Re: Trees and stones with powers to throw? Dowsing
May 24, 2012, 17:19
...you are making a bit of an assumption that people who erected megaliths were doing it for worshipping supernatural doings and its a bit high handed to state we wouldn't have excellent art and music if not for religion...
Well, if they weren’t erecting megaliths for ‘supernatural doings’ then they were obviously erecting them for something else (corrals for example spring to mind ;-) though they may have wanted to work out one or two (supernaturally?) celestial doings as well.
Celestial doings are observable doings in a natural doings sort of way
I seem to have missed the bit where I said, “...we wouldn't have excellent art and music if not for religion...”
...sorry if I misconstued what you meant then....but you might like to quantify what you actually did mean...cheers....
As for Kay Nolte Smith’s quote above (“...that every brain cell devoted to belief in the supernatural is a brain cell one cannot use to make life richer or easier or happier...”) that has to be one of the shallowest observations on the human condition that I’ve read for a very long time. Indeed, if were man of faith (which I’m not) I might be extremely offended (which I’m not :-)
Take that up with her...I was only using it as an example......if something doesn't offend you why point it out as potentially offensive???