Just another Reality-based bubble in the foam of the multiverse.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

The facts will set you free

At this season of
the Winter Solstice
may reason prevail.

There are no gods,
no devils, no angels,
no heaven, or hell.

There is only
our natural world.

Religion is but
myth and superstition
that hardens hearts
and enslaves minds.

[tip o'teh tinfoil to vastleft]


Anonymous said...

Please recognize the fideism of such notions as a "Multiverse". You have not escaped the inexorable anthropological principle of faith and worship. You believe in a supra-rational, yet almighty Naturalism- a god indeed you worship.

Having said that, you do have some interesting thoughts on current events and social trends. The notion of a post-industrial neofeudalism is intriguing. I myself have been trying to figure out how the elite intend to benefit from their position as a ruling class over a massive yet utterly unproductive proletariat. If they own everything and control the production/harnessing and distribution of energy, they will be in a pretty good position indeed. In fact, they could capitalize on that principle of faith and worship and make themselves the demigods of a new religion.

kelley b. said...

Absolutely wrong.

I don't worship a multiverse. I live in one. As a natural scientist, I enjoy the beauty of the natural world. I respect and admire it. I am a part of it.

But there's nothing like worship involved. Only observations, hypotheses, questions, testing, and adjusting my hypotheses to the facts.

This is one of the prinicpal fallacies theists have. They think rationalists believe in science and theories. It's something completely different than faith.