"The people who coined the fully automatic theory of the universe were playing a very funny game. What they wanted to say was this: “All you people who believe in religion are old ladies and wishful thinkers. You’ve got a big daddy up there and you want comfort and things, but life is rough. Life is tough. And, success goes to the most hard-headed people.” That was a very convenient theory when the European-American world was colonizing the natives everywhere else. It said: “We are the end product of evolution.” and “We’re tough.”, “I’m a big strong guy, because I face facts.” and “life is just a bunch of junk”, and “I’m going to impose my will on it and turn it into something else.”, and “I’m real hard”. See that’s a way of flattering your self. It has become academically, plausible and fashionable that this is the way the world works. In academic circles, no other theory of the world than the fully automatic model is respectable."
Alan Watts | Out of your mind | 24:32