I have come to the conclusion that I live in a rational world.
Therefore, as of this point, I will discuss and debate issues of actual and verifiable history, science, constitutional law, and humanistic activism that advances reason, civil rights, environmental sustainability, and post-economic lifestyle for all humans upon this planet.
As of this point, I will not discuss faith based beliefs (beliefs based solely on the words of a single volume of books or on subjective observation only), paranormal or supernatural ideologies, conspiracy theories that are rooted in pseudoscience, and politics which by their very nature are rooted in extreme and inaccurate views of the opponents position.
That is all.
Joseph Tsefanyahu Farkasdi
Some random personal quotes, the observations of my mind:
“Actions speak the truth that words seek to avoid. It is better to act, than to speak.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Observe carefully, the universe responds to only two things: our observation of it and our actions that follow.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Sadly, we who need to here this the most are the very ones who choose fictional reality over demonstrable fact. Who choose it at the sacrifice of productive reasonable discourse. Truth is not really our objective. Rather, the rightness of our version of “truth” – our chosen perspective on reality – is all that we will entertain. Hence why, we who need to here this the most are the very ones who unreasonably argue to object and not to listen. We human primates suffer greatly from a mental dance with self-delusion, and this is the very reason that we do not make peace with ourselves and others … and, in doing so, end our self-inflicted suffering in this world. Sadly, we are still a long ways off as a species to correcting this mental condition for the sake of life and real peace.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Praying is nice, it can even be a beautiful thing, for it has the power to influence the self. But, action is where it is at, our collective act of doing, for this has the power to change the lives of others. Thus, pray first, if you must, but then act to help make it happen. Life, the universe, responds to only two things: observation and the acts that follow.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen is happening now. Most of us have difficulty seeing this, for we are way too invested in our perception of the three being separate.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Physics demonstrates that life (reality) responds to our observing it, not to our thoughts about it. It is pseudoscience (religion guised as science) that trys to make it about our mind.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Like each cell is a briefly living but important part of the entire body, so are we as individuals – in body, mind, and consciousness – a briefly existing but necessary part of the ever-changing body of the human species.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Conscious life began with an observation. An act of observing, which led to an act of thinking about what is being observed. This relationship between observing and thinking is what drove our species towards creating an imaginary reality that is as real to us as the objective reality we experience.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Factual historical education is our only hope in preserving a representative democracy in the United States. When the people are educated, they cannot be easily deceived.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Life is not about you or I, it’s about we – as a species. Sadly, too many of us fail to see this because of our human-made subjective fictions about life. And this leads too many of us towards a life of suffering and seeking salvation from this suffering. Life is about we, the species. In this is our purpose for being, and this includes the human species. Individually, our brief presence in life is the successful continuation of the human primate species upon this earth. With all our wildly imaginative fictions that we have about it.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Question Everything! Then, when you think you have the answers, question everything again!” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Conscious life began with an observation. An act of observing, which led to an act of thinking about what is being observed. This relationship between observing and thinking is what drove our species towards creating a fictive language. A cognitive-based language reality that we often mistake as more real than the self-evident reality itself. This act of ‘thinking’ leads all thinking-creatures to an incessant need to be doing, beyond the basic genetic needs for survival, and this is especially the case with our human primate species. Like each cell is an important, though brief, part of the entire body of a nefesh chayah, a “living breathing-creature”, so are we individually – in body, mind, and consciousness – a briefly existing, but necessary, part of the ever-changing body of the human species. A species that is ever-growing more aware of itself consciously.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“An obsession with “purity” is the heart and soul of every single theistic-based religion that human Sapiens have developed throughout human history. This obsession with purity creates caste/class systems, most notably with the “priests” and “elites” in the top class and with the “untouchable” destitute or “poor” class at the bottom. Even the most ideal of “democratic”-based nations continue to move towards this separatist system of the “have” and “have not”, of the “us” and “them”, so long as religion is allowed to have an affectual place in the civil affairs of humans. It doesn’t matter what religion it is – whether theistic, nationalistic, or philosophical – for such human-made ideology to be believed in as an “absolute” or a fundamental reality “truth”, then there has to be those at the bottom who suffer as human beings – all to justify the authority and teachings of those at the top.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Sadly, a person and a nation that chooses divine rule over elevating our common good, from the mis-belief that we are inherently bad and given to “sin”, is a person or a nation that has no liberty. Liberty is what the Founders of this nation fought for – a “People’s democracy” that separates church from state. Sadly, if we, the United States of America, are to remain a free nation and not return to the religious/monarchical rule of Europe’s past, then we must address the take-over of government by the minority evangelical religious-nationalist extreme-right in this nation’s government.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“We are free humans! We do not enslave our minds by believing in the false Gods and promises of human religions. We do not enslave our minds by having allegiance to political ideology and political parties. We do not enslave our minds by rallying behind tribalist nationalism and the false hope of the rich taking care of the working class. All of these are the fictive religions of human making. We are free humans! We stand together throughout this world on our own undeniable urge for democratic freedom, self-determination, and ethical living. We understand that this world is what we make it, and it is our actions – not beliefs – that create the world our children are to inherit.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“The three most important words I have learned in life: ‘I forgive me.’ I know of no other words that are as powerful and life-changing as these three honest heartfelt words spoken to oneself.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“If we raise a generation of students who do not understand the process of science, the methods of discerning factual knowledge, or who are fearful of science that contradicts established social beliefs – because they don’t understand science – and readily give credence to pretend science that feeds upon this ignorance, then we are headed as a nation towards the superstitious thinking of the past that has failed to resolve all of the challenges we have successfully addressed in our Scientific Method times.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“In this post-European Enlightenment post-Scientific Revolution age, every human has a choice. We can choose to believe the stories written in our books, or we can choose to believe the stories in the ground beneath our feet. I, for one, choose to believe the evidence-based stories being discovered in the physical reality that is around us and that is us. I have learned that this is a direct path to lasting peace, for those who embrace it. This is not to say that our human fictions, our secular and religious myths, are without merit. I’m just comfortable with being aware that they are our highly inventive fictions that we apply to this physical reality that we all perceive.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“The history of humankind on this planet – specifically, the history of human Sapiens’ relationship with other human species, with the environment and other life on it, and with each other – began 70,000 years ago. In contrast, the earliest written myth about ourselves, human Sapiens – our origins, place, and purpose, was penned to clay only a mere 3,600 years ago. This is 9,400 years after we drove all remaining human species, but our own, into extinction. We are the youngest human species of the planet, we human Sapiens – self-named, “wise Man”, and alone and untempered in self-importance, we may very well be the shortest lived human species known to the history of planet Earth. We seem destined by our nature, by our intolerance and indifference, towards self-extinction. The biggest question to be eventually answered is how many species will we drive to extinction with us?” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“One is based in fact, and one is based in fiction. One requires observable evidence, and the other requires your faith that it is true. One recognizes that we don’t know all that is important to know yet, but it is within our natural ability to grasp and understand. The other states that all that is important to know has already been written for us, anything else is distraction from the ‘truth’, and it is not our place to know or question further. One insists that it is okay to question everything and assume nothing, and the other insists that we must believe in supernatural beings that are experienced only by imagined belief. One is modern science and, unlike the other, it is not concerned with whether its findings are in conflict with religion. Truth is discovered in demonstrable evidence.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“I’ve come to the realization that it doesn’t matter what we do in life. That all choices that we make are perfectly fine choices, for all ends the same for everyone. In the grand natural scheme of things, we are all a chance accident. It is only in the fictional social world of humans that what we do matters so much. It is only in the social world of humans that there is suffering, shame, and atrocity, for we create it for ourselves. Prove this not to be fundamentally true, without resorting to a book written by humans or a philosophy imagined by humans, if you can. Do we realize that there would be peace on earth this very moment, if everyone realized this?” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“We do not create reality with our thoughts. This is just wishful thinking. But, we do determine the reality that is already around us and is us by our intentional observation of reality. From here we can, then, act and be a contributing creative part of the process already unfolding. This ‘now’, the space-time reality, is bigger than individual or, even, collective us. We are the water molecule in the whirlpool momentarily aware of its existence, before being reabsorbed into the ocean of life.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
“Don’t be afraid to argue with me, or tell me when I am wrong*. I won’t tell you how many degrees I have, how many languages I speak, how many years of schooling I’ve been immersed in, and how many books I’ve written. Why? Because, I’m confident in my shared statements, alone! And, if I’m proven wrong on a thing or two, then that is learning! I will adjust my views, and with great appreciation for the unexpected schooling. Alright, I’ve given my say.
*- with provided evidence, of course!” – Joseph T Farkasdi