“What’s the most resilient parasite? An idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules. Which is why I have to steal it.” ~ Inception
When was the last time you really thought about what you believe? And where that belief, that idea, came from? Some ideas come through the wisdom and understanding of those who have gone before us. Other ideas may be harmful at their core, once we deconstruct the true meaning and motive.
As we grow older we learn to deprogram ourselves from potentially harmful ideas that have been imbedded in us, or to consciously choose the beneficial ones. If you haven’t done this with the big issues – theology, politics, sex, and money – then how do you know what YOU really believe?
And if that idea came from someone else, how do you know it was based on truth? I think it’s entirely possible that the True, Original ideas become tainted over time and that this is especially true with spirituality and religion. Religious deception is everywhere. When was the last time you deconstructed what you believe?
Because it would make sense that the most powerful ideas are also the most strongly opposed. Ideas that are both original and Truthful are under constant attack because of their sheer power. If something can twist the Truth — dilute and distort it — then it can potentially change everything.
God, the first and last truly original idea, is building a magnificent City that is transforming the world and rewriting the rules of our fallen history. But too many of us are following the lie, the planted false truth. When was the last time you deconstructed what you believe?
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10