Why does anyone care what someone else
believes? Unless their belief
leads to destructiveness to others, why
can we not respect the lifeline
to which they choose to cling?
I say go for it; good for you.
Evolution’s design for kinship selection
and its genetic preference for
similarities may have left us hardwired to
self-destruct. If so, hat will be a sad day.
Honesty, transparency, mutual respect,
curbing our own violence on the streets, in the home,
in our language, in our schools and video games,
our hearts, and in our leaders all remain decent
goals. What is indecent in the apparent inevitability
of our hardwiring winning.
In the words of Loren Eiseley:
Beginning on some winter night the snow will fall
steadily for a thousand years and hush in
its falling the spore cities whose seed has flown…The
long trail of Halley’s comet…will pass like a ghostly
match flame over the unwatched grave of the cities…*
*Eiseley, The Invisible Pyramid