from your link:From an early age he had he desire to know God. So yes.
Sant Kirpal Singh: Man is the highest in all creation – it's spoken of very highly by all scriptures. All say that, because this is the highest, because we can do that work which cannot be done in any other body: that is we can know our Self and can know God.This idiot has assumed there is a God, hasn't he?
How did he learn about “God”? Was he told about “God” from someone else, his parents perhaps? Yes, that is where I suspect Kirpal Singh learned about “God”, from his parents. Just about every spiritual or religious person (if not all) learn about “God” as children, from the people who raise them. This is a serious problem as children will believe almost anything including true and untrue things. Simply having a desire to know “God” proves nothing. Some children may also have a desire to know Santa Claus, however eventually children figure out the truth or they are told the truth that Santa Claus is imaginary. There is no evidence that Santa Claus actually exists. So, where is the evidence that “God” actually exists?
As for him being an idiot - how did you conclude that?
The word “Idiot” as defined by Merriam-Webster:
1 usually offensive : a person affected with extreme mental retardation
2 : a foolish or stupid person
I think the first definition is no longer proper, someone would have to be fairly insensitive to call someone with a mental disorder an idiot. The possibility does exist though that someone might simply appear foolish or stupid and actually have an unknown mental disorder causing their behavior.
The second definition is likely (and maybe more often) the intended meaning behind using the word “idiot”. Someone who is foolish or stupid.
The word “foolish” as defined by Merriam-Webster:
1 : lacking in sense, judgment, or discretion
2 a : ABSURD, RIDICULOUS
b : marked by a loss of composure : NONPLUSSED
3 : INSIGNIFICANT, TRIFLING
The word “stupid” as defined by Merriam-Webster:
1 a : slow of mind : OBTUSE
b : given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner
c : lacking intelligence or reason : BRUTISH
2 : dulled in feeling or sensation : TORPID <still stupid from the sedative>
3 : marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting : SENSELESS <a stupid decision>
4 a : lacking interest or point <a stupid event>
b : VEXATIOUS, EXASPERATING <the stupid car won't start>
It is fair to say, people who assume things with zero supporting evidence for their assumptions are idiots.
For instance, if I were to assume that aliens from another planet are stealing my socks to fuel their intergalactic space ships, I would be an idiot. If I were to assume my 14-speed bike can fly me to the moon, I would be an idiot.
Can you clarify if that is your educational stance or it is bias speak?
I can’t speak for Graybeard, but for me it would be my educated stance that Kirpal Singh is an idiot. I say that not as an insult, but as a evaluation.
Neil De Grasse wanted to be an Astrophysicist from an early age does that make him an idiot? If that makes him intelligent to fulfill this desire-
What someone wants to be from an early age has nothing to do with being an idiot.
Can you clarify where this "urge" and its determination comes from that results in an individual confirming their life's ambitions?
Interesting enough, this “urge” to learn and know things has developed over millions of years through evolution and is what has helped the human race survive. We want to know if there is a lion in the bush that is about to kill us, we want to know about the trails used by animals so we can hunt, we want to know about the cycles of the seasons so we can learn what time of year is the best time to plant crops.
Unfortunately, simply wanting to learn or know things isn’t enough as a person has to put work into learning and knowing, and has to care if what they learn or know is actually the truth. Some people however take the easy way out of doing the hard work it takes to learn and know things, and just make stuff up like “God exists and created the universe”.