Saturday, May 10, 2014
God said it, I believe it, I'm an idiot
If every religion took its "laws" seriously, the result would look like a Rob Zombie movie. Common sense is the key. Yeah, the passage reads, "Burn witches" or "Stone people to death for mixing flax and wheat" or "Share all possessions equally" or "Pluck out your eyes if what you see tempts you." Yeah. We're not gonna take those seriously. We're going to pack 'em in some theological Styrofoam so they don't hurt anybody. Thus, religion responds in a feedback loop to evolving rationality and mutating cultures. Fundamentalists of all stripes hate that feedback loop.