Episode-2445- 14 Myths and Misunderstood Topics
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Time for a bit of a myth busting show today. There are so many things people are sure about, that just are not the way they are sure they are. Take the argument, “America is not a democracy”, we will shred that one today. How about “I am not an atheist, I am an agnostic”, the problem there is one of those words does not mean what most people think it means.
Some may say why bother with a show like this? My view is one of the chief ways we are kept divided by the power elites is to make sure we have dichotomies, generally false ones. To do this they sow a bit of disinformation, present the extreme cases on both sides, change the meaning of a few words and sit back and let us act like the fools they expect us to be.
Imagine you are tying to talk to a person, they speak say Ukrainian and you speak English. Well at least you know you don’t understand each other. But what if you speak Russian, a very similar language to Ukrainian. You are not a native speaker of Russian but you are pretty good, you can talk to Russians and have almost no problems being understood or understanding them. Now you meet a Ukrainian, he doesn’t tell you he is Ukrainian, you don’t tell him you are speaking Russian.
In time you would likely figure it out, but until then might you have some major disagreements just because a word you know, doesn’t actually mean to him what it means to you? It is like that only worse with many of the things we will talk about today. And it might just be if we can mean the same thing, when we say the same words, we can have more productive discussions, especially when we disagree about something.
Join Me Today to Discuss…
- Why we are doing this, a lesson from a hypothetical time traveling expirment
- Why the second amendment applies to the states and the individual despite arguments against it that are correct
- The difference between GMOs, Hybrids and Heirloom seeds and some really unhinged beliefs about them
- Why the complete destruction of an entire business sector or industry is not really a bad thing
- The belief that taxes are voluntary in America and the fact that some people don’t even know that its a thing
- Why private businesses have every right to limit your speech and/or refuse you service
- The United States is a democracy and a republic the two are not exclusive from one another
- If you mulch with wood chips they will “steal” nitrogen from your soil
- The belief that something is bad just because it is illegal
- The real reason there are not as many electric cars on the road as there could be
- Countering the claim that “organic food is not any more nutritious than conventional food”
- The boiling frog analogy may be useful but it is also based on a lie
- No, eating rabbits won’t cause you to starve
- Agnostic is not atheist light
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Regarding gnostic and agnostic:
Thomas Huxley pulled the Greek or near-Greek “agnostic” into the English language in 1869 to make a point about scientific knowledge versus religious knowledge. He thought that science probably could never succeed in proving or disproving the existence of a Supreme Being.
Gnostic of course comes from the same Greek root, but has been in use in English since the 1500s, and though also an “academic” word, has always had a broader meaning (at least in common usage) than agnostic.
It’s interesting that you bring up the issue of God and related higher concepts such as what really happens at death, as I belong to a religious movement that considers itself gnostic, particularly in the sense that these “higher” matters, traditionally thought to be out of our reach as “mere humans,” are in fact knowable.
We face as our greatest problem, then, not the atheist (I am one), but agnostics who more or less firmly believe that this sort of knowledge is unreachable in any sort of scientific or practical way. I think it is, and I think it is very important that people at least believe that they can know these things up to the point where they can actually know these things for themselves, and with certainty.
I think it is an underlying basic to all your arguments about being rational and trusting your own observations that people believe in their own ability to know things, up to and including “god.” This belief has always been under attack by those who wish to enslave us, and those attacks have only accelerated through the last century and into this one. It is almost becoming dangerous now to know, particularly if what you know is something that helps you stay free.
While listening to discussion point number three, and the claims made by the “GMO seeds” lady, all I could think about was:
“Electrolytes, it’s what plants crave!”
Thanks for the laugh!