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Comments made by twinbeech

Does It Pay To Believe?

Here's the deal. We humans are primates. The only thing that separates us from the so-called "lower animals" is that we have developed brains capable of critical thinking.

The problem is that we also like to fool ourselves and we like to be fooled.

For those who are not capable of critical thought, there is religion. Religion thrives on ignorance, superstition, guilt and fear.

We live in a natural world, not a supernatural world. There has never been one "miracle."

Not one.

There is some good news. People my age who believe in magical thinking are dying off. And among the younger generation, those 30 and below, 30% do not buy into the notion of a celestial sky daddy who reads our every thought. This 30 % number will increase, even as the numbers of "believers" decrease.

This is good.

November 17, 2012 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )