This is going to be a rather short blog compared to my other ones.
It is a common notion, not just on the internet, but in the reality we live in that interests can take over someone's life. While true to an extent, a belief can be far more controlling, if not dominant in people's lives. If religion has taught us one thing, it is that beliefs control us far more than we even realize.
The irony is that beliefs are far more dangerous than interests yet are told to be respected. When is the last time you've heard of someone dying over an interest? If it has happened, it is a rare and extreme incident.
I don't believe beliefs should be respected. Instead, I believe they should be questioned, ironed out, and compared to with what we can prove really exists. Why? The question should be "Why not?" Why do we, as a species that has advanced on a mental level, instead of trying to advance further, we slack and hold ourselves back?
We should be excited about advancing further. To further our knowledge. But we aren't. Why? I believe it is because humans, for the most part, are intellectually lazy.
Not too long ago I was banned for 2 weeks off of a rather open forum for presenting this way of thinking. It was seen as a "controversial idea" and "promoting hate." Tell me, you, the reader, is there anywhere in this idea I am presenting that is promoting hate to a specific group of people?
The answer I should get is "nowhere." Nowhere am I promoting hate nor uplifting a particular group yet I got frequent hate messages from a couple of users on that forum. (Not to mention the 2 week ban for "controversial ideas") Well you know what they say, "Today's controversy is tomorrow's common sense." Thus, I am not afraid to piss off people. I figure some people would be angry at what I am proposing simply because they are offended at the fact that I said we should not automatically respect people's beliefs by default. (Respect is not given, it is EARNED)
With that said, what makes an interest really that different from a belief? I will give the brief answer:
"An interest can be controlled by the individual, but a belief strives to control a person."