Belief #2: The Second Belief

One thing I believe?

Despite the unpopularity, and inherit inability to be righteous about this belief, when I came up with my version of subjectavism (sometimes called post-modernism) in High School, I never let it go. I developed it, and discovered the groundwork the early part of my life played in picking up that belief, but I still believe it.

The philosophy says that the human mind cannot perceive anything objectively. Whatever is filtered in through our senses may be distorted, changed by our beliefs, it can even be basic and difficult to misinturprete, but it is never the truth. I don’t think we can sense the real-ness of anything, which is why dreams and magic tricks fool us so often. I do not believe that any one person can ever know or understand the universe from another persons perspective. Sympathy only goes so far, and each of those perspectives are equally valid. Nothing is real, anything can happen.

To someone who believes this religious faith is just as reasonable as a scientists faith in evidence. It’s all trusting in something you can’t actually know. Very different philosophies suddenly become mirror images to one another, and conflict between them loses importance. This is not a philosophy of someone who wants to be right. Someone who proudly proclaims to be a subjectivist is never right about anything.

But morality does have a part to play. If life is a game, a strange carnival of phenomena, and a philosopher were to treat themselves as existing, shouldn’t they extend that respect to everyone else? Of course, such a position makes animism far easier to accept, and that can be fun. If such a philosopher were to treat themselves with sympathy, then everyone else deserves compassion. It is equal, and in good faith.

Just because something is based on faith doesn’t mean it isn’t worth doing. This isn’t nihlism after all. Nothing has meaning? No, everything has meaning, we put it here and it is beautiful.

In a subjectavist universe, of faith, worlds shaped by beliefs, and psychology, there is a lot of room for magic.

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