"Begin at the beginning,and go on till you come to the end: then stop." (Lewis Carroll, 1832-1896)

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

My Photo
Location: Australia

I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe. Like Arthur Dent from "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", if you do not have a Babel Fish in your ear this blog will be completely unintelligible to you and will read something like this: "boggle, google, snoggle, slurp, slurp, dingleberry to the power of 10". Fortunately, those who have had the Babel Fish inserted in their ear, will understood this blog perfectly. If you are familiar with this technology, you will know that the Babel Fish lives on brainwave radiation. It excretes energy in the form of exactly the correct brainwaves needed by its host to understand what was just said; or in this case, what was read. The Babel Fish, thanks to scientific research, reverses the problem defined by its namesake in the Tower of Babel, where a deity was supposedly inspired to confuse the human race by making them unable to understand each other.


Beepbeepitsme has been added to The Atheist Blogroll. You can see the blogroll in my sidebar. The Atheist blogroll is a community building service provided free of charge to Atheist bloggers from around the world. If you would like to join, visit Mojoey at Deep Thoughts.

Subscribe to BEEP! BEEP! IT'S ME

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Universe IS meaning

Horgan concludes that, "all religions, including Buddhism, stem from our narcissistic wish to believe that the universe was created for our benefit," while "science tell us that we are incidental, accidental." "This is not a comforting viewpoint," he says, "but science, unlike religion, seeks the truth regardless of how it makes us feel."




Blogger catnip said...

I'm not surprised Horgan rejects Buddhism since his view of it is completely off the mark.

This quote of his exemplifies that:

To someone who sees himself and others as unreal, human suffering and death may appear laughably trivial.

It's obvious that he needs to take some Buddhism 101 classes.

18/6/06 3:38 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Buddhism is a religion which bothers me the least. To me it would be preferable that the majority of people in the world were buddhists or taoists. They don't evangelize and if it influences their politics, it doesn't seem to focus as readily upon violence as being the solution.

For that reason alone I give them credit. But, as an atheist, I do not believe in a spiritual world nor a supernatural one.

18/6/06 2:42 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home