Here is why I think, the concept of higher powers beyond ourselves is important. Whether or not that concept is accurate. Of course we know it's not.
Once an idea is conceptualized, it's subject to dualism, and therefore finite or complicated by the finite. No one is ever perfectly correct - in
their understanding. To believe otherwise, is egotistical. I'm wrong all the time. That I'm comfortable in that and others are not, is an example of
dualism. We separate ourselves. We like to argue, reason, and develop ideas. We LOVE to justify ourselves by convincing others. It's a - not a - bad
thing. Not everyone is at the same education level or understanding level. Various modes of understanding the universe, the world, and forming our
role in society - is necessary. It explores the complexities of human emotion and understanding.
Science, in the name of discovery, has lacked in ethics and morals that should come with deciding - whether it's even humane to continue on in a
certain area of technology. Instead, special interests groups, who are looking at a resource that pours to them godly amounts of revenue (riches) -
do. Why can't I own a palatial Hawaii home?!??!!
Honestly, dumping toxic wastes into the oceans? We have no idea of what changes could occur, or what mutations. Yet, as soon as those who decided it
was okay to dump it there, did - science lost power over their own discovery/creation and everyone lost the power to stop it. Who knows what effects
are wrecking havoc with our planet that in part was to do with that? I'd beach myself too if I had to live in those waters, and swim through polluted
areas - death zones of the ocean. (Anyone visualize coral reefs?) We injected our own waters with poison. That we even separate ourselves so
completely with the sea and the life it nourishes (some island nations would starve without the ocean). Truly, there is not one person who at some
level, is not insane. We are living in a mad world.
Oh, but hail science. The fool on the precipice who leaps before looking.
Drilling in the middle of the ocean for oil? Um... Why? If we run out, we run out, it's inevitable. The gulf oil spill was inevitable. All our
technology fails when up against nature. We can't even stop our ships from spilling. All our crap is made from earth. Look at the dam in Louisiana.
Eventually, it all gives. Science is a house of cards, it makes our cage more pretty - doesn't mean we are better people for it - and we know the
planet isn't better off for it.
Nuclear weapons. Even the testing of them. Need I say more?
Scientists, not science (science is a tool used by people) is so busy worried about whether they can, they don't even stop to ask themselves if they
should. Something our belief sets all over the world warn extensively about abusing. Our powers.
Another abstract example, send a big hello out to space? Um, isn't that rather risky? Scientists wave their arms saying "Hey, here we are a big fat
planet filled with resources and life." Why not paint a target sign on the moon too? I mean, if we need really need something to do. Then we think
about it and say, oh ooopppssss. Let's build bigger weapons in case of threat....
Don't tell me the world is better off with all of what mankind has done with science. Just the wrong push, and it could destroy us all. Godly powers,
that will be spoken of in mythology by our deformed future children, of the old gods (elitist), who wielded unrestrained powers. It's all a circle
edit on 22-9-2012 by CirqueDeTruth because: play on words