Thursday, July 26, 2007

Culture of the Goth

The title of this entry says it all. Once you know what Goth is, then you understand what is truly going on in the world today. There are several meanings to the term goth, or gothic. Unfortunately all of them apply to the current Zeitgeist. What’s odd is that there are plenty of religionists who would agree with me, but for a wholly different purpose. I’ll start with the first definition of Goth, which would be the Germanic peoples in the middle ages who sacked Rome.

But now, the tables have turned, and the church is the gothic nation. The run rampant over everything in their path. President Bush has shown that he can destroy just about anything truly held dear in this country in the name of the war he ways God told him is right. He is willing to throw away life, liberty, and to hell with our pursuit of happiness if it doesn’t fit the biblical moral interpretation of his own delusional mind. We now are in a dangerous situation in which the head of our country will trample our freedoms and wage war on anyone based on his own private revelation that god told him to wage this war. You would think that god would tell lots of people this revelation if we were supposed to sacrifice our children to ridding the world of weapons of mass destruction and terrorists that weren’t actually there in the first place.

But perhaps, only Bush hears gods voice, and if that’s the case, maybe we should question his sanity! But the gothic United States of God continues to march on trampling everything in its path, and dismissing science, evidence, and reason as so much fairy tale. We find now that the other definition of goth, dark and brooding teenagers cults, fits us quit well now too. Our nation now struggles over such things such as evolution and creation. Ignore the fact that evolution has obliterated creationism/intelligent design with irrefutable evidence, critics continue to use the same arguments against evolution that have been proven false many years over. But still the same ridiculous arguments cloud and fool the minds of Christians and other religionists. Darkness covers them and they think they see clearly. Blinded by 2000 year old ancient texts, they brood along considering themselves the norm and the better for it.

Yet, amongst the dark hording ignorance, light can be seen. The likes of Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Richard Dawkins continue to put forth patient, intelligent arguments against religion. Few listen, but if one listens and spreads the word, perhaps some day we can cease climbing back into the pit of ignorance and embracing knowledge, science, and evidence for what they are, instead of embracing faith, belief, and ignorance.

1 comment:

tina said...

Good post, I liked it.