Sunday, August 21, 2011

Here's the thing....

I suppose that we are actually BORN with a genetic set of beliefs....
or rather, a PREDISPOSITION to certain patterning....
a GENETIC CODE, if you will....
And along the journey of our life, we 'pick up' our majority of concepts, ideas, etc.
We are also GIVEN certain beliefs....from parents, teachers, friends...
And then , of course, some ideas are pretty muched SLAMMED DOWN OUR THROATS...
We seemingly have NO choice but to believe them...

And then something occurs....a death, a birth, falling in love...whatever....
and the ENTIRE LOT of  our 'belief system' is essentially EXPUNGED....ERRADICATED....
At which time, we are left with CONFUSION....REGRET....AFTERTHOUGHT.....
and hence,  FORCED to create a WHOLE, NEW BELIEF SYSTEM....from scratch....

THIS is precisely the time when EMPIRICISM, (EXPERIENCE) rears its head....
For then, and ONLY then,
are we forced to first QUESTION the original set of beliefs....

So...Here's the thing....
How CEMENTED are those original beliefs ?
Are they a part of our very DNA ?
Can they be altered ?
At what price to our sense of security and wellbeing ??
How does FAITH play a role in this scenario ?
Is faith LEARNED ?
ORGANIC ?
Thoughts ?