Friday, July 24, 2009

More on why I am coming to think that atheism is a good option.

People ask me if I am an atheist, and I usually answer, "I don't know." But I do know that if they are really asking if I subscribe to their notion of some wacked out meddlesome Bastard (I always capitalize names for G_d respecting common usage), the answer is, Yes I am definitely atheist. Mr. Morford does a pretty good job of explaining why. Take it away Mark!
clipped from www.sfgate.com

God is not your bitch

This just in: It is hugely unlikely God cares much about your sex life

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, still clinging to office after admitting to an extramarital affair, wrote in an opinion piece released Sunday that God will change him so he can emerge from the scandal a more humble and effective leader

OK wait. What God really loves is meddling and poking and maybe forgiving, and also psychoanalyzing and scrutinizing and prying, gossiping and complaining and moderating, sighing and punishing and condemning, all while He shakes His big, shaggy head in your general direction at your various petty sins and misbehaviors every single day regarding pretty much every single thought you have.

Did you know this about God? Of course you did.

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1 comment:

Ken M said...

Hey Kenny Roshi, off topic for this post of yrs, but I'm just doing some research on some things u have mentioned.

Clarifying the possible polytheism of early Christians: "Early Judaism and Christianity were not monotheistic religions, but were at best monalotrous (=worshiped one god but allowed for the existence of other gods). It was because of this that Christianity was able to be born out of Judaism as a Jewish expression of a new form of Yahwehism, and Gnosticism could become the fancy of Jewish intellectuals living in first-century Alexandria." Found at http://forbiddengospels.blogspot.com/2008/10/early-jewish-and-christian-polytheism.html

Also, as for Christians being one of several hundred Roman mystery cults, the only one to emerge and dominate, some clarification from the Wikipedia article on Greco-Roman mysteries: "Although Early Christianity was not technically a mystery religion, its central myth and ritual being available, and indeed actively preached, to the uninitiated, it had many parallels to the popular mystery cults in terms of terminology (salvation, resurrection, eternal life) and in the particulars of the performance of initiation and ritual (the sacraments)[3] and throughout the 1st to 4th century, it stood in direct competition for adherents with the mystery cults."

Finally, proof that the Scientologists are infiltrating our culture by impersonating gay couples: http://dlisted.com/node/28869