November 19, 2010

Oh .............. how pathetic!!!! An American Sri Sri ... or something

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/magazine/14evangelicals-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hpw

I can't believe that all seven billion humans on this planet are actually living on the same planet at all! On the one hand, you have got all these gigantic, mind boggling, spectacular, eye-popping achievements of science and yet on the other hand, people continue to believe in medieval 'faiths.'

How can anyone still look up or point upwards to the sky and say that there's a heaven up there??? Beats me!

The worst part of course is that all these preachers don't mind partaking the benefits of science & technology even as they continue to blame science (or too much of it) and urge the 'faithful' to 'submit' themselves to the 'will of God.'

Do they really believe all the nonsense that they are peddling? Certainly, the in-your-face radical atheism of Richard Dawkins is very much timely.

Do I have to enumerate here all the great achievements of science & technology? It's not even about the fact that we benefit so much from them ... that our lives have become so much better. The fact that cosmologists and astrophysicists understand the large scale structure of the universe and the internal workings of stars may not have much bearing on our personal lives and yet that is an example of the kind of heights to which humankind has already risen intellectually and clearly, it's way, way a wrong century to be depending on God to look after us.

I see some dark times ahead for humanity ... most of all, on account of the huge pressures we are putting on the environment with the relentless increase in human population and the rising standards of living and the rising demands for energy sources. And when nature behaves in an 'unpredictable' manner, people will suffer somewhat and then, I guess, even more people will turn to God ... uttering inanities like 'this is God's way of punishing us for not being good' or whatever similar nonsense.

Oh well, we'll see ...

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