Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dumb is the New Black

I cannot believe how stupid the world is.

I cannot believe the Twitter "NO GOD" storm that errupted yesterday, when Christians, thinking they were spreading a mesage of love, inadvertantly made "NO GOD" a trending topic, and then acted like complete fools , furthering the cause they were attempting to squelch.

I cannot believe that, as Dr Dawkins said during his speech at UVa last Friday, that 40 percent of Americans (and 28 percent of Brits) agree with, according to a Gallup poll, the young-earth creationist view that the earth is less than 10,000 years old. Even harder to believe -- when I googled to see if I could confirm that number, a USA Today poll had an even higher percentage of adults believing existance was wished into being in 6 days.

And that's what it all comes down to: belief. Why do we believe what we do? Aren't we free to believe whatever we want, and if so, why is it a problem if people believe in creation myths?

Beliefs drive actions, and actions have consequences. Society drives on the actions of the individuals, and if the actions are based in beliefs that have no grounding in evidence or even reality, where does that leave our entire society?

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