Peter Walker [American space physicist; researcher at Rice Univ; contractor for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Space Science Div.] Quotes:
“…..The supreme arrogance of religious thinking ~~ that a carbon-based bag of mostly water on a speck of iron-silicate dust around a boring dwarf star in a minor galaxy in an underpopulated local group of galaxies in an unfashionable suburb of a super cluster would look up at the sky and declare, “it was all made so that I could exist!”
Well, there you have it. Another human who believes in reality and knows no invisible deity could [or did] *create* anything, much less an entire planet plus a few members of an imaginary dysfunctional “family” which grew from that small group in “The Garden of Eden” to the seven billion humans we now have using up Earth’s resources at an appallingly rapid pace. How any human can believe there is a supernatural being residing in an endless Universe, who people worship–for who knows what reason– (this “god” fellow never did one single thing to facilitate the liberties of human beings”He” supposedly also “created”)
Most of the problems of the world are, and always have been, caused by religion. For example, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, 9/11, gay bashing, and family planning clinic bombings in the USA. Then there were the crusades, the inquisition, witch burnings, the suppression of women, and the dark ages. Get the idea?
“Humanity will never truly be free until the ugly black yoke of religion is lifted by the clear light of truth, reason and rational thinking.” John Adams, our second elected President of the first 13 colonies said that. He was also credited with the statement that REALLY ticks off the self-righteous Rethuglicans. “This country was in no way founded as a “Christian nation” (and it wasn’t…..haha)
And last, but certainly not least, a few months ago?, the ridiculous bellowing and *Much Ado About Nothing* by the “Council of Bishops Gang” whining about their “religious liberties” Whatever the heck that’s supposed to mean. Come on folks!! What other humungous money-making business (“religion”) gets to keep every cent it takes in without one penny paid in taxes? (plus, are these”religious” entities EVER required to account for any of their huge piles of money about which no-one ever asks what and WHERE (philanthrophy) the “church” dispenses it?). What an astonishing *con game* the assorted religious entities of America are allowed to manipulate for their own benefit !!
Just read an article today on an online News site that the collective *holy roller* businesses in our country pile up a tidy $17 Billion in “profits” yearly, or whatever all that loot that’s put into collection plates is called? Who knows? And gullible “believers” might think all that staggering amount of TAX-FREE income is all for the “good works” the Roman Catholic empire dispenses?? Good Grief, how gullible and naive can human beings be?
Why do “churches, temples, synagogues, mosques, et al” get a free ride in our society, anyway??
The most willfully ignorant “believers” live with the biggest fairytale of all, “Creation”. I just can’t wrap my mind around any human being actually believing our planet was *created* by a non-existent superhero. How did the so-called “superior” species on this planet ever get the screwy idea Earth was created in one big swipe of a “godly” invisible wand? And this supposedly awesome *magic trick* culminated in the extraordinarily bountiful tiny planet named “Earth”? Yikes, that really IS some kind of pipe dream!
And yet, there are still gullible humans who believe the fiction of *Creation* should be taught in America’s public schools !!! Sarah “Sawdust for Brains” Palin was an advocate for classes in “Creation” to be taught to real live children…..in an actual school of *learning*. Oy! (Sure would liked to have seen what kind of mumbo-jumbo curriculum for *Creationism* she would have [tried] to come up with. Whew.)
Well, I think I have vented long enough. I hope a few people, anyway, will read this very lengthy rant/rave. I know I feel better now, thank you very much.
Oh ….read my lips… I don’t know much about EVOLUTION, aka *Natural Selection* but I know it had to have occurred on this planet and it is absolutely ridiculous to believe an invisible “deity” slapped it all together, threw in that imaginary, dysfunctional “family” I mentioned and voila`there it was. NOT LIKELY!
I read somewhere that every human being shares 98.6% of their DNA with the world’s primates. Coincidence? I don’t think so…….LOL
Instead of that meaningless slogan “In god we trust”, it makes more sense to call it “In reason we trust.” Not to mention the very cool quote by some old guy in our collective past, which I use a lot— because it is so doggone To the POINT.
“….religions disperse, kingdoms collapse, but works of science live on thru the ages.”