The single most destructive force in our modern world is organized religion. Fabricated origin stories were a functional, but not necessarily requisite, aid to the formation of early civilizations. As our general understanding of science has improved and our ability to process logical thought has evolved we have had less and less use for fiction to explain our lives. Religion has become a lazy exercise in denial and a massive and entrenched device for the spread of cruelty and ignorance. Our frontal lobes are begging us as a species to embrace the truths, of both our awkward shared history and the harsh realities of our current state, so that we might endure. Reason provides the only possible salvation for humankind. Only by depending on our rational arguments for agreement can we create a sustainable reality. A reality where only our best attempts at empirical concepts are incorporated into the rules and social norms of our civilization. Personally, I enjoy fiction for entertainment, but using it as a basis for the laws and policies of a society is unconscionable. The willful corruption of the efforts to define existence by our honest means of perception is sadistic, pitiless and abusive. We are amazing creatures with dynamic senses and potent imaginations. Let us truly work in human concert to discover and embrace the knowledge and wisdom of our authentic reality.
Posted on April 2, 2009 by douglassarine