28th October 2012

“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.”

Albert Einstein1879 – 1955

4 Responses to “28th October 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    For me the word “god” is a source of embarrassment as a homosapien. The only thing I could ever thank “god” for is that, to our knowledge, we haven’t been visited by sentient beings of another planet.

    Not that our visitors would roll on the floor laughing at our collective stupidity, surely they would be far more sophisticated than that, but in the margins of their notes would surely be references to other recently evolved primates that would indicate our immaturity as a species.

    You always want to put your best foot forward, it does not matter your station in life or your level of accomplishment. When we humans put together the party to greet our visitors I’d hate to see the Pope walking alongside world leaders to greet them. It would be one of those “oh god, not him” moments.

    “And this is the pope, leader of Earth’s Christians” to which the aliens would ask “what is a Christian?”. You see it is this moment that the paradigm shifts. The person responds that the Christians are god’s children, redeemed of sin by the son of god, Jesus Christ of course”. “And who is god?” the aliens ask.

    “God is the creator of the universe, of all that exists”

    The aliens smile and say “I see”. Rather than an extensive interchange where the future is discussed and plans are made for a relationship the aliens simply say that “it appears we have perhaps arrived to early, that the people of Earth are not quite ready to expand their relations beyond their planet”.

    When the ambassador asks why they must leave , and interjects “we had wanted to have you stay for a while and see all that we have accomplished” the aliens say “I’m sure you have many great achievements, but we will have to save all that for our next visit”.

    In the margins of their notes can be read “I wonder if they will even understand why we left?”

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    http://humanorigins.si.edu/resources/How-Do-We-Know

  3. The Heretic Says:

    You find deities in almost all primitive cultures. I suppose that is why we haven’t been visited – we are still a primitive and, at many times, savage race. I wouldn’t come within 100 light years of here if given the choice.

  4. Defiantnonbeliever Says:

    Honorable? Compared to what?