Friday, August 24, 2007

God's Warriors -- a scourge on the earth: I watched all three segments of God's Warriors. I felt at the end as I did in the beginning not enough attention was brought to the other side of the issues of faith. I submit there are warriors on the other side of the spectrum who are trying just as hard to maintain a secularly diverse humane culture. The program made one think that the entire world is completely against reason, logic and science and that these pillars are being torn down in favor of some impossible-to-prove belief systems. I believe this is not what our Founders and those men of the Enlightenment envisioned for our country. Saying man has a brain and can use science and knowledge to improve his lot is not heretical. Evolution is not an unproven hypothesis. It exists as gravity exists. It is as true and irrefutable as the air we breath. It is responsible for the understanding of vaccines, bacterial metamorphosis and the intricacies of DNA. Either we want our species to survive or we don't. If God's warriors whom Christine Amanpour reported on really represent of the majority of the human species, I fear we as a species are doomed. How about another show entitled Warriors for Reason?
Battle cry Reason: I sent an email to Battlecry a Christian right wing religious group on which Christine Armanpour reported in her CNN Special "God's Warriors". I feel we just simply cannot let these religious fanatics take our country. We MUST oppose them by any means necessary. They are a huge threat. Team Bush have been prime movers of the religious fanatical movements. I am hoping in 2008 somebody somewhere in this sad utterly divided country can acquire some academic intelligence and save this nation. I wrote:

I watched all three segments of Christine Amanpour's "God's Warriors." By far, on a national level, the Christian segment frightened me the most. It was, to me, bone chilling.

I submit there are warriors on the other side of the political spectrum who are trying just as hard to maintain a secularly diverse humane culture which unites people and does not seriously divide them. I believe your view of what our nation should be is NOT what our Founders and those men of the Enlightenment envisioned. They knew full well the perils of an alignment of the church with a nation state. They saw the endless unceasing wars, torture, and murder it perpetrated.

Saying man has a brain to think, question and to use science and knowledge to improve his lot is NOT heretical. Evolution is NOT an unproven hypothesis. It is FACT. It exists as gravity exists. It is as true and irrefutable as the air we breath. The truth of the billions year old earth cannot be denied. The earth is not flat, the sun does not revolve around it and germs cause disease. All these facts were opposed by the church until it could not deny truth any more. Your beliefs are NOT truth they are YOUR BELIEFS. They are not my beliefs. Beliefs are NOT fact.

Evolution is responsible for the understanding of vaccines, bacterial metamorphosis and the intricacies of DNA. The bones of early man are an absolute record and testament to the truth of our origins. Either we want our species to survive or we don't. If you deny fact it won't. If God's warriors on whom Christine Amanpour reported really represent the majority of the human species, I fear we, as a species, are doomed.

Without a doubt the Christian right and religious fascist-like fanaticism of ALL stripes are plagues on our world. You and others like you could be responsible for the eradication of our species and our earth as we know it. If then no one ushers you into the sky up to a heaven perhaps you will see how LUDICROUS all of you are. Except you won't know that because you and all of us will be dead.

How about Christine Amanpour doing another show entitled Warriors for Reason? I hope she interviews me.