This movie was by far my favorite of the three. There wasn’t actually anything I disagreed with this time. None of the religious conspiracy theories. I’m very impressed, I recommend you watch it.
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This is a Oiuja(pronounced “weegee”) board. It is another tool used by psychics to drowned people’s minds with ignorance.
What it is:
Bearing a name said to be derived from the French and German words for “yes,” the Ouija board is simply a flat, smooth board bearing the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and often the words “Yes,” “No,” “Maybe,” and “Goodbye.” A hand-sized, heart-shaped device perched upon three short legs, each of which has a pad or wheel to enable the instrument to slide freely across the board, is known as the plantchette. One or more operators sit around the board, each lightly resting fingers upon the top of the planchette.
What people think happens:
It is said that spirits or other super-natural entities cause the planchette to move about the board, spelling out messages and answers to questions posed by the operators.
What really happens:
This is classical example of the ideomotor effect. It is a psychological phenomenon wherein a subject makes motions unconsciously. As in reflexive responses to pain, the body sometimes reacts reflexively to ideas alone without the person consciously deciding to take action. “Automatic writing”, “dowsing”, “facilitated communication”, and oiuja boards have all been attributed to the effect of this phenomenon.
This can be easily demonstrated by the fact that when the operators are properly blindfolded, only gibberish is produced.
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
This is the actual medical criteria for diagnosing someone as delusional:
•The patient expresses an idea or belief with unusual persistence or force.
•That idea appears to exert an undue influence on his or her life, and the way of life is often altered to an inexplicable extent.
•Despite his/her profound conviction, there is often a quality of secretiveness or suspicion when the patient is questioned about it.
•The individual tends to be humorless and oversensitive, especially about the belief.
•There is a quality of centrality: no matter how unlikely it is that these strange things are happening to him, the patient accepts them relatively unquestioningly.
•An attempt to contradict the belief is likely to arouse an inappropriately strong emotional reaction, often with irritability and hostility.
•The belief is, at the least, unlikely, and out of keeping with the patient’s social, cultural and religious background.
•The patient is emotionally over-invested in the idea and it overwhelms other elements of his or her psyche.
•The delusion, if acted out, often leads to behaviors which are abnormal and/or out of character, although perhaps understandable in the light of the delusional beliefs.
•Individuals who know the patient will observe that his or her belief and behavior are uncharacteristic and alien.
Through-out mankind’s history you have attempted to oppress us with your vision of morality. Every-time the world fell into chaos you cried “No, my code has been broken, that is what has caused this”. You pleaded that your code is a just one but mankind’s nature is not just enough to follow it. The world has, since the rising of modern society, been in a battle between those who tell us our rights are bestowed of us by God, a matter to be taken on faith, and those who tell us our rights are a gift society, to be changed at their arbitrary whim. Those who told you your right to life, to think and be a moral, rational being, is a matter to be dictated by your master; the all powerful sky-fairy. And those who replace this intellectual slave-holder with another; the collective, who say your purpose of living is to support it. But no one came to defend YOU and your right to YOURSELF, by the means of REASON, to your own ends of the preservation and advancement of your own happiness in a just way that does not conflict with rights of others to what is needed to secure what reason entitles them.
Your morality is the code of non-productivity. If it were not for greed, the very incentive for constructing the systems I am using to communicate with you now, we would still be in the dark-ages, which indeed was a time completely dominated by your so called code of morality. If it were not for lust, the very incentive for the creation of my existence and the capacity to think so to communicate with you now, intelligent life would have never arisen. If it were not for pride, the acknowledgment of ones own self-value and incontrovertible right to happiness, the very incentive that gets you up in the morning, puts nourishment in your belly, has you make plans of the future for your success and progression of your personal well-being, we would be reduced to savagery, unidentifiable from the animals. Only an irrational being would pursue a coarse which is knowingly to them the one of unhappiness. Even those who believe in heaven do what they do on Earth what they think gets them to heaven instead of hell. I do not hear of anyone who thinks doing good will put them in hell and then willingly chooses it. The pursuit of happiness, by the grace of REASON, is THE most basic purpose for a creature capable of feeling it.
You say without God there is no purpose? I say that since we can feel happiness, by REASON, we have a purpose to feel it. Not only will a rational man declare his undeniable right to that pursuit but also the way of which it must be obtained. For the highest quality results, it must work as a social system, one in which the pursuit of this principle is equal for all individuals. One that allows the most possible FREEDOM, the means of obtaining happiness, to each person as long as they aren’t interfering with the freedom of others so far as that person can use it with the same principle. This means no murder, no theft, no slavery, no rape, no fraud concerning the exchange of property, no reckless endangerment, etc. It is only through the critical and objective deduction of reason that any truth can be found, that purpose or justice can exist, not by the act of any god. If it is not to be decided by reason, that would make it unreasonable, which makes it invalid of exercising. You say your God creates reason? Since circular reasoning is impossible that would mean reason could not cause the nature of your God, which would make the nature of that God unreasonable and thus invalid of existing and unworthy of any worship even if it did.
The most selfish thing is the independent mind which recognizes no authority higher than it’s own. Selfishness, being defined as the pursuit of the preservation and advancement of ones own happiness, can have no negative outcome if it is pursued in only ways that do not conflict with the same pursuit of another. The two oppositions of this policy are self-denial, willingly causing ones own unhappiness. And the other, social injustice, the despicable imposing of your will upon the that of another. Each of those having no rationally justifiable consequences.
I think it is wrong to say that humans are humans because we have the ability to choose to end our lives and animals do not. I tell you, animals certainly will choose death, if they think it will bring them happiness, just as humans will. But what makes humans human is the ability to reason whether it truly will or not. Happiness and suffering, the two fundamental emotions, pleasure and pain, the two fundamental sensations, are evolutionary products to increase the outcome of life over death and act as direct sensual extensions of the two…but it is not perfect. For evolution does not make perfection but merely something that is usually just good enough. If you teach an ape that the administration of a certain drug to it’s other ape counter parts will certainly kill them by means of injection and then administer a small amount to the ape, a drug which actually causes extreme satisfaction, then give it a choice to have more, it indeed will choose death, able to reason that the drug will bring happiness but not that once it is dead it will be unable to experience it any further happiness. The human-being CAN, the human has the ability to reason that more happiness can actually be obtained by not taking the drug.
Just like happiness and pleasure are an extension of life, and unhappiness and displeasure an extension of death. So is your morality, being the morality of self-denial and social-injustice, also an extension of death. To every ends driving your actions, presumed preferable by that of your twisted code, your premise and goal is death. And your morality has for ages been highly successful at delivering this goal. My morality is the morality of life. Soon, just like the principles of life have conquered biology so shall it conquer culture. The time of your supposed morality is coming to an end, you know this. No longer will suffering, both for ourselves and others, drive our actions—but happiness!
And what it happiness? It is a state of non-contradictory joy, one that does not clash with negative sensation, emotion, or any of your personal values, having been obtained by reason. Not the joy a drunkard but of a producer, not that of escaping reality, but of using your minds fullest power.
If any of these words reach you and have begged you to finally ask the hard questions than let me leave you with these last words to ponder; Now that you may be realizing why civilization ever crumbles at it’s own hands, know that to correct it we need NOT to return to morality but to discover it.