Sunday, January 7, 2018

Favorite Quotes: Sun Worship

"So rather than be just another mindless religious robot, mindlessly and aimlessly and blindly believing that all of this is in the hands of some spooky incompetent father figure who doesn't give a s#%t, I decided to look around for something else to worship. Something I could really count on.

And immediately, I thought of the sun. Happened like that. Overnight I became a sun-worshipper. Well, not overnight, you can't see the sun at night. But first thing the next morning, I became a sun-worshipper. Several reasons. First of all, I can see the sun, okay? Unlike some other gods I could mention, I can actually see the sun. I'm big on that. If I can see something, I don't know, it kind of helps the credibility along, you know? So everyday I can see the sun, as it gives me everything I need; heat, light, food, flowers in the park, reflections on the lake, an occasional skin cancer, but hey. At least there are no crucifixions, and we're not setting people on fire simply because they don't agree with us."

-George Carlin

Those who know the history of human civilization, one of the first real yet basic religions was sun worship. While George Carlin was joking, it does prove a point in a way to me. If any deity in the history of religion was right, it would be the sun. Without what the sun does for the Earth for billions of years, we wouldn't exist, and if the sun were to perish, we'd all die. If the sun were to get angry, and...say turn into a red giant...well we'd all be dead. Now the sun is starting to sound like God of the Old Testament.