Life is good but sometimes what people say about life must be taken with a grain of salt. This phrase, “a grain of salt,” means that belief in some things should be accepted skeptically. Just as salt makes most foods more palatable, a bit of skepticism makes some ideas tolerable. And so, when we look at the philosophies of our day, things that are said to be true and real, I approach them skeptically.
Consider the sciences. Biology is built on the idea that things evolved. But the closer one looks at the evidence for biological evolution the more certain one is that it is a supposition, not a fact and certainly not a science. Consider cosmology. The universe is said to have started with a bang; a big bang. But all the evidence gathered about the structure of our universe indicates anything but an explosion brought it into existence; far too many variables have been met “spontaneously” to have created order out of chaos. Consider astronomy. Nothing explains the near-perfect placement and rotation of the earth in its location around the sun, in the solar system, in the galaxy, in the universe; perfect for light, perfect for dark, for seasons for weather, having water, proximity to the galactic center, dry land and so on. Snippets of what is popular about astronomy are typically so unusual and unexplainable by theory or guess, that miracle seems a better word than science.
Atheistic humanism creates ideas on politics, economics, ethics and even morality that so distort and skew even the basic meaning of words that political leaders think giving money to countries that hate us, outsourcing jobs to other countries and leaving our own country abandoned of work is “progressive.” Our education and religious systems push sexual freedom of the worse perversions on to elementary school-age children, barely able to tie their shoes, and call these things “normal.”
Religions have become institutional oligarchies that self-promote to spread their influence, not for education, improvement or altruistic purposes for humanity but, for … power of the oligarchy. Mother Teresa sparked a caring movement that excited sympathetic donors to pour millions into her hospice efforts. The millions never got there. When she died these places were still using army cots for beds and had no medical supplies to comfort the dying or the diseased. But the church got rich. Still, other religions promote hate and death as a means of conquest and subjugation of women, children, and men. They distort their religious claims and play the victim card to seduce the feeble minded into martyrdom. The advancement of their global initiative is meant to leave only the male leadership in positions of power, wealth, and access to reproductive rights and sexual gratification. This is done in the name of a god who only loves his own.