Thursday, September 02, 2010
  The first humble Gaian

One of Polistra's favorite themes is the egomorphic God of the modern secular classes. The elites know God is nonexistent because God doesn't behave the same way they would behave.

They think: "I'm God, and I know what I'd do in this situation. Any entity that wouldn't follow My will can't be a God."

This shows up in its clearest form when they criticize preachers like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. When Falwell attributed 9/11 to our sins, the elite smashed him to the ground because they knew the will of God better than Jerry did, even while they claimed not to believe in any sort of God.

You can see it as well in arguments about Intelligent Design. The secular elites know that all of life is purely random. Even though design is the simplest explanation for many features of Nature, they know that design is utterly impossible. How do they know? Because "I wouldn't have designed it that way."

And we've seen egomorphism on steroids in the recent push by the Propaganda Machines to delete all thought about Grand Vizier Obama's Muslim faith. "31 percent believe he's a Muslim. Of course, he's not." Of course, he's not. Of course, he's not. Of course, he's not. Of course, he's not. Of course, he's not. Infinite repetition of the same flat statement of "fact", a "fact" that could only be known by God, a "fact" that runs counter to 100% of the visible evidence about Obama's Muslim faith.

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Civilization starts with humility. The major religions tell different stories about God and place different attributes on their Gods, but they agree on one point: God is a whole lot bigger than anything we can hope to understand, so we need to be both curious and humble. We'll never know what or who God is, but we can be sure it ain't me, babe.

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The Gaians give egomorphism a peculiar inconsistency, which may descend in a perverse way from Calvin. Their goddess is The Planet, and they believe the sins of all humanity require The Planet to destroy all of us. Except for Me, of course. I'm exempt because I am The Goddess, I am The Planet. When all you sinful losers cease exhaling the Evil Toxin, I will still be here with My hundreds of mansions and My loyal harem of lesbian masseuses. My Will Shall Be Supreme!

That's how Algore and Maurice Strong and James Hansen square the circle. They don't quite say it, but you can read their thinking easily enough.

Now James Lee has finally given us an exception to this pattern. He held the same genocidal beliefs about the sins of all humanity and the need to destroy all civilization, but he clearly didn't identify himself with The Planet Goddess. He believed that he was just another human, which implied that he should die. And he got his wish.

More, please.


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Update 9/4: The idiots have come through with a comprehensive clinical description of their arrogance:

However, there is still scope for an intelligent designer of universes as a whole. Modern physics suggests that our universe is one of many, part of a "multiverse" where different regions of space and time may have different properties (the strength of gravity may be stronger in some and weaker in others). If our universe was made by a technologically advanced civilisation in another part of the multiverse, the designer may have been responsible for the Big Bang, but nothing more. ... While the intelligence required to do the job may be (slightly) superior to ours, it is of a kind that is recognisably similar to our own, rather than that of an infinite and incomprehensible God.


Thanks, infinite and incomprehensible God, for guiding the "scientific" idiots to prove my point in such an immediate and dispositive manner!
 


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