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Posted by Aurino Souza on May 3, 2002 14:21:14 UTC

Or, we could be schizophrenic

Well, that's exactly what I was trying to get at. It's obvious to me that nobody can trust their own mind. What we call reality has a large component of our own imagination to it, and experiences like seeing ghosts, UFOs, or runaway dogs are, in my opinion, just the tip of the iceberg. The folks outside the asylum are no less crazy than the ones inside, they simply happen to be crazy in a different way.

Many people react negatively to the idea that they might be crazy, but to me that is just another symptom of their condition. I personally don't take that as bad news, quite the contrary. To me it only means the world is still full of magic, that there are more things between heaven and earth than our vain philosophies dare dream. As far as I'm concerned, the only harmful form of insanity is believing that what cannot be understood rationally cannot possibly be true. Which is why I consider a lot of science to be sheer foolishness.

But that is not to say we should start believing every single irrational idea we come across, not at all. It only means we should keep a childlike, open-minded, non-dogmatic attitude. Life is meant to be lived, not explained, and definitely not explained away the way our materialist science would have us think.

See you on the other side,

Aurino

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