Friday, December 18, 2009
The inflated ego always assumes. It always takes for granted that what it perceives is the reality – the truth – that everyone experiences. It sets itself up in a position of authority and treats critical analysis harshly. The priest, minister, rabbi or new age teacher need to be treated fairly, but with equal skepticism. Faith is anathema to truth. Faith is pure ego inflation. It requires no critical evaluation; no collection of objective data. It requires you to believe and responds harshly to those who chose to have a differing opinion.