Religious Violence and Cruelty

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Why do people pretend that religious violence isn’t happening? Why isn’t anything decisive done? The world needs to take a hard look at the Holy Books used by religion and take note of the violence within. I know a lot of you don’t believe strongly enough to read on… Continue reading

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Creator, Deity, or Pet Owner

epicurus_religion_atheism_desktop_1595x895_wallpaper-3172So…because the universe exists and science has yet to prove how it came into existence down to the first millisecond that clearly indicates that a kind of magic was used by a supreme being in that first millisecond to get things started.

OK…so the creator what has ze done since to deserve worship? (this is where religious cowards will quit reading!) If indeed the hand of the creator was in that first millisecond perhaps recognition is deserved but is worship as a deity deserved?

Now then, where did this supposed creator come from? Logically nothing comes from nothing for if that were the case one might accept that the energy for that first millisecond came from nothing and have an end to it. No, nothing comes from nothing everything must have an origin therefore where did the creator come from? Did the creator have a creator and if so shouldn’t one be better off worshiping our creator’s creator? What of our creator’s creator’s creator…?

Now we find ourselves in a repeating quandary…whatever shall we do?

Now then if a creator exists perhaps someone can let me know what ze has done to deserve deity status? Science has shown that since that first aforementioned millisecond the creation of the universe is pretty well understood.

Ok, so let us assume there is a creator. Now then what is our actual relationship with ze? Are we as subjects to a good king who actively takes care of us? If you think so ask the poor, the starving, the terminally ill, the enslaved, the persecuted, those subject to all manner of prejudice, and the list goes on and on. Even perhaps those who asked for help at one point and wound up holding their dead child in their arms. Perhaps we are looked on more as pets, and not well looked after either.

I challenge anyone, human or otherwise, to disprove anything here written. I do have an open mind and will consider any information presented.

World Violence and Religion

A Religious person said to me…What about the Inquisition when we were speaking about world violence in the world.

History is a study of humanities capabilities and potential and often shines a bit of light into the shadows of the future. In that dim light some thing you can see others are less clear and others a mystery even with the light we have.

But it is not about history. It is about now. It is about mutual respect which will NEVER happen with multiple religions.. Religion…all religion…is actually the main problem. The poor deluded fools doomed to an eternal conflict by non-existent Gods! The Bible, The Quaran, the Torah none are divine…would a God worth believing in not be moved to action at the plight of innocents. No reason would justify a Gods’ inaction in the face of the suffering I have personally been witness to. People have suffered from all religions.

Religion is not the only road to morality. Right and wrong is inside every normal person. Generally an a non-religious person will not feel superior to other people.The non-religious person generally feels everyone begins on the same level although there is admittedly some incredulity and pity at the deluded and what they will do in the name of their delusion.

If you have a God prove it. I am of an open mind, in the face of such proofs I would believe. Proofs must where-is-god-sufferingbe scientifically verifiable and repeatable.

I expect the next topic to come up would, undoubtedly be faith. If you truly believe that there is a God then where is faith? I suppose you could have faith that this mythic God will protect us yet terrible things continue to happen in the world.

So the what are the proofs of God or Gods seen by me up to now? I have seen none. The closest I get is the search for The Grand Unification Theory.

What are the proofs against the existence of Gods? Let us start with pain and suffering. We can continue with allowing injustice and not saving dying children whether from violence or illness. Who can prove they have seen or heard a God.

I would like to see fewer people being killed and more people be free. I would like to see money spent on war go towards sustainable energy, disease cures, crime prevention, space exploration, worldwide standard of living, and other wonderful things.

You know an old saying was, ‘money is the root of all evil’ but I think ‘religion is the root of all evil’ after all the very rich essentially worship wealth.

Comments Welcome

‘I ate all your candy’

Jimmy Kimmel has again issued the ‘I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy’ TouTube Challenge.  For the most part what happens in these videos is the child is in the frame and is then told by an adult(questionable) that all the kid’s Halloween candy has been eaten.  Then they capture the child’s response.  The children are universally sad, some tantrum, some just cry, and who internalize the sorrow(sadly these last have become used to disappointment). I don’t understand how anyone can break a child’s heart and enjoy their reaction!  This is a cruel streak in society that I quite frankly find appalling.

A further concern is the people making money on these videos and the PR and advertising exploiting these sad children for profit.

I fail to understand how anyone can say this is acceptable!  Perhaps we should ask the children!  Take down those cruelty vids YouTube!

Another sad thing is that Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy’ YouYube Challenge is at around 1.5 billion hits.  I am ashamed of them.

A little personal history…please comment

Do you truly know what you believe?  How much of what you believe can be supported with proof?  I wish to be given proofs.  I was told I must have faith during my Christian upbringing.  Whenever I asked what faith is I got a very long answer that meant believing something without proof so I decided I appreciated the morality and fellowship and hoped I could develop the faith part.

Then I joined the Army and we trained to maim, kill, and destroy. What happened to my Christian upbringing then?  Well it got a whole lot more Old Testament than it was.  Where Jesus would turn the other cheek we were taught to fight. I was eighteen years old and nearly halfway around the world.  I was confused and lonely so, giving in to intense peer pressure, I learned to get drunk and enjoy intimate company of woman.  What should I believe now?

After a few years of military service I stopped drinking to excess and I got married at the age of twenty one.  I had very little money. my Army Unit was sent out to the field for weeks and months at a time my wife was with me and if my life was awful hers was worse. I prayed for help.  It breaks my heart even now to realize what she went through.  I was reaching the end of my enlistment when we found out my wife was pregnant.  I left the Army and we went home.  What should I believe now?

Our folks knew the problems we had been through and wanted the best for us but what that was in their eyes I don’t know for sure.  We prepared for the baby getting all sorts of neat baby stuff.  We were thankful for our baby we felt he represented the goodness that came out of our past difficulties.  My wife had her baby shower.  It was getting close to time and our life was improving.  Then one day I was at work and I got a phone call.  Something was wrong with the baby.  I prayed for help.  I went to the hospital chapel and prayed.  I even went outside the hospital and called on heaven under the open stars.  I then went back into the hospital and supported my wife as our little boy was born dead.  How would you describe this God I prayed to.  What should I believe now.

For a while my wife and I stayed together.  I took her to school daily to work toward her High School Diploma.  We worked hard and prayed to make things work for months, but with troubles in our past proved insurmountable we eventually decided on an uncontested divorce.  Still no Divine Intervention.  I was still hurting from the death of our child and our divorce I decided to quit the job I was doing and go long-haul trucking alone and kept at it for five years.