Monday, February 26, 2007

Titanic sucked, and so do you

So James Cameron claims to have found the remains of Jesus. This would logically disprove the biblical story of him(Him) rising from his tomb three days after the crucifixion, and then later ascending directly into heaven. If you've read me rail against the fallacies of religion before, you'd probably expect me to rejoice in this bit of news. But alas, you'd be wrong.

First of all, it's old news, and probably not true. But even if it was true - so what? Is anyone so naive to think that mere physical proof is enough to deter the masses from spiritual delusion? As if we haven't already proven that the Earth is older than 6000 years, that virgin births are impossible, that you can't translate "reformed Egyptian" characters on golden plates by using magic spectacles, and that an alien named Xenu didn't slaughter billions of aliens on Earth, 75 million years ago, by detonating hydrogen bombs in volcanoes.

Religious belief is self-delusion by choice. Sometimes the choice is conscious, and sometimes sub-conscious, but this much if certain: logic alone has no power over delusion if you refuse to open your eyes to it. Any time or money spent trying to "prove" or "disprove" beliefs that are rooted in faith, not logic, is time and money wasted.

Nice try, Jimmy, but I'm not interested. I didn't watch Titanic, and I won't be watching your new "documentary" either.

4 Comments:

At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Jenn said...

I concur.

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger sparrowlegs said...

Me too.

 
At 3:41 PM, Anonymous deppen said...

ditto

 
At 8:02 AM, Blogger millhousethecat said...

Rock on, friends.

 

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