Don’t drive through the rear mirror

  • I think one of the most disingenuous  practices in today’s society is this attempt to defend one’s claims on the grounds that there is a spiritual-and thus unassailable-dimension to be considered in its evaluation… What good does this meme (spirituality) do? What, pray tell, are its parameters?

For every free ad we get in the community section of our local papers, there will be a dozen or more ads that include the word “spirituality” in them. Churches, of course, use the word abundantly – -it effectively bypasses scientific evidence that might be troubling to their story. But many others, like the new age group, while rejecting the church’s dogma, hang onto this escape from accountability with as much gusto as do their mainstream friends.

Andy Mulcahy



As we see, Shias are slaughtering their fellow believers over a touch of trivia .All kinds of tribes feel the need to defend  their beliefs from those who could not care less about those beliefs.  Look at our treatment of of our native Indians We felt a compulsive urge to make them believe what we believed, like we were deathly afraid if they did not our world would fall apart. We made a deliberate attempt to wipe out their culture and today many Indians live n ramshackle shacks as they try to keep a culture alive by hanging on to outdated methods —(The Fraser river is  no longer swollen with fish.)


So why do we keep defending these tired old subcultures when there is an inclusive culture staring us in the face? People from every race, from every nation, from every language all work to together to help every race, every nation, and every language. These are the scientists and their supporters who work tirelessly, to find cures for every human being, no matter who.

And here is just a small example of what they have been doing to help us—you and me .How about


INSULIN Most diabetic patients manage to live normal and full lives which has affected the lives of millions of people around the world.

PENICILLION to combat bacteria. Before that, if you got a cut on your leg and it became infected you would have had to choose between death or amputation…



2) Vaccination – Originally in the Western World the concept of vaccination – using small doses of disease to teach the body to protect itself from certain viruses – was a controversial one. However it is only thanks to vaccinations that we have managed to stop the spread of many epidemics and even completely eradicate some of the world’s most deadly diseases.

1) Penicillin – Discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928, this is the one that everyone learns about in school, and was the big ‘game changer’ for modern medicine. Essentially the discovery of penicillin is responsible for the development of all the antibiotics that we use today to combat bacteria. Before that, if you got a cut on your leg and it became infected you would have had to choose between death or amputation…


Adam Sinicki

Vaccination. This has stopped the spread of many epidemics and has eradicated some of the world’s most deadly diseases


X RAYs thank Rontgen for this


And most important– DNA

Rings a host of discoveries that benefit humanity


So here we see an inclusive culture designed to help people and this, I suggest, is the culture—the only culture we should be supporting, indeed, the only culture we should  defend – not those divisive sub cultures that are trying to destroy any other culture but their own.



About Monist

Hi, my name is Andy Mulcahy . I consider myself a monist and I am retired from steam engineering lo,these many years ago, and the Portland Cement industry. I have evolved into a Humanist-am a member of the Victoria Secular Humanist Association and The Humanist Association of Canada.
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