The only thing we fear is not fear itself, despite FDR's claim, but our own ignorance.
That's why we constantly come up with stuff that convinces us we are brilliant about things we really know very little about, from science to religion to politics and economics and food and medicine, etc etc. You name it, and we probably don't know nearly as much about it as we like to think we do.
If you ever saw Mel Gibson's Apocoplypto, you know how, out of complete ignorance of nature and the solar system, people turn to priests of God or Gods to solve environment problems like drought and social unrest (as a result of no water). Welcome to America and Christianity today.
Hence, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Like that movie, rather than try to understand what environmental things may actually be causing the drought that seems to have befallen the Mayans, they take to human sacrifice. Christians do the same thing today, of course, only they do it more "symbolically."
Hence, if the environment is being destroyed at a rate not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs, it's obviously got nothing to do with capitalism exploiting and polluting the entire planet and killing more species at a rate not seen since the per-historic times. No, of course not.
It's clearly because of gay marriage. Obviously.
Only an idiot can't see that God is so angry about people of the same sex wanting to get married, and declare their "love" for each other, because it is such an abomination, that He clearly decides to punish all of humanity for not collectively treating "homosexuals" like 21st century witches.
And likewise, only an idiot can't see why God clearly could NOT just forgive humanity for disobeying his command not to eat from a certain tree, and why instead God needed to brutally murder his own son instead. Because clearly God can only forgive his first son for not following the house rules by butchering his second son to death, so that everyone else would come to worship like a holy relic the very instrument of torture God used to do so.
Seriously...what the fuck!?
IF aliens ever landed on earth, this alone would convince them that every human on the planet should be treated no different than we treat cows and chickens.
Hence the ONLY thing we really fear is basically our own ignorance. And that's why we believe in God, because by believing in "God" we feel infinitely smarter and therefore comforted, in that we feel we now know the reason for everything. Presto!
There is clearly no life form more stupid that humanity.
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