God Is Listening
I have come to realize for all the things I know, little was taught to me by others. The Socratic Method of teaching operates from within. The educational system is merely a series of places for young people to gather and grow through socialization. We learn by observing. We learn by doing. We learn by being. This is not to minimize the importance of schools. Modern parenting is dependent upon school systems for monitoring our children, a job for which most parents are ill-suited and untrained. For that, we are grateful. But as a product of such a system, I find that most of what I am most convinced is true comes by way of inner analysis and personal vetting, rather than as a direct result of my rather expensive schooling. In this respect, it is likely the bulk of the knowledge I possess was not due to some reductionist reaction between what I already knew and was subsequently told, but merely the revelation of previously unseen truths in my possession from conception, a complete inter-universal taxonomy encoded and distributed throughout my being. All we need is a reminder of its existence.
This is an extension of what seems to be an eternal argument; the difference between knowledge and awareness. The first is based on the confidence we place in external source material to develop and sustain a particular position. The second is purely sensory, lacking any method for us to confirm our impressions other than to speak them aloud and await the reaction of others. This is the underlying conflict between science and faith, which shouldn’t be the mutually exclusive concepts they have developed into. We know what we know. We believe what we believe. The first is subject to further examination. The second should be, but rarely is. Modern science is the direct descendent of philosophy, which probed our desire to be closer to the gods so we might understand their reasoning and, through such understanding, learn our purpose. Modern religion, in its theological sense, is also beholden to the