All the rage that is causing media types to fall over themselves with analysis, etc., of the Republican presidential race in the U.S. is absurd. Let's face it--the U.S. Republicans are a bunch of right-wing whackos, many of whom believe that the world will end tomorrow.
Even though life has continued as usual EVERY TIME the world was supposed to end or what have you.
Don't these people, who are otherwise intelligent, 21st-century inhabitants of a world that will NOT end tomorrow, or any time soon, learn? We are the most evolved beings on the planet. We have the intelligence to LEARN.
The majority of us do it gently, factually, WITH facts. NOT unproven, invisible concepts or fairytales that other humans have developed and written to give us hope in the absence of any other explanation about the origins of life.
Year after year, scientists try to debunk this stupid religion thing and the notion that we could have been God's Creation last week or anytime recently. This is despite all the evidence to the contrary. It defies all logic.
But who ever cared about logic? Certainly not Evangelicals or those who believe in any other religion. WE invented religion because people who can't bare the thought that we die, and that's it, can't handle the concept that we just die and go away.
It's like these people need to be slapped in the face or have cold water poured on them to get them to come to their senses, which aren't sensible at all. Dinosaur bones have repeatedly been found. There is no proof that God existed.
Still, there's a HUGE percentage of people who WANT to believe and any amount of logic or proof or anything means little to them. TO them, they believe, and that's good enough. That's why they call it faith.
They BELIEVE despite everything because they WANT to believe. It seems that's what FAITH is -- the belief, despite all the proof to the contrary, that their God exists. The point is, there's NO WAY of positively proving NO GOD exists.
So in their mind, he MUST exist.