Friday, September 04, 2015

No Wonder God Throws Poop On Us All

11 comments:

John Wylie said...

...But, you have to admit,
that is one helluva 1/2 chromosome,
and, if there is a God,
that is where He comes from.

PBurns said...

That's God? The part that plunders the planet, shoots people dead, kills for greed, chops downs forests, set fires, explodes bombs, rapes children, dams rivers, makes poison gas, dumps toxins into ground water, harpoons whales, kills elephants for ivory, practices slavery, distributes smallpox blankets, burns people at the stake for being "witches", lays fields of mines, and whose churches embrace pedophilia, pay no taxes, and do very little for the poor and needy?

That's better than Chimps? I think not.

Man does damn little that is not self-centered. If that's God, then I could do with less, and most other people could too. What make man unique is not good, and it is not God.

John Wylie said...

How about the men who tilled the fields to put bread on your table today, the ones who discovered the medicines without which you would probably be dead, all the artists who created beauty, the people who devote their lives to protecting the environment, Abraham Lincoln who led hundreds of thousands of men to their death in order to abolish slavery, and all the men who gave their lives to defeat Hitler, who, indeed, would have enslaved the world? These are also products of that 1/2 chromosome, are they not?

John Wylie said...

If you are at all interested in what I believe, read this: http://www.apesantsandancestors.com/our-two-minds-the-development-of-emotions-in-human-evolution-the-book/
I would sincerely be eager to know what your response is.

PBurns said...

God is a narcissistic fiction.

People are locusts on the land, chainsawing down forests and killing off all other life in order to maximize their own numbers.

You speak of disease. Who gave us this disease? Your God?!! All powerful he can cure cancer, but he won't! What an evil asshole!

And Lincoln freed the slaves did he, but your God says slavery is cool and OK, does he not? Some God!

Hitler, you say!??? I win the argument, as whoever cites Hitler first, loses it. Millions dead in that war and millions dead before and since then, from Pol Pot to Iraq, from King Leopold to The 100 Years War.

There was nothing heroic in WWII or in the freeing of the slaves that overcomes or obscures the narcissistic, predatory, violent, sociopathic nature of humans.

Better than chimps? How man slaves do chimps have? How many forests have they burned and plowed? How many holocausts have the my started? Where is the chimp bragging that he is good because he once stopped, for a brief moment, a 1,000 years of evil before resuming it again?

You clearly believe in the fiction of God -- the bullshit we are told we must swallow "on faith alone" because there is no evidence. It is a con and a manipulation, which is built on the narcissism of humans, for we presume that God looks like us and not the chimp.

I believe there are good works and good people, but it is not necessary to believe in God, or any particular God for either to occur. Are people comforted by faith? Yes, and that is good; whatever works to comfort I am for, provided it is also accompanied by charity and good work. But God is like a hood ornament; it is branding and flourish, and unnecessary to the vehicle which must have an internal engine all its own.

jeff hays said...

Bottom line: More folks have been killed by religion than all the wars and diseases put together. ACTUALLY more wars started by religion than any other reason.
Religion was started to explain lightning and quickly devolved into a mechanism to accumulate power, money,and women among the church big wigs. Communal mental illness,is all it is.
God, if he exists, must surely despise religion.

jeffrey thurston said...

Sad about Hitchens- basically just a bloviating alkie who ruined everything he ever did by joining up with those evil Neocons...

jeffrey thurston said...

BTW- IMO psychiatry is almost as much bullshit as religion. Because it is based on Psychology- which is ABSOLUTE bullshit. Obfuscation of the obvious- misdivination of the mysterious...

jeffrey thurston said...

The main sin of Psychology is its denial of assholism- making up false reasons for and trying to explain what is plainly human stupidity and evil. The main sin of Religion is giving this evil (and its absence sometimes) agency- a psychotic pink bunny in the sky...

John Wylie said...

Jeffrey thurston: Thanks for reading my stuff; I really appreciate it!

jeffrey thurston said...

I read what I could- but I couldn't find your book anywhere to get a review. What little I did read doesn't change my view of Psychology- it's a made up "science" where very simple arguments are all dressed up and hidden behind jargon and a self-reinforcing system. As far as your insights- very interesting and absolutely unprovable- my buddy Eddie back in my bar days was just as deep...