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Comment 2 by KenChimp :

In that sense, we're not banished from the "garden", but consigned to the garden made fruitful by physical properties of matter and energy through natural selection, and by our own understanding and design, as we continue our journey back to the stars from whence we came.

That's all the possibility I need to be content.

It's these types of artificial placebo (garden of Eden etc.) that warrant serious challenge when speaking with theists. They regularly get away with arguing about the authenticity of scrolls or artifacts or locations as if in some way these point to undeniable proof that their 'moral codes' are verified as coming from beyond the stars. No amount of the kinds of evidence they seek to assert can undo the wildly missing knowledge foisted on millions, by de facto denying them access to it, throughout history respecting this information they proclaim. Any equitable god worth its salt would ensure ALL had lovingly been instructed in its ways (and language), rather than the thousands of other myths that did so.

This get out clause of god chose the holy to know its ways and the sinful to be ignorant of it really is pushing the boundaries of narcissistic personality disorders to extremities. All myths could claim the same!!

It's only when humans learn they come from an ancestry obsessed with myth that they will ever begin to undo the damage that tortures humans worldwide everyday.

Whatever you think your god is, it is a myth of your mind and no more. If it is a reassuring emotion then fine, but as soon as you begin to script its thoughts as if universal facts for everyones attention, you are in the realms of mental disorders and drug linked trances of your ancestors.

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:50:11 UTC | #865952