Friday, August 19, 2016

How are we to live?

Many physicists, just  to mention a few of them: Stephen Hawking,
Brian Greene, Leonard Susskind and Neil deGrasse Tyson,
believe that this universe is not the only one.

The question is, what difference does it make to you, in your life,
if there are innumerable universes out there, or if this one is the only one?

What difference does it make to you if there is a God somewhere
or if God is just a fantasy figure?

What difference does it make to you, in your everyday life,
if a part of you lives on after death, or if no part of does?

Would these different beliefs change anything in your way of life?

Things that are important in our daily lives, are what is important, I think,
not what is going on in other universes or what is happening to us after death.

How are we to live?

Are greed, vengefulness, self deception and lies useful strategies?

Is it important to get rich, no matter how?

Is 'survival of the richest' a fundamental natural law?

It seems to me that physicists, religious and spiritual people
as well as militant atheists
care too much about matters that are not of vital importance.

Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett never confront
the irrational ideas and beliefs behind Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism.
They devote their lives to debunk religious nutcases.