H.G. Wells

“Investigations into the beginnings of religion have accumulated steadily throughout the past half century. It is only by great efforts of censorship, by sectarian education of an elaborately protected sort, and the like, that ignorance about them is maintained.”

H. G. Wells


Author: jimoeba

Alternatives to big box religions and dogmas

16 thoughts on “H.G. Wells”

    1. I have a couple of good guesses. My first inclination is to look at power and money. It’s historically the root of most trouble. Columbus wrote that the natives,
      “are so naïve and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them would believe it. When you ask for something they have, they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone.”
      He also wrote,
      “I believe that they would easily be made Christians, because it seemed to me that they had no religion.”
      The European settlers took a free society without possessions, property, currency, hierarchy or written religion and replaced it with today’s America – the world’s shining beacon of selfish materialism, where every square inch of land/water/airspace is publicly or privately owned, taxed, and governed through a corrupt hierarchical system of laws and regulations where Mother Nature’s gifts are treated as personal possessions to be bought, sold, owned and defended.

      Howard Zinn, in “A People’s History of the United States”

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      1. 🙂 I was just trying to reply to the post, not sure how I replied to your comment. (It was early and I was only 1 cup of coffee into my day is a reasonable excuse no?)

        Nevertheless, nice to meet you.

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        1. English is my second language; I was just trying to make sure I thanked you just in case it was an answer to my comment that was a question. Nice to meet you too:-)

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          1. For a second language you are doing a great job. I’ve seen people who lived here their entire lives and still don’t have it figured out 😉

            There/their/they’re. Take/bring. Wait/weight. It goes on and on.

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            1. She’s actually doing really good, but I get the concern. Spanish is my second language and context is often askew if your not careful. Especially where some of these topics run to.


            2. Thank you:-) I love English. It was my favorite subject in school, so that probably helps.


  1. Fear of the unknown, fear of death and non existence and the need for group socialism and tribalism, especially in a dangerous and cold world. Culture and religion become so intertwined, that it becomes hard to tell them apart.
    Religion goes much farther back than Abrahmic religions as evidenced by some cave drawings and archeological finds. Then pagan and Greek mythology, which were the early precursors to modern religions.
    I’ve often felt if people studied religious origins, the history , mythology and archeology, as professors in religious history do, they’d have a much more open free thinking and less dogmatic view.
    Taking the Bible and other dogmatic books as literal, is just pure ignorance.

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  2. Wells was my first jaunt into science fiction, read the Time Machine when I was 8 and was hooked. Love this quote!

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  3. Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion — several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven… The higher animals have no religion. And we are told that they are going to be left out in the Hereafter. I wonder why? It seems questionable taste.

    — Mark Twain, The Lowest Animal

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