A Meditation on Faith: Instinct Unplugged

I refuse to be reduced to a mere survivor in a dog eat dog world.

I refuse to be reduced to a sheepish, cowering herd animal.

I refuse to be reduced to a rat in some mad scientist’s maze.

I refuse to be reduced to just another link in the food chain, literally or figuratively, as either prey or predator.

I refuse to be reduced to a bundle of reflexes that hijack my mouth, eyes, ears, hands, and feet before my better self has a chance to deliberate.

To these ends I refuse to accept a universe so cruel that it would grant me such aspirations without also providing me the means for achieving them… or at least the chance to find meaning in the trying.

And so, I begin my quest for such transcendence by declaring such an opportunity to be not just a scientific possibility, but by declaring its pursuit to be a moral necessity.

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6 thoughts on “A Meditation on Faith: Instinct Unplugged

    • A never-ending challenge indeed, George… infinitely easier said than done. I will allow my public battles and contributions to speak for themselves while keeping my anonymous contributions and private battles where they belong. Thanks and peace.

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  1. It can be done in The quiet of your own mind, no fanfare, no glory, just take it slow and be mindful of our tendencies. The ultimate in fake news—the good news that you don’t have to believe it. Well done again Frank.

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  2. Keep expressing such powerful thoughts and I’ll be tempted to put my keyboard to rest – there is no way I could have said it better, or even as well. As a human being, I too refuse to be turned into a meat machine.
    Quote: ” I refuse to accept a universe so cruel that it would grant me such aspirations without also providing me the means for achieving them… or at least the chance to find meaning in the trying.

    And so, I begin my quest for such transcendence by declaring such an opportunity to be not just a scientific possibility, but by declaring its pursuit to be a moral necessity.”

    Yes, and yes, and yes.

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    • Your most kind words of support and resonance have been and continue to be an instrumental source of energy, my dear… keeping me going and giving me hope for all of us. Heartfelt thanks and peace.

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