The talented Mr. Carlin.

 “Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man – living in the sky – who watches everything you do, every minute of every day.  And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do.  And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time….But He loves you!”

                                                                                                                                                                              -George Carlin

Whether you are religious or not, you have to appreciate the well put irony of Christian faith.  Where basically, you can pretty much do as you like, but as long as you accept jesus as your savior, and you confess and ask forgiveness, it’s all good, meanwhile, an atheist/hindu/buddhist…etc, etc, who lives a good clean life will go somewhere nasty.  Really, any of you who subscribe to the Judeo-Christian theology.  Have any of you read the entire bible, or torah, or koran?  There are more atrocities in those books than anything even the most maniacal despot could dream up.  The genocide wreaked by the ancient jews is massive and all encompassing.  Even the “New” testament is full of jumbled messages and plainly stolen symbology. 

It’s funny, if I were to say, I’m a nazi.  Most of you would say something like, “oh my god, that is terrible, those terrible people, how could you?”  But no, I would tell you, I only like their economic policies, and I love those volkswagon beetles they developed, the rest of it I’m not crazy about, so that’s ok.  You would say it is clearly not ok, and you would be one-hundred percent correct in doing so.

Yet, the Judeo-Christian belief system has wreaked more havoc and caused more misery and pain and societal sickness than any other thing in the history of civilization.  Nazi crimes absolutely PALE in comparison to the atrocities commited by ancient kings like Saul and David, and then later on people like the crusaders, and the conquistadors. 

Oh, but you can’t compare those things, see, because the Nazis did that stuff to people of a certain religious persuasion.  Well, for starters Nazi death camps were responsible for roughly eleven million deaths, six million or so were victims because of their jewish faith, while the other five million or so were blacks, gypsies, homosexuals, mentally retarded, people harboring the previously mentioned, and other people classed as “undesirable”. 

But let us stay with the primary focus of the holocaust, which was exterminating as many jews as possible.  So that’s different right, I mean, those biblical wars weren’t like that, were they?  Oh, yes, they certainly were.  See, the old kings were all about wholesale slaughter, it didn’t end on the battlefield, they were commanded by yahweh to wipe people out.  Women, children, even animals were deemed unclean for consumption.  Why?  Because they worshipped a different god, and therefore there were tainted and their beliefs had to be utterly destroyed.  The bible is basically a conquest manual, as is the koran.  The new testament is more of a how to not create a successful revolution.

But tell folks you are a christian, or a jew.  No one will shrink from you in horror, or deem you a monster. 

Could you imagine what we would have available if we had not been retarded by centuries of pre-historical thinking?  Of ridiculous and outrageously mis-interpreted dogma?  What diseases might we have cured?  Would our planet be as grossly overpopulated as it is now?  How about war?  Considering the little regard those who believe in eternal life have for life, would we try to kill each other as much, knowing the absolute finality of death?  Now, I’m not saying it would be a utopia, or even that a utopia would be a good thing, but I am certain the world would be a much better place to live.

Everyone please pick up “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins. 

Even if you don’t agree, and you are one-hundred percent a hippie jew bled for you, at least give it a glance, it is the best treatise on religion I think I have ever seen.  Try and find a hole in his arguments that have actual “facts” to back them up.

(a fact is not, but it’s in the bible!)

I’ll get into this again soon I’m sure. 

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-Tobas

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