Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
Vexen Crabtree

The Taboo

This journal entry is reproduced on this web page: "Why Question Beliefs?" by Vexen Crabtree (2009)

Much of my website is on subjects and topics that are provocative and taboo. For some reason, in life, I have been spared the chains that come with socially taboo thought. I find myself willing and capable of challenging taboos and ignorance.

I consider stupidity to be the greatest cause of unnecessary suffering and evil and my websites constitute a war on stupidity. I hate stupidity! In the path of the Vexen website war machine lies social Taboo. Many people wont read my essay on Masturbation simply because they will never click on a link that even says that word. This aspect of stupidity known as "taboo" does a lot of social and personal harm.

It harms everyone. A social taboo isn't something that isn't voiced, it nearly always becomes something that is unquestioned and unchallenged. It causes mental stagnation and confusion. Taboos and unchallenged dogmatic statements influence our actions in mostly negative ways.

I love and enjoy doing things that make people think. That challenge peoples' assumptions. Each time I presenting something to someone that causes hir to ponder and think about something they've never thought about is a prize and a victory.

If an atheist makes a stupid generalisation about theists, then without thinking twice I will rebuke hir with a strong statement that will challenge hir assumptions. Even though I am an atheist myself I will not sit by and let fellow atheists make choices without thinking them through.

The bolder and surer a person is with their beliefs the harder and harder I will try to make them admit doubt in their assumptions about the truth. I believe wholeheartedly that life is a never-ending search for truth and social taboos and ignorance are two of our hindrances. They are both fuelled by stupidity!

"Lack of doubt can appear in people who become confident they're on the right track, etc. It breeds stupidity and complacency, leading to what amounts to counterproductive pride, where they end up defending an erroneous stance. [...] A strong emphasis on continual doubt and personal development will hopefully reduce stupidity"

"Stupidity, the Cardanal Sin of Satanism" by Vexen Crabtree (2002 Jan)

My websites are vast with lots of text. Much of it is considered esoteric only because it contains thought that many people do not get around to thinking. It's a vast exercise and lifelong mission of mine to continually challenge all my own assumptions and dispel all my own stereotypes and taboos so that I can think freely and clearly about the world and the people around me.

"All in the name of making people think and smashing stereotypes and assumptions. Also in the name of fun and entertainment. In the name of Satan, you shall think! And if you cannot you will hate Satanism!"

"The Enema Image" by Vexen Crabtree (2001 July)

Tags: beliefs, stupidity, taboos, vexen, websites
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