While perusing the web in search of the world’s infinite number of curiosities, I happened upon this little video which I found to be compelling enough to share with you. Many religious people call science itself a religion. Of course, any thinking human being will recognize immediately the tactic they are engaging in when releasing such rubbish from their mouths. To put it simply, science is about looking for answers while religion thinks it has already found them. It happens that it was the sciences of Archeology and Paleontology that helped me see the fiction of my religious dogmas so many years ago. It was one of many cracks that ultimately shattered the entire myth for me. I had been baptized both as a Catholic during infancy and a Baptist as a teen, but on the day my dogmas were destroyed, I was truly “born again”.
As most scientists will attest, science has not answered even a tiny portion of what there is to know about our glorious universe but it is a method for attempting to find those answers. Religion boldly offers a tidy little TV dinner version of “the truth” that , while easy to prepare and quickly edible, sits like a rock in the stomach of any truth seeking person. The scientific method has given us every luxury we enjoy today. Religion has not–quite the opposite, rather. To deny science is to deny your very life and live as a complete and utter hypocrite. I have no doubt in my mind that humans would have created for themselves a healthy, self-regulating society apart from religion but I cannot say the same without science.
Now, to deny religion is not to deny a creative force in the universe; one infused with energy and intelligence. Nor is it to say that religious literature has nothing of value to offer by way of its content and teachings. However, the literal and materialistic versions of so called “spiritual” life, propagated by those forces whom have for centuries lorded their version of the truth over the ignorant and the fearful, must now make way for a more holistic view of life: one that includes the full reality of our being and our universe; one that offers a resounding “yes” to life in all its fullness and complexity. one without fear of retribution by some petty and insecure God who angrily commands worship only pages after telling us we have freewill. I could go on but for now enjoy the video.
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