Stray Thoughts #3: Random Observations from an Intellectual Outlaw

“SMOKE & MIRRORS?

Why is it taboo in nearly every corner of our culture to question religion?

Religion is so sheltered from criticism that it allows perfectly sane/intelligent people to believe en masse what only idiots and lunatics could believe in isolation.

If you believe that saying a few Latin words over your pancakes will turn it into the body of Elvis – you are crazy.

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But if you believe that the same mumbo jumbo over a cracker will transform it into the body of Christ – you are just Catholic.

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Family values, everyone agrees, are important.

Shouldn’t they include, at a minimum, honesty and a healthy respect for intellectual integrity?

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[“Stray Thoughts” is a weekly opportunity to go skinny dippin’ in muddled puddles of questionable beliefs & crazy ideas. Join me if you dare.]

“A very popular error – having the courage of one’s convictions: Rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one’s convictions.”

– Nietzsche –

 

 

Stray Thoughts #2: Random Observations from an Intellectual Outlaw

“INTELLIGENT DESIGN?

Is this the ‘best of all possible worlds’? When you look around, do you see the handiwork of an “intelligent designer”?

A pair of unjaundiced eyes might notice the following:

Universe

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  1. Most planets are unstable
  2. Most places would kill life instantly
  3. We are on a collision course with the Andromeda Galaxy
  4. Our one-way expanding universe will eventually wind down to oblivion
Earth

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  1. Earthquakes & volcanoes level cities
  2. Tsunamis kill hundreds of thousands
  3. Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and lightning strikes kill many more
  4. Humans can’t live on two-thirds of the earth’s surface
  5. 99% of all species that ever lived are now extinct
  6. It took 3-5 billion years just to make multi-cellular life
Humans

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  1. Hundreds of diseases can kill us
  2. The human eye is practically blind compared to the entire spectrum of light waves
  3. As warm-blooded creatures we must constantly scrounge for food
  4. Human anatomy . . .

Well . . . has it occurred to anyone that we have an entertainment complex smack dab in the middle of a sewage system?

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🙂 🙂 🙂

[“Stray Thoughts” is a weekly opportunity to go skinny dippin’ in muddled puddles of questionable beliefs & crazy ideas. Join me if you dare.]

“A very popular error – having the courage of one’s convictions: Rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one’s convictions.”

 

– Nietzsche –