Are you feeding your faith and starving your fears or are you feeding your fears and starving your faith?
For a few days I have been thinking very deeply. Ok so what else is new? That is my normal state of mind, I know I come off to many as that cheeky joker but I am a deep thinker. My mama used to always be like “karl iri deep o” (Ok she mixes igbo with English when she says that but what she means is “Karl you are deep” but I digress)
So what’s been on my mind lately? It’s been the current obsession folks have with the mythical “illuminati” who supposedly secretly run the world and seek to use mind control through the media. Whether this is true or not isn’t my issue here. There are those who have spent more time delving into this than myself. I know you probably check their websites and watch their YouTube vids on the regular. :-D
It is a fact that the world’s wealth are in the hands of few, it is true that power struggles are occurring all the time. It is a fact that the we live in a media dominated world and many are just sheep following blindly and easily influenced by the dominant trend of ideas, finding it easier to go with popular opinion. It is true that many would prefer to conform than to stand out and be themselves. These facts are pretty obvious BUT sadly another trend that people have blindly bought into is this Dan Brown style conspiracy theory trend.
We live in the internet age and anyone can put out any kind of information and state their opinion. This is going to increase and continue. This overload of information is going to be even more crazy as time goes on. This is the time one has to be even more critical in their thinking and not just believe everything because it sounds convincing because using technology, anyone can make anything sound convincing, certain former disciples of an Elder G Craige Lewis are kicking themselves because they know what I’m saying is true (LOL!) not that I’m saying the homie didn’t have valid points in his DVDs (if you don’t know who he is don’t worry) The point is you can’t just believe everything you see or hear and you can’t just read your own meaning into things and think that it is the truth or fact, no it is your INTERPRETATION of things but not necessarily the truth. Sometimes the sad truth is you need to get over yourself (myself included OUCH! This is a hard truth to take)
Ok so let’s say for example you find out with solid evidence Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Rihanna are part of this secret society then what? Let’s say you find out Jay Z is a devil worshipper beyond all reasonable doubt (hehe) then what? Of what use is that information to you? Some people will say “you need to be aware! We are in the END TIMES, they are subliminally controlling you (really? To do what? You got the wrong dude because I am not the one) and also they’ll say [insert any religious speak here where they’re trying to put the fear of evil into you]”
This is the bottom line for me. Is all this information feeding your fear or feeding your faith? Most of this information just reflects the fear people carry in their hearts. Most of this information is useless speculation and not fact, it is just someone’s opinion and not something proved with real evidence. In a strange way also it could possibly reflect envy too (I say possibly with great emphasis) because for some the only reason why any person can be famous and rich is by “selling their souls to the devil” I think sometimes people just say these things because they are not successful themselves in that way and wish they were.
Remember when you were a kid and you were scared of the dark? Remember when you were told there is a monster in the closet or under your bed and there wasn’t any such thing there? Probably these type of fear inducing conspiracies are in the same category. Fear is a great way to control folks and keep them in their “place”.
Now if you’re one who has jumped on this bandwagon blindly and are just following the rest of the sheeple, can I advise you to jump off this bandwagon because it is taking you nowhere except down Conspiracy Avenue which is off Speculation St and only leads to Fear Valley which is a dead end.
When all is said and done the question I have is “are you feeding your fears and starving your faith or are you feeding your faith and starving your fears?”