Sigmund's Blog – March 2010 Archive (2)

The Invention of Religion

Humans create religions in an attempt to make sense of the world and encourage social stability. They base their ideas on current scientific/intellectual and moral standards, combining current ideas about the world with what they consider plausible speculation about the unknown (and it is precisely 'the unknown' that they desire to explain or have explained).



In the case of constructing an explanation for the origin of the universe and human life, and what happens after death, in the… Continue

Added by Sigmund on March 13, 2010 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

Ignorance is Enlightened Bliss?

Time and again theists present atheism as a ‘belief’ – reflecting the necessary ‘faith’ of their own standpoint. Aside from Sam Harris’s excellent point (‘Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an admission of the obvious. In fact, ‘atheist’ is a term that should not even exist. No one ever needs to identify himself as a ‘non astrologer’ or a ‘non-alchemist’.’), this raises a number of very important points.



1. Knowledge and ignorance. Atheists… Continue

Added by Sigmund on March 8, 2010 at 3:17pm — No Comments

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