Thursday, July 29, 2010

Religion...a Rock and a Hard Place

I hate religion. All matter what. They deal in things that I can't sense. Sense is a big thing with me. If I can't touch or smell or see something, I have a hard time believing it's there. And even if it is there and I can't sense it, well I guess I see it as negligible. This of course rules out the presence of say distant galaxies or inert gases. So let's just deal with the metaphysical for the moment. That for which there is no scientific evidence of existence. From what I have read on the subject, it seems to me that most all religions can be traced back to a point in time when they were established for some sort of political control of people. I see no difference today. I hate being controlled.

I was raised in a loosely Christian home, in a loosely Christian nation. I use the word loosely as opposed to say, a theocracy in which religion plays a huge part in everyday life. Like most Americans at some point, I went to Sunday-school. I was exposed to all the myths and legends of gods and angels and heaven and hell, from a Christian point of view. I rejected it as BS, from an early age and have found no reason to retreat to it, as yet. But that is just a little background...not really important.

I grew to accept that Christians were people just like me that appeared to have a need to subjugate themselves to some imaginary creator which they could not sense, in lieu of questioning their upbringing. Fine. Stupid, in my estimation, but kind of understandable. Looking at existence from a philosophical perspective, or using science to explain the mysteries of life is much more time-absorbing than to just accept, even if only on the surface, what you were taught in a little room with other children upstairs in a church. So most Christians "believe" , more out of dismissal than probably anything else. I am sure it is that way with most all religions. It is when these Sunday-school fairy-tales are used for a reason to harm or kill others(the original purpose of these belief systems) that I abhor them. Much like an unloaded gun is ok with me if it is mounted securely on a wall as decoration, but when it is taken down, loaded and used as it was designed tolerance for it vanishes.

Although I cannot speak for every religion, I know that Christianity for the most part is a theology of kindness, forgiveness and one of tolerance. Although it has been misused in it's history by politicians to commit unspeakable violence, as it is practiced on an everyday level, and taking the teachings of it's founder(loosely) it was meant to be a calmer and more humanistic faith. And like it or not( I am a bit of a realist) those are "my" people. I understand them for the most part. And because most of their creed is of a common-sense variety(thou shalt not kill, turn the other cheek, love your neighbor etc.) I am not violently opposed to the adherents of such a the assault on my intelligence.
Most religions affect me that way. Believe what you want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone or involve me.

Then comes the "religion" of modern judaism. This is a funny creature without a clear-cut history. The inhabitants of the jews-only terrorist state of israel and in places of power in the western world, are a mixed breed of a religion. You have sephardi, ashkenazim, hasidic, reform, but mostly secular atheists pretending to be religious or seeing their parent's religion as a "race" or culture to which they belong. Most all faiths have sects. However no other religion of which I am aware try to identify themselves as a race among men. When you factor in the "our religion is the only TRUE one" ideal held by most all religions, and you identify your religion as a "race" or an ethnic culture replete with bloodlines...then your asking for trouble. Because you will not only believe that your religion is the one true one, logically it would follow that your "race" is the one true one. Racism.

If judaism had a basic sophism resembling Christianity, then that might work. Judaism has an ethos of self. Everything is for the advancement of jews only. It is spelled out in their holy books. The Gentile is here for their use, speaking in cultural terms. Therefore we have racial superiority...a supremacist philosophy built in. Dangerous...and obnoxious.

Now we observe the clash. The clash between judaism or as they know themselves through their mythology, "the chosen ones", and the rest of the Gentile world. You see, these jews do not have the same common-sense morality that is inclusive of all men. Their code is for they alone.
We will add to this horrible mix the fact that jews have no real regard for the Gentile and even a distinct scriptural HATRED for them. Hence, when the jew has cheated and stole his way to a place of power in, say a Christian society, those morals that Christians hold will be slowly destroyed around them.

When we look at the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, whether it is a forgery or not...this is what we are witnessing. The jewish power structure that has been built...oh so patiently in a Gentile world, dictating against everything that most hold to be true and good. Whether Christian, Muslim, Hindi....whatever, the hebrew has paved HIS way through the lives of ethical behaviour to suit his lack thereof.

So when it comes to my thoughts on religion, I am caught between a rock and a hard place. Hating the purpose of all faiths, and yet having even more disdain for the jew that destroys the everyday ethics of the Gentile world...I'm screwed.


Markus said...

What you have actually done is deny God a place in your heart.You feel squeezed into a hard place because you know the Jewish side is totally wrong but the Christian side can't quite convince you.Of course,you could continue sitting on the fence but one day you will fall off.
Have you even read the New Testament? It propagates the making of disciples not the destruction of peoples and nations. Read the parable of the tares and wheat or the parable of the sower. Maybe your seed was sown among the rocks. Sad if it were true.

Anonymous said...

Onward Christian Soldier and Jesus wants me for a sunbeam a sunbeam. I still do,nt know what that means but we used to sing it at vacation Bible school. God is invible up in the sky and he is watching you so do,nt try any funny schtuph. Thats some really paranoid crap to lay on a kid. No wonder religion leaves so many schizzos in its wake. But you have to admit its effective at relieving you of ownership of your life and making you obedient. Thats the trouble with the goyim today, they just wo,nt follow orders like they used to.

Timster said...

I like it up here on the fence. Great view. Yes, I have read it. Not impressed...Hey, watch what you're saying about my seed!

Lou Cipher said...

Satan stole my teddybear. *sniffle*
God loves me so much he damned me to hell forever. *burp*

Rebel 4E said...

"It's important to abolish the unconscious dogmatism that makes people think their way of looking at reality is the only sane way of viewing the world. My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone, but agnosticism about everything. If one can only see things according to one's own belief system, one is destined to become virtually deaf, dumb, and blind. It's only possible to see people when one is able to see the world as others see it."


Anonymous said...

But it's a social group, comradary, we are a team, we have friends. It don't matter if we all brlieve the same crap. Some people need the contact. But still, myths and truth (maybe very little). I don't know the answer, but the way the bible is taught, is well, perposterous. The (GOD) of the old testament is not the same (GOD) taught in the new testament. Thanks for the post.

Timster said...

You're welcome, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

My religion is this. Syncronicity is reality indevisable. So it can be said that you need the entire universe to exist and it needs you just as much. There are no subtitutes. Perception must always come after the fact and faster than what is nominally mistaken for thinking which for most people an exercise in rearranging old prejudgudices fit new data. When you are in tune to the universal reality you vibrate joy. Anthing else and you are walking around half dead and thats the pity.