The internet brings us a plethora of information we now know far exceeds the capabilities of any single library in existence, including the vatican’s (yes, small ‘v’; I refuse to grant it respect). And as with libraries, while a small minority of content is questionable, many more are not.
So in this 21st century, it’s begs the question: with so much knowledge, so many recorded experiences, so much archaeological evidence (that hasn’t been commandeered by vested interested, or twisted by same), with so much research at our fingertips, why do so many still obstinately refuse to remove their blindfolds and stop delegating responsibility for their lives to an invisible and non-existent entity?
Why do so many still obstinately choose to live in fear, lack and ignorance, despite an abundance of evidence telling us no such entity exists?
Larry Simons, over at blogspot, asks 31 Questions Christians Can’t Answer. These are questions incapable of being answered by the bible in defence. They’re simple, valid, intelligent questions.
Somewhere along the line, Rupert Sheldrake’s morphic resonance must surely bring global reason, where once it brought global madness.
Mysterious or not, morphic resonance to me best explains the frustrations of so many in vast areas of life; those working on new inventions, for example, or literary and other artistic ventures, only to discover their labours have simultaneously been undertaken by others not known to them and in distant reaches of the world – and which, in all honesty, can leave one feeling a bit like they’ve ‘missed the boat’.
To me, morphic resonance best explains the creation of religion with its foundations of control and greed, using blindness, insanity, extremism, fanaticism, ignorance, fear and paranoia to their own ends.
Meanwhile, over at The Onion, there’s a piece that will either give cause for giggles or howls of rage, depending on where one stands. It’s entitled, God Admits Humans Not Most Impressive Creation. (Incidentally, I’m a confirmed giggler).