Saturday, December 27, 2008

Philosophy # 2

' The classical man is just a bundle of routine, ideas, and tradition. When he acts, he is translating every living moment in terms of the old'
Bruce Lee (1975, p. 16) The Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Please read it, understand it, and absorb it. Bruce Lee was referring 'it' to the Kung Fu filled with unnecessary classical patterns and movements. Therefore, he created his very own philosophy of the martial arts - Jeet Kune Do. I am applying that philosophy in my atheistic philosophy.

Remember the last time you are observing a routine traditional ceremony. Ask yourself whether it has any purpose, function or value in it. It it does not, discard it.

'Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality'
Bruce Lee (1975, p. 14) The Tao of Jeet Kune Do

If it does not contain any purpose, function, or value, why are you still observing it? Why are you following the footsteps and shadows of the classical man - our ancestors? The classical man who lived 999 years before us....why are we following his shadows?...when we are living in the 21st century. When you follow his shadows, you are actually trying to live in the times of your ancestors.

We are living in the present with the Internet right in front of our eyes!

Unlearn all those unnecessary ceremonies, traditions, and routines. Empty your cup! Fill your cup with your own way of living!

Apply this very important philosophy right now!

Listening to the classical man is about understanding the routine, traditions, shadows, and his wayward beliefs. 'You are not understanding yourself' (Bruce Lee, 1975, p. 17).

Listen to yourself and understand yourself.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Philosophies of Gabriel Gim - The Way of the Atheist

If Bruce Lee could write The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, I should start writing my own philosophies on the way of living as an atheist. Hmmm...let's call it...The Way of the Atheist.

By the way, this blog was initially intended to be dedicated to my very own writing of my philosophies but somehow I lost tracked and diverted into a dogs' rights activist. But I am indeed a strong advocate of dogs' rights.

Nevertheless, let's start writing!

My very first very controversial philosophy.
Here goes..

'Men created God'

That's right, folks. Men created the word god and everything related to god. We don't see animals praying. So why only humans pray to god? Because, they themselves created god.
I strongly believe religion was designed as a guideline to one's morality and consciousness. But the followers have always interpreted religions in a different way to the extent that the major religions in the world have turned into something iconic or symbolic, into a club, into an organisation or a society where one can bond with each other and starts to advocate their beliefs to others.

I believe religions should be ripped of all its Godly supernatural beliefs and we should go back to the core of religion:- Philosophy and morality!

There is no god but men's god. It is our past ancestors who have created god. So, why are we believing someone who lives in the times of the barbaric era and when there is no Internet and space shuttle in those times? Why are we believing in it when we have not seen it? We believe in God because of the bounded societal culture we are living in. Only a few of us could break free from this barrier and started thinking scientifically and philosophically about the truth of the universe. And I am one of them:- an atheist!
Are you?

Try to reflect on yourself one day and ask yourself why are you still doing what your ancestors have been doing for the past 999 years? Times have changed and so must you!

From this very first philosophy of mine, Men created God, it lead me to my second philosophy which I shall discuss in the future.