Mr. Carlin makes a joke that is funny, but his references are not to the Christian God ... who is neither male nor female, but spirit ... and the 10 Commandments were a gift to a people fleeing from several generations of slavery and therefore possibly a little weak on self-government ... and several of those 10 are does, not don'ts. But his joke is still funny. As for Lewis Carroll, there are many things impossible in his day that are routine knowledge today, and science is limited by the imagination of man, for we must decide on the basis of non-scientific things, what next to do with science. To deny the existence of the transcendental because transcendent (i.e. we can't sense it), would assert that all sorts of knowledge we've gained through tools shows things that weren't there until we had the tools to see them (cells, DNA, for starts). Differently stated, to deny there is anything transcendent unless and until science can prove its existence, is to assert that all of the universe must live by rules we make.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 20:58