Our inability to perceive reality in its true form will forever be our barrier for real knowledge. Having said that, our attempts of gaining answers over the years is nothing short of breathtaking, albeit in a relative setting.
This is why I feel that atheism/agnosticism is the only stance you can realistically take, as it makes no assertions. All the various religions and beliefs, past and present, have attempted to make sense of reality and existence, which always includes some form of cosmic protection. In a way it’s the natural thing to do, generally speaking, and we’ll keep on making those comforting guesses for as long as we exist.
But the real truth is not within our feeble comprehension. I truly believe this. But this in no way makes it any less fascinating to set our minds and imagination at the impossibility of gaining knowledge of the unknowable.
Wisdom is knowing how little we can know. But don’t just love what we do know, love what we don’t, as that is the origin of wonder.
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@fucksake, well that would be the beauty of agnoticism. believing that anything is possible, so not holding a firm belief in any side, just acknowledging that both can b the case. but we already know that there r creatures who can’t experience the world with all the senses we can,therefore creating only a partial view of the universe. even in humans, there r ppl who lack sight, who will never b able to experience the world as the majority and couldn’t even fathom how an elephant or anything looks. their reality is slightly different than ours, i’d love to peek in their brains to see how they imagine sight.
and then there r animals with senses we don’t experience, such as the bat, or shark. reality is different for them. and the even simpler fact that we cannot see the universe from above, zoomed out to the max. this universe could be a bundle of atoms in a world much larger than ours and we’d never know it. so i’d say, u don’t have to firmly believe we cannot absolutely perceive reality, but keep an open mind, an agnostic view.