Thursday, December 1, 2011

Consensus, Invention and the Inspiration of Your Conscience

148. Consensus
Certainty is not necessarily with the many.
Truth is not necessarily confined to the majority.
And I believe that the consensus of the learned
Does not contradict this, ergo;

If a bad idea is followed by 1 billion men,
It is still a bad idea,
If a good idea is practiced by just one man instead of 1 billion men,
It is still a good idea.

Inventions. A caveman had to have invented the wheel. An inventor somewhere thought up the internal combustion engine. A scientist had to have first discovered penicillin. A baker now long forgotten must have baked the first white bread. And some ancient traveler must have looked up to the night sky and found stars to be a useful way to navigate. A good idea must originally germinate in the mind of a discoverer before the rest of the world discovers it. 

Ideals. Of course it would be good to build consensus, but sometimes the way of the heart and conscience is on the side of the few and not the many. 

Invent something today, sunshine. Even if it is merely a new optimism for life. And do not despair in following your conscience. I need you to do this, for often do I find my own courage wanting...

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

No comments: