For about 2 decades we Americans have been living in a world of “dissociation”….say what?
FREEDOM OF DISSOCIATION: The freedom to dissociate from reality and operate on faith, the know-it-all attitude that proudly dismisses all challenging evidence.
The freedom to ignore reality and live like a know-it-all. (Does that not sound a bit familiar?)
Freedom of dissociation is not an inalienable right; it’s what people crave, especially when anxious, and what people indulge in especially when rich. It is not a right because it alienates people from the rest of society and from the real world we all must live in together.
Our nation’s founders, steeped in the scientific revolution, the enlightenment and the embrace of progress and learning, established freedom of religion as a way to keep freedom of dissociation from steering the nation off course. They recognized that a theocracy encourages proud dismissal of new evidence. They wanted a different kind of nation, a learning nation.
If one writes a blog then this is a good explanation to what is happening to rational thought.