WHY THE DEVOUT
(in America especially) … are … loopy?
A simple mistranslation from the English to American, then via proselytisers (like the Mormons, Billy Graham, and God knows how many others) spread throughout the uncritical of the world?
is a simple enough word.
Look at it, though … what the hell does it actually mean—?
“Hey Argie—leave ME out of it this time!”
MY OWN UNDERSTANDING
is that it means a person who doesn’t accept the concept of supernatural beings called gods.
All gods. Any gods.
Not, as this gentleman so glibly tries in his propaganda to pervert—
The early Christians, refusing to accept the supreme authority of the divine emperor, were called “atheists”, haters of mankind. It is not without irony that these hating and hateful atheists gave the West its insight into political freedom.
to read from source: CLICK HERE
You know … I really really really miss the days when the New Zealand Herald (thanks to a dedicated and well led proof-reading team) could actually be relied on.
A single exception is enough to disprove any absolute. So let me be it:
I AM AN ATHEIST.
AND WITH NOTABLE EXCEPTIONS
I DO NOT
But I do (very much) hate poorly worded propaganda.
Sure, the guy has one very good point—there is a genuine need for a power greater than the state, to which the state itself must be answerable. But an invisible intangible holy-pie-in-the-sky-guy is not it.
(Funny, I was told at school that in a ‘democracy’ We The People were it …)
of the nice Mr Logan’s article is infuriating drivel. Read it at your peril—I merely skimmed it lest I blow a fuse. (If he does say anything constructive, please let me know.)
“I work in mysterious ways, Argus … he ain’t one of mine either~!”
Dammit—I’ll let him have the last word, in this final quote:
“If you don’t like to believe in God, it remains a matter of what you replace God by; the autonomous self? Ultimately that will become the overbearing State. And that too is the end of freedom.”