As you know, if you're a regular reader of my blog, I was raised in the Jehovah's Witness group/cult/religion/whatever you wanna call it. I once called on people's doors bringing them the Bible's "good news" through the Watchtower and Awake! magazines. Well, this little diddy showed up in the February 1st edition of the Watchtower:
"If we really are the product of evolution and there is no creator, the human race would, in a sense, be an orphan. Mankind would have no source of superior wisdom to consult- no one to help us solve our problems. We would have to rely on human wisdom to avert environmental disaster, to solve political conflicts, and to guide us through our personal crises. Do these prospects bring you peace of mind? If not, contemplate the alternative. Not only is it more appealing, but it also makes more sense."
This brand of "logic" is maddening. Yes, without the Big Daddy In The Sky we are all just helpless orphans. What a complete mindfuck. It's okay that Sky Daddy is going to obliterate all non-believers one day in order to make life better for his children, but we won't talk about that. Let's just focus on having our imaginary friend to talk to each day, to tell him how bad things are without his intervention. Global warming. The middle east. We're all doomed to failure unless Sky Daddy comes to save the day. Until then, we'll just pretend these things aren't happening, because well, us pathetic little evolved creatures aren't capable of "superior wisdom". May as well just throw up our hands and wait for God to make it all better. Oh wait, that's how we got into this mess to begin with. Fundamentalism anyone?