To all truly rational individuals (whether theists or atheists):
You who love ideas and who firmly believe that they matter to your life and to the achievement of your values and goals- you who seek the truth and who regard your life as worthy of the right, proper and moral idea, do not waste a speck of your time dealing with a herd of nihilists and relativists who reject and resent philosophy and basic moral principles and who distort and misrepresent the real essence of reason, science, and freedom. For those who woefully declare that “nothing is absolute” and “existence does not exist” do not belong to our modern civilization, which is a product of man’s use of reason. Run away from a herd of neo-mystics who preach that man is the means to the ends of others- that you are merely a sacrificial animal to be immolated for what they call the “common good.” Do not think that by dealing with these neo-mystics (Free-farters) you might gain some knowledge, idea, or experience. Alas, you gain nothing from dealing with or appeasing an evil, immoral collective that has no specific set of values and no sense of purpose, and that is only motivated by hate, utter ignorance and dogmatic relativism.
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- NOTE: This article was first posted on my old site on March 29, 2010.
There’s a neo-mystic group in the Philippines that is out to spread a culture of hate, anti-reason, anti-capitalism, anti-freedom, and anti-man. It must be exposed before it invades the consciousness of the youth. Like Adolf Hitler said: “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” Indeed, the main targets of this evil collective are the young Filipinos… It must be EXPOSED!
Why is this euphemistically named Filipino Freethinkers’ collective an enemy of reason?
These worshipers of New Atheism (Filipino Freethinkers) are not advocates of reason, logic and freedom, but of welfare-statism and collectivism. Their concerted, strong and seemingly immutable advocacy of the RH bill reveals the disturbing psycho-epistemology of the Free-farters: that they promote anti-capitalism, collectivism, welfare-statism, things that would all lead to dictatorship. But yes, the Free-farters are deceptively hiding behind the guise of reason, and that their group— a mélange of various collectivist “isms” tossed into a single anti-concept: Freethinkers (which has no objective, specific meaning at all)—is simply a socialist/communist caucus masquerading as an ardent defender of freedom and man’s rights.
What is their definition/concept of reason?
Actually there’s none except the fact that it holds science and logic as its bumper sticker. This groundless, outré Free-farters’ movement in the Philippines simply flaunts the tagline—the “fellowship of so-called freethinking Filipinos, composed of atheists, agnostics, deists, humanists, and liberal theists.”
To justify its existence this neo-mystic collective adopted the word “freethought” as its guiding spirit or philosophy. If “freethought” is what they call philosophical perspective, freethinking is its process or tool, which the Free-farters should and ought to apply in order to be a rational human being. And they have also embraced the Wikipedia definition of “freethought” which is as follows:
“Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of science, logic, and reason, and should not be influenced by authority, tradition, or any other dogma. The cognitive application of freethought is known as freethinking, and practitioners of freethought are known as freethinkers.” (copied verbatim)
What’s the deceptive scheme of the Filipino Freethinkers?
The Filipino Freethinkers’ lexicographic scheme would have been justified had they offered a specific, objective and non-arbitrary meaning of “freethought” as a philosophy and of “freethinking” as its tool. Anyone who clearly understands the true concept of reason could easily root out the fatal flaw of this so-called philosophical term (freethought). If it is indeed a “philosophical viewpoint,” as what the creator of this Wikipedia definition claims, what then is its metaphysical and epistemological base? How does this philosophical perspective explain the principles of reality and the universe as a whole? How many truths does it hold? What is its theory of knowledge— how do we know we know and how is knowledge acquired?
Since no one in this collective is able to explain these concepts, it is then safe to assume that Freethinking or freethought are merely a newspeak designed to pull another sick joke on the unthinking, skeptic mankind. They say action speaks louder than words. Anyone who took a fleeting tour of the group’s website would be able to draw a conclusion that the Free-farters are engaged not in the promotion of reason, science and freedom, but in a new kind of religious battle against the religionists.
What is the true concept of reason?
Reason is not an end in itself; it’s a noun not an adjective; it’s a process not a bumper sticker. Reason, from the Aristotelian and Objectivist point of view, is a faculty that identifies and integrates the material provided by one’s senses. Reason does not simply mean science. In essence, reason is a process, which every scientist or inventor must possess in order to produce a productive idea or any object with commercial value. Epistemologically, reason tells you that you cannot have your cake and eat it too. Objectively speaking, it is this faculty that integrates man’s perceptions by means of forming abstractions or conceptions, thus raising man’s knowledge from the perceptual level, which he shares with animals, to the conceptual level, which he alone can reach. The method which reason employs in this process is logic—and logic is the art of non-contradictory identification.
Metaphysically, a rational human being believes that existence exists. This is because reason is man’s only means of grasping reality and of acquiring knowledge—and, therefore, the rejection of reason means that men should act regardless of and/or in contradiction to the facts of reality. That said, I say that both the liberals and progressives act against reason because almost all of their programs are in breach of reality and of reason.
Therefore, “Reason is man’s only means of grasping reality and of acquiring knowledge—and, therefore, the rejection of reason means that men should act regardless of and/or in contradiction to the facts of reality.”
Is this neo-mystic group a promoter of freedom and individual rights?
No. What makes the Free-farters’ group dangerous to our nation, freedom and future is its dogmatic relativism. Some, if not most of them, hold that there are no such things as absolute. They rebuke the idea of absolutism as dogmatic and impractical as if their line of reasoning is not, when in fact reality itself is absolute. Whether they live or not is an absolute. And what is more ironic is when they chatter, “there are no absolutes,” they are simply proving the fact that they are uttering an absolute.
When the Free-farters proclaim they are for reason, logic, and man’s freedom, they are merely echoing that Orwellian credo: “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.”
What is this neo-mystic group’s concept of science?
None except the fact that it confuses reason with science and even logic.
So you also claim that you offer a good defense of science? Did you know that science was born as a consequence or corollary of philosophy? Science cannot survive without an epistemological and philosophical foundation. If philosophy dies, science will be the next to perish. History tells you that the dawn of the Age of Enlightenment saw the propagation of science. I know that some of you utterly reject philosophy and ideas. But did you ever know that it is the philosophy of Aristotle that led to the propagation of science? Aristotle was the first philosopher of science, a fact clearly understood by the scientists and thinkers of the Age of Reason through St. Thomas Aquinas’ revival of Aristotelian philosophy in the medieval age. A true defender of reason and science truly understands what makes reason and science exist and prevail. A truly rational individual understands that science only exists in a free society governed by objective laws and principles and supported by a socio-political system that respects man’s nature and rights- Capitalism.
What is the moral code of this new-Nazi group?
Based on their advocacy, the moral code of the Filipino Freethinkers is altruism. The Free-farters, who are mostly welfare-statists and liberals, commit the same mistake as the religionists. First, they collectively hold the belief that man is the means to the ends of others. What is clear is that they consciously or unconsciously embrace the morality of altruism. This code of morality means that man is a sacrificial animal and that for man to be moral, he must put the interest of others above his own. Second, the Free-farters are welfare-statists, and this is proved by their collective, irrational and impractical defense of the Reproductive Health bill authored by some socialist lawmakers in Congress.
According to philosopher Ayn Rand, “the basic principle of altruism is that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that service to others is the only justification of his existence, and that self-sacrifice is his highest moral duty, virtue and value.
“Do not confuse altruism with kindness, good will or respect for the rights of others. These are not primaries, but consequences, which, in fact, altruism makes impossible. The irreducible primary of altruism, the basic absolute, is self-sacrifice—which means; self-immolation, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-destruction—which means: the self as a standard of evil, the selfless as a standard of the good.”
Why is the morality of altruism evil?
The meaning of altruism is not simply kindness or generosity toward other people. Altruism means that man must serve others and that it is his duty to satisfy and fulfill the welfare of others. This kind of morality is not simply immoral; it is evil at best. It means that man must put the interests of others above his own. Altruism demands that man must do the impossible.
A society beleaguered by government controls and regulations cannot be considered a free society, so is a society that is based on the morality of altruism. Aristotle’s law of identitypostulates that contradictions cannot exist. Thus, for a society to be free, it has to embrace a certain type of socio-economic system that is consistent with man’s nature and rights. Man’s nature suggests that he cannot exist in a society that regards him as a sacrificial animal. Man’s rights also suggest that man has to live in a society that embraces rational principles and objective moral ideals. This is how the United States of America developed and became the most prosperous nation in the world.
Do ‘some’ Filipino Freethinkers believe in existence?
My many encounters with some of the Filipino Freefarters exposed them as nihilists, hardcore relativists and skeptics. In fact, they even declared, “existence doesn’t exist.” If it is true that “existence doesn’t exist,” then what are we? If this is their dogmatic belief, then all is nothing, according to the nihilistic, relativist assumption of the Filipino Free-farters.
Do they regard ideas or philosophy as nothing or impractical?
Evidence shows that the only possible answer is YES. One of the hardcore Freefarters claimed that ideas and philosophy “do not matter,” and champions what he calls beliefs “based on science and math.” However he is silent as to how he would present his argument without relying on a particular premise. This nihilistic Freefarter refused to understand that when logic is employed, scientific facts, mathematical data, and statistics are merely secondary. They are merely employed to back a certain premise.
Philosophy is defined as the science that studies the fundamental nature of existence, of man, and of man’s relationship to existence. Remember that the Freefarters declared, “existence doesn’t exist.”
Ayn Rand one said: “As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy. Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by a conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought and scrupulously logical deliberation—or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions, false generalizations, undefined contradictions, undigested slogans, unidentified wishes, doubts and fears, thrown together by chance, but integrated by your subconscious into a kind of mongrel philosophy and fused into a single, solid weight: self-doubt, like a ball and chain in the place where your mind’s wings should have grown.”
What’s the main goal of the Filipino Freethinkers?
Their website claims that they seek to promote “freethought, science, and reason.” However, action speaks louder than words. Most of their website articles focus on the destruction of religion. If some atheists respect the establishment of religion in this country, it appears based on their web articles they advocate for the eradication of religion, perhaps through even political means. To prove this premise, better check the contents of their website.
Is there such thing as atheistic movement?
The answer should be none because atheism is not to be regarded as a godless religious sect, political or cultural collective, or any association or group.
There is no such thing as an “atheist mindset” or an “atheist movement.” Atheism per sehasn’t inspired and doesn’t lead to anything in particular because it is an effect—not a cause—and there are countless reasons for a person to not believe in God, ranging from vicious to innocent to noble. The newborn baby lacks a belief in God, as does the Postmodern Nihilist, the Communist, and the Objectivist—but each for entirely different reasons having dramatically different implications. So lumping all of these together under the “atheist” label as if that were a meaningful connection is profoundly confused. Yet this is exactly what the New Atheists do and encourage: they talk about how there are so many atheists out there, and advocate their banding together into an atheist community to seek fellowship, foster cultural change, build a political voice, and so on.
So why is there a need to expose this neo-mystic group?
The primary reasons for exposing this group are the following:
The Filipino Freethinkers’ collective is an enemy of:
5. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
The Free-farters are deceptively hiding behind the guise of reason, and that their group— a mélange of various collectivist “isms” tossed into a single anti-concept: Freethinkers (which has no objective, specific meaning at all)—is simply a socialist/communist caucus masquerading as an ardent defender of freedom and man’s rights.
Whether they know it or not, their ugly scheme is clear and unequivocal—they are simply employing a semantic strategy in order to appear rational and sensible in the public eye—and that their purpose is not the alleged preservation of freedom and of the rights of men in this country, but the destruction of these same ideals, which they allegedly claim to protect, by calling for more government roles, controls and intervention in the name of such pro-poor mantras as “common good,” “public welfare,” “social justice,” “egalitarianism,” “democracy,” and “greater good.”