Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Fscination with the Supernatural

We supposedly live in a modern age where science has proven that we are all just the (ultimate) result of mindless processes over many, many years. No guiding intelligence above us, just cold, hard science. Many of these "scientists" actively devote their lives to slay the "demons of superstition" of those who believe in a god of some sort, especially the Christian One. They find that it is completely intolerable that anyone with such views might influence government, the media or anything else "important". Such beliefs are not even tolerable in the churches, since they ultimately lead to all kinds of bad things (in the eyes of these evangelists).

Yet, in spite of all this, what are the most popular entertainment choices now? Vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural things. The very things many of these religious views oppose have become dramatically more popular at the same time a more "rational" view of the world is supposedly prevailing. The local cable company keeps pushing "ghost story" movies and other tripe, in the same vein.

We need to come to the realization that the elite priest of scientific atheism are wrong. Everything cannot be explained by purely natural processes. Things exist outside what our senses can directly interact with. Close one avenue off and society will seek others.

Man inherently knows the supernatural is real. Some is good, some isn't. We need to instead focus ourselves on learning what really is accurate and building a life in balance with the universe, not one that leaves a huge part of it out. People will seek the supernatural, so we are better off pointing them to the proper things rather than fighting that and only leaving the more dangerous aspects.


I find it very ironic that many things are described as "evolving", especially in the tech industry. Computer interfaces, systems, applications, whatever. Many people associate the growth and change in these areas as proof that nature has Evolved (big E) over the years, yet it is an entirely different thing. The growth and advancement in technology is all guided by someone, normally in response to a real or perceived market need. It is not unguided and just "happening by chance." Yet people equate the two.

Some people need to think a bit more....


Monday, March 08, 2010

People with Half a Brain?

What is it with all these tech people who seem to have a knee-jerk opposition to Bush and Republicans, yet swallow the same line of junk from a Democrat administration? Do they really think that Bush was evil in a way that Obama could never be? Don't they realize that the problem is power corrupting? It doesn't matter who is in charge, power will be abused today. Too many "good things" depend on the abuse of power. After all we have to do ________ for the sake of our country! Fill the blank with whatever good thing you are in favor of and the same actions that are horrible by one person become acceptable by another.

The better approach is to be skeptical of them all. Realize that no one, no matter how good or saintly, can be successful in the modern political climate. Too much is built on secrecy and dong things behind the scenes. It has always been that way and it will continue to be that way.

I wish this left an opening for hope, but I don't see the change. Ironically, many people both mistrust government and want it to do more. You can't have both! We would be far better off with a limited government, but then we couldn't do all the "good things" that must be done, so government grows and grows. What will many of these cheerleaders do when their heroes are found to have clay feet as well? Probably give some good excuse and go on.

No one will cry out that we should not put so much power into anyone's hands. While it sounds great to have a central control, that doesn't work. Only massive failure is likely to finally wake people up, but then it will be too late to do much about it. :(