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Feature Article by Paul Rosenberg
I do not oppose science. In fact I advocate for it. But it's also clear to me that science has been turned into a social weapon. More than that, it has been turned into an idol, and today I'm going to explain (briefly) how that happened.
But before I do, I want you to understand what idolatry really is. Whenever you hold something above critique – above reality – you place it as your god. An idol is that which may not be questioned. Here are two important quotes on the subject, the first from Oliver Wendell Homes, Sr., and the second from Erich Fromm:
Men are idolaters, and want something to look at and kiss and hug, or throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will; and if you don't make it of wood, you must make it of words….
The history of mankind up to the present time is primarily the history of idol worship, from primitive idols of clay and wood to the modern idols of the state, the leader, production and consumption &
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