August 21st, 2003

eyes black and white

Superstitious belief in non-existent entities

In a private discussion, a statist reader of mine argues against my claim that really religious superstition is the universal basis for trust in government. He says that the state demonstrably EXISTS, whereas god doesn't. Wrong metaphor.

If you want to look at it this way, God doesn't exist, and neither does Government. The personal entity to which people pay tribute, of which people say the Government should do this or the Government shouldn't do that, or this is thanks to the Government or this is because of the Government -- this entity doesn't exist, it is a hallawcinotion.

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