I don’t revere anything because that would mean I lacked the reason to judge it without reliance on emotion for decidability.

There is no difficulty (for me) between talking to a god (which I do daily) and understanding the composition of that god, for the simple reason that talking to a god works. Lots of us talking to gods works better. Just as fitness is a substitute for physical labor, talking to gods is a substitute for talking to our “headmen”, or “Grandparents”.

I understand that very few of us lack that degree of agency. Which is why I’m trying to find a way to produce the same results without the semitic nonsense.

Very few people can be entirely dependent upon reason. It’s possible that we can train the majority of the population to have a more rational kind of faith than the evil statist or evil supernatural kinds.

The problem is finding a narrative that makes it tolerable without making a lot of people ‘disappear’ first.

May 24, 2018 6:59am