All matter is made up of little bugs. When they know I’m looking a certain direction, they gather themselves together to form what should be there. Everything behind me, though, has devolved into masses of crawling bugs. Only when I turn around (and they know when I will) do they form into the things behind me.
In my mind’s eye, though, I know they are crawling around behind me and that everything I see is really made of minute bugs.
Whatever feeling of accomplishment you feel in sports will be eventually replaced by some idiot who feels the accomplishment magically doesn’t count. Doesn’t matter who wins the superbowl, someone else will win next year.
The anonymity of the internet lets people be who they really are with little fear of repercussion. The majority of people online behave in a very rude manner, which suggests that most people are secretly jerks, they’re just too afraid to behave that way in person.
This is not an argument in favor of banning anonymity, simply an observation.
Religion as a whole will never stop or cease to exist. And to think that Man can live without God is also not possible. Consider this: Religion, in theory, is based on the human need to rationalize daily events. To make sense from nothing. We could not explain thunder so we said Zeus. We could not explain the afterlife so we said Hades. But that lack of knowledge gave us reason to find answers. The questions Religion could not answer, Science did. The Church said God created the Modern Man but it was Darwin’s curiosity that created the Theory of Evolution. That said, is it truly possible to rid the world of Religion? No. Because without Faith, Reason has no purpose. A child may leave his toys as he grows older, but that imagination he had drives him to become a successful person.
Think about it: scientists say that getting pulled into a black hole would tear you apart because of pressure and gravity but, honestly, how would they know? Obviously, someone would have to survive going through one to explain what happens. Call me crazy, but black holes have to lead to another universe or no one would be able to explain anything about them or somewhat understand them.
Religious belief came into being because people did not understand the world. They did not know where we came from, where the world came from, and we needed answers to such questions. The gods arose out of our lack of knowledge. Mankind also needed moral codes and religion formalised them. But, I think, since then, we’ve learned a lot more about why we are here and who we are. And I think at some time we will be ready to put the Maker aside just like a child puts aside his toy when it grows up.