These mysteries about we evolved should not distract us from the indisputable fact that we evolve.
In my experience, the most staunchly held views are based on ignorance or accepted dogma, not carefully considered accumulations of facts. The more you expose the intricacies and realtities of the situation, the less clear-cut things become.
For at least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols
No religion except ours has taught that man is born in sin; none of the philosophical sects has admitted it; none therefore has spoken the truth
Religious dogma creates a perfect fertilizer for the weeds of hypocrisy.
The Men of Faith will play the cup-bearers at this lifelong bacchanal, filling and ever filling again with the warm liquor that the Intelligences, in sad and sober privacy behind the scenes, will brew for the intoxication of their subjects.
Old religious dogma attempts to convince you that you are on a journey to God, then makes you pay tolls along that roadway.
Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.
To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.
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