Posts made in May, 2018

Blog #50:  Denials of Science

Blog #50:  Denials of Science

Blog #50:  Denials of Science (which I, personally, find absurd) The belief that the Earth is flat. These people are about 2500 years behind the times… The belief that humans are not apes. I kinda get this one (so long as it isn’t coupled with denial of evolution)—but it’s just ego… people don’t want to be grouped with a bunch of hairy animals… as a hirsute beast mine own self, I find nothing wrong with it. Going on from aforementioned denial of evolution, the belief that Earth was created something like 6000 years ago. I like faerie tales and fantasy, too, but mythology is not intended to be taken literally… it sometimes reflects actual events, but more often expresses a consummate truth, an example of “right living,” rather than reporting historical events… which is not to imply that people in the Bible (or any other religious text—including the works of Homer), though probably not all, did not exist, merely that all the acts attributed to them did not necessarily actually happen.  Such was just the way history was written then—with a healthy dose of allegory and “folk-talesianism” (HA!  I like that one…)—much like journalism today.  (I think it was more entertaining in the past… now days ‘tis just a pain in the ass.  In the past, it seems romanticized or like magical realism, but in the present it’s just plain lies.)  My apologies to all those who feel otherwise, but if your faith rests on miracles and magic, rather than the substance behind the stories, it seems like a pretty crap faith.  (But to each their own, meguesses…) There is a town in North Carolina who outlawed solar energy in 2015 because they did not want to deplete the energy of the sun. Well, that’s a bit like believing if you look at something too long, you will “see up” the all of it and render it invisible… and I find that this happens really only very infrequently… There are various places in the United States (and elsewhere in the world) which have made practicing yoga illegal… onaccounta it is anti-Christian. How, I’m not sure—I don’t recall Jesus ever being opposed to breathing or stretching; it (apparently) leaves the practitioner vulnerable to demonic possession… no doubt because of how stressful it is to be a demon, so they prey upon peaceful, contented, healthy people to inhabit…  The nice thing...

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