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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Imbecilic Religion

As one may imagine, I've had my fair share of battles with arrogant, know-it-all religious fanatics on the internet, a good place to confine such battles if one wishes to have a social life. My perspective on religion and mythology is largely based on an anthropological model, with an eye to learning and knowledge. My emphasis on debunking the falsehoods within religion is secondary to my discoveries during my intellectual travels. In fact, the debunking only came because of my discoveries of the falsehoods and the unmitigated conceit that religion imbues in its adherents. I am first and foremost a scholar and scientist attempting to learn whatever I can about subjects that interest me. Fortunately for me, I do not have any religious beliefs to stand in the way of gaining such knowledge.

Not so with the majority of people who consider themselves "religious." The most fanatical are completely egotistical that they have found the "right" religion or belief system and that all others are false. Therefore, not only are they not to study any other religion but in fact they are supposed to shun all knowledge outside the limited framework of their beliefs. Hence, religious fanatics - God's most faithful - are also the most ignorant of humanity. Their ignorance is not limited to religion, however, as they gleefully and arrogantly slip their uninformed tentacles into just about every aspect of life, mucking up the works not with intelligence and facts but with smart-mouthed heckling and snide contempt of everyone and everything that exists beyond their extremely limited knowledge and education.

Trying to share interesting and important information and facts with religious fanatics is like attempting to sleep on a bed of nails. It is highly unpleasant and generally a complete waste of time. There is simply no reasonable person there who can say, "Really? Wow, that's interesting!" when they come across new information - and such utter ignoramuses must come across new information on a constant basis, since they know so little to begin with. Religion is the only arena in which the most ignorant person may be considered an "authority!" In religion, the less you know, the better. And it is so obvious to those of us who are not ignorant but who have studied these subjects that the real authorities like it that way, as one look at the manmade book of propaganda called "the Bible" will prove.

For example: "Obey the authorities in everything," squawks Paul, the establishment shill. In fact, at Romans 13, Paul exhorts:
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad....For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay all of them their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
And to whom is honor due? 1 Peter 17 has the answer: "Honor the Emperor!" The author of that epistle prefaces that remark by stating:
Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right... Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect...
Next, Paul tells the Corinthians (1 Cor. 14:33-35):
As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says. If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
More of the same sexist and barbarous blather can be found at 1 Timothy 2:11:
Let a woman learn in silence and with all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.
If we inquire as to where sexism comes from, we need look no further than the "Good Book." The foaming-at-the-mouth abuse hurled my way over the years has certainly often smacked of such institutionalized sexism and misogyny. After all, I am a woman speaking "in church," i.e., the religious arena, and having authority over men! How dare I?! No matter what facts or information I may bring to the table, the lazy-minded and unintelligent bigots can swat it away simply because of my gender.

Paul further tells the Ephesians (6:5):
Slaves, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as to Christ...
Again, at Colossians 3:22, Paul says, "Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord."

And again, at 1 Timothy 6, Paul states:
Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be defamed.
Keeping slaves in line is obviously an important matter to Paul and his ungodly handlers, as at Titus 1:9, Paul once more exhorts, "Bid slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect." But it isn't just the slaves, as a bit further at Titus 3:1, Paul tells his followers, "Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for any honest work..."

Not a word here objecting to the fact that there is slavery, and, of course, these verses have been used for centuries by unscrupulous and immoral "men of the cloth" - doing the Lord's work, naturally - to justify slavery. Yes, much more important than ending the suffering of millions of human beings, including children, has been the Lord's "good" name and "the teaching!" Ah, what a great religion!

I don't think it could be more obvious who really wrote "God's Word." The fanatic bibliolaters are in reality simpleminded pawns of the elite. But, my, they are good little ignorant foot soldiers, as they troll the internet looking for people who may have the audacity to point out the emperor's ugly naked body. The "religion of God" is actually the religion of the authorities, who are only too happy to keep their followers in a state of idiocy and ignorance. Their methods are to shut down the spread of knowledge - which is to me the heart of life - by training these moronic followers to ridicule and sass those who are usually far more intelligent and educated than they are. Hence, the world is often under the bullying dominion of mealy-mouthed know-nothings who personally attack those who are not in the same state of braindead mind control as they are.

Frankly, it is imbecilic to revel in such a lack of knowledge. It is the mark of imbecilic religion to encourage ignorance. Unfortunately, such blind faith is not merely imbecilic but also insidious and dangerous to the freedom and health of mankind and life in general.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading "American Dynasty" by Kevin Phillips (2004) -- that's his best book by far in my opinion.

Who'd think that Skull and Bones communicates with hieroglyphics?

One of the big "selling" points of the Bush-Neocon control of the CIA-drug-oil-weapons juggernaut is that

the Man does not leave his Wife!!

This is all very patronizing but I think that "second wave feminism" or "techno-feminism" really doesn't challenge the commodity-based lifestyle of apocalyptic civilization.

It goes all the way back to Akhenaten and Nefertiti -- the true founders of Western Civilization. Nefertiti was the queen who had more power than any other queen and Akhenaten was this flabby king who supposedly had Frolich's Syndrome (too much estrogen).

Anyway so they instituted monotheistic humanism and also demanded more taxes for a new religious center.

It didn't work but that innovation in Egypt set the foundation for the commodity couple -- the heterosexual monogamy where the man has to either pay taxes into debt or serve in the military or volunteer plow labor.

This trend even occurred under the transistion of pre-Inca to Solar Inca Dynasty as detailed in the excellent book "Moon, Sun and Witches."

Third Wave feminism is still attacked by the white, male controlled left -- Doug Henwood attacked Dr. Vandana Shiva and Dr. Helena Norberg-Hodge in his latest book.

The fact is that most of the world's labor is still done by land-based females doing piece-meal labor as prostitutes or sweatshop workers or domestic servants or as back-breaking farmers.

Henwood argues well these people want freedom and women getting factory jobs enables them to achieve more independence from the feudalistic patriarchal family.

I don't buy it. The State is just a big patriarchal family (led by Bush or Lenin or Mao, etc.) and the main threat to these new "independent" jobs is automation! Matrifocal farming -- horticulture and gathering of wood, etc. -- is the only real independent lifestyle because the Earth provides everything. Men brought back lots of iron-based meat but the women had independence -- that's true for 90% of modern human history. The excellent ivy league anthropology book on the Koi-San gives details: "Women Like Meat" (1996?).

As the rape of the Earth reaches its final stages, with the water crisis becoming undeniable, revenge will take place and the ocean -- Leviathan, Tiamat, etc., controlled by the Moon Tidal force, will take back the Night of civilization.

hairy said...

so very true. what an awesome statement. i can hardly contain my excitement over this blog of yours. lets all keep up the good work to end ignorance

Anonymous said...

ETYMOLOGY OF JESUS XRISTOS

ISHA - MASTER ( HITTITE)
XP (CHIRON) - AESCULAPIUS'S MASTER CENTAUR, WHO TAUGHT HIM THE ART OF HEALING
(romanian Chirurgia-Surgery) ...Xp=CheRi = Hand
ISTOS = HEAL(ING)
...SO
ISUS HRISTOS = MASTER HAND HEALER
In Romania we have a saying " Mi-a luat durerea cu mana " = He took my pain with his hand.
The Oil was probably used for massages! (at first)
Kristo - as a root has nothing to do with oil or annointing...this probably happened by association. (hand healer - massage therapist - oil ussage - therefore master ChiroIstos (cure))

BETHLEHEM - not house of bread but House of Mud Bath.... . Even Jesus uses mud to heal the "blind". Mud was known to cure lepers. Check Bath in England. No doubt romans loved their baths and their health. In Romania there are ruins of a roman bath near a muddy volcano (Buzau - Pietroasele - see the Grand treasure discovered there http://www.jurnalul.ro/articol_55868/comori___a_secat_tezaurul_de_la_pietroasele.html .
see the holy grail held by the main character on the plate with the sixteen gods!..not 12)
To this day, the mud from the salty lake of Techirghiol is still worldy renown for it's curative properties.
So...this is not a theory! This is fact. Want to find more ... I got lots!
paulancka@yahoo.com

jzenou said...

Dear World,

I understand that you are upset by us, here in Israel.

Indeed, it appears that you are quite upset, even angry. (Outraged?)

Indeed, every few years you seem to become upset by us. Today, it is
the "brutal repression of the Palestinians"; yesterday it was Lebanon;
before that it was the bombing of the nuclear reactor in Baghdad and
the Yom Kippur War and the Sinai campaign. It appears that Jews who
triumph and who, therefore, live, upset you most extraordinarily.

Of course, dear world, long before there was an Israel, we - the
Jewish people - upset you.

We upset a German people who elected Hitler and upset an Austrian
people who cheered his entry into Vienna and we upset a whole slew of
Slavic nations - Poles, Slovaks, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Russians,
Hungarians and Romanians. And we go back a long, long way in the
history of world upset.

We upset the Cossacks of Chmielnicki who massacred tens of thousands
of us in 1648-49; we upset the Crusaders who, on their way to liberate
the Holy Land, were so upset at Jews that they slaughtered untold
numbers of us.

For centuries, we upset a Roman Catholic Church that did its best to
define our relationship through inquisitions, and we upset the
arch-enemy of the church, Martin Luther, who, in his call to burn the
synagogues and the Jews within them, showed an admirable Christian
ecumenical spirit.

And it is because we became so upset over upsetting you, dear world,
that we decided to leave you - in a manner of speaking - and establish
a Jewish state. The reasoning was that living in close contact with
you, as resident-strangers in the various countries that comprise you,
we upset you, irritate you and disturb you. What better notion, then,
than to leave you (and thus love you)- and have you love us and so, we
decided to come home - home to the same land we were driven out 1,900
years earlier by a Roman world that, apparently, we also upset.

Alas, dear world, it appears that you are hard to please.

Having left you and your pogroms and inquisitions and crusades and
holocausts, having taken our leave of the general world to live alone
in our own little state, we continue to upset you. You are upset that
we repress the poor Palestinians. You are deeply angered over the fact
that we do not give up the lands of 1967, which are clearly the
obstacle to peace in the Middle East

Moscow is upset and Washington is upset. The "radical" Arabs are upset
and the gentle Egyptian moderates are upset.

Well, dear world, consider the reaction of a normal Jew from Israel.

In 1920 and 1921 and 1929, there were no territories of 1967 to impede
peace between Jews and Arabs. Indeed, there was no Jewish State to
upset anybody Nevertheless, the same oppressed and repressed
Palestinians slaughtered tens of Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Safed and
Hebron.Indeed, 67 Jews were slaughtered one day in Hebron in 1929.

Dear world, why did the Arabs - the Palestinians - massacre 67 Jews in
one day in 1929? Could it have been their anger over Israeli
aggression in 1967? And why were 510 Jewish men, women and children
slaughtered in Arab riots between 1936-39? Was it because Arabs were
upset over 1967?

And when you, dear world, proposed a UN Partition Plan in 1947 that
would have created a "Palestinian State" alongside a tiny Israel and
the Arabs cried "no" and went to war and killed 6,000 Jews - was that
"upset" caused by the aggression of 1967? And, by the way, dear world,
why did we not hear your cry of "upset" then?

The poor Palestinians who today kill Jews with explosives and
firebombs and stones are part of the same people who ­ when they had
all the territories they now demand be given to them for their state
-attempted to drive the Jewish state into the sea. The same twisted
faces, the same hate, the same cry of "itbach-al-yahud" (Massacre the
Jew!) that we hear and see today, were seen and heard then. The same
people, the same dream - destroy Israel. What they failed to do
yesterday, they dream of today, but we should not "repress"them.

Dear world, you stood by during the holocaust and you stood by in 1948
as seven states launched a war that the Arab League proudly compared
to the Mongol massacres.

You stood by in 1967 as Nasser, wildly cheered by wild mobs in every
Arab capital in the world, vowed to drive the Jews into the sea. And
you would stand by tomorrow if Israel were facing extinction.

And since we know that the Arabs-Palestinians dream daily of that
extinction, we will do everything possible to remain alive in our own
land. If that bothers you, dear world, well ­ think of how many times
in the past you bothered us.


In any event, dear world, if you are bothered by us, here is one Jew
in Israel who could not care less.

--
Yael Ulmer
P.O.B 11214
Tel Aviv 61111
http://www.tik-tak.co.il/blind

jzenou said...

Dear World,

I understand that you are upset by us, here in Israel.

Indeed, it appears that you are quite upset, even angry. (Outraged?)

Indeed, every few years you seem to become upset by us. Today, it is
the "brutal repression of the Palestinians"; yesterday it was Lebanon;
before that it was the bombing of the nuclear reactor in Baghdad and
the Yom Kippur War and the Sinai campaign. It appears that Jews who
triumph and who, therefore, live, upset you most extraordinarily.

Of course, dear world, long before there was an Israel, we - the
Jewish people - upset you.

We upset a German people who elected Hitler and upset an Austrian
people who cheered his entry into Vienna and we upset a whole slew of
Slavic nations - Poles, Slovaks, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Russians,
Hungarians and Romanians. And we go back a long, long way in the
history of world upset.

We upset the Cossacks of Chmielnicki who massacred tens of thousands
of us in 1648-49; we upset the Crusaders who, on their way to liberate
the Holy Land, were so upset at Jews that they slaughtered untold
numbers of us.

For centuries, we upset a Roman Catholic Church that did its best to
define our relationship through inquisitions, and we upset the
arch-enemy of the church, Martin Luther, who, in his call to burn the
synagogues and the Jews within them, showed an admirable Christian
ecumenical spirit.

And it is because we became so upset over upsetting you, dear world,
that we decided to leave you - in a manner of speaking - and establish
a Jewish state. The reasoning was that living in close contact with
you, as resident-strangers in the various countries that comprise you,
we upset you, irritate you and disturb you. What better notion, then,
than to leave you (and thus love you)- and have you love us and so, we
decided to come home - home to the same land we were driven out 1,900
years earlier by a Roman world that, apparently, we also upset.

Alas, dear world, it appears that you are hard to please.

Having left you and your pogroms and inquisitions and crusades and
holocausts, having taken our leave of the general world to live alone
in our own little state, we continue to upset you. You are upset that
we repress the poor Palestinians. You are deeply angered over the fact
that we do not give up the lands of 1967, which are clearly the
obstacle to peace in the Middle East

Moscow is upset and Washington is upset. The "radical" Arabs are upset
and the gentle Egyptian moderates are upset.

Well, dear world, consider the reaction of a normal Jew from Israel.

In 1920 and 1921 and 1929, there were no territories of 1967 to impede
peace between Jews and Arabs. Indeed, there was no Jewish State to
upset anybody Nevertheless, the same oppressed and repressed
Palestinians slaughtered tens of Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Safed and
Hebron.Indeed, 67 Jews were slaughtered one day in Hebron in 1929.

Dear world, why did the Arabs - the Palestinians - massacre 67 Jews in
one day in 1929? Could it have been their anger over Israeli
aggression in 1967? And why were 510 Jewish men, women and children
slaughtered in Arab riots between 1936-39? Was it because Arabs were
upset over 1967?

And when you, dear world, proposed a UN Partition Plan in 1947 that
would have created a "Palestinian State" alongside a tiny Israel and
the Arabs cried "no" and went to war and killed 6,000 Jews - was that
"upset" caused by the aggression of 1967? And, by the way, dear world,
why did we not hear your cry of "upset" then?

The poor Palestinians who today kill Jews with explosives and
firebombs and stones are part of the same people who ­ when they had
all the territories they now demand be given to them for their state
-attempted to drive the Jewish state into the sea. The same twisted
faces, the same hate, the same cry of "itbach-al-yahud" (Massacre the
Jew!) that we hear and see today, were seen and heard then. The same
people, the same dream - destroy Israel. What they failed to do
yesterday, they dream of today, but we should not "repress"them.

Dear world, you stood by during the holocaust and you stood by in 1948
as seven states launched a war that the Arab League proudly compared
to the Mongol massacres.

You stood by in 1967 as Nasser, wildly cheered by wild mobs in every
Arab capital in the world, vowed to drive the Jews into the sea. And
you would stand by tomorrow if Israel were facing extinction.

And since we know that the Arabs-Palestinians dream daily of that
extinction, we will do everything possible to remain alive in our own
land. If that bothers you, dear world, well ­ think of how many times
in the past you bothered us.


In any event, dear world, if you are bothered by us, here is one Jew
in Israel who could not care less.

--
Yael Ulmer
P.O.B 11214
Tel Aviv 61111
http://www.tik-tak.co.il/blind

Anonymous said...

Yael Ulmer, you speak the truth. Israel has every right to defend itself!