It’s not the mentality of the glass is (optimism) half full that makes it any more superior than the glass is (pessimism) half empty. It also doesn’t matter that you care that it is half full and half empty because you’re thirsty, you’d prefer there was water in it. Agnosticism says your neutral about it, cannot prove or disprove but also not motivated to. The idea isn’t that it is filled or not filled, but that it can be refilled with effort to restore purposeful function is what really matters in the end.
The believing in something and not believing may be fundamentals to there being a bridge and not being a bridge. That building a bridge begins with the idea that there is a need to build that bridge. That if there is no need for a bridge or a negative notion of building a bridge, that lack of wanting to build a bridge becomes the reality that there will be no bridge. But the process of the present action of building the bridge, of incorporating ingenuity and applying yourself is more important than just what the current temporary status is, you have to think what can you do about it. Pretty much, benevolence is the topic we are discussing.
There are 5 radical spectrum stances about belief to be had in this topic.
a) Conviction in believing in God may be wrong in that you cannot fully prove his existence and it builds walls of ignorance from growing and being open minded. It also causes bias and quiet agendas that obstruct and deconstruct the construction of idea paradigms. Idea paradigms are essentially just a defined spectrum with depth and dimension. Believing it has more in it than it does, does not increase it’s content’s value but it sure feels good doesn’t it?
b) Ignorance (Atheism) of God existing may be wrong in that you cannot disprove his existence is another belief that also causes obstruction and deconstruction of any progressive constructive thinking. This also causes bias and quiet agendas that work against the constructive effort of building bridges and construction of ideas.
(in three dimension a new stance in the spectrum develops in the progression of seeing the linear spectrum, Deism. Creating the triangle of spectrum extremes. Though still lacking oversight, it is a necessary component in acquiring a balanced perspective.)
c) Aimless Virtue (Deism) of God existing may be wrong in that you put moral encompass over a direction and a end goal purpose. Excessive virtue obsession may hinder the constructive process of bringing about new bridges, though admirable to not over look the small things there is a lack of balance for this perspective of belief. Sacrifice of time, ideologies and self may conflict with collective interests. A person who practices Deism may be troubled and disturbed easily and unsettled by what they have to do and what others do.
d) Agnosticism of God existing is the correct direction being what Aristotle called the golden means approach in that we cannot prove and disprove thus we live in between the two extremes. Acceptance of this allows you to work in a different direction on the axis of the linear parallel platform into a 3rd dimension of space. We are all agnostic to a degree even when claiming to have conviction of god and not believing in god. It is also agnostic to stay away from beliefs of there being a god living secular and focusing only on humans/nature and being morally focused. It’s a belief system that we are both unable to prove or disprove him fully with our local truths and parameters of truth. I embrace this idea of agnosticism but we can progress further with this idea.
e) Benevolence of God is what we look for in life the idea that you can with oversight of the 4 previous belief stances, pull together your collective efforts and produce in a constructive way a mentality that allows your creativity to flow freely and build constructively. It’s called rebirth or refilling the glass. The idea is best expressed through the manifestation of a phoenix’s attribute to recover from a high expression of life to a low one and back again in a cycle. Your efforts, motivation and intentions matter in the building of dreams and bridges. I desire to embody this idea, benevolence is a simple matter of taking the cup and refilling it with water by means of purposeful assessment of the situation in life.
Bridges allow you to explore new branches of ideas, to understand new uncharted territory. It’s what gives us hope for a better future when we are stuck in a bad in place in life. It’s the transition between a bad life to a better or good life.