The Pursuit of Knowledge, Let there be light. Always conceal and never reveal.
The bible is encoded with deep knowledge. Depending on your level of understanding you will either get the real meaning behind it or not. If you take the bible literally that there's an invisible skydaddy looking down on us, Then I cant help you. The bible is not just a fairytale, it is our guide to life and full of scientific facts.
Encoded knowledge of good and evil is information that is conveyed in signs and symbols, we just failed to realize this. However, this knowledge is known to a small handful of people and its kept hidden from the public.
Billions of children are born into exclusive truth claim religions. Most of these children are never given alternative perspective, nor are they equipped with critical thinking skills to counter toxic doctrines.
The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage.
If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.
Then science came along and taught us that we are not the measure of all things, that there are wonders unimagined, that the Universe is not obliged to conform to what we consider comfortable or plausible.
Science has taught us that, because we have a talent for deceiving ourselves.
We recognize that even revered religious leaders, the products of their time as we are of ours, may have made mistakes. Religions contradict one another on small matters, such as whether we should put on a hat or take one off on entering a house of worship, or whether we should eat beef and eschew pork or the other way around, all the way to the most central issues, such as whether there are no gods, one God, or many gods.
We long to be here for a purpose, even though, despite much self-deception, none is evident.
We’re making a mess of our planet and becoming a danger to ourselves.
The trapdoor beneath our feet swings open. We find ourselves in bottomless free fall. We are lost in a great darkness, and there’s no one to send out a search party. Given so harsh a reality, of course we’re tempted to shut our eyes and pretend that we’re safe and snug at home, that the fall is only a bad dream.
We uncover hidden chapters in the record of our own origins, and with some anguish better understand our nature and prospects.
We invent and refine agriculture, without which almost all of us would starve to death. We create medicines and vaccines that save the lives of billions. We communicate at the speed of light, and whip around the Earth in an hour and a half. We have sent dozens of ships to more than seventy worlds, and four spacecraft to the stars.
To our ancestors there was much in Nature to be afraid of—lightning, storms, earthquakes, volcanos, plagues, drought, long winters. Religions arose in part as attempts to propitiate and control, if not much to understand, the disorderly aspect of Nature.
More than 350 years after the Roman Catholic Church condemned Galileo, Pope John Paul II is poised to rectify one of the Church's most infamous wrongs -- the persecution of the Italian astronomer and physicist for proving the Earth moves around the Sun.
The condemnation, which forced the astronomer and physicist to recant his discoveries, led to Galileo's house arrest for eight years before his death in 1642 at the age of 77.
Giordano Bruno believed that the universe was infinite and populated with many worlds. He also taught a theory of the world in which all substances are part of a basic unity, was burned at the stake.
Religion is holding humanity back
I’m currently convinced that religion (all of them) is holding humanity back from building a better world. I believe that without religion, we could focus on more scientific outcomes and not be swayed by belief in magic cures, cryptic messages or miracles that await us down the road. As a species, we would be empowered at the helm of our destiny if all religions were eradicated.
Religion: -Divides is more than unites -Has been the cause of countless war and death -Is a political weapon -Limits people’s belief in, and their ability to develop, a self actualized life. -Is generally not fact based or scientifically proven.
You people will listen and listen, but you will not understand. You will look and look, but you will not really see. Yes, the minds of these people are now closed. They have ears, but they don’t listen. They have eyes, but they refuse to see. If their minds were not closed, they might see with their eyes; they might hear with their ears; they might understand with their minds.