My younger boy had his first communion today, nine years after the other one who blogs sometimes on here. Unlike many other hard-libertarians, I see no conflict whatsoever between the profession of libertarian ideas, and (with my hard-scientist-hat on) the hypothesis that the astonishing level of observed order in the Universe and its Laws of action _/may/_ be the result of what goes on in God’s Mind.
Creationists have tragcially got the wrong end of the stick. They take folk-tales like the Book of Genesis, written down as the Apostle Paul said quite clearly, “through a glass, darkly”, and try vainly and without hope of success to conflate their supposed meaning to overlay and explain observed reality. It will never work and will only lead to more ructions and maybe “rivers of blood”, but I hope not. Only if the socialists, who cleverly encourage these sadly misguided people for the useful idiots they are, manage to get all the lights turned out and the food-production facilities destroyed, as they wish to do.
The older one has no problem being a libertarian, while heading for a scientist of some kind who can also gig on stage with an electric cello or guitar, and yet can calmly stroll up to the Priest in Mass. Perhaps the younger will be as lucky. Perhaps this intellectual integration can only be properly accomplished in the Anglosphere?
This is totally serious and not cynical in any way, and I am really not being sarcastic…
Here it is:
Read it, or spend the rest of your life wondering…
For those of you lazy buggers who cannot be bothered to click on the above link, here are a few quotes:
”The virus seems to have started out as the archetypal “Faith” virus “Generalis religica“; which begat “Generalis judaica“; which begat “Generalis christianica“; which begat “Generalis catholica” and it’s brethren; which begat “Generalis protestantica“; which begat “Generalis puritanica” about the time it was carried away to the Americas; and so on and so on.
Offshoots of these viruses include the more serious genus types of “Fundamentalis“; A species example being “Fundamentalis islamica“, a virus type which has recently undergone multiple population explosions.”
”The “Faith” virus commonly enters the human vessel via the optical and auditory systems. It is then carried via the blood to the brain where it infects the neurons of the cerebral cortex in the region of the frontal lobe.”
Here’s old friend Brian Micklethwait at Samizdata. I just wanted to share this bit with those of you who might otherwise have missed it.
I leave you to guess which ones.
Incidentally, the illiterate scumbag technocrats at the Torygraph have called him “Nicolas Sarokzy”. I might call him that in future….actually. Or Nicholas Psychosis.
The Recording-Angel, an infrequently and mysteriously rotating appointment (as you can see) within the department of the Archangel Michael, are pleased to have descended here on temporary assignments. They have all kindly agreed to send down occasional posts giving a little light on the opinions of “sources close to” God.
This one gets realy nice at about 1:03:
Here is the humour to brighten up a boring, uneventful Thursday night:
Someone tried to put part of an episode of Top Gear (My favourite show, Jeremy Clarkson is GOD) into a game, wich is quite fun: