Recall when we discussed the above “Human Nature” graphic.
Recall that we discussed the premise that to become intellectual, one needs to fully remove oneself from the stupefying influence of religion. I will now continue this discussion, but first I will remove the insane and the religious alternatives from the above “Human Nature” graphic. See the resulting graphic below.
If one were searching for why the Space Shuttle exists and one went to an insane asylum to conduct that research, one’s efforts would be frustrated by what one finds there.
Similarly, as one searches for the requirements of human happiness but remains connected to, and thereby influenced by, the underlying principles of religion, one’s efforts will likewise be frustrated by what one finds.
This is because the dogmatic nature of religion is a purposeful attempt to explain the existence of nothing. As such, dogmatic religion is not different from what mental insanity is—it is merely the mystical (not intellectual) expansion of it.
Whenever we remain connected to a fundamentally insane premise and/or religious principle that will frustrate our intellectual efforts. One cannot pursue intelligence religiously, only rationally.
For one to discover why humans have remained in existence for as long as they have, one must observe only proper human behavior. It is only persons who act in a proper human way who can be held responsible for the continued existence of human beings and the happiness upon which that depends.
This is how you got here, this is how I got here, and this is how the human species will continue to exist for the remainder of eternity.
Note that the idea of eternal existence is not a time-sensitive idea. The idea of eternity is the concept of always absent its time requirement. To eternally exist is to have always existed. And to have always existed requires that time is not involved in that existence. “Eternal time” is a contradiction.
Time is a concept created by the human mind. Time is not real, it is ideal. Time does not exist in reality, it exists in intelligence. The issue is not, “What is time?” nor is it, “Does time exist?” The issue is, “Why does time exist?”