On Science And Religion

The editorial by William Provine was a tremendous revelation to me, especially since, prior to reading it, I was lost in an ignorant state of religious faith without the ability to think critically. I must confess that I once believed that not all of Truth was demonstrable through science. As hard as it is to admit now, I even believed (oops! I behaved as if I believed) that I made choices and was responsible for them. How wonderful it was to learn for certain that life has no purpose or meaning

Keith Crutcher
Oct 16, 1988

The editorial by William Provine was a tremendous revelation to me, especially since, prior to reading it, I was lost in an ignorant state of religious faith without the ability to think critically. I must confess that I once believed that not all of Truth was demonstrable through science. As hard as it is to admit now, I even believed (oops! I behaved as if I believed) that I made choices and was responsible for them. How wonderful it was to learn for certain that life has no purpose or meaning, and that I have no free will nor absolute principles to live by. These fundamental truths had been lost to my feeble brain.

Now that I have seen the light, I can look forward to a life full of “proximate” meaning. I am well on my way since, like Provine, I have a talented and beautiful wife, wonderful children,...

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