Sunday, August 14, 2022




We marvel at the blatant ignorance of the Tea Party crowd, which later transformed into the MAGA cult.   These are the extremes, but all humans are ready to believe in anything that sparks their fancy.  


The God delusion is the perfect example.   From Homo heidelbergensis who buried their dead with implements for the afterworld, to Hale-Bopp comet worshipers committing mass suicide, the human race has been extremely gullible in the search for something to worship.   Each culture has had its superfluity of gods.   Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Israelites, Vikings, Christians, Moslems, Hindus, Buddhists and indigenous cultures in combination have invented and worshiped thousands of gods.  In reality, who you worship and how you worship is determined by the culture you are born into. Gods are an invention of mankind to deny the finality of death.   No religion holds up to logical scrutiny.


We are an intelligent species only because we declare ourselves such.  Yet, large portions of our population have believed in Yeti, Big Foot, fairies, angles, demons, the devil, vampires, shape-shifters, witches, gods, alien abductions, zombies, and a plethora of scary monsters; without a modicum of proof. 


Gullible people: No wonder a charismatic conman like Donald Trump can build a cult following.  


the Ol’Buzzard




  1. Yes, people have believed all sorts of nonsense since the beginning of time and slaughtered each other joyfully because of it.

  2. Well, at least the myth of the Windigo makes sense. It originates with indigenous peoples whose history includes periodic famines. It's an obvious manifestation of people's fears that starvation will push them into an unthinkable choice: cannibalism.

    As for the gullible MAGAts, I am continually astounded by their capacity for complete cognitive dissonance. In one sentence they'll manage to completely contradict themselves but they're incapable of seeing it.


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."