posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 01:50 AM
I don't buy the idea that humans are fallen. I think that our problem is we actually think the world revolves around us. You assume that the cow,
as he chews grass, never think about his place in the world. Humans like to believe that, because they don't come up with hour long talk shows to
discuss the inner workings of their minds, animals are not only simply instinctual automatons, but that they don't feel or respond to anything BUT
instinct. I've known people to actually believe that animals don't have feelings or emotions which may, to a degree, be true. But does a dog not
feel it when you kick it? Have you ever seen the look of shame or fear in an animal's face when cornered or harmed in some way?
Humans are narcissistic, period. End of statement. We believe that the world could not continue to be without our numbers inhabiting it. "The end
of the world" to humans is "the end of humanity". But would it really be the end of the world? Maybe, maybe not. One thing's certain, though,
we don't have to wait on a god that may or may not exist to snuff us out. All of our striving for more things, better things, better lives has got
us to this point with wars going on all over this planet, the planet itself about to mutiny on us, and the powers that be so corrupt that no one is
left untainted. I don't believe we're lost. I believe that for all of our brain power, we are stupid, petty, and sick. Our sense of entitlement
has gotten us this far.
I don't believe Jesus has anything to do with it. People will believe or they won't, and in the end I don't believe it makes one ounce of
difference. It just so happens that when things start to go wrong, we need something to blame it on. In this case it happens to be an ancient belief
discussed in an ancient book that humans have "fallen", but the point is that we can't possibly take responsibility ourselves. It came from a book
or from god. We were born into sin. The devil made me do it. It has nothing to do with human nature. No, never. We must never admit that- "made
in his image"- we are very flawed.