3rd January 2012

“Realizing that the Hebrew Bible mentioned other gods, and that some stories bore a similarity to earlier faiths, confirmed to me that religion was a human construction.”

Todd Stiefel

4 Responses to “3rd January 2012”

  1. The Heretic Says:

    The most profoundly religious people are usually the ones with no knowledge of history. Further, they will adamantly persist in their ignorance even after being educated.

  2. electrabotanical Says:

    Some people will persist in believing the craziest things. And calling faith (blind belief in nonsense) a virtue. I will never understand the appeal of lying to oneself.

  3. Jeff Says:

    The irrational holds comfort for many, perhaps most, of humanity. Think about it, and you’ll see that rational thought is a imposition upon earlier modes of being.

    Looked at from that standpoint, faith is what most people resort to because rational thought is WORK, and people, as a group, tend to be a bit lazy when they can get away with it. Someone else has thought about it, and they came up with X, so, X must be the way it is. That’s what makes con men and priests wealthy.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Truer words Jeff, were never spoken. I find that is true too of politics, sports fanaticism, and nationalism as well.