Thursday, July 1, 2010
Not Much Has Changed in 2500 Years
I came across a fascinating article concerning an exchange between a skeptic and a holy man in the religious scriptures of ancient India. The skeptic does not belief in dualism, reincarnation and karma. The skeptic's non-belief is dismissed as "an evil view of things." And then the holy man asks him to prove the non-existence of dualism, reincarnation and karma. That sounds awfully familiar doesn't it? Over two millennia later, religious believers still refuse to accept that their extraordinary assertions are what require proof, not skepticism. And there is more. Check out the article. It's amazing how religious types are still using the same type of logically-challenged dismissals against skeptics to this day.