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Yes, science has got us out of the 'Dark Ages', certainly, but at what price? I think I'd be much happier if I were living in the so-called Dark Ages than now. Then there was certainty, now only doubt all the time.

emotional, Internet Infidels 21 Comments [7/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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then you go fuck off and live there!
i think the rest of us athiests will be quite happy living here in reality!
after you start dying of one of the many diseases that were around back then, then you can tell us how much you wish you lived then.

1/11/2011 7:01:19 PM


If it weren't for the dark ages we'd be exploring the galaxy right now, so I'd be glad if you decided to live back then so we can get to exploring it a little sooner.

1/12/2011 1:28:03 AM


So, you would be happier if you didn't have to use your brain, think for yourself? Join a live-in sect and you won't have to.

1/12/2011 1:33:05 AM


All people in the "dark ages" lived happily in certainty.

Yeah, right.

One wonders: Why was it necessary for the Catholic Church to institute the Inquisition? Perhaps there was much more (justified!) doubt in the official dogma than our naive fundie likes to see ...

1/12/2011 3:36:40 AM

David F Mayer

You want to live in the 'Dark Ages'? Simple: Move to Afghanistan or any of the other Fundie Muslim countries.

Oh? You don't want it quite that dark. How dark, exactly? Medium dark? It is a tough decision like "How do you like your toast in the morning?"

1/13/2011 7:47:10 PM

How certain would you be when an angry neighbor accused you or being 'a witch' cause you had a stray mole, and everyone decided that you needed to be burned to death?

7/30/2012 5:35:55 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Die before you're 30.

11/29/2012 8:27:28 AM


And we'd be much happier if people like you had been left behind in the Dark Ages too.

11/29/2012 9:17:43 AM


Go live there...you'll change your tune when you're dying of a common cold. Certainty? In the friggin' Dark Ages?! That's a laugh! Back when diseases were supposedly caused by "demons" (Germs are some tiny little demons!)...and unusual people were accused of being witches--especially if they had cats? Back when people were guilty until proven innocent? Back when people lived in fear of the Inquisition? Back when society was based on fear, paranoia and control? Back when only a select few knew jack squat and were determined to keep the masses in the dark the better to control them (hence the name)? Certainty, my ass!

11/29/2012 9:27:05 AM


Sure, let's go back to the Dark Ages, when it was illegal for women to read, and there was nothing. NOTHING. No medical treatment. No computers. No electricity. NOTHING. Back when people thought the sun orbited the earth. Back when you were lucky if you could live to be 40 years old. Yep, that was the happiest period in the history of the earth.

11/29/2012 9:38:46 AM


@ xyz: HOLY SHIT! Illegal for women to read?! I thank my lucky stars I didn't live back then...I would've committed suicide!

11/29/2012 9:55:23 AM

Mark Poe

You're right. The price we paid is very high: losing racism, sexism, intolorance, and much pain and suffering caused by a lack of technology.

We should all go back into an age where people live short, painful lives full of suffering.

1/18/2013 2:02:10 PM


Yeah, nothing like having a life expectancy of 35.

1/18/2013 2:16:11 PM

A. Square

Certainty never lasts long in the face of the plague.

4/7/2014 6:22:10 PM

I'd much rather die. No access to information means that tyrants can rule with complete impunity.

4/7/2014 7:02:21 PM

rubber chicken

Certainty ?

Will my children live beyond 5 years ?
Will I have enough food to last the Winter/Summer/Next Week ?
Will the psychopathic lunatic who owns the land that I farm approve of my grovelling enough to allow my family to remain unharmed ?
Will the psychopathic lunatic who owns the land that I farm piss off any of the neighbouring psychopathic lunatics enough for them to come along and burn/kill/rape my family because we don't live in a castle ?
Will outlaws burn/kill/rape my family ?
Will an itinerant peddler carry any virulent diseases ?
Will anything go bump in the night ?

What a wonderful level of 'certainty'.

4/7/2014 8:03:48 PM


People like this are why we haven't yet reached the point where we can put a person on Mars, much less colonize it.

4/8/2014 3:20:13 PM

So pretend you're there already and get the fuck off the Internet. And also give up your house, your car or any other modern form of travel, electricity, fresh water, fresh food, shopping at the grocery, modern medicines, modern surgical techniques....

4/8/2014 7:39:18 PM


"so-called Dark Ages"

So called for a reason.
And what was the price we paid for throwing off the shackles of the church? Emerging democracies, advancements in living standards, health, agriculture, education and law. Long overdue and long repressed by religion.

Y'see these fundamentalist Christians love to pretend the promise of Jesus came true, that his sacrifice made the world better so the idjits in fundamentalist churchs think it's all been rosey since the year 0 or 33 I guess. And it's convenient for them that being new denominations they can blame the Catholics for the Atrocities commited centuries ago. But that being done, and Catholics being defanged and turned into the gentler/ kinder brand over those years to today, the fundies are adopting all their dark ages, punishing, vengeful Gods edicts of the Dark Ages.

4/9/2014 5:42:11 AM


OK, the so-called “Dark Ages” have a worse reputation than warranted, but life then wasn’t that great either. Chances are that if “emotional” would have been born back then, they would have most likely died before they even got to kindergarten age.

And if there is one word I don’t associate with the Early Middle-Ages, it is “certainty”…

4/9/2014 6:09:13 AM

Dizzy Dream

You'd be happy to risk contracting the Black Death?

8/24/2016 2:14:55 PM

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