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Religion: Respect? Ridicule!

God – Cosmic Idol

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5FM DJ Gareth Cliff apparently called “God” petty. On air nogal.

(He didn’t call “God” petty, though. He said: “If God wants to be petty leave Him to be petty”. That’s a far cry from saying “God is petty”.)

Yet, well said, sir!

But, hey, “God” is not merely “petty”!

Created by fear and nourished by ignorance, clothed in the vestiges of fanatic deceit, worshiped by weakness, preserved by credulity; supported by custom and tyranny, god is no more than an incredible utilitarian conception – a bespoke chimera in service of psychedelic human experience: god is a cheap analgesic; a ready hallucinogenic. From Cain’s invitation to Abel, “Let’s go out in the fields”, through Srebrenica and 9/11 and Bali and Gujarat, to Turkey and Beslan and Hai al-Amaal, and from the Islamboeli in Ossetia and the Djemaah Islamijah in Pantai Jimbaran to breaking news on CNN, singular interpretation of the dictates of a god with the manners and the morals of a mollycoddled minor has seen multitudes maimed and massacred. (It’s religion, stupid!)

We need more people like Gareth Cliff.

He writes to a complaining listener: “That is a reasonable supposition, not a controversial opinion. I wasn’t saying GOD IS PETTY. You must listen carefully before you jump to the conclusion that I am out to offend you or destroy what your religion means to you. I don’t have any desire to mess with what you or the Muslims who are about to give that poor woman lashes for naming a teddy bear Mohammed believe. Just don’t expect me to believe it too.”

Indeed, sir!

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Written by Nathan Bond

December 4, 2007 at 19:58

Posted in Religion must go!

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  1. No, you don’t have plenty of evidence. You have exactly no evidence. None. If you had, you would have put it forward a long, long time ago already. Stop trying to bullshit me. This lying for Jesus does you no credit at all.

    Con-Tester

    June 16, 2009 at 12:10

  2. Con-Tester, I have plenty of evidence, it is you that have the lack thereof, as you are confined, to that which is materialistic.

    Hans Matthysen

    June 15, 2009 at 21:52

  3. Hans Matthysen, the reason you only think that I cannot answer you is because I grow tired – apparently considerably sooner than you do – of pointing out over and over and over again the same basic deficiency of your arguments, namely that you have no evidence. The short of it is that I’m trying to think of something novel to say (and failing) but your repetitiously tedious and limited catalogue of stale inanities is like a dam wall that stands in the way of anything meaningful.

    Con-Tester

    June 11, 2009 at 22:21

  4. Con-tester, you cannot say anything against, what I wrote above and so you now try discredit me, as one who thinks he knows all, just because you are in the dark. Shame.

    Hans Matthysen

    June 10, 2009 at 22:26

  5. Yeah, it’s clear that you’re convinced you know it all. Such a great pity, then, that you can’t actually prove anything.

    Con-Tester

    June 5, 2009 at 14:27

  6. We do not all serve the same God. Jesus (Emanuel – God with us), never lived a life of rebuke, domination ect. It is therefore clear, that many are missing the point, when it comes to believing and serving God.

    Hans Matthysen

    June 4, 2009 at 22:32


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