When Religion Dies
Some, if not many, will argue that religion will never die. In spiteful parry I’ll ask what it takes for a religion to be alive? I’ll further argue that for a religion to be alive (not dead) it needs to be surviving, thriving, and flourishing. We don’t look at an apple tree and see rotting fruit on it’s branches and say “oh, sure, one bad apple… ” but that’s not the point. We don’t look at that rotten apple and think it is not dead. We don’t look at it and think “Oh, it must have been succulent at one time… I want to eat some of the other fruit on that tree!” In fact, we’re most likely to avoid that tree altogether unless we are really hungry and there is no other food in sight.
Basically speaking, it’s not a good analogy but it gets the point across. Religion is on it’s way to irrelevance, and for this I say that we are now listening to what it sounds like when religion dies. I’ve made a couple of posts but the evidence is a tsunami, not a small creek so rather than earn my blogging cred pointing out these noises as it becomes a deafening cacophony, I’m just going to put links on this page for all to use. There are other bloggers who do a damned fine job of documenting the tsunami.
Show me the list already
- DoctorE – Most days when I think about pointing out the death sounds, DoctorE has already posted about it.
- Machines Like Us – It will be science that pounds the final nails in the coffin. If you want a great way to keep up then this is the link for you.
- freethinker.co.uk – This is a nexus of ‘damn those religiots’ if you ask me.