Archive for April, 2011

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Apr
11

I no longer believe in any form of “god”, here’s why:

There are observable black holes all over the galaxy.  Some of them are frightfully near us, most of them far enough away to ignore, for nowbillionyears.  Black holes are caused by a star, like our sun, going supernova.  Know what else happens when a star goes supernova?  Shit-tons of the most basic components of the universe, and possibly the components for life, are flung out into space, sometimes directly at Earth.  It’s been documented that our planet has seen its share of bombardment, so I’m wondering:

What if early humans witnessed a neighboring galaxy meet its end?

I’m wondering this because I am suddenly obsessed with discovering the origin of the “Son of God” story and its various accessories.  I’ve already discovered via this: (warning, clips are long, if you already have a grip on things you can skip ’em)

and this:

that the origin -don’t forget this is part of a sentence that started before the video clips- of the stories regarding the death of the Son of God and his subsequent rebirth was based on the fact that from certain latitudes, our sun literally disappeared for: three days(still does).  From this comes human sacrifice to pay the superstition premium (insurance) that the sun would come back again and not leave them all there to die.  I also learned that in a human’s life time we do not retain a single atom we were born with.  Our atomic structure is in a state of flux.  That is why we must eat, and eat well.  To ensure that we get the proper dosage of certain atoms we rely on plants that offer “fruit”, and vegetation that can offer its leaves but come back again; or in tough times, say, a drought, there are always other animals.

Now conjoin this knowledge with the knowledge that our sensory input and analysis instruments are WOEFULLY limited (depending on which way you look at life.  If it’s a trial of human hardiness, or Darwin’s wet dream(cue irony filter), then limiting sensory input would add to the variety of human expression; if you look at it from a creationist standpoint, the Garden of Eden concept is logically false because the “knowledge of good and evil” would imply all knowledge, while we can only ascertain tiny bits and fragments of genuine knowledge of our surroundings and origins, thereby rendering God obsolete in the equation because God cannot grant free will and limitations at the same time without being called a sadist.  It’s like granting a wheelchair to a paraplegic but insisting they keep the brakes on at all times.

All of this leads me to wonder if our ancestors, before written language (possibly any primitive documentation was destroyed over the millennia) told each other of the death of the “Son of God”, God being the bringer of light and life (the sun), the son being the smaller-looking star that went supernova.  The supernova would cause similar conditions to our own big bang and would spew anything from singular atoms to chunks of molten rock and hard rock out into the surrounding galaxies.  So let’s argue a chunk large enough were to smash into earth and possibly tilt us off our North-South axis(and also cause massive Tsunamis/floods).  In the upper hemisphere you would see the sun disappear until the earth’s East-West rotation brought the sun back into view. It happened to take three days.  That could have been the first time, the start of the fable.  The start of human sacrifice.  The start of honoring the heavens.  The birth of the Higher Power concept.

Of course, if I were there I wouldn’t have interpreted it any differently.  However, I am an atheist now.