Understand Here and not Beyond
This is a shortie on belief systems. I’m attempting to sell you what 0 religions seem to offer these days: meaning
GOD, ALLAH & HOLY CETERA… DO THEY STILL MATTER?
If you’d put an Arab and a Christian in an empty glass and remove them from their teachings and disciples they would be best buds. This is true because of one thing that ultimately shaped us into transcendental dissonance: Gods and stuff.
Chris Hitchens, one of the most prominent atheists of our time, refused to believe in a society ruled by a ‘third party’. One could not prosper bathed in blood, torture, censorship and economic chaos.
Upheavals, disagreements, war, dictatorship… he basically refused to believe humanity couldn’t pull it off without help from the heavens. Whatever color and promises those heavens might give you.
Traveling through Morocco, one of the most prominent Islamist countries in the world, I kinda get what he says…
BOUND BY BLA-BLA-ACTIONS
We are bound by words > speech > actions.
I see the need to believe in something that surpasses us and excuses us from our flaws — basically gluing everything up and ultimately subverting reality — but when you look at Islam 101 you don’t feel that much distance from Christianity. Chris would know better because he debated Everyone on this… not JC vs Moha to the Med… just plain and simple Christianity and its organizational and philosophical loopholes.
MORE OCCO. LESS ALLAH.
Islamic people stick to traditions and I feel that.
Doing shit like we did ages ago is a celebration of human wisdom and craftsmanship.
The ban on visual representations is also a thing to praise in a evermore audiovisual society that shits on interaction and lives on algorithmic pulsars of nothingness. Bookmarks, history, cookies, what? Islam says no. And Islam pulls it off.
The less is more approach is more applicable to the Allah way of life.
Basic architecture? A tribute to trigonometry and mathematics, a pursuit of perfection and symmetry through light and color and no fuss with bronze, gold, silver or whatever it is shiny and… ad-like. ‘We got money’? No.
‘We got solid structure made of stone, wood, plants’ and that’s pretty much it.
Also… the visual ‘dolby surround’ on Islamic representations literally mutes us from knowing any Arabic famous painter or sculptor. Christians love idols until every last drop of substance (we are talking Everything here, from Rafael to Adolf Hitler visual expressions).
Arabs love the shape, the form and the meaning is… something palpable yet not important. That is why subversion, in JC vs Moha-Man, works both ways: you can create many messages from Christ. And you can do a Lot based on what you can interpret from Allah even if you’re not allowed to paint it.
Conclusion? I’d say Go for Rig Vedas. Long before Gods our ancestors wrote stuff like this:
“There was neither aught nor naught, nor air, nor sky beyond.
What covered all? Where rested all? In watery gulf profound?
Nor death was then, nor deathlessness, nor change of night and day”
you’re stuck with both versions: Biblical amplifications of stuff it really doesn’t mean much and Koranic views on subjects that do not make any sense.
Social media validates our numbness, our lack of faith on a better way of communicating with each other. Lies and hardcore manipulation elevates intellectual minions into world leaders.
Lack of discussion and fear of change/novelty makes visionaries out of glorified merchants of BS.
Yes Putin and Erdogan.
WHAT ABOUT THEM DIGITAL IDIOTS?
‘Everything is content’ they say. I’d argue Nothing is the norm in digital and populist propaganda.
There is no content when the message is sent one-way. Nor God nor Allah offer solution to this: humans are to blame and only Them will ultimately find the answer. Praying leads nowhere and so does clicking.
Doing real stuff makes shit happen. Ask the dudes who first came up with fire…
FROM DARWIN TO KAWASAKI
we regressed big-time. I believe people will talk up Charles and Isaac 500 years from now. Nobody will give a flying fuck on Kawasaki, Godin and the likes. The simplest Darwin text prevails over the most sacred marketing premise.
One is scientific. The latter is pseudo-Biblical echo.
Manipulation + copy paste (not necessarily in this order) = #1 on the NY Times of Nonsense.
It was not me who said: “if you want to learn marketing and strategy Read Not Kotler but Sun Tzu”.
Don’t follow false idols.
We did that once and millions of people perished.
“The wise warrior avoids the battle”
From reading Tzu, Rig Vedas, from studying Ancient Times before Religious BS, you’ll feel way more relaxed, thoughtful and pumped to hit the keyboard, to ask questions.
is not within your Linkedin feed.
The most meaningful time of your day might be on your next move or your cat’s stupid addiction to move stuff.
Ideas should sparkle from nothingness. Science progresses like this.
Humans prefer not to believe it.
It’s about time we wake the fuck up!
#godisokay #allahisnotbad #maybescienceisthebest