You Believe Your Beliefs Are Facts
And so do most other people, especially the woke.
I found an old post of mine from Minds because someone hit the like button recently and I wanted to share it. But after watching Peter Boghossian in his latest video I think I’ll expand on it here instead. In this article, I want to focus on belief systems and how people can’t recognize them when they’re in them. I’ll also give many woke examples of faiths that they think are facts.
Belief Systems Can Be Tricky
In an effort to become a life coach, I have studied cognitive behavioral therapy and the drama triangle. In my spiritual life I have studied the bible, law of attraction, and really focused on growing my faith.
You could say that I have my head in the clouds but my feet on the ground. I can speak spiritually and see things from a higher perspective (5D), but if you need me to speak about something happening right now, in this 3D reality, I can see what you mean. I see these two different viewpoints as dimensional and switch between them easily. And I understand that some people only see from one perspective.
The Law of Attraction Belief System
Some people would say the law of attraction belief is stupid, and I’m okay with that. I disagree, but I actually understand why they believe that. People have given the law-of-attraction belief system a bad name through lack of faith. I talked about people choosing a label and acting apart from that label in the last substack.
They also don’t explain it very well. That’s because it’s more complicated than just saying you attract what you feel like. Like attracts like, but that means a person feeling like a victim will attract someone who victimizes people (persecutor). I could get in-depth, but I want to focus on the belief portion today.
If you truly believe in the law of attraction, then you will take personal responsibility for everything happening in the world and will blame no one but yourself. If everyone took total responsibility, then people wouldn’t be mad at other people, they wouldn’t try to control them, and they wouldn’t live in fear.
You actually would love a world in which everyone took personal responsibility. The Drama Triangle only works if people refuse to take personal responsibility. Taking responsibility ends the drama. The fruit of the belief system of law of attraction is excellent. It’s not a rotten tree. It bears good fruit. But, people profess it and don’t believe it.
I know. I interacted with those sorts of people, the ones who professed a belief in the law of attraction on Facebook in 2020, and it turns out trying to tell them you can’t get sick unless you attract that sickness just made them mad. This post was deleted from groups.
So, taking personal responsibility, I moved to other social media platforms with more like-minded people. If you want to see the law of attraction perspective on health you can read my article and/or watch the video embedded in it.
According to the law of attraction, your beliefs determine what you see in this world. You perceive what you believe. If you believe you’re always going to be treated poorly by racists, you’ll see evidence of it everywhere. So, because I believe this, I wanted to question all of my beliefs that I felt were harming me.
Because of this belief system, I am constantly questioning beliefs. I recognize what is a belief even when others don’t. Now, onto the meat of my article.
Peter Boghossian posted a video about whether or not social justice should be taught in schools. The president of Portland State University said racial justice is the highest priority of the university.
“My highest priority is sustaining and amplifying our commitment to racial justice.” Stephen Percy
The idea of "Social Justice" is built on the presupposition that there is some sort of injustice in this world. It's a belief system. People with a faith that God is in control and that there is some sort of higher, natural justice, or those who believe in karma could and would disagree with the premise based on their beliefs/faith.
Because of this, I believe no school (unless private, faith-based) should be teaching students to basically become social justice warriors.
Social Justice Warriors (SJWs)
Social Justice Warriors are the “Savior” or “Rescuer” role in the drama triangle. The name implies that there is injustice in the world, which means it implies that people are victims who need saving. Because they’ve chosen the term “Warrior” to show they “fight” for the victims, it means they are taking on that rescuer role. To fight like a warrior you will need a persecutor to go up against, of course. When you hear someone refer to themselves as a Social Justice Warrior always think of this savior role.
Social Justice Warriors have a limiting belief that there are injustices in this world that they need to fight to end. These limiting beliefs are like blind spots. We can’t see that they’re beliefs rather than a fact.
Once upon a time, people believed that humans would never be able to fly like birds. They had limiting beliefs. But they believed it was a fact at the time. It’s only until you question your beliefs that you find out it wasn’t actually a fact, but just a belief that could be wrong.
Examples of Woke Beliefs Seen as Facts
I feel there is a group of people, perhaps they see themselves as intellectuals, who think "faith" makes you "less than." Because of pride, they see themselves as higher and put "faithful" people down below them. They don't want to look stupid for having "faith" so they can’t see that their beliefs are faith, not fact.