30th June 2010

“It would be very nice if there were a God who created the world and was a benevolent providence, and if there were a moral order in the universe and an after-life; but it is a very striking fact that all this is exactly as we are bound to wish it to be.”

Sigmund Freud1856 – 1939

20 Responses to “30th June 2010”

  1. Grumpy Old Git Says:

    Good old Sigmund. Right on the button again. Since we humans have stopped being ambushed and eaten by sabre tooth tigers, we have retained a desire to be scared by something – Evidence the popularity of horror and disaster movies which we know are pure fantasy but still talk about them as if the characters are real. The promoters of religion have literally cashed in on this desire to be frightened by inventing this horrible place called hell! Of course the only way to be saved from this horrible monster is to do exactly what the ‘good guy’ says, no matter how ridiculous that is. Just to emphasise the point, they also had to invent ‘heaven’, a ‘God’ with human qualities, ‘angels’ etc. and a fantasy script which must be followed rigidly.
    I have read the script and have come to the conclusion that the film will never be made as it is just too unbelievable.

  2. Rozmarija Grauds Says:

    I’ve always thought that, just as you say, we ARE configured to be wary of lurking tigers, and our very bodies, our nerve system, NEEDS to have occasional ‘flights of fear’ which is why we read Scary Stories to children and enjoy the frisson from horror films. It releases that primal tension . Some people drive fast cars, bungee jump, babysit grand children. But I think that inventing a deity has to do with the absolute denial of our own mortalkity. Even very early man was shown to have left grave-goods, a small tool or flower, hinting at an after-life. Those soppy TV series about “angels” – – – Today’s popularity of zombie and vampire films is our understanding that as a species, our days are numbered. Over-population pressing on barren or overly saline irrigated soils, GM crop failure, climate change and its effect on bugs and molds etc, plus our blindly warring nature — well, we have to glamorize death somehow!

  3. Rozmarija Grauds Says:

    I’ve always thought that, just as you say, we ARE configured to be wary of lurking tigers, and our very bodies, our nerve system, NEEDS to have occasional ‘flights of fear’ which is why we read Scary Stories to children and enjoy the frisson from horror films. It releases that primal tension . Some people drive fast cars, bungee jump, babysit grand children. But I think that inventing a deity has to do with the absolute denial of our own mortalkity. Even very early man was shown to have left grave-goods, a small tool or flower, hinting at an after-life. Those soppy TV series about “angels” – – – Today’s popularity of zombie and vampire films is our understanding that as a species, our days are numbered. Over-population pressing on barren or overly saline irrigated soils, GM crop failure, climate change and its effect on bugs and molds etc, plus our blindly warring nature — well, we have to glamorize death somehow!

  4. solomon Says:

    The Atheists are just plain stupid risking their chances to be in a safe place afterlife due to boastfulness.

    They seem to, or try to run away from truth. They rather rant silly things rather than accepting the logic of there must be a creator to the creations around them. No amount of reasoning will change them. In that case I believe they are the doomed lots.

  5. Atheist MC Says:

    Sol: How can you be sure you are not risking your chances of a safe afterlife by worshipping the wrong god? Valhalla may not welcome Muslims, dare you take that chance? If so why?

  6. solomon Says:

    Theres no fulproof evidence or doctrines proving Valhalla is god. Every evidence or proof can’t ever refute Allah is God. Try it if you can.

  7. solomon Says:

    Oopps Sorry…the sentence should read..Theres no fulproof evidence proving Valhalla is heaven…

  8. Grumpy Old Git Says:

    Sol. What are you on about? There is no afterlife to believe in, so what am I risking? Come to think of it, what sort of satisfaction do you get from opining on an atheist website?

  9. sawlomon Says:

    i can haz a cheezburger (not ham-burger), but cheezburger cannot haz me. how can one argue with such logic?! allah exist in my head, and mine is best. assalaam-wa’alaikum

  10. Atheist MC Says:

    Theres no fulproof evidence or doctrines proving Valhalla is god. Every evidence or proof can’t ever refute Allah is God. Try it if you can.

    Quick logic lesson.

    Theres no fulproof evidence or doctrines proving Valhalla is god.

    Sol means: You cannot prove that Valhalla is God (heaven) therefore it definitely isn’t.

    Every evidence or proof can’t ever refute Allah is God. Try it if you can.

    Sol means: You cannot categorically prove that Allah is not God, therefore he definitely is.

    Sol, if you cannot see the obvious intellectual deficiency in your argument, you don’t have the brains Zeus gave you.

  11. Fivestring Says:

    Read ‘The End of Faith’. That’s a good starting point (and ONLY a starting point), but it should be enough to get your head out of your @ss and start thinking for a change instead of chanting and praying.

  12. solomon Says:

    Atheist MC,

    Why do you allways consider brains to be the most superior parts of your body rather than the heart. Brains is just parts of your organs. A jellyfish can do without brains. Which is more superior?

  13. GodKilla Says:

    It’s not brains that Atheist MC is pointing out Sol, it a process of thinking and reasoning that is the point. Brains are the most important organ in the body precisely because by applying its abilities in the right way – by, amongst other things, finally progressing beyond superstitous mumbo jumbo – we can achieve true understanding of the human condition and potential.

    The heart on the other hand just pumps blood and jellyfish get mindlessly blown around by any old wind or tide which is exaclty what happens when you don’t use your brain. A point that you ably demonstrate with every post.

  14. solomon Says:

    A living thing could live without a brain, but could’nt without a heart to pump the blood. Now which is more important you lousy scum?

  15. GodKilla Says:

    Sorry mate but once again you show your ignorance. Humans cannot live without a brain nor can any other living thing that has essential bodily functions which are controlled either voluntarily or involuntarily by their brain. A jellyfish on the other hand lives quite happily with no heart.

    Wait a minute…i might be wrong. Since you are clearly alive maybe it is possible to live without a brain??

  16. solomon Says:

    I am questioning which is more important again you lousy scum. I don’t refer to a specific living creature.

  17. GodKilla Says:

    In which case i refer you to my previous answer.

    The brains is the most important organ in the body precisely because by applying its abilities in the right way – by, amongst other things, finally progressing beyond superstitous mumbo jumbo and childish name calling (lousy scum) – we can achieve true understanding of the human condition and potential.

    The heart on the other hand just pumps blood

    Or in your case Sol, bile

  18. solomon Says:

    What happens if there is no heart to pump the blood. Can you pump it with your brain? You’ll be a dead meat.

  19. Fivestring Says:

    sol, are you serious, or actually a moron?

  20. Doretha Cathcart Says:

    Hey, can I ask how long you spend researching before making a post like this? I’m thinking about writing similar articles! Thanks 🙂