3rd March 2008

“The age of enlightenment freed reasoning humans from the shackles of crudely hewn anthropomorphic gods, leaving these man-made deities to serve those who wished to keep them alive for the purposes of comforting self-delusion, social control particularly the control of women and the validation of power, violence and aggression.”

Muriel Gray

5 Responses to “3rd March 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    Of all the evils instigated by contemptuous male-chauvinist godbots who misuse religion as their pestilential excuse for exercising patriarchal power is the despotic subjugation of women.

  2. Chris Says:

    Any idiot can name two dozen flaws in the human character. Somehow the sky god is supposed to share in our difficiencies? As I see it, the main flaw it religious folks conception of the “divine”. Perhaps religion serves the purpose of saving us from the fate of bobono males. In bobono society, the females run the show through sexual politics.

  3. Terence Meaden Says:

    I missed out two intended words [viz. “the vilest”] when hurriedly writing my posting above, so I have reworked the message and lengthened it, as follows:

    “Of all the evils instigated by contemptuous male-chauvinist godbots who misuse religion as their excuse for self-seeking patriarchal power—an iniquity unsustainable by any kind of pro-humanity argument—the vilest is the despotic subjugation of women.

    The deficient Ten Commandments overlooked it; Paul the misogynist advocated it; the church favoured it; and the prostrating Muslims still pursue it, steadfast in their refusal to endorse the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 which ban it.”

  4. Nefari Says:

    Not relevant to today’s quote of the day, but here is a quote from today’s Reuters UK.

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUKL0312451520080303

    The article is titled “Hamas fighters battle on inspired by God”. In an interview, a Hamas fighter says: “My children and wife are very dear to me. But reward in Heaven and the homeland are dearer.”

    Great family values there. A religious and nationalist pawn speaks out.

    The article touches on how after warfare can no longer achieve its political ends, religion can continue to fan the flames, and how religious zeal makes better killers.

  5. Terence Meaden Says:

    Religious zeal makes them willing killers, and at times willing suicide fanatics. Many of these gormless characters think they are better off dead because they fantasise of entering their dream-world of heaven unaware that it does not exist. They are not “inspired by God” or god, because gods there ain’t. They are inspired by having a belief in a god that isn’t there, or anywhere else. Like all religious zealots (Christians too), they are feeble-brained—either incompletely educated or wilfully mal-educated.