October 6, 2012 12:55 pm
The question I was asking was, ‘How can otherwise intelligent people believe in a talking snake? How do people build this wall in their mind between what they must know in part of their mind is untrue, and yet they maintain this belief?’
If it was as simple as saying ‘all the smart people are atheists and all the stupid people are religious’, it would be very simple, but it’s not that simple because we all know very intelligent people who somehow put that wall up in their mind.
That doesn’t mean I respect it intellectually…if you do hold that belief, if you believe in Santa Claus – a god, Jesus, whatever you want – I really have to disqualify you from the highest rank of thinkers.
I’m just saying, I can’t quite go there with you.
If you believe in something that is obviously ridiculous and anachronistic; something that some desert-dweller had as a brain fart 3,000 years ago and wrote down, and somehow it got passed around in a game of telephone, and now you’re still following it?
I’m sorry, but you can’t be in the highest rank of thinkers.
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