Ideal wills the means to achieve the just end.
To be continued--
In the Light,