“before one is able to deliberate, they must be aware of the existence of alternatives. They must also be cognizant of the paradigm they’re operating in.”
“The most dangerous prison is the one where you can’t see the bars.”
Dr. Tariq Ramadan
These are confusing times. A short reflection on what one stands for and what they believe in is bound to generate a self-induced state of anxiety. This is especially the case for many of those raised in traditional households who either live in the West, or are indirectly influenced by Western-based post-Christendom influenced secularized ideals through mass communication and media outlets.
Since the very beginning of recorded history humans have been asking deep existential questions and providing whatever answers they could come up with to make sense of what it means to be human. Sometimes these answers were inspired by different forms of what are considered Revelation, and at others they were not. Many people choose not to concern themselves with these questions on the basis of their abstractness and apparent irrelevance to their…
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