Carl Sagan, 1990
It was said 24 years ago, and same kind of thoughts have been spoken many times before through the history. Despite that, some politicians, drunk with power, don’t just realise which choice is better.
How do you convince anyone of anything when a third of the US like our last president believe we are approaching the End Times and heaven awaits? Who cares about global warming, famine or space exploration if Jesus is going to pluck people up and take them to a better place?(via joost5)
I hear you, trying to convince end-of-times believers is pointless. This is why the rest of us (yes atheists and others pollute and squander a plenty too) must make an extra effort.
Instead of wasting time and/or tweeting about how it’s a shame, we should all just live by the words of Carl Sagan. In the end, even if we are all just collections of organic molecules, we must actively seek to have less of a destructive impact on what surrounds us.
—Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (via victoriousvocabulary)