Friday, February 2, 2007

The Old Ways are Best

Culture: Ye Gods!

Excellent opinion piece, with good links, by by Alexander G. Rubio:

...G.K. Chesterton said that, "when people stop believing in God, it's not that they believe in nothing, but that they start believing in everything." The pioneers of the Enlightenment thought that when educated in the new sciences and subjected to the new models of the universe that needed no god to keep the mechanism going, the vast majority of people in the developed world would renounce belief in the supernatural within a century. As we all know, religious faith has proven a tad more resilient than that...The need to believe seems hard wired into most of us. And it is a need that political ideologies and other secular belief systems are ill equipped to fulfil. So it should come as no surprise that, as the Christian churches have lost their monopoly on faith in the Western world, even the old pagan gods are staging a comeback...

Ellinais continues to have a positive and growing impact. It's fun to see how pissed-off the Xtian orthodox high priests are! I have a feeling they will not have any luck suppressing this movement, like they did when they strangled science and empirical observation.

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