Tuesday, October 23, 2007

We are mammals

Though I have never really "believed" in any religion I have not until now fully embraced "atheism". What does that mean to embrace atheism? Christopher Hitchens in his recent book, "God is not Great" refers to we humans often as mammals. I think that is appropriate. It provides perspective. Though we have "consciousness" and "awareness" (at least some of us) we are still mere mammals. We need to remember that. We need to be more humble. I find it astoundingly ignorant that a cluster of us have embraced texts 2000 years old and older as the heighth of truth. This is the legacy of Christianity and Judaism. These texts were written by men and edited by men who had an agenda long before the Renaissance and the Enlightenment and prior to modern science and Newton and Einstein and Darwin.

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