Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A mustard seed of faith might move mountains, but no mountain of evidence can move a mind trapped in the mustard seed of religion.
All demons live off of fear. And mostly their own.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Dead Letter: On The Founding Father's Original Intent

Ironically enough, it turns out that the Founding Father's did NOT want the U.S. Constitution interpreted with the kind of "Original Intent" that Conservatives want.


According to the book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong is a 1995 book by James W. Loewen, a sociologist:

"The most notes we have from the Philadelphia convention that eventually framed the Constitution, comes from Jame  Madison. But Madison did not want his notes published in his lifetime (he died in 1836) specifically because he did not want people to pivot off of what they thought the people in Philadelphia were doing." 


In other words, the "original intent" of James Madison - the only 'founding father' who's mind we know anything about at all, thanks to his notes - wanted the Constitution to be understood and applied subjectively, as it applied to the ideas and issues of the day. 

He wanted the Constitution to be interpreted, in other words, based on its text and the issues of the day; that the Constitution should be understood as a "living document" was the "original intent" of the founding fathers.

That was also the original intent of the stories that would later become "The Old Testament." 

And it was the interpretation of the "Old Testament" as a static document steeped in tradition, that necessitated a New one.

Because like a Constitution being interpreted through the backwards lens looking into the past, time has a way of turning "tradition" into a dead letter. 

How an Atheist Knows Christ

I am an atheist who does not believe in god, mostly because such a word can not be defined. The word “god” is so amorphous and abstract that it can mean anything to anyone. And the more broadly we define such a term the more it could be be like something that maybe even atheists would accept, while the more narrowly such a term is defined the more finite, contradictory and thus purely man made it becomes.

As such, when my mom told me she was sad that I did not know Christ, I explained it to my mom this way:



Mom, the word “Christ” means “anointed,” which is a word the ancient Greeks used to describe people like Socrates or Aristotle. It’s what they would’ve called Buddha or Confucius, or Bertrand Russell, or maybe even Noam Chomsky, and lots of other people. It’s what they called people who possessed particular brilliance, in other words, and who often imitated “Jesus” by picking up their cross of speaking truth to the world, even though they knew they may well be crucified on it by one Sanhedrin or inquisition or another for doing so.

 But they do so, because they know that is what the grave inequalities and injustices of this Earthly Eden of ours require, to “save” humanity, and even the world itself, from our collective ignorance, fear, and superstition, which is the cause of all war and suffering in the world; from Socrates for “corrupting the youth” by teaching them to question the gods, to Russell for trying to save the youth by opposing WW I.

In fact, even the Jews had many messiahs! Initially, the word meant “divinely appointed king,” which Pontius Pilate identified with the ancient Jewish king David. Fearing that Jesus was the new king David, and that the Hebrews were going to unify and rise up against the Romans under Jesus as they had under David, is why Pilate posted the sign “king of the Jews” upon his cross, to dissuade any would be revolutionaries. And Jesus, who was not seen as a “god” until centuries later - and it was a long incremental process at that - was only turned into a “god” by the Greek speaking Roman scholars who wrote the NT, because all of the emperors of Rome, going back to Julius Caesar, were made into Gods; in the same way your Catholic Church today turns people into saints.


After Jesus, for example, Simon bar Kokhba became the next “messiah” when he founded a short lived Jewish state before he was defeated in the second Jewish Roman War, in Judea, around 135 AD.[i]  Christ, is not a “person,” to put it more simply, it’s a state of mind; the state of an open mind. And not one that clings to a “father” in heaven for fear of damnation, but which is free to accept anyone and everyone as if they were your Jesus. Because the equality that everyone  shares is we are all equally “the face” of what you call “god.” And to judge others who you think are not acting like the ideal you have in your head, which you call “Jesus,” is to cut off your nose to spite your face. So you see, in that sense, the only way I can have a relationship with the “true Christ” of an open mind, is by not believing in some brand of god some “church” is selling me, and making a killing while doing it.

Does that make sense?”

My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong is a 1995 book by James W. Loewen, a sociologist


[i] It is interesting to note that around the same time of the writing of the New Testament by those Greek speaking Roman scholars, on the military front, the Flavian dynasty destroyed Jerusalem under Titus in 70 AD, following the failed Jewish rebellion of 66 AD. Titus, in other words, by destroying the Jewish capital of Jerusalem, was tantamount to Pontius Pilate crucifying Christ, for the rebellion in 66 was the very thing Pilate was worried about. It was those Jews, by the way, who refused to recognize that Titus was a "god." And instead, the descendants of those rebels elevated one of their on; a Robin Hood of sorts. It is interesting also because Titus was the only biological son of a Caesar, his father being Caesar Vespasian, who would become a Caesar. Titus, in other words, was the only Caesar who was not only seen as a god by the Roman Citizens while he reigned, since all of the Caesars were seen as gods at that point, but also the actual “true”… “son of God.”

Saturday, September 15, 2018

mind gender

Conservatives believe that gender is biological, and biology dictates certain fixed behavioral norms for each gender that are mutually exclusive which never change, across time or place, even though anything that can be defined as biological is always changing and evolving, according to time and place.

  Hence the Conservative believes that gender, however inseparably linked to our biological, must be mostly psychological.

And the only proof that the Conservative has that the psychological is forever fixed with regard to gender, is the Conservative's religious devotion to never changing their mind about anything. 


Today, the only way a person can ever hope to become all that Jesus taught humanity to aspire to be, is by becoming an atheist and a humanist.

Because to practice religion is to act like the Sanhedrin.

Friday, September 14, 2018

We sacrifice tomorrow on the altar of today.


The question of God is a very simple one.

Which do we prefer: the truth, even if it scares us to death, or a "belief" that protects us from having to face such a truth? 

Which is easier for us to accept? That there is a God that will save us from meaninglessness and oblivion, or that the only one who can save us from "meaningless and oblivion" is ourselves, regardless of whether any "God" exists or not?

Time is indifferent to what we believe. But we hope these is a god who can change all of that. And that if we "worship" Him enough, and in the right ways, and convince Him we really "love" Him, He will change all of that.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Religion teaches people to use their intelligence as a shield and their ignorance as a sword.
The difference between reality TV and reality is the difference between having a gold fish and being Jacques Cousteau.
Nothing blinds a person to the "truth" about God more than their "beliefs" about God.
Religion teaches us to assume the worst of people, which only brings out the worst in ourselves.
the genius and the idiot almost always confuse themselves for the other.

Vampires

The simple difference between life and non-life is the ability to change.

Religion, with it's addiction to tradition, constancy, and infallibility, worships the idea of never changing your mind about God or your religion.

Religion, therefore, is the worship of non-life.

Maybe that's why Christians worship a guy who is basically a zombie, by acting like vampires.

stop doing it

When you see how people are taught to hate themselves, and how to confuse that hate for love of one idea or another, it breaks your heart, because you know they’ll never stop doing it.

And then you get angry at them, because they won’t stop doing it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Why Our Flag Is Still There

It's been years already
Since that September
so many years already
As we look back and remember

A warm sunny day
that began like a kiss
And ended in tears
for all those we miss

Years since Guiliani became
The countries mayor
And so many Police and Firemen
Became hero's beyond compare

since Great Britain played our national anthem
in Buckingham square
to remind us we are not alone
in the grief that we bear

since a nation
turned to God in prayer
and we told all those we love
just how much we care

since we lit candles
in the depths of despair
and congress sang "God Bless America"
on the capital stairs

since we marveled at
courage so inspiring and rare
and "bucket-brigades" worked night after night
beneath the halogen glare

since we discovered
we all have something to share
And red, white and blue
seemed to blossom from everywhere

since we all forgot about
"who wants to marry a millionaire?"
and we longed for those days of
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire

It's been years since the world awoke
to that September air
when the bonds of affection
that each of us share

gave us proof through the night,
of why Our Flag... is still there.

gallery of echoes

 hard come the hawks of winter's blow
when springs ambitions do concede to autumn snow

and into that clanging hall of memories
do all our yesterdays go

for with the crown of thorns
of all we know

walks one writhing tongue
in a gallery of echoes

Monday, September 10, 2018

Wisdom is only the discovery of our own ignorance, and an epiphany is when that discovery hits you like a ton of bricks.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

How Ignorance Equals God

Religion is the "belief" that our own ignorance of the universe -  how it works in every detail, why it exists at all, and where it came from -  is proof that we should therefore "believe" in the existence of a God that is not only solely responsible for creating it all, but who only hides from us any direct evidence of this fact, for our own good.

Also, this "God" never intervenes in any of our squabbles for our "own good" as well.

And this is because protecting the inviolable sanctity of our own "free will" is apparently far more important to that God than maintaining world peace, no matter how many millions must perish to protect the former, and always in the name of pursuing the latter.

Simply put, religion uses our own ignorance as the surest proof of God. 


Saturday, September 8, 2018

You cannot learn how to love if you have never been loved, and you cannot feel love if you have not first learned how to love yourself.

Friday, September 7, 2018

If you cannot look at the world and have meaningfulness, hope, love, joy and peace, without the need to first believe in a god, then you are not free to believe in a god.

And this is especially true when hell is said to await anyone who dares to try ad find those things without a need to believe in that god.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The sanest thought can be carried out in the sanest way and produce the greatest insanity possible.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The law serves the people but the priests serve the law
Suicide is as common to those who have everything as to those who have nothing at all.
Institutions, and especially ideologies, tend to demonize minorities, because those from without always have a better view of the serpent than those from within. It’s also why the quest for knowledge was defined as the sin that cursed us all to live in ignorance.


Freight Train

I always imagined that Judas hung himself because he could not bear to live with what he had done, because he had no idea of what he was actually doing.  And once he saw what he had done, he hung himself for being such a fool.

He found humility, in other words, but it ran over him like a freight train.

And Christians see themselves as the proud benefactors of his mistake, and all the suffering he now endures for our sake.

Some people’s demons are so bad, they can’t face themselves.

gods of the mezzanine



Evening comes ...

And the gray ghost bleeds across a jagged sky
As destiny plucks our strings
Tis a play seen only by the bumble bee
for the gods of the mezzanine

We drink tears from the scorpion's eye
And swim in that which is unseen
the abyss that swallows up the fire fly
are the gods of the mezzanine

Come night ye gothic stalking steed
the sun is but an apple to your serpentine
when they kill us for their sport and feed
these gods of the mezzanine

Monday, September 3, 2018

What’s the difference between truth and a belief?

Truth is always unfolding before us, and can only be understood with the gift of being able to change your mind about anything upon learning new information or simply looking at something in a different way.

A belief is a curse that dupes us into only ever looking at things the same way, and worshiping such a perspective as our "true" god.


It is a universal truth that everyone fails to live up to their own standards, which are always the very same standards they use to stand in judgement of everyone else.
 
We never truly see our own sins, but we damn sure think we can see everybody else’s.
The difference between love and religion is the difference between a tree and a cross. And as one bears fruit, the other crucifies.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Self Aware = EI

The difference between being emotional and emotional intelligence is the same difference between being self conscious and being self aware.

 Or to put it more simply, self awareness is emotional intelligence, and to be self conscious is to be emotional.

It's just amazing how many self conscious men  there are out there who are convinced that women are more emotional than men.




Everyone is convinced they know who God is, but no one can tell you; not even the atheists.
Christians think they are being like Jesus by treating anyone who disagrees with them like the devil.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Religion often teaches people to be proud of the things they should be most ashamed of, and ashamed of the things they should be the most proud of.
As society becomes more complex relationships become more complicated, and it becomes more difficult to find someone who thinks or understands the world the same way you do.
Death puts all of your ideas in a state of zero gravity.
Death tends to shatter the wall that hides the difference between our life and our potential.


How is it that Catholics can call for the end of the papacy of pope Francis over the sexual
abuse scandal within the church but say nothing about making JP II a saint, even though JP II was even more guilty of facilitating that sexual abuse than Francis??

Why Would God Make Atheists?

Christians often feel compelled to "believe" in the God of Christianity, and feel even more compelled to deny that God is far more evil than the devil of Christianity, even though the devil can only torture us here on earth, while God can torture us in the afterlife for all eternity.

And what's ironic is that God will torture us in the afterlife for all eternity, for not having allowed ourselves to be tortured by the bible here on earth, or even for just failing to "believe" both in God, and that that God is the "one and only, true God" (whatever that means exactly).

But all of this only leads us to wonder why God would bother making atheists in the first place.

Why bother making people that you know will not believe in you, that must figure out in the span of their lifetime - however short that may be - that God not only exists and is real, but "loves them," or they will be cast forever into an eternal furnace that makes the ovens at Auschwitz look like a tanning bed by comparison?

Basically, Christianity claims that God left the only clue people would ever need to know Him and how "holy" He really is, in the form of the Bible, which is a book that uses suffering and death to teach humanity to appreciate the value of life, in the same way Jigsaw does in the horror movie Saw.

But again, we are left to wonder "why?" What lessons could such atheists possibly learn from being created for the sole purpose of learning to "believe" in God through such horrible lessons? In fact, the thing that tends to "teach" people to believe in God, and indeed even come to worship the idea of completely depending upon God, more than anything and everything else combined, is death itself!

And the more horrific the death, like 9/11 or even that of Jesus Christ, the more we are all expected to "learn" about God, and willingly surrender our suspicions and our doubts concerning His existence, even and especially if many of his own Christian priests use that willingness to repeatedly rape our children.

 All of these horrors, from genocide to pedophilia and beyond, so the Christian would have us believe, is why God wants and needs us all to " believe" in Him, even though all of these horrors are often only possible because enough people "believe" in God.

So what exactly is the point that God is trying to make by making atheists, if it has so often only been "believers" who have committed some of the worst evils throughout history?  

 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Christianity teaches us to believe that our woefully flawed intelligence is still perfectly capable of understanding a perfect intelligence that is infinitely greater than our own.

And the problem with atheists is that they have failed to understand that this is perfectly possible, and thus perfectly true, for no other reason than that Christians believe that it must be, as an act of faith.

And the only reason Christians believe this is ultimately so they can avoid roasting alive in an eternal hell.  
Reality is made up purely of people’s perceptions of reality.
The only evidence for god is televangelists. And for atheists, that means Christians really do believe everything they see on tv.
The only way a person can know they are not completely dysfunctional is to believe they are not.
The story of Abraham is basically the story of the son of Sam.
Voting doesn’t change the agenda. It only changes who is running it. But it’s always the same agenda.

masquerade

We are all the product of both our parents love and flaws,  but only some of us know how to use one to overcome the other, while most use it the other way around.

The emotional intelligence practiced by the few, in other words, is hardly enough to overcome the fear and hatred masquerading as love practiced by the many.

living in you

In some ways, the only heaven or hell a parent enters after they die is the one within their own children.

The only question, therefore, is which one of those places is dwells within you?

Pokémon & Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Religion is like Pokémon.

You play this game with your friends that all see evidences that their “beliefs” are real just like you do, that no one else can see unless they have downloaded and installed the right biblical software app, like you have.

And those who have downloaded that app, or belief system, “pray” for those people who can’t see those evidences, that they will one day believe they exist anyway, so they can play in the same reindeer game.

That’s why science is always treated like Rudolph the red nose reindeer.



Jesus & Yahweh

Through their beliefs in a God, Christians become surrogate fathers unto themselves,  dividing their mind into two personalities, one as the child they were that never got anything right, and the other as a father figure with a God complex.

And as they strive to be the former, in the form of the perfectly obedient new testament God called Jesus, they treat all those who question them like the old testament God, Yahweh.



does God exist?

What amount of evidence would it take to convince an atheist that God exists?

Here is the problem with that question.

Remember that it is religion that teaches us to “believe” we are all born too broken to trust ourselves, which is why we must therefore trust only in God.

But if this is true - and especially if it is simply and only “true” by “faith alone” - then how could so broken a person ever trust them self enough to believe in god, even if a universe of evidence was provided?

After all, it is Christians who refuse to “believe” that every atom of our universe is proof that their singular version of “God” - the lottery winner of centuries of our own psychological evolution -  does not exist, even though Christians define their “faith in god” as “belief in something in the absence of evidence.”

our sacred beliefs

Something really weird happens when you start seeing people as people, and not as the "idea" of people you simply have in your head.

In fact, our society often works to makes us all see each other as anything but people. We are races, genders, Muslims and Christians, believers and infidels, and every other brand label we can think to assign.

But we are not people... just simple, hopeful, people - who all want the very same things for their children; and who’s stories all end with the same four words - “and then we die.”

One thing you notice, for example, is the profound similarities, and a common nature that is infinitely malleable enough to believe anything is "true."

Another is how we only crave to be saved by the countless "truths" we are offered, to the point that we are willing to kill and die for them, because we are so profoundly broken.

And because we are so profoundly broken, we cannot see how we each contribute to turning our Eden into hell on earth.

And all to defend and advance the "truth" of our sacred "beliefs." 


I mean, if the Bible ends with Armageddon, and the things in the Bible must be "believed" to be "true," then why would we want ANYONE to believe in the Bible?

I mean, that book is the definition of a self fulfilling prophecy. And it's one of the bloodiest books ever written!

divine mercy

The idea that God will punish those who are not "saved" by accepting "Christ" means that God will throw into eternal hell even all those who had no idea they were ever doing or thinking anything that was "offending" such a "God" in the first place.

Now that's what I call "divine mercy."

And with such a God, why is there any need for a "Devil" character at all, since the latter can never come close to doing to us what the former is threatening to do to us?

And in that sense, calling the devil "evil" for wanting to "lure us away" from such a God, like calling firemen "evil" for wanting to save us from a burning building.

fading light

there is a fading light in all of us

that most of us cannot see

from the fire of all we are

and all we will ever be


it is the truth about ourselves

 that we refuse to see

and the lies that seduce us everywhere,

with all we hope to be


it is the distance between life and love,

from the sky to the sea

and everything in the universe

that exists between you and me


there is a fading light in all of us

that most of us cannot see

from the fire of all we are

and all we will ever be



It's funny how making a decision about something can make everything look so different.
Reason is to religion what sunlight is to a vampire.
To face the future you must turn your back on the past.
Doing things over and over again and expecting a different outcome is as much the definition of insanity as it is the practice of religion

Thursday, August 30, 2018

sexual abuse & Fr Lankeit

  Fr.Lankeit is a Roman Catholic priest from Phoenix, Arizona, who recently gave a homily blaming homosexuality for the sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

His homily, ironically enough, is the very means by wgich the abuse in the church has always been facilitated.

 By shifting the blame from the mostly heterosexual clergy who are responsible for committing these crimes - clergy who prey mostly on boys not because they are themselves gay, but because boys have more shame about the abuse, and are thus more likely to remain silent about it - to simply blaming homosexuality itself, Fr. Lankeit only helps to create the very ‘culture of shame’ in which such sexual predators can and have always preyed upon children.

 Lankeit’s condemnations, in other words, only help to produce a target rich environment of potential victims who will be (hopefully) too ashamed to publicly accuse their abusers. And by doing so, shame becomes the sheep skin beneath which predator priests can prey upon children while pretending to be the lamb of god.

Even worse, the lack of transparency by the Catholic Church in all of this, its refusal to open up its historical records, may not only hide the fact the abuse has perhaps gone on far longer than the church claims, but is also a form of institutional protection that, along with the statute of limitations, only encourages the abuse by assuring abusers they will never be held liable for their crimes.

Ridicules.


We either allow ourselves to be crucified for our passions or we crucify ourselves with our fears

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Human Nature

Human nature is such that we can be led to believe anything is “true.” And if enough people believe something is “true” it becomes our “common sense,” even through the entirity of that collective common sense is underwritten by a lie.

And the best lies are always the ones that are sufficiently complicated enough as to not be understandable by mere humans, but simple enough that even a child can see how plainly true it must be.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Judging others is caused by an inability to love oneself.
Christians think their cross is to make their desire to Christianize the world everyone else’s cross to carry; for Jesus will only be happy after we have all crucified ourselves for his sake.
Only ugly people think people are ugly.
Those who cannot follow the truth follow their beliefs instead.

turning heaven into hell

The story of the garden of Eden is to remind us how even our greatest heaven can become our worst hell, and often by our own hand.

Now, that story casts the pursuit of knowledge as a "sin."

And that explains why ignorance is worshiped as a virtue.
 
And also why the pursuit of knowledge (i.e. the search for actual truth) that could lead us to "become like God," which is described in the Bible as the original act of "human evil," and the mother of all sins every after, was replaced by religion with the pursuit of simply one's "sacred beliefs," especially in the face of "infallible" scientific claims to the contrary.  





We are only as good as our own worst demons, because we are our own worst demons. 
Our inability to love ourselves for who we are instead of who we think we should be, along with our habit of so often defining as imperfections the very things about ourselves that makes each of us so unique, is not only what prevents us from being able to love others, but what prevents us from feeling the love that others have for us as well.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Christians and Muslims think they know enough about God to praise and worship him, and even to kill and die for him, but not enough to question him.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Every day is another opportunity for you to ruin the rest of your life.

Monday, August 20, 2018

adieu


i know not by what grand design you came
nor whither thou may go

when into the welcome arms
of both that friend and foe

you shuffle loose the surly chains
of this distracted globe

and rising like the morning sun
to melt this august snow

we perchance shall meet again
beyond the pall of all we know










Friday, August 17, 2018

Life

Life is an awareness of the things you are made of, and subsequently decompose back into, when you are dead.

Heaven is the hope that that awareness will only get better and never die.

And hell is the threat of eternal torments for those who failed to focus that awareness on a fear (which Christians refer to as “love”) of a God, who is said to be the greatest awareness of all.
A person is only as free to love god under an ever present threat of hell as a person is free to have sex under an ever present threat of death.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

altar item

The scariest thing in the world is to speak the truth, especially to those who prefer their sacred "beliefs." But it is also the most fulfilling, the most liberating, and the only chance that humanity has to progress, or even survive.

But to defend our sacred "beliefs," which range in everything from gender to gods to governments and more, humanity becomes both Abraham and Isaac, God and Jesus, and willingly sacrifices itself to itself on the altar of its own ideals.   



Many Christians like to "believe" that suffering for their faith means trying to convince people they are right to believe in something that is the very opposite of what all of the evidence in the universe so clearly proves.

And that evidence clearly proves that Christians are only worshiping their own ideas as their God.  

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sexual Abuse by 300 Catholic Priests

A grand jury report released yesterday showed that "internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania showed that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexual abusing ore than 1000 child victims."

Devout Catholics who wish to defend their faith and their Church, have argued that the percentage of such priests within the Catholic Church is the same as the percentage of such people in society in general.  But there are a number of problems with such a defense that such Catholics seem to overlook.

First of all, "society in general" does not claim to be God's moral authority on Earth. Indeed, the most Conservative of Catholics often complain about how the increasing acceptance of homosexuality and same sex marriage - something those Catholics often think of as "immoral" -  is due to the spread of secular humanism and atheism.

Second, the fact that there are just as many child predators outside of the Church as there are inside of it may only prove that Catholicism is simply a placebo that does nothing to improve the moral character of those who define themselves as "Catholic" (other than convincing them that their "faith" makes them morally better than prior to their conversion, of course).

On the other hand, if Catholicism actually succeeds in reducing the number of such abuses by teaching people spiritual discipline through the love of God or the fear of hell, then the fact that the percentages of such predators within the Church are the same as without can only mean that the Church attracts an inordinate number of such predators.

And why would the Church possibly attract a higher percentage of such predators to its ranks than society at large?

Well, the fact that the Catholic Church has demonstrated a willingness to repeatedly protect such abusers, and by doing so only helping to facilitate the abuse, may be part of it. But there is an even greater reason than this.

Catholicism prides itself on hooking its parishioners on the emotional crack-pipe of Christ. The Catholic Church works to ensure that people are increasingly dependent upon God, in short, because that means they will necessarily become increasingly dependent upon "God's Holy Catholic Church;" and that means they will become increasingly dependent upon Catholic priests,to be more specific.

Such complete dependency on God and his Holy Church (i.e., upon Catholic priests) not only creates the perfect environment for predators to prey upon helpless children, it also helps to ensure that the parents of such children will want to protect their Holy Church at least as much as their own children, and perhaps even more.

The Catholic Church, in this respect, is a perfect biological predator, for it is a completely amoral institution that lures its prey into its clutches by promising its victims the purest grade of moral truth on the street. And once a person is hooked on that crack rock, some of them will even sell their own children for a hit.  

 
The most indecent thing a Christian has ever encountered is the naked truth.

Monday, August 13, 2018

In the sense that Christianity claims to be a religion of peace and poverty while acting like the god of war and avarice, I’m trying to explain Christianity to atheists just as much as I’m trying to explain atheism to Christians.

Praying for Armageddon

I can only imagine the horror and disappointment felt by Jesus from walking into a Catholic Church and seeing a crucifix hanging over an altar.

Only the Christian is convinced that there is nothing macabre about such a picture. And that’s what gives everyone else cause to worry.

It is also the Christian who thinks the only reason they, and everyone else for that matter, are not running around raping and murdering people, is because they believe in a “god,” which they have proven for the last two thousand years they are perfectly willing to kill and die for.

And perhaps worst of all, most seem to be trying to force Jesus to return as he promised by praying for Armageddon,

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Christianity is the story of how god became a man to tell man to worship a god, a god who became a man to set the example for what it meant to be a man.
Love and war are actually the same thing, for the latter can not exist without the former.
We become monsters to avoid being seen as cowards.
A belief in God is often just the result of a lack of imagination.
Our love of war is equal to our love of religion, because for us, there is truly no greater pleasure than suffering for a righteous cause. 

Saw


To live in fear of hell is to chose to live in hell, and religion convinces us that doing so is the greatest virtue of all, because it is the only way we can show God how much we really love him.


Yet Christians get offended when I compare their God to the serial killer Jigsaw in the horror movie Saw



none at all

A Christian can no more understand what Christianity actually is then a snowflake can understand Mount Everest; or even how so many snowflakes in countless blizzards over millions of years, have slowly helped to shape and polish that mountain.

And a human being would have no  better understanding of the Biblical God than an atom would have in understanding everything in the universe, or any other, or even none at all.

 

That Makes Sense

We live in the classroom of the human mind. And while we have advanced in every subject in school, from science to technology to politics and everything else, as far as religion is concerned, we are still stuck in the first grade.

And anyone who has ever dared to show us the way to make it to second grade - like that fellow Jesus who is said to have helped humanity to see the wisdom of the second grade offered by the "new testament" - has always been crucified by the most fanatical first graders of all, for the heresy of pretending to know more about "god" than they do.

Hence, for the last two thousand years, the most fanatical children in a first grade religion class, are the one's Christians have "faith" should be trusted to run the school, and even the whole world. 

 Yeah, that makes sense.

Obedience is not Love, but Fear

Obedience to almost any form of power, and especially to the "power" of God, is always and only ever an act of submission to our fear of that power.

The "believer" will tell you that their "faith" is not simply an act of submission to fear, but an act of hope.

But if you ask them what it is they are necessarily 'hoping' for, you will discover that they are only ever hoping to escape their greatest fears.

Religions dupe us into "believing" that obedience to the will of a "god" is an act of love, in other words, to hide from us the fact that it is only an expression of fear, that we have become not only enamored with, but depend upon to justify even our worst behavior, in defense of our fears.

For when God is our everything, every "thing" becomes our 'god.'



  
Religion teaches people to be addicted to the delusion that they know far more about an "all knowing" God than they really do, and to believe the suffering they receive from people who simply dare to point out that this is simply a delusion, as being proof they are suffering like Christ because they know as much about morality as God - which is why so many of them tend to think their "beliefs" are infallible.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

To chase your fears is to follow your dreams.

And to run from them is to follow your nightmares.

Friday, August 10, 2018

crucifying Christ

Christians crucify Christ every time they defend their Christianity. Or to put it another way, to worship Christianity is to crucify Christ.

And that’s because all you have to do to convince Christians you must be a demon that needs to be destroyed, is simply disagree with them, especially about their “sacred beliefs” and their “divine authority” to impose them upon the whole world.

Christianity, in short, is to preach like Jesus while crucifying Christ.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The internet is simply an experiment in psychological warfare designed by the military.

And this is made doubly true be the fact that business is war.

(I would say it was also a form of mind control, but that’s what religions and other forms of power were created for. The internet is simply to monitor and modify the results.)

ever since

Sometime shortly after humans began to notice that they were unlike other animals, they began to worship a god in whose image they believed they had been made.

They did this, even though any actual "god" who might be watching this process would be convinced only that humans had created "god" in their own image,  rather than the other way around. After all, an infinite and wholly immaterial abstraction such as the “god” described in the Bible, would either be incapable of having any "image" at all, or could have any and every image that any form of intelligence - whether animal, alien, or even artificial -  could ever imagine.   

Then humans created religions that, through the miracle of faith, they used to convince themselves that such an act of human hubris was exactly the kind of humility they needed to not only keep everyone in a form of moral check, but also, ironically enough, to do with everything else on the planet - including themselves, and with even the planet itself - whatever they wanted.

There is no "virtue" in religion that has not been similarly transformed through such alchemy of reasoning from some great vice, in the same way that religions all transform the hubris of believing we are made in the image of a God, into the humility of thinking we are special, which is why we must therefore learn to obey. 

In this way, the millstone of hubris was recast in the "light" of religious truth as the virtue of humility.

That stone has been used to build not only temples, but altars, upon which humanity has been sacrificing itself ever since, in the worship of our gods. 

A mustard seed of faith might move mountains, but no mountain of evidence can move a mind trapped in the mustard seed of religion.