Posted by: trashee | May 15, 2007

God? Dino the dinosaur? Take yer pick.

There be many a day when Trashy looks to the sky and sez – “HUH”?

For many of my friends, they immediately recognize this reaction as one that comes about when the subject of religion arises.

Now – lemme make it clear that the olTrashmo sez to live and let live – tho’ he’s gotta from time to time wonder what the f***?

I mean, we see these intellectuals saying that dinosaurs and humans co-existed and this solves the whole debate between bad ol‘ science and pure olcreationism. They call themselves the “Young Earthers“.

I like to call them “descendants of Fred Flintstone“.

Well – maybe Barney Rubble.

The great thing about the Internet is that everyone- including the crackpots – can put forth their ideas to a very large audience.

The bad thing about the Internet is that everyone- including the crackpots – can put forth their ideas to a very large audience.

In the “God Delusion” Richard Dawkins shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong, but potentially deadly.

I will never understand how a very educated and intelligent person can take heart in the existence of a force that, for me, is simply an inconceivable notion akin to a legend or a myth.

But aye – there be many of these. and like, I said – live and let live – that is one of the benefits of living in a free country.

As Dawkins says, the only reason we tolerate such absurd beliefs is because there are so many of them – like, BILLIONS! Else they would be confined to the fringe of society along with the flat-earthers, Scientologists, Conservatives and evil step-mothers.

Thankfully, our freedoms do include, for the moment, the freedom to think rationally.

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