"...for the present age, which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, representation to reality, appearance to essence... truth is considered profane, and only illusion is sacred. Sacredness is in fact held to be enhanced in proportion as truth decreases and illusion increases, so that the highest degree of illusion comes to be the highest degree of sacredness."
~Ludwig Feuerbach, preface to the second edition of The Essence of Christianity
I just had to copy this because it says exactly what I see out there: A tide of ignorant Boomer kids - people who don't care about "facts" or "evidence" - attempting to push others around with the power of their "feelings" and/or their spiritual beliefs, with no respect or regard for the truth, because they assume everyone's as big a dummy (and a liar) as they've proven themselves to be.
"Sexy Sadie, what have you done? You've made a fool of everyone,..."
- John Lennon