Yes the irrationality of humans is something that bewilders and frustrates me.<quoted text>
We are humans. Everyone has some irrational attributes to them. Some believe in an infinite God, others in an infinite universe. Then there's football zealots, even resorting to hooliganism for a team they own no shares in. Hell, some people even have a favourite colour. I have yet to learn what the hell that means.
It's the product of imagination and free independent thinking.
Some people are so afraid to admit it. I don't fully understand why. They like to think of themselves as logical, rational, having a perfectly rational explanation for everything they stand by. They get embarassed when their irrationality gets revealed to them. Perhaps it implies a lack of self control.
The way I see it, for most humans it isn't all that important to strive to eliminate rationality and assert logic. The most successful people in history have all become successful not by suppressing emotional and irrationality, but rather by harnessing both emotion and rationality at the correct time and circumstance. And they challenged and pushed the boundaries of rationality.
If God exist, I don't think God would ever be understood completely.
Is it irrational to have a favourite colour..? I like green and yellow myself..(if i can have two..!.. hey wait, isn't that the springboks..? coincidence i assure you..!)
The furore of football seems irrational.. all that fuss surrounding kicking a ball about..a boys game elevated to patriotic like fervour and big business..
As life goes on i increasingly see the bizarre in what is considered ordinary.
Pure rationality can be limiting, as you imply.
I also consider that emotion and imagination can inspire and motivate human beings... help us to feel more connected, to regard each other compassionately, to enjoy beauty and mystery.
I guess rationality is what keeps us grounded,.. however my imagination wanders I ultimately examine its rationality before committing those ideas to logical acceptance.
I think we are agreed about the proposed nature of god, here..