Thursday, May 22, 2008

Quotation of the day

Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything — anything — be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in.

— Sam Harris

(h/t to A.Word.A.Day)

2 comments:

  1. And I'll bet arguing with the star wars gang would be just as futile as arguing with christian fundamentalists. What would we be?
    A-lukeians who might not realise that we subconciously subscribe to a vaderist philosophy. Better get your dark-side butt down to your local jedi temple and meditate for forgiveness, and don't forget to drop a few bucks in the poor box. On the up side, it would be hilarious to watch the evangelicals going around waving their hands in front of people and saying
    'You do believe in the force'.
    I think thats pretty close to how most fundamentalist were actually converted.

    the hand wave followed by

    'The bible is the word of God'

    and if the hay chewing redneck still needs more convinving..

    '......after all it says so in the bible and thats the word of God don't ya know'

    May the force be with you!

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  2. Okay, yay for Sam! That's a good way to analogize today's ridiculous state of belief.

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