We are humans, not zombies

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We have to become sceptical and doubt whatever we are told and have accepted as true, writes Abdul Rashid Hanafi.

Unlike animals, humans are not only given brains but also endowed with intelligence to think. Intelligent people do not believe blindly. They question, they think, they ponder, they scrutinise and they doubt.

This is how scientific minds work. This is how discoveries are made and how knowledge advances.

They consciously hold themselves responsible for all their actions, deeds and subversive activities – good or bad, right or wrong, true or false.

God gave us a brain to think. If God doesn’t want us to think or to question him, he would not have given us a brain. He would have made us zombies. Humans are created with the gift of rational thinking, but unfortunately many either refuse or dare not use it.

The ability to think rationally differentiates humans from animals.

Animals believe what they see. They are not curious to find out the truth behind things.

Humans are not satified with the obvious. They want to discover the essence and unravel the mysteries of things. But the majority are incapable of that. They don’t question what they see. They blindly believe what they are taught and do not question.

We have to become sceptical and doubt whatever we are told and have accepted as true. This doesn’t mean we must reject everything. It means we should ask for facts and stop believing things for which we have no evidence.

It is more important to know than to believe.

Please wake up and unshackle your mind. The world is ready with its arms open, waiting to embrace us. The world owes a great deal to men and women who doubted.

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