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People who believe in heaven are willing to make hell on earth to get there.

Economics is a Religion

Economics is a religion, but it is far, far worse than any other religion, in part because it convinces it's adherents that it is not a religion at all, but a science. But even the science of racism, which feeds the flapping wings of prejudice into a genocidal hurricane, is simply a religion. 
By religion here, I mean a highly developed set of "beliefs, which  is both relied upon to understand the world and for which our bias can always find ample evidence to support, that is based on underlying assumptions that a person either fails to consider or simply accepts as necessarily true a priori. 
The difference, however, is that, for all of the bloody histories of Judaic-Christianity, economics is a religion that is far more evil and sinister. While the former grew out of the wonder of the human mind and the longing of the human heart, economics is the child of human management that culminated and has been passed down through monarchies and other systems of power. 
It is often …

Hell is God's Chemotherapy

1 Corinthians 12:14

“For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body…….Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.”  '

The Catholic and even many Christians claim that this line basically supports the idea that we are all part of the body of Christ - hence "Catholic," which means universal.

But suggest humanism is simply saying the exact same thing to some such Catholics and they think you are an agent of the devil himself.

We may be the "body of Christ," but some people think that we are merely cells of that body, while the "mind" belongs to "God" who punishes cells for not performing their "true" function accordingly.

So "hell" is like God's chemotherapy.

A Christian Confession

When a Christian claims that people would be monsters without a belief in God, they are actually confessing that, without their own beliefs barring the door to their darkest desires, they would become a monster; and if not to others, than at least to them self.

Yet so afraid are such Christians of people becoming more evil - that is, more liberal, more open minded, and less conformist or subservient to the claims of highly organized profit oriented religions - that they have embraced the worst evils of all, in defense of their "moral ideals," to rid themselves of the threat posed by people who dared to question the "infallible truths" uttered by fallible charlatans, who claim they are speaking directly to the creator of the entire universe.  

 And after that Creator had created that entire universe, He retired and wrote a book.

It's about a God who lures religious fanatics to murder his own son as a heretic. And all to defend that God from an upstart  who had …

Sexuality vs Spirituality: How Religion Profits from the War It Creates Within Us

When you are raised your entire life to think about nothing as much as your religion, your salvation, and your God, becoming an atheist does not mean you suddenly no longer think of such thinks anymore. On the contrary, once the conditioning has formatted our minds to work a certain way, over the course of several decades, it is only possible for us to start looking at the horse from the opposite end.

In doing so, one can see that the war between sexuality and spirituality, which religion claims is so natural to us all, is actually one that religion alone is responsible for both framing and fostering, much to its sole benefit.

When St. Augustine and St Aquinas mercilessly attacked women as perhaps the most evil harlots God could have ever vomited forth into the world, their sentiments were not simply the byproduct of their time and place in history, as Catholics often like to suggest. Rather, these men were no doubt influenced in their loathing of women by many cultural ingredients in…

When Everyone Is Guilty of Everything, No One is Guility of Anything

Consider how the actions we engage in as human beings today, often have some harmful effect, however small it maybe, on someone else on the planet.

If you use a cell phone, you're contributing to child labor in the mines of the Congo for cobalt. If you drive a car, you're contributing to America's dependence on oil and thus its wars.

No matter how attenuated the connection by myriad other things two points may be, there is always a connection, and often there is more than one - a lot more.

But all we have to do is find a way of either denying any such connections exist, or that the good of what we do outweighs the negative impact we may have, however unintentionally and ignorant we may be of the ultimate effects of either one.

This, then, requires us to actually exercise a God-like hubris in our understanding of how things are connected. And we do this, even though we admit our brains, and even our computers to date, have no ability to map such an infinity.

So, either we d…