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Humble - Why?

Some time ago I was forwarded an email which included a set of pictures showing the our comparative size in the universe, of our sun to various stars etc.
This brilliant video does the same but much better and in scrummy HD too!

"That's a bit of an eye-opener about the scale of it all", I was thinking as I scrolled down the email's list of pictures, gob-smacked wouldn't have been too strong a description.
I was happily enjoying thoughts of the science and scientific heroes who had brought us this wondrous vision of reality as I came to the message that ended the email. It had heavy religious overtones!! It said...

"Humbling isn't it."


'humbling' troubled me.

Grrrrrr!!!! I thought, "Can't these bloody religious nut-jobs leave anything unsullied? Why must they scrawl 'God was here' on everything?" 
Does a child feel humble before a playground?
Before anything?


Humble means 'Having or showing low estimate of one's own importance.'(the little Oxford dictionary) I thought Why should we be teaching that? So I checked out Humility on Wikipedia for a broader grounding and discovered very similar humility clauses in many tenets.

Why is it so important to society to teach children to cow-tow before they are even aware that they have the option to not?

I, as you know if you've read my previous posts, am fervently against the concept of a god, but this diminishing of humanity at infancy is wholly abhorrent to me; it's an evil that goes far beyond any of the tenets made-up creatures.

This is SOLELY about control.

WE are born 'not humble'1. yet within weeks of birth, the child's right of INDEPENDENT self-determination, which should be inalienable to all humans, is SOLD to the IDEA of being humble to something!1. I cannot say proud, which would be the correct antonym because that would, as surely as 'humble', suggest the each baby is born 'already in a condition' or, 'aware of a condition', that is more than merely alive!
This, as far as I am aware, is not possible without genetically encoded memory.

And at present, we have no PROOF that there is anything
other than ourselves in the universe.

(that's PROOF mind you, NOT mere evidence!)
What is there to be humble of? A bunch of rocks? Some gas?

So far all we know for sure is that on this planet a remarkable creature has become, a creature which has a currently unique feature, not seen in any other known location.

Thinking is the highest function in the universe; you cannot get any better than thinking, it's the best, the all-there-is, it is the ability beyond all abilities, a truly remarkable condition.

We should be proud that in the known and recognisable limits of existence we are the ONLY thinking being. BUT instead all the religious tenets teach 'humble, cow-tow, bow down, prostrate your smallness, you're unworthy'

Don't sign your or your innocent child's birthright away to the notion of humility.

THINKING is the most important development in the universe.

 We should be teaching that we are
 THE BEST THING IN EXISTENCE until the universe PROVES otherwise.

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