Archive for November, 2012

Keep it in your pants, part ????

November 15, 2012

Once again I feel the need to explain that I find all religions disgusting to one degree or another, but the reason I focus on Christianity (rather than, say Islam or Scientology) is that Christianity is the only one that gets rubbed in my face on a daily basis.

Don’t want me to make fun of your SkyDaddy and all the silly baggage that goes along with him?  Then stop shoving him in my face.  Keep rubbing my face in your beliefs, and I’ll assume you expect to be ridiculed the most painful way possible: with the cold, hard truth.

The God Slide

November 10, 2012

The God Slide from Strike the Root.  Good stuff.

“However, I would contend that the believer is psychologically harming himself. Believing in things that don’t exist in reality is by definition delusional, and there are consequences to this self-damaging behavior that can manifest themselves in society, and some of these consequences can prove hazardous to many people.”

The same can be said of drug abuse.  As long as new coverts/addicts are recruited without coercion, I suppose it’s a case of “buyer beware”.

I wouldn’t ban religion if I had the authority, but I would ridicule it and tell people the truth about it.  

People have the right to do or believe any stupid thing they want as long as they don’t hurt anyone else.  And, they have the right to raise their kids as they see fit.  This one hurts a little, but kids can’t raise themselves.  

When the kids realize they have been force-fed a load of crap (which the delusional parents may not have known was crap, since they were force-fed the same crap as children) they can confront their parents about it and resolve to not force-feed that crap to their own kids.

It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s the best one I can see.

God’s guilt by association and complicity

November 6, 2012

Oh.  My. Reason.

I just read a blog post where someone was talking about the upcoming national mastur.. election.

He was asking whether people were apprehensive about it.  Then he said something about god being sovereign before America was (but countries are not sovereign, individuals are), so “we” shouldn’t worry.

He then ticked off a whole bunch of State atrocities and genocides and said “god was in control” during those events.  “Nothing slips by him; nothing is overlooked”.  Great.

So, obviously if “god was there” and “in control“; seeing all and “overlooking nothing“, he can’t do much to protect innocent individuals from evil, murderous individuals who gang together and call themselves “government”.  In fact, I would say that in any court of “law” or in any free market arbitration, god would be found to share in the fault.

God, if he were real, would share in the very real guilt of every murderer who pulled the trigger since he supposedly could stop the killer in uncountable ways, yet chooses not to.  He would share in the guilt of every murderous tyrant and dictator who he could have stopped, but chose not to.  I know I could do a better job if I were omnipotent and omniscient- just as anyone who is not evil to the core could.  The christian god is either imaginary or indescribably evil.  there is no third option.

Am I worried about the election?  No.  But only because I am sovereign.  I live in a region infested with people who think they have authority to run my life and make illegitimate laws criminalizing the act of running my own life.  They are my concern only as far as I must avoid interacting with them as I would any thug or gang member.  This would be the case anywhere in any era.

To me, an election is less than meaningless.