Saturday, January 16, 2010

The problem with god is: We don't know what we don't know until we know that we don't know it (Rumsfield's axiom). That is, to assume the unknowable exists, presumes a definition (which is contradictory), but to refer to it as a coherent self aware entity, is psychopathic (so the contradiction is beside the point).

However, that same tendency (to animate a concept with anthropomorphic properties), also drives conspiracy theories, motivates and supports politicians, and draws people to churches and monster flicks. This mental loophole has become a gateway to an industry that exploits our ancient reptilian mental wiring. It's also curious that the same industrialists, also demand blind adherence to their particular dogma as defense against it: If your faith is strong enough, your dreams come true. If ______________ (fill in the space) then the terrorists have won.

Dick Cheney is a war criminal who belongs in jail (Atheist Review)

Devil replies to Pat Robertson

Tired of political whitewash? Go to Angry Voters & sign their list of petitions.

How Group Think Rules What We Like (Clive Thompson, Wired)

Ten More Blasphemous Quotations and a lot of good comments.

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