21st February 2010

“When enough people share a delusion, it loses its status as a psychosis and gets a religious tax exemption instead.”

Ronald de Sousa

17 Responses to “21st February 2010”

  1. Greg Says:

    Sadly the truth.

  2. solomon Says:

    Evolution = Lie=should be permanently removed from the school syllabus.

    Creationism=Truth=Should be made a compulsory subject in school.

  3. Holysmokes Says:

    This quote would be humorous ….were it not so true.

  4. God doesn't like you Says:

    “Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying, but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?”
    — Lily Tomlin

  5. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Sadly I don’t think it even takes many believers to get recognized for the exemption – any schizophrenic can hang up his shingle and get in on the act. There’s plenty of believers who’ve asserted (rather absurdly) “atheism is just another religion”. I’d suggest we apply for the tax exemption but unfortunately it’s only the spider at the center of the web that actually gets to capitalize on it. The follower gets left out of the actual money making/preserving. The only other career that offers this lucrative arrangement? Drug dealer.

  6. steve Says:

    One of the many sad proofs that we live in an uncivilized and superstitious society.


  7. solomon Says:

    Dear steve,

    Its only in your sick mind you think its uncivilized and superstitious, without real understanding what is civilized and what is superstitious.Tell me, fucking around mens ass is civilized?Civilized is a relative concept.Do you think the world you live in now is civilized?Time or era do not account for civilization.Civilization lies in a healthy mind.You may live in this what they call modern or civilized time yet most of them does’nt wear decent body covering.You may also think we are from the olden era, lets say 4000 years back.But see how civilized have the egyptian society shows during that era.So think again what is realy meant by civilization.To me civilization is closely related in having healthy mind and living a healthy & decent way.

  8. Holysmokes Says:

    I wonder how much governments around the world could recoup if only they would see the light and start taxing all religions the same as other businesses, ..sales tax, property tax, customs etc. Of course the reality is that governments probably wouldn’t spend it any wiser …but at least the WHOLE population would have more of a say in it.

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  10. VenetianSorcerer Says:

    We are forced by law to be tolerant to those who believe in the Daddy in the sky and yet they, whenever given the chance as has been historically demonstrated consistently, will be not only be intolerant of each other, they will attempt to silence and preferable obliterate those who do not share their deslusions.

    Unfortunately governments and religions have always shared power over the masses together, using fear as a control mechanism. One look at the landscape of US politics will show that it is impossible to be a non believer and hold any office of significance (unless you are willing to lie about that as well).

  11. Atheist MC Says:

    If government removed the tax exemption from religion, wouldn’t that give them even more incentive to support it?

  12. steve Says:

    Sollie, I will assume your rant is in earnest, so I will answer you.

    One of the famous dictionaries defines superstition as: A. a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation; B. an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition
    C. a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary

    You are a poster child for that definition, Sollie.

    Your homophobic rants notwithstanding, what two consenting adults do together really does not concern me, since I do not have a vested interest. It is just not my business, any more than when you dry hump your pillow. (yes, your web cam is still on. woooo!) (made you look)

    ‘Healthy’ and ‘decent’ are terms that should not be defined by imaginary cruel spirits.

    So, what do we have left to talk about?

  13. Holysmokes Says:

    Atheist MC,

    A valid question, but I don’t think so. The more we unravel religious fingers and their special interest groups from political coffers, the less influence they will have on politicians. As we all know, politicians primarily focus on where their next campaign funds are likely to come from.

  14. solomon Says:

    Dear steve,
    What are you babbling about elaborting the definition of superstitious.I’am just explaining the real meaning of civilization.Or is it you just did’nt have any point to brought out.Typical of the Atheist once hit on the head simply labelling their rival as rants or idiots.

  15. steve Says:

    Sollie, solli soli.

    Hit on the head? Always a resort to violence with you, huh?

    Civilized: characteristic of a state of civilization ; especially characterized by taste, refinement, or restraint

    Got it now?

    I did not think so.

    Therein is the reason I label your rants as such. You are welcome to go back and re-read for content.

    Have a good night.

  16. solomon Says:

    You don’t have to tell me the definition of civilized as mention in the dictionaries.You should have not raise out that word at the first place if youre well aware of the significant of using that word.

  17. steve Says:

    Obviously, you did not understand what it meant.