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Reasoning cannot be achieved if one or both speakers is without emotional and intellectual clarity of the concepts being spoken of. For example, if they speak of love, yet have no deep sense of love, their words are unwittingly spoken as no more than the chimes of a bell. They say their words in a carefully learned order, reciting them as a child holds onto a teddy bear, but the words are disconnected from clarity of concept and thus carry no weight. They run around a maze of words as rats too scared to seek an exit, lashing out at those who try to help. One might as well attempt to reason with the sound of the wind as speak with them. And this is the living death of the zealots, the zombies consumed by a virus we call religion. If they had true faith they would leave their maze, explore new learning, safe in the knowledge that their creator, the God who is love, is the creator of all the universe and not simply the pocket they inhabit and quake in - hoping they are superior and eager to accept the demise of others. Yet there is no small evil, and their hope of the ends of others is a great sin. Love commands we love. And in all this, it is only reason combined with empathy and intelligence that can bring order and peace.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, December 20, 2019.
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We are reasonable when we are able to reason.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, December 20, 2019.