Is Privacy Necessary?

Why do humans wish for privacy?  Is it because they want to be able to control what the rest of the world knows about them?  Is it because that the things they do in private would not be approved of by others?  Is it because who they truly are is so different from what they otherwise seem to be?  Is it because they are ashamed of who they are in private?  Or is it that they just get tired of being around other people?

We complain that the government is not “transparent” enough.  We want it to be more transparent.  If something is transparent, it cannot be more transparent.  That’s like saying that an ocean needs to be wetter, or that a harder diamond is more desirable.  Aside from the semantics, asking the government, a business or even another individual to be more transparent is a bit hypocritical when all we want as individuals is more privacy.

When someone answers our query with “That is a private matter.”, does it not suggest that the true information could be used against them in some way?  Does it not suggest that the information we seek is of at least a mitigating nature, if not offensive or downright criminal?

What would happen if somehow every minute of everyone’s lives were freely available for review by any and all?  Suppose we could know instantly whenever someone stole, lied or killed. Suppose everyone’s sexual habits and medical histories were public knowledge.  Suppose that everyone could know what you do – or don’t do – when you are alone.  Suppose every word you uttered, texted or typed was available for all to hear and see.  What would happen?

Would we behave more decently, or, given the fact that everyone was exposed, realize that no one has a monopoly on decency?  People who hide their own indecencies seem to take great pleasure in judging those whose indecencies are exposed. Why do humans presume they have the right to judge those who act indecently, but who have not yet been so unfortunate as to have their own indecencies exposed?

We are all indecent.  Deny it all you want, but you know all about you.  You know you have been less than a model citizen on countless occasions. Have you ever shamed someone for doing something that you yourself have done? If you say no, you’re lying.  And you know that, too.  Perhaps you haven’t done what they did, but you’ve done many things you don’t want anyone else to know about.

Privacy is a concept invented to hide the despicable characters we all possess.  Privacy obscures the truth.  It allows us to hide who we really are.  We don’t want people to know when we betray them or speak ill of them.  We don’t want people to know that we continually perform good deeds in an attempt to counterbalance the evil deeds we perform in private.  We don’t want people to know that we are afraid they will discover the whole truth about ourselves.

Privacy is evil.  It is the opposite of the Truth.  It allows us to continue to be despicable without redress.  Privacy is necessary if you want to continue living in a world where no one admits who they really are.  The lack of full disclosure is necessary to facilitate extramarital affairs, physical and emotional abuse, selfishness, substance abuse, irresponsibility, laziness and every other despicable behavioral trait common to all humans.

Privacy is necessary for the evil in us to flourish.  Evil is necessary to assure that God has as complete a tactile experience in this universe as possible.  Privacy is necessary to the evolution of Mankind.  It allows us to fool the world into thinking we are all much better than we truly are.  It perpetuates the illusion of innocence and righteousness.  It gives us a false credibility we use to judge others.

Privacy is necessary to make fools of ourselves.

What About Right and Wrong?

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Believing that everything is God, every galaxy, every star, every bit of space debris, every planet, every moon, every plant, animal, fish, reptile and bird, every speck of dust, every virus and bacteria, assures us that we have always existed and always will.

Because we ARE God, we cannot be created or destroyed. Of course, these bodies can be created and destroyed, but that part of us that KNOWS who we are – that’s God – and it cannot be destroyed.  When these bodies of ours peter out, we rejoin the whole of God where we become privy to all the knowledge of all things that have existed, do exist or will exist.  There’s no need to jump through moral hoops while in this existence.  There’s NO CHANCE that God will send Himself to Hell.  Indeed, as already discussed below, God REQUIRES that we all be evil sometimes and some of us to be evil most of the time in order to completely appreciate every possible emotion and experience that humans can have.

Most of us display more “good” than “evil” in our daily lives.  As we each privately know, what we display for public consumption can differ greatly from what we actually think or even do when no one is looking. And there are plenty of times when we think we are doing good, but ultimately ascerbate the situation, thus becoming “bad” or “evil” in the eyes of the person judging.  It can become impossible to know what the right or good thing to do or say is.

Good makes life more comfortable and presumably longer. Bad makes life uncomfortable and possibly shorter.  The length of time we are “alive” is inconsequential. The fact that life occurred satisfies God.  The experiences of that life enriches God’s tactile experience (and thereby all of us) regardless of how brief, inconsequential or miserable that life might be. God (we) needs to experience everything, both good and bad.

So, if we do not have to be “good” to get to “heaven”, if even the most evil among us are still part of God, are crucial to God’s mission and return to the Whole just like everyone else, then how are we to conduct ourselves? If every despicable person gets to heaven, why bother being “nice”?

We are beings of comfort. The first thing we search for when abandoned is shelter. Shelter is more comfortable than battling the elements.  The next thing we want is food.  A full belly is more comfortable than a starving stomach.  Then we want security. A lock on the door is more comfortable than no door at all.  It is better to be comfortable than not.

Therefore, while we wait to rejoin the Whole after body death, it is more comfortable to make ourselves and each other more comfortable than it is to cause discomfort. It’s not hard to do and there aren’t but a handful of suggestions on how to do it:

  1. Treat every person with dignity. God put them here. They have inherent worth.
  2. Utilize justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  3. Accept one another and encourage spiritual growth.
  4. Search for truth and meaning;
  5. Let your conscience be your guide.  Use of the democratic process within groups and in society at large;
  6. Promote peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  7. Respect the interdependent web of all existence (God) of which we are a part.