On faith, the acceptance of an idea without any evidence to support it; Faith is the abdication of rational, logical and critical thinking to accept any assertion as true, it is the unwarranted elevation of that renunciation into virtue. Faith exonerates, irrationally, any conjecture of its epistemic responsibility.
On archaic doctrines, dragged from the ignorant childhood of our species, perpetuated ⸺paradoxically by that which rationally invalidates them⸺ by the censorship of any inquiry or questioning, or simply by force; sustained with the artifice of faith; infecting still today our secular societies.
On the hierarchy of interpreters, supposed connoisseurs of omnipotent wills, self-proclaimed bearers of universal truths and absolute and immovable certainties ⸺the basis of all tyranny⸺, preservers of ancient superstitions; their actions and eschatological words, nauseating, disgusting; their regulated, systematic, and criminal concealment; their complicit silence; the submission of its indoctrinated and acquiescent affiliates, and the pretended submission of those not subscribed to its arbitrary, oppressive, misogynistic, slavish, xenophobic, homophobic, violent and irrational laws.
On the notorious moral gap that distances us from the authors of these texts and creeds, clear representatives of the thought of the Bronze Age, the implausibility of their content denotes the antiquated nature of those laws and the obvious authorship of men; in contrast, it becomes evident, the human moral advance propitiated by the search for knowledge, the questioning of all ideas, the open debate ⸺product of free thought and free expression⸺, the deepening of the understanding of nature ⸺to which we belong⸺ in conformity with the evidence of reality ⸺observation and experimentation⸺, the understanding of the consequences of our actions, the determination to promote well-being and happiness, the awareness of serving human ideals, and the progressive expansion of rights, freedoms and of the knowledge that informs and on which that moral is based.
The prophecy of reason.
Ricardo Coello Gilbert