The more we train our minds to THINK, the better we evolve, the better we live.
People who are reluctant to educate themselves in this way tend to just follow orders and obey without questioning. Sad thing to see, the “robotic” human mind that is a reality in our world.
Now, you might think that I’m referring to university studies, PhD’s, MD’s…etc. No no, unfortunately getting a high degree diploma doesn’t guarantee that the student will become a thinker. An independent thinker.
I know of many medical doctors who are profoundly religious, some of them are evangelical, singing in tongues, even practicing exorcisms and all that “crapola” . And yes, they are real medical doctors, seriously! To me, this is a crime against the mind.
Educating ourselves involves reading many topics, have intense curiosity for science, philosophy, gardening, farming, cooking, literature, history, the arts, agriculture…learning about life for god sake!
Being away from religion doesn’t mean to be atheist. And many of religious people are far far from being sincere theists. And you can quote me on this!