5th September 2011

“Spirituality really lost its way when it became a stick to beat people with: 'Do this or you'll burn in hell.'”

Ricky Gervais

13 Responses to “5th September 2011”

  1. R J Says:

    well, THERE’S one we’ve certainly heard before !!!!

  2. R J Says:

    of all the stupid, useless, vapid ideas connected to religions,

    the most vacuous of all is the concept of hell.

  3. Dan Says:

    And why is it that the same people who shout about hell so much get upset when we point out that their god is therefore a tyrant?

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Dan I submit that it may be because religionists always want to have their way. Conversationally they interject statements, slip in something about god’s will or else, and then advance through what they have sais as if it can’t be questioned.

    Dare anyone disagree with the central theme of what they’ve said and then rather than refute their objection the religionist makes the obligatory ad hominem attack and starts talking about how the person is going to hell, is a blasphemer, is against god, and so on.

    This redirection/change of subject neatly leaves intact the original statement and casts the objector in a bad light.

    Funny thing is they are quite convinced this works. Look at solomon? That brainless nin-com-poop is relentless in the face of complete criticism. Only an idiot could be that way. Ergo religion is idiot.

  5. Dan Says:

    Sinjin, I have to agree: religion makes one immune to logic. I can’t think of another explanation either!

  6. archaeopteryx Says:

    Yes, making its followers impervious to logic is the greatest hold religion has over them. Faith – the most dangerous idea in the world.

  7. Rj Says:

    re post at 14:42 (( ARCH ))

    aint it the truth.

  8. Rj Says:

    Sinjin

    your post reminded me of a book i used to

    own called ” Upsmanship”.

    it is an hilarious sort of guide-book to getting

    “one up” on the other guy………….making him

    feel, just slightly, that his performance

    is somehow off kilter. actually, i think there are

    3-4 books by the same guy, on the same topic.

    very funny stuff………..and i think you would

    really enjoy them……amazon has them, so

    if you want to, check em out.

  9. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    R j would this be it? http://amzn.com/1559211903

  10. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    R j it must be and what a great call. Read through the reviews and they all speak to me Thanx so much!

  11. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Why Atheism Will Replace Religion
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-beast/201005/why-atheism-will-replace-religion

  12. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Hmmn!

    Operation Northwoods
    http://www.mackwhite.com/northwoods.html

  13. R J Says:

    SINJIN………………………………

    re post at 23:22………. good article

    re post at 21:28……… de nada………ENJOY !