TINY MINORITIES AND TINY MINDS
So we find the minuscule minority as usual on the pages of the news papers and among the award winners in the world’s view: Here Natalie Angier here:
“The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated….Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say.”—Natalie Angier, New York Times
“In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic. Winner of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction.”
Natalie is vindicated and relived that Harris has now fought the good fight of reason. LAUGHTER! Martha Albrand award winner, mind you, falls before the idols of neuroscience philosophy and Easter mysticism aiming for modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic.
Translation: “We’re not doing anything you say Jesus. We will do whatever we want.”
Sam Harris, back to his Letter to a Christian Nation seems to understand the situation on the surface, but does not gather the entire gestalt. Quoting from his book excerpt on Amazon where I also found Albrand and Angier quoted above:
“According to a recent Gallup Poll, only 12 % of Americans believe that life on earth has evolved through a natural process, without the interference of a deity. Thirty one percent believe evolution has been “guided by God.” If our worldview were put to a vote, notions of “intelligent design” would defeat the science of biology by nearly three to one. This is troubling since nature offers no compelling evidence for an intelligent designer and countless example of unintelligent design. But the current controversy over “intelligent design” should not blind us to the true scope of our religious bewilderment at the dawn of the twenty first century. The same Gallup Poll revealed that 53 percent of Americans are creationists. This means that despite a full century of scientific insights attesting to the antiquity of life and the greater antiquity of the earth, more than half our neighbors believe that the entire cosmos was created six thousand years ago. This is, incidentally, about a thousand years after the Sumerians invented glue. Those with power to elect our presidents and congressmen–and many who themselves get elected–believe that dinosaurs lived two by two upon Noah’s Ark, that light from distant galaxies was created en route to the earth, and that the first members of our species were fashioned out of dirt and divine breath, in a garden with a talking snake, by the hand of an invisible God.”
Sam Harris and the Turnip’s Cousin, Dawkins who wrote his foreword in this nonscientific hit job, but let’s continue because as you know I am having great fun with all of this, though it is not truly funny. Well Richard Dawkins is funny.
Continuing now in Chapter One of Letter To A Christian Nation:
Among developed nations, America stands alone in these convictions. Our country appears, as at no other time in her history, like a lumbering, bellicose, dim-witted giant. Anyone who cares about the fate of civilization would do well to recognize that the combination of great power and great stupidity is simply terrifying, even to one’s friends.
The truth is, however, many of us do not care about the fate of civilization. Forty four percent of the American population is convinced Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead sometime in the next fifty years. According to the most common interpretation of Biblical prophecy, Jesus will return but only after things have gone horribly awry here on earth. It is therefor, not an exaggeration to say that if New York City were suddenly replaced by a ball of fire, some significant percentage of the American population would see a Silver lining in the subsequent mushroom cloud, as it would suggest to them that the best thing that the best thing that is ever going to happen was [IS] about to happen: the return of Christ. (It should be blindingly obvious that beliefs of this sort will do little to help us create a durable future for ourselves — socially, economically, environmentally, or geopolitcally. Imagine the consequences if any significant component of the U.S. government actually believed the world was about to end and its ending would be glorious. The fact that nearly half of the American population, apparently believes this, based purely on the basis of religious dogma, should be considered a moral and intellectual emergency. The book your are about to read is my response to this emergency. It is my sincere hope you will find it useful.
Sam Harris May 1, 2006 “New York”
Such drama here from Sam, raised without a dad, honestly I though I was reading something written by a neurotic woman. I call them like I see them. His ideas are for a fruitcake.
The majority of the population here in America believe intelligent design and the gospel to some extent. This is a democratic republic and we are thus far somewhat successfully resisting this ilk for the actual well being of our society and our way of life.
Then of course there is the Richard Dawkins-esque these dummies won’t believe our whole century of scientific, we said “scientific insights attesting to” because evolutionists have no evidence for evolution at all.
Richard Dawkins we will remember again here with his weighty scientific treatise from earlier in the month on my post:
“To be fair, much of the Bible is not systematically evil but just plain weird, as you would expect of a chaotically cobbled-together anthology of disjointed documents, composed, revised, translated, distorted and ‘improved’ by hundreds of anonymous authors, editors and copyists, unknown to us and mostly unknown to each other, spanning nine centuries”
As I have shown clearly, for any Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Judicial Officer and certainly any Actuaries can see the math of the Bible is easy to understand and accurate, prior boasted about by God through the prophets (Daniel 12: 3, 4; Isaiah 46: 8-13; II Peter I), interconnecting the books. Dr. Dawkins, here calls it “chaotically cobbled together anthology of disjointed documents.” Yet I have proven the Books of the Bible specifically state events revealing the God who says in Isaiah 46: “I tell the end from the beginning and from ancient times what is still to come.” indeed does tell us the end from the beginning. Right off the page!
You know I am not arguing with them. I present objective evidence in God Specifically telling the end from the beginning and from ancient times what is yet to come. Isaiah 46: 8-13.
I invite the reader to examine the mathematics I have put out in my posts June 7-June 19 and onward to June 28, 2020; which math word problems, from scripture is objective evidence God fulfills his own boasts as he has stated.
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