Universal truths were not designed for human consumption.
Saying stuff like this out loud confuses people and makes them mad at me, but I’m just the messenger here — please don’t shoot me.
Think about it. Which came first, truth or a human mind capable of understanding it?
Obviously I’m not religious, but even those who are firmly rooted in their Judeo-Christian faith have to admit that God laid down some rules first before he made the first pair of people.
Evolutionarily, we came about 13 Billion years after the rules of our universe were set. And as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is famous for saying “The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.”
Why? Because we are within its domain, it is not within ours. So it’s safe to infer that universal truths will never fit in our puny human brains. They were here first, after all. Truths precede people.
Therefore, a good rule of thumb that I live by is:
“If I can understand it, I’m probably wrong.”
While this stance never interferes with my own unstoppable curiosity, it does keep me humble about my conclusions and mostly unfettered by my loosely-held personal beliefs.
This is exactly why I’m not religious. Religion was designed for human consumption, and it is constantly being reinterpreted for this express purpose.
I have no quarrel with any religion and nothing to prove, just count me out, thanks. Such beliefs may be helpful to certain ends, but they are not, in the end, true. So best not to treat them like they are. That’s what I think, anyway.
…And yes, I am very out of place in rural Utah :D