I was underwhelmed by the NASA announcement yesterday of finding several planets that might be capable of supporting life by a nearby star. NASA scientists justifying in the era of Trump why billions of dollars should be pumped into their space programme were excitedly telling the world about a bunch of planets that the human race had no chance of reaching; 40 billion + years of travel away by jumbo jet; 40 years away by travel at speed of light, speeds that produce forces that would destroy the human body at 1% of that speed.
As our world experts and scientists in their ivory towers argue, produce useless scientific papers and research things that have no immediate or tangible benefit to humanity or this planet, I walk through the streets of London and see homeless people freezing in winter conditions unable to get a roof over their heads. These scientists excited about a possible ideal environment for life on another world, whilst our own world is destroyed by relentless indifference and consumerism. In Wales hundreds of 150-200 year-old beech trees were illegally cut down to make way for an environmentally friendly solar farm, even with replanting these trees will take three human lifetimes to replace, against an activity that took hours to destroy them for short-term monetary gain.
As a Satanist I live in the real world, grounded in tangible concrete and earthly concerns about those homeless people and the loss of trees. I am personally glad I am a Satanist rather than those blind scholars who have their priorities wrong. Stupidity is a common trait in our rulers and experts, this is why I no longer have confidence in them, a reason why I walk my own path as my own authority as a Satanist in my own life. Just as the rulers waste billions of $ on scientists who offer no solutions to earthly real concerns, I plant trees and buy Big Issue magazines from the homeless, and in my own small way have made a greater difference to this world than these useless rulers and experts.