I watched a documentary called “The Unbelievers” on netflix recently. It followed Richard Dawkins and Lauwance Krauss as they toured various auditoriums and rallies.
One thing I quickly noticed was the religious fervour of these atheists. I saw how dogmatical and evangelical they had become.
These are the signs of belief systems that have lost their kernel of belief. They are the death-throes of an ideology.
That ideology is Positivism.
Man stubbornly clings in his deluded pride to the belief that he can know everything. As he loses the faith in his pride he clutches out to others to confirm that “Yes, yes! I’m right aren’t I? We can know can’t we?”. To confirm that he is who he thought he was.
This is why the Atheist doesn’t just enter into combat with the theist but both theist and atheist join forces against philosophy.
Philosophy points to both naked emperors and says “None of you are wearing clothes you buffoons!”
Philosophy says “To answer the question “where did the universe come from?” you would need to step outside before the event and watch the fucking thing”
Philosophy says “Empiricism is your base assumption! All you can do is observe and describe. What you call an explanation is merely taking a description to a more general or specific level”
And Philosophy finally says, gritting it’s teeth and wiping the sweat off it’s brow “Atheism is a meta-physical claim. You are actually making a claim about what came before the big bang. A claim you have no means of falsifying!
“And sure Hawkins picture of how you could dig something out of nothing was pretty. The story it presented was one among many non-falsifiable stories. No different in verifiability to the God hypothesis.
“Oh begone from me you myth-mongers! All pushing your tales on me and swearing their true”
But these enlightenment fossils stamp their feet in childish tantrums; screaming at reality “YOU ARE KNOWABLE!” As if tantrums ever got ice-creams off a good mummy 😛