To far too many adherents, it’s not a faith . . . it’s an ideology. A totalitarian ideology that can’t tolerate noncompliance and always seeks to impose itself on others
We are born sinners: guilty by the mere fact of our existence. That’s why we need Jesus to be our scapegoat so that God can forgive us for the curse he damned us with in the first place.
“Survival of the fittest,” a tautology that explains nothing. “Fittest” means most able to survive. Survival of the fittest means survival of those who survive.
All you have to do is take the primitive spirituality of ancient, superstitious, ignorant, people and apply just enough pretzel logic to hopelessly confuse them.
In the Bible, not even Jesus was aware how human subjugation (women and slaves) is unfair and unkind. His morality was derived from the social milieu of his era and area.
Inanimate objects and animate beings have different modes of response (reactive versus interactive) to causality because animate beings provide potentials for causality that aren’t possible with inanimate objects.
I’m not in the habit of writing poems but I did write this one after realizing that the only thing that can reward faith is death.
Despite being religious words, not even religions, in actual practice, treat human life as sacred or sanctified. Witness religious wars, witch-hunts, inquisitions, trials by fire/water, prohibitions on condoms and birth control despite AIDS, etc.
A sheep, cow, pig or chicken led to slaughter dies without the panic and adrenaline terror that accompanies the pursuit, capture and tearing of live flesh, by predators. You think the slaughtering of livestock is inhumane? It’s immensely preferable to what Mother Zombie has in store: death by starvation, dehydration or predator.