But she was speaking from the standpoint of a former church pastor—one now apparently persona non grata in God’s very own house.
For myself I hate it when people refer to ‘Atheism’ as if it were a formal system of beliefs just like a religion. It’s too easy to hate something pigeonholed as anti-the-norm; but it’s difficult for mind-controllers to crank up hatred against something that simply doesn’t exist. Hence all the pigeon-holing.
if their notion of it did exist
I’d become a Pastor myself,
and milk it for all I could get!
Should we also hate folks who don’t believe in the—
—too? Why not?
And this is where many folks just don’t get it: accustomed to being herded like mobs of flocking sheep some of the most vital peoples on God’s Earth are arguably also the most compliant—the notion of a genuinely free mind is incomprehensible to them.
NOW GET THEE HENCE
and you might even spot the sentence that triggered my irate outburst …
Not that I’d recommend her all that much. She’s a wee bit inconclusive. But I do love the Darth Vader ‘death touch’ bit where the guy uses it to lay the damsel among the sweet peas (must save him a fortune in flowers and choccies).
NOW, DON’T FORGET:
- Catholicism exists.
- Alcoholism exists.
- Communism exists.
- Every bloody ‘ism’ under the sun exists.
—but ‘Atheism’ doesn’t.
Simply a label—you can’t pick a rabbit up by the ears unless it has ears, no? So if you must, sew some ears on your poor blasted earless bunny and away you go. In all truth, the word ‘atheism’ is (despite dictionaries) simply a convenient un-truth. Is there also a convenient label for folks who don’t believe in Flying Purple People Eaters?
“Mr Argus, Sir?”
“Yes, little Virginia?”
“Sir … are the FPPEs guys coloured purple, who fly and eat people—”
“or do they eat flying purple people?”
Makes me wonder again how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
For myself it’s a moot question ‘cos I’m a bit of an atheist where FPPEs are concerned …
Then again, I’m always willing to be convinced …
* Simply? Oh well …
** Think of it as meaning ‘vivacious’, you’ll get the picture.