“So the great lesson of humility which science teaches us, that we can never be omnipotent and omniscient, is the same as the lesson of all great religions: man is not and never will be the god before whom we must bow down.”
-Morris Cohen ( Reason and Nature: An Essay on the Meaning of Scientific Method)
He’s right. Whether you believe in a God that actually has a role in our immediate or future lives, one that sets things into motion and walks away, or you believe in a panoply of gods and demi-gods, that belief includes something greater than ourselves.
Usually, that same belief also has a component that states we will be held accountable for our actions here on Earth.
Secularists have none of that. If they just stopped there, things would still be fine. However, as I turn 360 in the political world, I see that Progressives HAVE taken that “superior Being” label upon themselves, much to the rest of our dismay.
Acting like you are a god doesn’t make you one. Holding people accountable NOW in the here and now on your whims and morality is sheer hubris – and in the end, mere bullying.
Which, is the opposite of humility. Or, hubris, if you prefer. In the end, though, do we really want to be ruled over by those that put no limits on themselves? Instead of respecting that our pursuit of Happiness is far different than theirs?
(H/T: Cafe Hayek)