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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Edison and The Primacy of Existence

As Thomas Edison will be honored tonight through the illumination of his most famous invention, I'd like to post his very interesting "primacy of existence" quote:
Nature is what we know. We do not know the gods of religions. And nature is not kind, or merciful, or loving. If God made me—the fabled God of the three qualities of which I spoke: mercy, kindness, love—He also made the fish I catch and eat. And where do His mercy, kindness, and love for that fish come in? No; nature made us—nature did it all—not the gods of the religions.
Edison was known to be either a deist or an atheist. "Nature is not kind, or merciful, or loving" -- this is most meaningful part for tonight, regardless of what environmentalists wish you to believe. And nature sure as heck shouldn't be worshipped. Bravo, Mr. Edison!


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