Mental Health, perseverance, Philosophy, spirituality

Knowing

I think “knowing” the world and “knowing” math is different but also somewhat the same. Knowing math takes a lot of practice. For some, it takes only a week or two to understand it, but for me and my math disorder, it takes forever. 

I’m not saying I don’t know 2+2=4, but anything more complicated like multiplication and division confuses me. I get numbers, symbols, and letters mixed up continuously so my version of “knowing” math differs from someone who can do math quickly in their head. I cannot even do simple math without using my hands or a calculator.

The World

I think “knowing” the world is different only because of this case. We learn the world by taking it in similar to most people who can learn math quickly. But I think they are different because with math you have. Knowing the world is done in different ways.

Everyone is different and sees the world around them in different ways. That is why there are various political parties, religions, beliefs, etc. (I see religion and belief as separate things because not everyone has religion, but everyone has beliefs.)

Mathematics

With math, the answer is linear, when with personal “knowing” of the world and philosophy are different depending on the person. Religion and beliefs, for example, I believe no religion is right or wrong. It is what the person feels. I believe in various gods, but I also think that the Catholic/Christian God along with the Hebrew and Muslim God exists in the same plane as the others. 

A friend of mine believes that the “one” God is all the other gods in all the pantheons. I also think that most of the deities that come are like family since I have always wanted siblings and felt lonely. And then, obviously, those who are Catholic and Christian belief in only one God. I believe none of us are right or wrong in those beliefs.

My Faith

I firmly believe religion, faith, and belief should be more personal. I do not think it is right to force opinions on others or even in the non-religious sense of the words. Religion, belief, politics, philosophy; these I think should be a belief, but if it’s shared with others, it can bring you together. I don’t think there should be wars against views such as these unless the belief hurts themselves or others.

Something knows math to be accurate and perfect in almost all cases, while belief is different. We can know faith” to be true in every instance. For example, so many people still believe that Paganism and Wicca are evil and “devil-worshipping.” What I know to be true is that it is the opposite. Pagans and Wiccans love the earth and part of Wiccan law is “harm none.” 

Even with Pagans who use witchcraft, the thought of karma is prominent because if you do something, it will come back to you times three. There are out there who still harm with their practice, but most of us are now using peaceful means of worship and practice. Christianity evolved from Catholics who did not agree with their beliefs is another perfect example. Above all, math is linear, but faith can be various.

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