Hello, and thanks for visiting my new blog, The Serenity of Reason. You might well be asking, why does the world need another blog? Well, I guess the world really doesn't need it. But I think there are folks "out there" who will be happy it is here.
The main premise of the blog is that "reason" is sorely lacking in the world today and that the world would be a much better place if reason were applied to everything we do. Capiche?
Hope so, but let me clarify things a bit. The definition of "reason" that I am using is the second one listed at Webster's Dictionary online, as follows (link):
2 a (1) : the power of comprehending, inferring, or thinking especially in orderly rational ways : INTELLIGENCE (2) : proper exercise of the mind (3) : SANITY b : the sum of the intellectual powers
In other words, we should base our decisions on what is rational. We should "believe" (hate that word, more on that later) only in those things with a solid, reasonable basis backing them up. That means, no faith! Faith is what some turn to when they have no evidence. I reject faith as a useful means of gathering knowledge.
Living an existence based in reason promotes, among other things, serenity -- hence the name of this blog. I hope you will join me in sharing your thoughts and issues -- and commenting on the posts here.