Faith can be two faced. Some define it as a safety blanket of knowing that God is watching your back when you are drowning in the world’s ocean of feces. Some require that confirmation and confidence that the seed they plant will grow and it’s fruit will be a viable tomorrow, that the investments they’ve made will be valid, functional and useful for futures to come. In business it’s a necessary tool to persuade a person on buying the product you are selling. You cannot sell the product if the consumer doesn’t believe in the product. What happens when the truth of the product comes into light? With this turn of events, the reality of you as the businessman; You become jobless and no one will buy your product. In reality you probably don’t need anything this businessman is selling but the businessman will engineer a way to create a need for the product and of course sway you for a buck. This is why “Faith” may be a necessary component to your life, business, politics and organized religion. But it relies that you put your life on the line, essentially you are skating on thin ice. You can take Faith for whatever you want it to be, but it is important to know that it is not a necessary component to establish an existence and purpose of survival in life. It’s a nice luxury and a means to letting you sleep well at night. It’s nice to know that when you come back the next morning that it’ll still be there and you can continue to work on that sandcastle you built on the beach. But likely – that based on faith in this reality, the bike you left unchained on the side of the street will likely have been stolen. The sand castle you built on the side of the beach will have had been washed away by waves from the ocean. You have not procured your safety or acted to attain stability. Proactive precautionary measures is necessary – but you have created something for an impossible idealism. To emulate what it is to be in the likeness of god as a child of god – even to be god, reached out so far that your legs don’t touch the floor anymore and without something to fall back on to break your fall. You are about to fall from great heights and remember what it was to basically taste dirt, exactly where you came from.
“You will remember or aspire living an American dream in that three story mansion, a four vehicle garage, with three luxury vehicles, a white picket fence and a dog all on credit that Americans don’t own and one day realize roaming your streets trying to find your next meal possibly contemplating that maybe God abandoned you – or maybe you just put up expectations beyond what you were capable of with no responsible precautionary action thus, your reality”.
The dangers of disillusion is very real. Just as the current state of the USA, where the bankers are using a false credit system with the compounding enormous abysmal debt situation. This is the reality of the United States of America. If the big players in that society decide one day that they no longer believe and have “faith” in the country any more and withdraw for their own personal safety. The country “The United States of America” could fall in a matter of three hours which is exactly what happened during the great depression. In “God we Trust” is a motto the American people have followed and in truth. This is very appropriate – for without the faith of the country, government and democracy or in this case faith in god that the country is still great. It could collapse in a moments notice. The only reason why the country is still running is because people either have forgotten, have not noticed or in disillusion that the system is stable and will go on forever. It is a country with a mental condition of going to places where the body is soon no longer able to follow. (H1B or the creators of Visa is a great source into the problem of America and credit if you have the time).
Such is the case of “Heaven” for the Muslim. Without the seed of humanity with a future, there is no heaven in the end. You cannot have a tree without ever planting the seed. Do they really believe that they and their children get a “VIP” pass to heaven for accepting Muhammad’s words from Gabriel the Arch Angel through the Koran. That if they took the words to heart and practiced their praise to Allah that they are guaranteed a heaven greater than all the “infidels” and non-believers? That the idea of not only is establishing life on Earth trivial and pointless your going to go to hell for involving yourself in building a sustainable world for expression, freedom and happiness. That all the hard working people, who worked to reduce suffering in the world, involved themselves with the conflicts of the world, learned about the practices and knowledge of the world will go to the same heaven THIS humble desert scholar who knows everything and has faith that God gave him everything without having to do the trivial work of scholarly research, education and hardship? That is hardly fair nor is it rational.
I swear with all my heart. If I am placed in the same heaven as the martyrs of extremist Islam who randomly bombed innocents in the name of Allah (I am unsure what I’ll do but I’ll be very much displeased. I’d imagine I would boil in rage of frustration until I pass out). It’s quite convenient that a heaven is established for Muslims who just need to submit to their God admitting to the servant title as a obedient slave to their God. They don’t even need a substantial background check, histories of activities and lists of occupations. No resume or actual work necessary. The convenience of knowing everything because nothing can be disproved, “Faith” in this case is used in the most backwards regime possible. Then again what’s it all matter if everything I do; whether it’s to achieve a higher standard of living for people, making drinking water available, feed the poor and I’ll still go to hell right? Islam has that craft down. Convert or die. Master-race supremacy religion. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. No apologies ever of course, God’s means is necessary and righteous. “There’s no need to explain and apologize to the mass for the miracles of his works” – this excuse is an outrageous disregard for human life and only nullifies any necessary claim of accountability for further actions.
The idea that they have nothing to lose is another concern, with the sick idea of a child dying for the cause of faith martyrdom and praised as a noble cause for God’s kingdom to establish. With “Faith” as it’s vehicle it is unstoppable, we can’t ask people to not be swayed and not be ignorant. People will be people. The businessman always talks so politely, always so persuasive in selling his product. He will sell, insist that you need it and you will buy it. And then you will be asked to sign the contract where you will sell away your soul, so he can squeeze more out of you when it’s convenient. “Read the fine print” he says – “there’s a monthly charge of only fifty dollars and you can’t just leave Islam. You pay with all your social connections, your job, complete rejection from society and your credibility as person in life. That is the penalty cost of canceling this hidden subscription”.
Faith. My best metaphor is; If you ever decide your going to get in bed with the mistress, have precautionary measures ready. Birth control, condoms, personal and business monetary assets set aside just in case you’re swindled into a pregnancy, marriage and blackmail chain reaction. Because she’ll have the most terrifying STD worst case scenario, that will end you, your career and life in general. You’ll get a ride of course, an experience to remember. This is the product you have bought in buying faith but when the ride ends, you’ll have opened Pandora’s box and will be dealing with a bigger can of worms than you can ever imagine.