Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The miracle we need is the extinction of ignorance

When religionists jump up in joy upon hearing a supposed medical miracle what I hear their consciousness/unconscious telling me is:
I'm really so hungry for signs. So without even having the foggiest idea of the thousands of medical events occurring daily worldwide, I find this one--in my medical and scientific ignorance--to be extraordinary and see it as a miracle--a supernaturally caused event. Forget the fact that this medical event is (merely) a statistical outlier (occurring at the tail end of the bell curve--the positive end of course, not the negative). And perish the thought that I'm calling this a miracle not because there is evidence for the supernatural but because I am--in my breathtaking ignorance again of course--at a loss for the real explanation. No one else seems to know or wants to provide a natural explanation, therefore, in unabashed hubris I declare that I do know and that it was caused by G, and mind you not just any G, but my G. It is a miracle because I want to believe it is and I say it is. Now f**k off and leave me to my delusions.

Folks, beware of this mind virus. Prevent infection and save your mind. Inoculate yourself at the nearest critical thinking clinic.

2 comments:

truthspew said...

Very good synopsis. I thought about going into medicine but my brushes with M.D.'s who were Jesus freaks was just too much for me.

I'm an excellent diagnostician though but I apply it to computers now.

Anonymous said...

bravo. Another excellent post. I wish you would post more often.
thanks
greg