My fear, with this documentary, is that more people might think that this is a religion. As an atheist, I'm somewhat disturbed by all religious belief. But mormonism is so silly, it's beyond my own understanding of how the world works.For those who share that view, how do you deal with someone who says something similar about your views? For example, someone could say the following about a documentary on modern physics:
Let me get this straight...a kid goes into the woods and talks to god and jesus. Then, a few years later, he finds some gold tablets that nobody else saw. Then he put a rock in a hat and dictated a new account of jesus.
Mormonism, for the most part, encourages good morals and teaches good things. Why is it necessary to believe that some kid could look into a stone and write a bible to be good people? Can't we be good without silly stories like this?
My fear, with this documentary, is that more people might think that this is actual science. I'm somewhat disturbed by the cult of physicists. They seem nice and even charming, but what they teach and believe is so silly, it's beyond my own understanding of how the world works. They say that an object can be in many different wave states at once, which mysteriously collapse into one whenever you look at it.That's just my little contribution to help polarize, obfuscate, and divide in our mutual efforts to talk past each other.
They say that plain old empty space is actually a brew of virtual particles coming in and out of existence with a vast spectrum of activity, and that what we plainly see and feel as solid matter is really (depending on which of the contradictory sects you talk to) a tangle of invisible strings or waves or higher dimensions wrapped up in weird forms with properties that have nothing to do with what we experience. They also talk about whole universes inflating out of nothing, and on and on with such rubbish and nonsense - even crazy stuff like "sterile neutrinos" and "dark energy" and "Higgs bosons" and "magnetic monopoles" (not to mention antiparticles and muons and gluons and whatever-they-want-to-do-ons) - and we're supposed to believe that these invisible things exist because some techno-priest with a Ph.D. sticks his head in a dark chamber and claims to see little flashes of light from some kind of peep device that shows supposed little trails from collisions of invisible particles that reveal to him the laws of the universe???? Hello??
Any idiot can see it's all made up, all fantasy, just a way to get tax money and tenure and power over the "uneducated" common man with all this B.S. They talk about mythical particles and states and dimensions and "theories of everything" that have nothing to do with the basic laws of physics that we experience. It takes more than blind faith to believe it - it takes utter insanity. I think they are all frauds and charlatans. But they are nice and some even know a few good jokes, and they rarely kill their neighbors (excepting those that gave us the atomic bomb), so I can see some good in them and imagine they are trying to do good - but do we really need all those insane beliefs to just be good people?