Thursday, November 15, 2007

An interesting reply by Bishop Tom

BishopThomas has left a new comment on your post "Knights and Women?":

It's always interesting to observe the thought processes of individuals regarding principles and positions which transcend time.

First of all, negativity is not necessary because it always distracts from our processing by encouraging an emotional response to defend -- and so begins the volley of emotions rather than intellect. Professionalism requires an individual to understand the underlying processes rather than depending on each page of the cookbook to survive -- that would more of a technician (they are good at arguing the words, but miss true comprehension or knowledge -- and as soon as a page is gone they don't know what to do).

Some would pose "women" as a dilemma. You don't resolve a dilemma by opposition or arguing -- you simply eliminate bias, and at that point we would typically all agree.

My point is that concrete thinking binds us to outdated and obsolete dispositions. By leaving our minds open and free from bias, we would likely agree that the capabilities underlying the Templars were their ability to maximize and improve on the state-of-the-art from all perspectives. Their rules were their best efforts to communicate a consistent state of being and for relating to each other, and their environment -- as time would pass, they would surely improve and update their rules relative to their knowlege and capabilities to maximize their resources for success in all areas.

Templars would surely evolve and stay ahead of the pack. That means they would boldly implement the most effective physical means, such as a Hummer rather than a horse. And just as they would improve their technical knowlege and physical control, so would they improve their cognitive processes and social complexity. After all, our own military has long begun the process to integrate the concept of "women" into most all aspects of their functions. So have our police and fire services -- most reacted with primative bias at the begining, but then awoke.

As a firefighter, my first emergency incident with "a girl" was a plaza fire which began with a fully involved tire store and was marching down the line. What I saw was simple -- as the firefighters worked, every single big strong firefighter had to come out to rest from fatigue, but the female firefighter was much better at pacing herself working at least twice as long as the others before needing a break. Needless to say -- no one ever felt anything less than respect for her from that time on.

Do we need to concern ourselves with inappropriate and primiative perspectives of women as knights? No, but it does give us an exercise to improve our thinking, reasoning skills, and problem solving capabilities.

Should we feel threatened by concrete thinkers? Certainly not -- as long as we foster a positive spirit and seek a brighter light the negativity and dark elements will cement themselves in the old school and they will eventually disappear or begin to evolve -- yet they should still be appreciated for trying the best given their cognitive and social limitations.



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