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The Fool Says in His Heart…

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Hubble Space Telescope Image, "Mystic Mountain"

…”There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1)

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Written by Michael Graham

April 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm

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  1. You can’t quote your self-serving texts in service of themselves. What would you expect a (fictional) god narrative to say? “The wise man says, “There are no gods.” A Hubble pic is not worth a thousand words. The falsity of “intelligent design” is proven by the existence of those who can believe in it.”

    ** Amazingly Graceless Monsters
    — those not with us are against us. Luke 11:23 NIV

    The 1-god of the Big-3 monster theisms enjoys many exponents who speak for it. Just as well, it will never speak for itself — except as a ventriloquist’s dummy.

    Iran puts monomaniacal clerics in control of a mullah-based dictatorship with a Shia-styled dummy mouthpiece, Allah. The Vatican puts monomaniacal clerics in control of a bishop-based dictatorship with an RC-styled dummy mouthpiece, Christ.

    Ameristan puts monomaniacal degree-mill “theo-docs” on the air who advocate a xian dictatorship with a fundie-styled dummy mouthpiece, Jesus.

    Screaming comic book threats of supernatural damnation, the Cosmic Avenger protects its beloved mullahs, bishops, pedophile priests, “C” Street Family seditionists, televangelists, fundie school boards, xian thugs harassing clinics, xian murderers killing physicians.

    Threats from religious madhouses have no standing. The Cosmic Avenger will not be serving up divine retribution. “He’s” just another Big-Lie of the paternalist Big-3.

    All 1-god bombast derives from comix noir tarted up as divine discourse. To advance their political agendas, Big-3 apologists weaponize any “verse” no matter how elided, out-of-context, or perverse.

    Written, altered, and interpreted by countless ventriloquists, the 1-god’s ancient lies are endlessly shouted at mind numbing volume by today’s dueling dummies. Xianity and islam, in relentless insistence that their lies are truths — delight in threatening, harassing, or killing “heretics” who refuse to bow to their theocratic pretensions.

    Faith, the trusting suspension of disbelief, has always been theater of the absurd.

    the anti_supernaturalist

    anti_supernaturalist

    April 23, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    • anti_supernaturalist,

      I share many of your criticisms of both the big three religions and many of your critiques of Christianity. I think “amazingly graceless monsters” is unfortunately all too apt and appropriate a term. I am saddened and upset at the many ludicrous and awful things done in the name of God or Christ. Also, I am well aware a picture does not prove God once and for all.

      Epistemically, every worldview’s first principle is based on circular reasoning. The Christian faith is no exception to this, we believe the Bible is true because it says it is true and it purports to be written by God. I believe this. Because the first principle of a worldview is based on circular reasoning, its strength is bound in the authority that it appeals to and must be accepted with some measure of faith.

      I think a lot of religion is completely ridiculous. I don’t really consider myself a religious person in the common sense of the term (if there is a common usage anymore). Christianity stands unique among the monotheistic traditions and all the other religious/worldview systems, in that, man doesn’t save himself through his works. I am not religious enough to save myself and never will be.

      Blessings,
      Mike

      Michael Graham

      April 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm


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