“The hard swallow built into science is this business about the big bang… This is the notion that the universe, for no reason, sprang from nothing in a single instant… notice that this is the limit test for credulity. Whether you believe this or not, notice that it is not possible to conceive of something more unlikely, or less likely to be believed. I defy anyone. It’s just the limit case for unlikelihood: that the universe would spring from nothing in a single instant for no reason… It is in fact no different than saying, “and then God said, ‘Let there be light!’ What the philosophers of science are saying is “give us one free miracle and we will roll from that point forward, from the birth of time to the crack of doom.” Terence McKenna
We should be cautious of a teaching that is popular. Mass acceptance often means the truth has been diluted or inverted. A truly fresh and uplifting teaching is unlikely to appeal to large numbers because the appeal must be based on non-egotistic appeals that are not popular. The teachings of the great religions of the world were not popular at the time they were founded. After centuries of debasement, obscurations and distortions—only then did they descend to a popular level.
image loosely based on the book Truth and the Dragon by Elsa Bailey