About Indifferent Thinkers
The Long Term Thinker is ideally a concerned thinker, and in many cases, a doer as well. This article will
talk about both concerned thinkers and indifferent thinkers. Of course the concerned thinker will be
active in local concerns, and often in regional or national efforts. These efforts span many causes. They
include animal welfare to enviro issues, rights of the poor and underprivileged, and so on.
He or she is a supporter of the family and may be concerned with his cities’ good welfare. Just what
level of involvement he or she takes on is a personal choice and option.
My purpose in this article is to provide a sort of segway for those with Human Rights interests as well as those
having Religious Beliefs. Neither of these areas have room for indifferent thinkers. A Long Term Thinker does
not exist in a vacuum. This type of thinking [ LTT ] can supplement, tolerate, and exist along with other
beliefs and practices.
For the Human Rights perspective we can look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ( UDHR ) drafted on
December 20, 1948 by the U.N. General Assembly in Paris. It is a common standard of achievements for all
peoples and all Nations.
In the Preamble to this document it states “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and
inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the
Then, in Article 1 (of 30 Articles) it states “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act toward one another in a spirit of
brotherhood.” [Human Rights Watch, N.Y., N.Y. 10118; www.HRW.org]
Those are the leading words of a purposeful and great document on Human Rights. We have many
in our group who are Global Goodwill Ambassadors from various Nations as well as having memberships
in U.N. Environmental groups, African Development groups, etc. Ours in primarily a Research and a
Educational group — we are working on a Certification process for Long Term Thinkers at this time.
But remember Long Term Thinking can be a very individual thing too. It may include diverse lifetime
goals such as planning for retirement or for our child’s success.
To shift gears, Religious Indifference takes on a completely different perspective and tone. A recent article
states “These modern errors are particular issues we have to study so that we can combat them in
this age of apostasy. Some of these errors include religious indifferentism, the separation of Church and
State; Communism, Socialism and Freemasonry; subjectivism. …Attacks on the rights of God and
a misunderstanding of human rights; and the pervasive error that dogmas may evolve over time.”
“To support religious indifferentism [the idea that differences of religious beliefs are of little or
no importance] violates the First Commandment since, by such support, we deny that there is
One God, through whom alone salvation comes.” [Apologetics: Learning the True Faith in an Age
of Apostasy, Matthew Plese; Fatima Crusader Issue 124 Spring 2019, The Fatima Center Inc., Buffalo,
N.Y. 14240, www. fatima.org]
Types of Indifference
Note that this last statement laps over into the human rights issue also, but takes it from a religious
perspective. Note also that this ” indifference” is defined as a stance believing of little importance between
beliefs, but does not mention being blaze’ as happens when a person takes on no interest
in any religious belief whatsoever. This is typified by the person that says “religion aside” in a conversation on
economy for example. This is not atheism per se. But it is a type of indifference to what matters most.
Today it is politically correct to use the term “spirituality” instead of “religion”. But these also has fine
shades of meaning — the spiritual person has grace, whereas the religious person tries to
“tie back” to starting human values. In the long run, they are the same.
So, don’t get trapped in the common debate over which is better: Thinking or Doing. Both are vital.
And the conclusion to this article is the suggestion to continue your interest in human rights
as well as your religious beliefs, and have both views if possible. Be a concerned thinker,
not a blaze’ one. Take on Long Term Thinking in your decision making, but avoid indifference
on all levels at all cost. This is more critical today than ever.