…and the Pope does “Billy Meier Lite”
Giving credit where it’s due is both appropriate and rewarding. There are plenty of opportunities to criticize scientists and skeptics who are too cowardly and self-seeking to confront the truth of the Billy Meier UFO contacts, so it’s very satisfying when one of them comes out with something that one can support and endorse.
Michael Shermer is a formerly religious skeptic who’s been stubbornly on the wrong side of the Meier case discussion, as I’ve previously noted over the past dozen years*. However, he recently came out with a new book, The Moral Arc, an excerpt of which is available here. He exposes the absolute ridiculousness of biblically based beliefs, joining two other prominent critics of religions Salman Rushdie and Bill Maher, whose movie Religulous is both side-splitting and scary in the way it let’s religion and religious people demonstrate the utter insanity of their beliefs.
Of course none of the aforementioned people yet understand the profound pathologies behind God-delusion and God-delusion Insanity, as explained by Meier. My own article of several years ago, The Fatal Flaws of Faith and Belief, also comments on the patent illogic and insanity of these still prevalent primitive cults. I have been working on another article for a while, tenderly titled, Why I Don’t Respect Your Beliefs, hopefully done in a couple of weeks.
Billy’s Biggest Fan?
What’s gotten into Frank over there anyway? It seems that Pope Francis is doing his own version of Billy Meier Lite…very lite.
He’s recently suggested that Catholics should consider toning down the bunny love and his stances on the environment and climate change have also irked many of the, er, faithful.
Since Meier’s writings are read at the Vatican – and they do know who he really is – maybe the F-man is trying to score a few points, put out the, “Hey, I’m not such a bad guy after all,” message, etc.
I’ll leave it at that.