Monday, March 27, 2006

The Progression of Light or Truth

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
Thomas Jefferson, (letter to Rev. James Madison, July 19, 1788)

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Abraham Lincoln

Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight.
Mark Twain

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Maxwell Planck

One can argue that these are extreme viewpoints. We are kinder and gentler and more accepting these days. Yet, we have a Christian convert about to be put to death in Afganistan. We have Muslims killing Muslims and Christians in the name of Islam. We have Christians killing Muslims in the name of Democracy and Liberty. We have the politicization of Science. We have Intellectual Relativism.

What is the point of all this madness? Through great suffering, great awakenings happen. Evil redeeming itself. Either that, or Evil will consume the human race.
Comments:
I know, it is a horror, it is sad, but I have to add to your list, the muslims are foaming at the mouth to kill Jews for no particular reason.
 
It is sad... religion usually tells us to love our neighbors... yet we have religious people killing other people in the name of religion. What's it going to take for this world to wake up?
 
more suffering it seems...
 
This world frightens me. It's full of delusions.
 
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