"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Birds of a Feather: Atheists and Fundamentalists

Last week there was parade of atheists in Washington. Whatever compels these folks to parade their disbelief in God is certainly an enigma.

But, for my poor understanding, a childish belief in a magical creator who intervenes at our beck and call is the flip side of the coin to the equally childish belief that humanity is somehow the result of a complex yet random process of dead particles bumping together.

The second so-called law of thermodynamics is a foolish hoax. If it were truly a law, you yourself, dear reader, would not be able to read this.

2 comments:

  1. Poe once wrote, "Your reformist demigods are merely devils turned inside out." I suppose one could say atheists--the more militant and vocal ones, at any rate--are fundamentalist Christians turned inside out.

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    1. One of the most mournful things I can imagine to myself is the loss to humanity of immeasurable artistic treasure in that lunatic Savonarola's bonfire of the vanities.

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