Isn’t it strange that our mythical Gods and Goddesses live “up there”- as opposed to the terrible spirits and demons who reside in the hot, fiery core of the regions “down there?” Can it be that some part of us has its roots in deep space? Are we descended from a species that is not planet bound? There, again, is the eternal question! Why is there this mass obsession with the sky?
Despite the numerous “saucer flaps,” and the intriguing speculations concerning artifacts of dead civlizations, is it the opinion of this writer that the true revelations which will lay bare our beginnings are still matters for the distant future. Our capabilities for achieving the truth are unfortunately too limited in this age. The hope lies with the evolution of instruments forged in the technical tinker shops of today. When they’ve reached the proper stage, they will guide our hands to the truth.
(Thanks James K!)
November 29, 2007 at 8:26 pm
When we are children our parents loom over us, provide us with food, punish us, love us, lay down the law, are our main if not only source of knowledge and ethics, and in all other ways are gods to us. That is a sufficient explanation where the ‘god equals up’ pattern is established. Looking up to daddy as a child is wonderful. Still looking up and pretending daddy is still there as an adult is embarassing.
November 30, 2007 at 1:54 am
My computer says the site’s unavailable. If that’ll be a problem, then just go ahead and take this entry down.
November 30, 2007 at 2:49 am
Link worked fine for me.
IMO, It’s not all about looking up to some all-powerful diety to surrender to, or protect us. It’s more about hope. We all desire to find something good, kind, and magical to believe in. Something to take us away from the nastiness, the ?conspiracies?, and the tediousness of everyday doom and gloom.
Some seek the happiness and goodness that lacks in abundance in their version of reality, and in the cold, hard facts of science. The hope of miracles and the promise of an afterlife give reason for some to keep living and seeking. And with that hope, comes blindness to any argument otherwise.