Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Soul of Our Imagination

In the 18th century, people who believed in an imaginary God concluded that people who believed they were covered in imaginary spiders needed to be institutionalized to protect society, even though the latter had never hurt a fly, while the former was burning thousands of people at the stake.

 Such is the power of an imagination rules by the confirmation bias of our beliefs that it dupes us into casting the greatest evils committed for religion as morally necessary to protect our imaginary souls from being lured to hell,  while demonizing all those who we fail to understand as sinners for failing to live up to a pure fantasy of human perfection. 

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