17 November 2012

Single Frame Stories Week 16 "Humility"

Single Frame Stories, is telling a story in a single frame.

Each Saturday we’ll offer a new word or phrase for a prompt. Participants will each create a Single Frame Story based on the prompt of the week, consisting of a single image with up to 140 optional characters of text. The image can be a photo, screen shot, drawing or painting. The text can be integrated into the image or used as a caption or title.

This week, the prompt is "Humility"

I'm a small speck of dust, in the infinity of the Universe.

This is a part of the Hubble Space Telescopes "Deep Field". The entire picture shows over 3000 Galaxies, do you think that's a lot? It isn't, not even close..

I'm an atheist, quite often we (as a group) are called arrogant, usually by those who believe they have a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe. We usually say prove it. That's it..you have a GOD....The Creator of the Entire Universe on your side, your best friend forever, and we just ask for proof

The universe is 13 billion years old, 83 Billion light years across, it contains at least 2000 galaxies for each human being alive right now. Each galaxy containing billion and billions of stars, and this was created just for Christians to look at.

Think about it....your god..created all this just for YOU! 

I think that's just silly,  especially for a god who is only capable of appearing in a piece toast on occasion .

We are born, we live, and we die, game over, sorry.

I used to believe in reincarnation, karma, spirit guides, and the collective unconscious, but I never found any good evidence for it. The more I learn, the more I see how good humans are at fooling themselves.

Indeed, this is what our conscious mind does best, the best book I read on this is from Prof Bruce Hood, the Self Illusion . Our sense of our self, is just part of the processing of our minds, strange how it works, but the delusion is so complete, most people will do anything to avoid this realization, indeed I suspect we are built this way.

So we are over intelligent risen apes, that know to much, die far to young, and we should be using our time to build a better world for ourselves and our descendants. Too many people on this planet are obsessed with the immortality fable, and this may be the reason we will go extinct.

  (I also can't believe I hit the publish button 3 days early  :-(  )

“No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. ” - Alexander Pope

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