HONEST TO GOD?
According to a recent Harris-Decima survey, 23% of Canadians, roughly 7.6 Million people, DO NOT believe in a god.. any GOD.
A new ad campaign has arrived from the Motherland that is aimed at opening up a discussion on religion.
This is the controversial bus banner.
However only 8% of Americans DO NOT believe in a god, and the other 92% presumably are convinced that they believe in THE GOD.
My guess is that 92% of the 92% of the Believers in America are not interested in researching the origin of THE GOD.
Paleo-Anthropologists and Geneticists tell us that Homo Escapeons have been in their present form for for atleast 140,000 years...all of our DNA can be traced back to Mitochondrial Eve, our most recent common ancestor, who lived somewhere in Eastern Africa. This is a maternal pathway and she wasn't the only female alive at the time...the Eve part is purely metaphorical to emphasize a start date.
So why do you suppose that THE ONE TRUE HONEST-TO-GOD GOD wait so long to introduce itself?
He waited for more than 100,000 years before appearing to the...
Hindus @ 1500ish BCE ?
Confucianists & Buddhists @ 500ish BCE ?
Jews @ 600ish BCE ?
Christians @ 30ish?
Muslims @ 600ish ?
Sikhs 1500ish ?
Mormons @ 1800's
Scientologists @ 1950's
What exactly did GOD have against the millions of Human Guinea Pigs who lived out their lives before he introduced himself to his new favorite group?
Did he just notice one day that we Humans were performing unspeakable acts of cruelty upon each other and think," D'OH! I had better go back down and see if I can clean up this mess."
It is safe to say that all of these Religions started somewhere with someone..
so let us not split any hairs and agree that they are all essentially manmade.
This simple fact is what started my re-dedication to AGNOSTICA over ten years ago.
I cannot say for certain whether a god or THE GOD exists or not, but I have been convinced that Homo Escapeons created all of the current reigning GODS in our own image.
..and yes, perhaps it was out of necessity. They all seem awfully Human. One would imagine that an entity capable of structing the universe on a sub-atomic level wouldn't have much to be jealous about?
Prehistoric people didn't know that vertebrates are formed as default female (ergo Men are Mutants)..if they had, it would have made perfect sense for the females to run the show and they would have invented the GODDESS.
Life would be totally different if the men had not usurped the female's natural role as the dominant gender. I doubt whether anyone would care to argue about how the males have made this world a living hell for billions of people who lived before us.
So, don't you think that it's time that the next generation deserves to be taught comparitive religion from a purely historical perspective?
Why wouldn't we teach it with the same matter of fact methodology that we employ when we offer instruction on Language or Math?
Why do we still let people (especially parents) play fast and loose with
THIS during the child's formative years?
Why are we still hanging on to the past? What is so scary about not having a prefab, made-up, explanation concerning WHY we are here? Most of us don't understand how our cars, stereos, or computers actually work but we don't lose any sleep over it.
We don't wiggle around with the basics when we teach other subjects why can't we stop this cycle?