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The Audacity of Doubt

In a world governed by superstition and belief in a "God" that can never be disproven to exist, it is perhaps the most audacious move of all to doubt.


I am not simply pointing out that it is courageous to decide NOT to simply believe what everyone around you is insisting is "true," even when they readily admit that such a belief can never be "proved" to exist (at least in this life) without also destroying the need for "faith." (For the Christian or the Muslim, "faith" is the whole point of life, for having the right one is the only way one can enter heaven.)


I am also pointing out how completely hypocritical it is for anyone to say they "believe" in a particular version of an "infinite" God, while at the same time have the audacity to doubt anything else!


Indeed, if the Christian claims that their logical reasoning for believing in God is simply because their God can never be disproved, then by extension, any and …

Barrabbas & Trump: Christian Worship of the Golden Calf

There may be no greater hypocrites on the planet than the Christian who voted for Donald Trump.

Like Barabbas who the people chose over Christ because he stood in opposition to the Roman empire (while Christ in contrast told people to "render unto Caesar"), Christians voted for a man supported by the KKK who was accused of raping a 13 year old girl, according to papers filed with the court. But did this bother these Christians? Of course not.

For such Christians, worshiping the golden calf of capitalism was far, far more important than allowing "Obamacare" to "pick their pockets" (as Ebenezer Scrooge put it) just to ensure that 22 million people might have access to healthcare.

My nephew is dying, for example. But "fuck him!" is apparently the message such "Christians" wanted to send loud and clear through their vote for Donald - "Let's Make America Great/I rape children" -Trump.

The messiah of the free market capitalism …

How Religion Turns Humanity Into A Teenager

The typical teenager often thinks they know everything and the world revolves around them, and as a result of such thinking, that they are both special and invincible. By convincing humanity that it is the ultimate reason for the entire universe, that the Bible, the Quran, or other sacred "texts," convey the divine eternal truths of an omnipotent, omniscient God, and that we all have eternal souls that will live forever (in heaven or hell, depending on how many people you "sell" you religion to in an Amway-style salvation scheme), religions compound this childish thinking into adulthood.

And in the same way the teenager who mistakenly believes they are invincible and know everything engages in self destructive behavior, so the religions that teach humanity to believes their soul is eternal and they know eternal "truth," leads such "believers" to engage in similar such self destructive behaviors.

Religion, therefore, is often a denial of reality …

Requiem for the Human Race

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.                                                                                   - William Butler Yeats: The Second Coming



I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.
    -  Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, After the attack on Pearl Harbor


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We are living in the Age of Narcissus, from our selfies and social media to Jihadi John and Donald Trump. It is an age of Orwellian manipulation and Huxleyan disinformation, where the automated algorithms of marketers on Facebook and Google have segregated the internet into a bifurcated echo chamber in the guise of Nietzsche’s abyss, and the more we look into it, the more it look…