…but then I got to thinking. Which made me furious.
The one dude who comes around here regularly might have (or might not have, more likely) noticed that I haven’t posted anything in a while. Well, I haven’t. I’ve been busy again. Being busy doesn’t leave much time to think about things and not much time to be furious. Furious about religious bullshit anyway because that requires paying attention to what the sheep are doing.
However, it’s getting to that time of year again where a couple billion otherwise (mostly) rational people celebrate the alleged brutal execution of a god-man who then allegedly woke up again (note: the instruction book’s writers can’t actually agree on how this played out) some days later. Also there is some stuff about palms on a Sunday in there too. And egg laying rabbits. Don’t look at me, I don’t get it either.
Anyway, the brouhaha (an actual, real word surprisingly, clichéd as all hell, but awesome… ) being made of this supernatural horror story sort of forces me to pay attention which in turn makes me furious at the stupidity being displayed, yet again, front and centre where I can’t possibly ignore it.
So, here it is: Christian, do you accept evolution by natural selection to be the fact that it is, backed up by more evidence than you can imagine, used to explain more biological, neurological, physiological and genetic effects than most people think possible?
No? You don’t think macro evolution is possible? Then you are lacking in education and your take on reality is warped. Try a bit harder. If you also deny the theory of gravity then, well, I guess we’ll just leave it at that.
If you thought ‘yes’, you do accept evolution by natural selection to be true then… well then what, exactly, are you celebrating ‘Easter’ for?
What I mean is this: if you accept the truth of the fact of evolution by natural selection which means there was no Adam and Eve (which there weren’t, some pretty straight forward genetics proves that more than adequately) and that if there was no Adam and Eve there was no ‘tree of knowledge of good and evil’, there was no original sin, then there really is no way to justify or aggrandise the torture and execution of one Jesus of Nazareth, real or imagined.
You can keep seeing a deity behind evolution all you want but the one thing that all of Christianity is based on simply isn’t true, demonstrably can’t be true. Not, however, that anybody can adequately explain why a deity would need to have a bit of himself killed by his creations before he can forgive his creations for doing what he knew they would do before they did it having enabled them to do it. And by ‘it’ I mean the breaking of arbitrary rules imposed by the creator… who now requires a god-man sacrifice of himself to forgive ‘it’. Seriously, what are you people on?
I guess what I am saying then is: Christianity is delusional even before you add the facts. Once you add the fact’s it’s stupid superstitious nonsense which also happens to be delusional.
But thanks for the public holidays, appreciate it.
Llamas mate with the female in a kush (lying down) position, which is fairly unusual in a large animal. They mate for an extended period of time (20–45 minutes), also unusual in a large animal.