Sunday, April 4, 2010

 

Load of Malarkey

So the Easter bunny lays chocolate eggs and they hatch into peeps and then we eat them? And this has what to do with anything?
Sorry, but I'm not a believer. I wanted to believe, was a seeker for 50 years, FOUND a lot of neat stuff, but in the end, it was just people being delusional about stuff. They were nice people. Very sincere. A little whacked, but sincere. And delusional.
Son of God rising from the dead? c'mon! If he's really god, how can he die? If he really did rise from the dead, doesn't that negate the whole purpose of his death?? The whole thing makes no sense. So what is he, a zombie now? I don't get it. What if it happened today? Some political activist gets arrested, condemned to death for treason or whatever, then rises from the dead 3 days later?! Starts visiting his old followers like the ghost of christmas past?
"Thomas, you doubted me. Put your hand in my wound, if you don't believe it's really me,"
"Put my hand where? I don't think so... waitaminnit, you're dead! Get away from me! HELP!"
Sounds like the plot to a "B" horror movie. If you're going to make things up, it has to be believable, doesn't it? Maybe 2000 years ago it was, I don't know, I wasn't there. Neither were anyone else, including so called experts like bible thumping TV preachers, fundamentalist christians, the Nazi Pope, the creationists (for whom reality is just a theory, apparently) and every nutjob with a cult following that has "jesus" or "lord" in the name.
Every religion, tribal tradition, society, secret club, coven, magick circle, etc. so on ad infinitum, has some belief or beliefs that defy logic and/or science, or any logical ordered way of viewing the world. Sure, we don't know everything, probably never will, but, that's no excuse to believe in ridiculous legends as though they were literal truths, and fight wars over them. WTF, over?

Here in the 21st century, people have gotten more stupid, ingnorant, superstitious, and irrational. We have access to more knowledge, information, technologies, and the ability to discern truth from fiction, yet these superstitious beliefs stubbornly persist, among supposedly educated individuals, including our world leaders.
Muslim extremists are willing to blow themselves up for their god, because they believe they will be rewarded for it in the afterlife. Anyone ever been there? No? Neither have I, or anyone. There is no evidence for an afterlife. None. Zip. Nada. Nice idea, would like to believe, but I need a little more evidence than "faith" in some ancient tradition that died out years ago.
Kamikaze pilots of WWII believed that they were dying for the honor of their people and the emperor, who was traditionally believed to be divine. Yep, a god, on earth, in the 20th century. If he was god, howcome they lost the war? Yet millions of Japanese believed. In the 20th century. It took science and the atomic bomb to knock that silly belief out of their heads. What will it take for the rest of us?
Until human kind wakes up, I think we are pretty much doomed as a species. My humble opinion, anyway.

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