Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Doubt: The Reader's Responsibility

It has been said "the truth will make men free". The truth alone has never set anyone free. It is only DOUBT which will bring mental emancipation. Without the wonderful element of doubt, the doorway through which truth passes would be tightly shut, impervious to the most strenuous poundings of a thousand Lucifers.

source: The Satanic Bible, by Anton Lavey / The Enlightment (PDF)

Doubt is the best quality of any thinker!! Non-liberal authorities takes the responsibility to censor and verify the credibility of published info. On the contrary, in this blog (as well as any publication under liberal terms): the reader is assumed to be mature and responsible; This means that it is the reader's responsibility to judge the credibility and validity of arguements proposed on this blog as well as any other material they read.

The reader takes full responsibity to think of what they read. The readers of should not take what they read for granted, but rather are assumed the responsibility of forming their own personal opinions based on what they read, as well as, reason!

Now, besides God's notoriety for being the biggest liar of all liars: did you really expect the devil -the saint of all saints- not to lie occasionally? Sure not! Even Satan would speak lies from time to time; Even if it was not some deliberate lie, it could be an honest mistake.... so dont be naive and just buy every word you read here and there!

In this blog: offensive language is used all the time; drugs and suicide were once promoted; at some other time, a scientifically challenged article has been written; lately a biased opinion based on my personal judgement and experience has been introduced; and God forbid, once a licence to kill has been announced.... Nannying the reader is NOT be assumed; Raising a perfect child is NOT a goal; and censoring every thought marked as controversial will never be enacted: Instead, the reader knows whats better for them, so they better go for that! And for those who dont know whats better for them, they have two choices: (1)stop reading and wait for mama to approve everything they read, or (2)read-on and be ready for doom....

This blog allows commentors to provide both for and against arguments on posts; its the reader's responsibility to form a reasonable judgement based on the debates presented in those posts and comments.... Assuming that readers of this blog are humans, it is perfectly natural phenomenon that not all opinions presented are nessarily identical or compatible....

3 comments:

Rania said...
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Rania said...

Great post.

"He that is slow to believe anything and everything is of great understanding, for belief in one false principle is the beginning of all unwisdom"
Anton Lavey

It's very hard to learn to question every word you read when for a large part of your life, you treated what you read as a truth that you tried to find reasons to believe, a fact that you might not comprehend but that you eventually need to accept despite all confusions and contradictions. I personally found this to be true- I still sometimes catch myself trying to convince myself with a given idea rather than criticizing it and formulating my own, because that's how I read the bible for many years.

When you KNOW what you are looking for, when you are SURE, then that knowledge actually gets in the way of your finding truth.
Vexen Crabtree

P.S: sorry about the removed comment!

Devil's Mind said...

as an answer to your comment i wanted to share a personal experience, then i decided that instead of making it a comment, i'd put it in a post on its own