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December 27, 2015

Salon's Insufferable Interminable Trolling

On Christmas. I didn't post it on Christmas, because Christmas.


Meanwhile, this is a really good way to describe the counter-religion, from George Will.

Presidential campaigns inflate expectations that power wielded from government’s pinnacle will invigorate the nation. Thus campaigns demonstrate that creationists threaten the creative ferment that produces social improvement. Not religious creationists, who are mistaken but inconsequential. It is secular creationists whose social costs are steep.

"Secular theists" -- economist Don Boudreaux’s term -- produce governments gripped by the fatal conceit that they are wiser than society’s spontaneous experimental order. Such governments imposed order suffocates improvisation and innovation. Like religious creationists gazing upon biological complexity, secular theists assume that social complexity requires an intentional design imposed from on high by wise designers, a.k.a. them.

Man, that's spot on.

Quoted by Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.

I've been banging this drum for years: Religion is usually not opposed by a lack of religion, but instead by a counter-religion or anti-religion. However you term it, it's just another religion, however it might scream that it's "enlightened" and free of illogic, dogma, demons, and superstitions.

No, the anti-religion just has a different suite of illogic, dogma, demons, and superstitions.

They also have bent gods and demands for supplication of the Holy Failure.

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