Re: atheism

From: Christopher Maloney (
Date: Sun Apr 02 2000 - 19:57:37 MDT

Very powerful rant! I couln't agree more! What does GTI stand for?

Rob Harris wrote:
> >To be honest, I feel that the atheists who get pissed-off, under these
> >generally, friendly circumstances of email exchanges, must feel challenged
> by
> >anyone who is not an atheist. I cannot imagine why, if this is true? If
> I
> >am foolish enough to believe in God and you don't; how does that adversely
> >effect you?
> I'm sure the precise source of the hostility for each individual is similar,
> but not identical to my feelings on the matter. See, growing up as a wee
> fresh new human, we gaze up at these "grown-ups" with awe - completely
> confident that they know everything about everything, and you will inherit
> this knowledge when you "mature/grow up". Later, when you find out that in
> fact, given the time that humans have been around, they've done pretty much
> jack, except devise various ways of making a few persons comfortable at the
> expense of the many, and that they also know precisely squat about the
> universe, existence and everything. And instead of trying to find these
> answers, the vast, vast majority just "believe" in some moronic fairy tale
> to dull their nagging curiosity/fear. Not only that, but you find out that
> as a child, you were in many ways superior to the exhalted grown-ups, who
> are really no different save some limited experience, and much less freedom
> in terms of motivation - (must have sex, must acquire resources, must
> further my social status blah blah...).
> Basically, it turns out that humans are lizard GTI, and that virtually
> nobody has any interest whatsoever in matters beside those directly
> applicable to the animal. I have become what they claimed to be - and now I
> find myself alone. From this perspective, try and imagine how grating the
> zealous rant of the religious really is, when they have the potential for so
> much more.

Chris Maloney

"Let us recommend ourselves to Providence." -- Candide (Voltaire)

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