I often feel a need to persuade people of the validity of my beliefs, and am constantly trying to overcome ignorance (in myself and others). I am agnostic, so I don't figure that (omniscient) God has it all under control, so all the more pressure that it's up to "me/us" to find meaning, value and purpose. As a "philosopher" I've taken on the noble quest (?) of redeeming the world through the triumph of wisdom, knowledge and understanding. I have great faith in humanity. Apparently we know 5% of what we will scientifically know in 50yrs. I wonder if people will understand religion and philosophy any better then, or peacefully allow for spiritual growth, without dogma. Not giving a S**t seems like suicide to me !! as does Buddhist Nirvana. PLEASE HELP !!!