GOD IS DEAD BECAUSE HE COULDN’T DELIVER.
In a recent interview I was asked why Project H succeeded and religion failed. My answer was simple: tangible results.
Science has achieved what a billion prayers never could – saving mankind from possible extermination at the hands of disease-causing micro-organisms.
In the previous century, humans were at war against parasites that infected us, and we have evolved to be susceptible to them, which usually meant we lost the battle.
In this century, however, genome research gave us the weapons to fight back and win, with cures to scourges such as cancer and Aids.
Science delivered. God didn’t.
We have finally stopped looking at religious leaders to answer some of the big questions. Instead we depend on scientists, the real gods.
Evolution is at the heart of genetic-based research that has revolutionised the treatment of many killer diseases and has given us new insights into genetic engineering, a field that holds salivating possibilities.
Evolution is also at the heart of our very existence, which can be confirmed due to scientific evidence. How do you confirm a higher being creating life 5000 years ago? You can’t.
Evidence is based on seeing, hearing or feeling.
But even in the absence of physical observation, as in an anonymous act of murder, you still need a detective to gather the various strands of evidence to piece it together into a coherent story that will hopefully catch the killer and convict him.
You don’t just believe somebody when they say so-and-so is the killer. You have to prove it first.
Religion has always interfered with issues of progress such as stem cell research, genetic engineering and abortion.
Genetic engineering will allow homosexuals to have their own flesh and blood children, and help a marginalised and maligned community to become a more legitimate part of mainstream society.
The reason that science has succeeded is because of failure. If we can observe and understand why something degenerates we can discover how to regenerate it.
Trial and error in science and life is essential to progress. In the lab, we sometimes have to destroy life to save it, so why not in real life? Why not save a young woman from a life of misery by aborting an error?
Evolution is a blind system and cannot possibly accommodate whether a woman intended to become pregnant or not. Humans are ripe to mate and conceive regardless, and babies are not God’s little gifts.
If evolution has taught us anything, is that we are without supernatural assistance and that only we are responsible for our lives and future.