30th April 2008

“It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men.”

Carl Sagan1934 – 1996

2 Responses to “30th April 2008”

  1. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    When Carl commented on a matter or shared a quote, it was generally well thought out and believable. This is no different. A splendid way of gently but honestly saying, “Men invented Gods (to suit mans needs)”

  2. Chris Says:

    I’m sorry to disagree with Carl here. Not a dream but a nightmare. I stand with Hitchens on this when he says “What if it were true?” that there was a celestial dictatorship. It’s too terrifying to think about for long periods of time. Then would you truly fear to commit a crime in your own head. I think Hitch was on to something important here. Notice that the Greek and Roman gods were jealous and capricious and vain and dangerous. Maybe they were thought of that way because the ancients perceived nature that way – indifferent to man’s sufferings. And so nature is. With our innate penchant for anthropomorphism it’s easy to see how cruel nature becomes cruel God. I’m glad that many of us are beginning to wake from that nightmare.