Skip to main content

View Diary: Know Your Creationists: Glenn Morton (195 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  How can anyone explain or bound the infinite. (none)
    It depends on what Glenn's alternative motivation for being religious really is!

    When I try to visualize anything infinite, my mortal awareness is incapable of doing so.  I think that is by definition, really!  Just try to think of how the universe could be bounded????  Headache!

    This is what I have come up with.  We all need to drop this heavy burden of explaning infinity where it belongs, on some infinite creative force, and be done with it.  However, this infinite creative force cannot be explained truthfully or meaningfully anymore by group actions than by individual attempts, or in other words, organized religion is not going to explain this dilemma in any meaningful way over individual attempts.  What organized religion will do is allow smart snake-oil saleman and story telllers to control susceptible minds.  This action causes bigotry toward other's views and stops people from believing natural laws that can be shown to exist (a big mistake).  

    My ideal world would have everyone just being glad to have a crutch to explain the unexplainable, but *to keep their personal view of this force to themselves!  Furthermore, I would group customs, such as how to bury one's dead, in a social club context and keep the ininite explanations out of it.  That is hard for people to do, I guess!  

    Anyway, where does Glenn come down on this need for an infinite explanation pressure outlet versus a mortal control mechanism over other people??

    Political censorship is the root of all evil! It is the antithesis to a functional democracy!!

    by truthbetold on Sat Jan 21, 2006 at 09:32:48 AM PST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site