The madness of it would be humorous, were it not so tragic.
Here you've got a bunch of middle class to rich youth who were educated above their intelligence. They're so educated that they exhibit the classical symptom of intellectual impotence: the complete and utter inability to process common sense.
The sight is pathetic. They're convinced that because they succumbed to the intellectual oppression of evolutionary *gag* science, they are become ascendant masters of humanity. Somehow they believe they've achieved an evolutionary leap of consciousness from their donkey-riding grandfathers of the Lebanese villages and look upon their roots with the same kind of triumphant nostalgia with which a chick would behold the egg-shell wherefrom it crawled.
Mr. and Mrs. academia boast a dizzying arsenal of scholarly terms as they proceed to drown you in terminology. They mock the average man as brainwashed by the same media which they spend hours watching yet somehow, swear they, remain immune to its nefarious influence.
And yet, to one's surprise, they have wholly assimilated its world-view and terminology:
1) evolution is a fact
2) Born-again Christians are bigoted fanatics
3) belief in a difference between the sexes and the races is evil
4) there is no absolute truth
5) Israel is wrong to defend itself
Number 4 is laughable. You might recognize yourself. Above all things you fear ridicule from your peers. You want to prove that you're an educated, open-minded intellectual.
You believe in a castrated god, that floats out there in space, impersonal enough that your conscience can never be ruffled by his laws and judgments. In the image of your own dishonest cowardice, you believe in a god that presents humanity with 60 000 equally valid ways to
74 000 aspects of some monistic truth.
You dare not openly offend the faith of the religious (though you utterly despise them in your heart) unless they're of the Bible-believing variety. The latter are fair-game. After all, you must prove your credentials as an enlightened member of the world-community.
You don't hesitate to classify the Bible in the category of "myths" yet you brazen-faced hypocrite haven't read enough literature in your life to be able to tell the difference between Homer and the New England Journal of Medicine.
You are your own god and your own final authority. You believe in the finality of your own moral code, customized to soothe your conscience and justify your actions. The word "sin" is alien to your repertoire.
All this from a most imperfect creature, who commits mistakes, flops on tests, crashes cars, hurts friends, ends up with unwanted pregnancies, criminal records, cheats, trips, aches, revels in laziness and sleep, stinks, vomits, denies responsibility, wastes money, forgets, dabbles in sexual perversion, gossips, is ungrateful, unforgiving, rebellious, etc
Yet YOU have YOUR own moral standard...ha! Excuse me while I puke in disgust.Get some spine and do something truly "intellectual" you bigoted ignoramus; pick up a King James Bible and read it from cover to cover, and study some history while you're at it, then we can have the semblance of an intelligent conversation where you can in pity show me the light.
Till then, I'll still be fighting sporadic urges to vomit in disgust at your philosophical system.