Editor’s note: There are other writers who can write better than I. That fact is not that amazing considering my own lack of success in the realm of writing. And although the following could read like something that was written from my hand, currently I don’t have the time to write such eloquently.
The perceived nobility of man….
Man in the best of his intentions perceives a act of nobility or divinity; and in the worst of atrocities perceives a deed of goodwill and charity. Hitler as an example, was duped into believing that he was acting on favor to society by eliminating the Jewish race and varied other forms of “hereditary deficient” humans. He was performing an act of charity to those in society that were of a superior stance.
Through rendered services of good, man strives to attain some form of beneficence; always man strives. Through him being a benefactor to either society or some higher power he is convinced of righteousness. A god would not willfully destroy a being that rendered such honest and good services to those whose lives he affected. Certainly he obtained some form of merit, some honorable rank through his deeds. This can be pictured as Sisyphus, eternally pushing a rock up a hill but never achieving the apex.
We are told by God that he needs nothing, that all that exists is his, that we can not possibly give anything to him that is not already his by right. And yet, we strive to earn our salvation. We work all our life to become holy enough to squeeze into heaven.
Man’s confidence is the channel through which he perceives worth. If man is not confident that he is doing something to benefit some cause he perceives himself as a failure. Likewise, if man is not working to secure his eternal reward he becomes fearful of losing it. With no confidence in himself man’s self-worth becomes negligible and his mind and life unravels. Man’s self-worth is the center cog of the mind machine, without it the machine spins uselessly.
Through many repetitions does man procure factual context, whether the statements be truth or fallacious. The subjugation of humans to torture is sometimes for the simple purpose of acquiring information, but is more often used as a tool to cause compliance to a preconceived and “correct” doctrine [morality] or for punishment for failure to adhere to an imagination, doctrine, or moral issue.
The conscience is the framework and filter of all human morality and ethics, regardless how corrupted , twisted, or deceived it be. If others succeed in convincing the central heart and conscience of failure then the structure of man’s ethics is shifted. Perception is reality in the mind.
In all instances man acts on varied impulses that make perfect sense to his mind and are morally and/or intellectually defensible. The said piece of behavior that accomplished the result is hinged to a ethical block that is located in some region of the framework of that conscience. That block was placed there for the reason that the indicators upon learning and the space alloted aligned perfectly with the block.
Imagine with me that we had a block; on the top and bottom it was colored yellow, side one was green, side two was red, side three and four were black. Now suppose all the blocks around it corresponded with equivalent colors on intersecting sides. In the intellectual field it matters not where said block came from, for if the shape and colors are right, it belongs there. It matters not if it has dynamite inside, or dead corpses, or that the colors change intermittently. It matters not the source; to the mind, if the shoe fits wear it, to use a popular cliché.
Not only is the problem of blocks being corrupted a possibility, but the framework of the conscience can be distorted through various means. The framework can be added to, causing additional unrequited moral matter; an overactive or grotesque conscience. It can be subtracted from resulting in moral impairment. It can be twisted to enlarge certain areas and diminish or virtually eliminate others. Then we have the issue of the complex derivatives of the heart and the methods it uses to interpret this so called “DNA” framework of the conscience, but I do not endeavor to frustrate this article with that subject.
A man’s nobility is perceived in his mind as a predestined, defined attribute of humanity which is attained by strict adherence to the rules of doctrine. The perception itself is a solution to a complex formula. We should assert that the rules of doctrine vary greatly among people groups. Said formula consists of in larger or smaller quantities these main functions, additional main functions, and some secondary ones.
The grandeur or vileness of a deed is entirely contingent on how accurately it patterns after our preconceived notions of morality…. ….So much for the nobility of man.
This has been a guest piece that was written by a friend and posted for that friend by his friend(for mental health, unravel that one a couple of times). And I will do so in the future, should said service be required. Now, I must be off on my next adventure…retrieving fish that are buried 2 feet in mud.
I must be off, EJ