Upsetting, isn’t it?
January 23, 2009 § Leave a comment
I read this post about evolution vs science in schools again. And as usual, I got mighty upset. I just had lovely dinner with a wonderful friend, and spent some of the time trying to explain why it is completely logical that we exist. The answer is: because if it wasn’t logical, we wouldn’t, there you have it. Just because you or me aren’t educated enough to explain and understand the whole process from big bang until now, doesn’t mean there is a God. It just means that we aren’t smart enough to understand it. That simple.
Ended up on an atheism forum before, and read the discussion titled “atheists: prove there is no God.”. It’s always interesting. Because you see, it is this simple: If you can’t prove, scientifically, that there is a God, I do not have to prove he doesn’t exist. That’s already proven by the huge (to not say complete) lack of evidence for his de facto existence. You do not have to prove a negative. Prove to me fairies doesn’t exist!
For the sake of the argument. If there was a God, how come the humans isn’t naturally godfearing? Because we aren’t. A person who never heard of God will not all by itself come up with a theory about an almighty judge in the sky. How do I know this? Well, a couple of hundred years ago there was this def man who went to church every sunday with his family, and one day, the churchbells somehow gave him his hearing back, oh yey, after he learned to speak/communicate and understand spoken language, they asked him what he knew about God. Explained the function, explained church and everything. He hadnt had the faintest idea. To him, it was all rituals. God didn’t exist in his world because nobody told him he did. Wouldn’t it be just a tiny bit more logical if humans somehow knew there was a god? Wouldn’t christianity be a bit more buildt in? Now, instead, we sloshed around here on our planet, swimming in religions, all filled with gods for thousands upon thousands of years, but we got them all wrong. And then, one day: someone figures out the real god! Halleluja! Does it, at all, seem plausible?
Doesn’t it, just a tiny bit, seem like we, the humans, are in desperate need of explanations, stories and such, to feel safe? God in himself, isn’t really the point here, the point is that every human feels alone and scared in this big universe, and to prevent ourselfs from going mad for not understanding: We fill up that big void of panic with God. Religion is a safety net for the ones that cannot just accept that they will never understand. The general rule is that the smarter someone is and the more educated: the less religious. Some stats can be found here
I find it lovely when christian says things like “well, overly intellectuals are known to be a bit unstable”. It’s wonderful to hear people admit that they cherish their own low mental capability. One reason for “overly intellectual” people to be a bit “unstable” is because they are surrounded by idiots.
I could understand this claim if you meant by overly intellectual people with extreme intelligence, maybe savants, autists and such, and added that they can have severe social dysfunctions. But in the context where this woman said it she more or less seemed to mean everyone who graduated from high school. Ooh. The evil intellectuals. I’m glad USA is nipping it in the bud and re-introducing teaching that the earth is flat, darwin was wrong and that if you click this banner you will be rich in science class in school. We don’t want the kids to think too much now do we..