"For that which was thought to be real without has now (had to – on evidence) turned within". When on the psychiatrist’s couch we now know that, he or she, is dealing with a ‘cross’ between a horse and a crocodile.
"We are nature’s unique experiment to make the rational intelligence prove itself sounder than the reflex. Knowledge is our destiny". Dr Bronowski – TV Series and Books.
"It is crazy to think of the world as magical and made for us". Most mass religion has an "impertinent insolence, which flies in the face of the Divine". Anon.
Professor Richard Dawkins exposes the well and not so well meaning Charlatans of Superstition. 3 to 1 ratio of mystery cult and superstitious (religious) path books are sold to every 1 science book. The concentration of (our) children’s education on the self centred feely-feelies of personal imaginings and superstition (spirituality), leading the decline of science and reason amongst us. Its world-wide and never ending appalling (violent) consequences. Science and ‘reason’, being very much more costly to teach: you can’t just pull the rabbits out of a Mad Hatters hat and make things easy on (a) some whim. The impoverished, selfish and self-centered ‘feely-feeliers’ will take us all back to the Middle Ages with their ghastly forms of ‘secret sessions’ (to-days SACRE/NASACRE guidance for schools), reasoning, and divisive rites. Some politicians with their Old Testament ‘Book of Revelations’ language in their speeches have now so easily beguiled us (again) with mostly imagined scary stories, irrational, and inherent fears. We educate our children to a mass conformity, to blindly obey and accept propaganda and manipulation!
As recently as 1963 a lady was hounded out of her home in the New Forest by some local people who believed in her powers of witchcraft. The Police have even more recent evidence and prosecutions that relate to crimes (murder of children) commited by believers in those powers.
The minutiae of isolated social disobedience is blown out of all proportion by a popular media and is seen by the over reaction of our government as against: the terrible violence and bullying of our Countries foreign policies.
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). ‘Getting Started With REBT’ Windy Dryden. Teaching to others and (so) learning (myself) oneself. Acceptance Beliefs "The world is a complex place where many good, bad and neutral things happen".