Well, it’s time. Time for the world to admit that they were wrong about religion. How far are we really going to takes this? I mean we still have fanatical groups claiming that Jesus will be reborn in the year 2016! When they are wrong then we will have similar groups that say 2027; it will never end until we start to treat these types of people the same way that we treat insane humans that get locked up in a treatment facility because they believe something absurd such as Elvis is still alive and has been telling them to do incredulous activities. This is all just ridiculous. Belief should be based off of what can be predicted, i.e. we believe in the theory of gravity because when we drop a ball it will fall to the ground at a speed that can be predicted. This is still a belief, it is not fact: someday a ball may fall faster than it does today, in fact it is likely based off of the new physics that are being calculated everyday. But! And this is a big BUT! We are still going to be able to predict how the object will fall, regardless of the gravitational variable that changes extremely slowly over time.
Okay so what about the unknowns? What happens after death? Well, let’s watch the fourth grade tape again that we've all seen of what happens to a fox in a field as it decomposes. It decays. Bacteria and all sorts of parasites consume the body and soon there is hardly anything left but bones. This is because once the heart stops beating blood no longer flows and antibodies and immune cells are no longer able to reach the parasites, nor is oxygen able to get to the cells and they quickly become destroyed. Is this proof that there is no God? No. There will never be proof that there is no God and there will never be proof that there is a God, I am simply pointing out what happens with death. Notice I didn't mention that we see a soul float up out of the body and walk up a fleet of stairs to some pearly gates where that soul then gets judged by a saint for all its wrong doings. Nope didn't see that in the video did we? That is because it does not happen. Similarly, there will never be a proof that a rock will fall at a constant speed forever, there will only be a theory that it will fall at some predictable speed. The difference between theories of gravity and the idea of God is that the first helps us make predictions of the future, the latter does nothing to help us at all with anything other than to make some, extremely paranoid, people feel better about the idea of death. Death will happen to us all and should not be feared nor should it be revered, it is simply the end of life.
So the moral of this post: lock up the loonies because we have to do something about this epidemic that doesn’t seem to want to go away. Although there is a new cult spreading that involves an intelligent creator of the heavens that is a Flying Spaghetti Monster that seems to be pretty interesting... maybe there is something to religion after all.