Sorry, I digress. But the facts are that my life here in America, and yours as well, are ruled by absolute and total BLIND FAITH. When scientists postulate about some abstract concept, they do experiments and collect data from which conclusions can be drawn. That is called the scientific method. For the most part it rules how science has moved forward these past several hundred years and why you can read this on your computer. The scientific method has real provable tangible results attributable to cause and effect relationships in everything around us from the movement of the heavenly bodies to how such heavenly bodies as Sophia Vergara came to be the way she is. The religious method of faith is just the opposite, there is a concept that must be believed, therefore scholars view the world and attempt to find facts that support the concept that they want the rest of the world to take with Blind Faith.
This is just one aspect of how BLIND FAITH doesn't work. The projected appearance that Monsanto wants us all to have is that the FDA will protect us from harm. The reality is far far different. Let's remember that the FDA doesn't actually do any testing of new food products, they instead utilize the research from the businesses that are introducing new food products to the world and using THAT data alone, determine whether or not approval should be granted. Again, BLIND FAITH rules how the FDA protects us, as they take as the gospel truth, data, from Monsanto and others, as to how safe the GM crops are. They also did the same for glyphosate, Roundup. The problems become apparent when we begin to peek around the curtain at the man working the controls. Just like when we question religion, we begin to see that the conclusions don't have any facts supporting them. When Roundup was first patented by Monsanto, the BLIND FAITH claim was that it was harmless, biodegradable and completely non-toxic. That has been proven as outright lies. Genetically Modified crops have been presented to the world with the BLIND FAITH proclamation that they are substantially equivalent to traditional crops, harmless, and will increase productivity. And all with virtually no research, data, or testing to substantiate the claims. Sort of like the bible. BLIND FAITH. It works for a belief in a benevolent higher order of being, but for me that same concept doesn't work for the world in which I live in. I WANT PROOF that these GM crops are safe, in long term testing. I can't accept precursory testing done by the manufacturers when prominent scientists all over the world are doing the sorts of testing that SHOULD have been done 17 years ago and never was. And the results of that independent testing is giving us a very disturbing reality. One that does not fit in with the visionary BLIND FAITH required by those that demand it of us.
I'm not an atheist, I do have a system of beliefs that work for me, and are in fact taken by me with blind faith. Just in case you were wondering. However I do believe that those that play at being a god, like Monsanto, the Senate, the president and my ex; need a bit of scientific proof to back up their claims.