RELIGION, A SNIPPET

from Wiki:

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“… Suzuki subscribed to the idea that religions are each a sort of organism, which is (through time) subject to “irritation” and having a capacity to change or evolve …”

Suzuki was a lauded expert in his field (philosophy) (not motor-bikes) and his axiomatic observation needed stating—so he stated it.

Kudos to him~!

SO THERE WE HAVE IT FROM

an expert. An expert who thinks that religions change in order to better survive. He was an observant man and not afraid to state his case, I like him — what a pity he wasn’t a Christian … probably better for him; in the wrong time and/or place he might have been guest of honour at a Fire Festival in celebration of the infinite mercy of a compassionate omnipotent God …

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—instead of inspiring warriors to paint cute little chickens. And furthermore, buy now and you get the disclaimer below entirely FREE

DISCLAIMER

No chickens or slightly tubby Oriental swordsman-monks were injured, damaged, infected, or otherwise hurt in the course of writing this post.

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SO THERE

 

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RELIGIONS, it’s better to

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than to arrive, no?

But that book I borrowed from the library recently will be going back unread.

It suddenly occurred to me:  why the hell do I need, or even want, to understand other folks’ blasted idiot beliefs? Think about it—

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—if any one of them is right the other eleven are false. And what are the chances that one of them might be right? (And short of dying, ourselves, how can we test their offerings?)

So it’s better to play safe and use Occam’s blessed razor—go for simplicity. (No, silly person, not the simplest religion … the simplest course of action):

Rank ’em ALL equally false—

WOW!

Wow~!

—and have done with it.

Which is what they all do with each other anyway. And never forget that they’re competing for the consumer’s buck—always overjoyed to bellow that every other religious franchise (but not their own) is false. All of them …

PLEASE

good traveller, do not confuse beliefs with religion. CLUE: I too have beliefs, even though I am totally irreligious. But my beliefs defy categorising AND they do not involve supernatural beings of any ilk — I leave those to the gullible*.

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* The gullible who keep them in business—without whom they’d crash and burn.

FURTHERMORE:

TRY ME

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“For example, to test men for apologetics knowledge, it’s really easy – just ask them what the significance of cosmic microwave background radiation is, what chirality is, what the significance of 1 Corinthians 15:3-7 is, and what is the difference between the deductive and inductive problem of evil. If they can’t answer all four of those then you can’t marry them. Biblical manhood concerns are not check-boxes on the marriage application form – they’re long-form essay questions. Judging the man’s ability to do silly stuff, like get a tattoo or clown around in a bar, is just not relevant to making the marriage serve God. A woman’s personal preferences don’t decide here – evidence decides. (So long as the goal of marriage is to serve God* , instead of to make women happy) …”

From the same source as in my previous post.

You know, I think this guy would have made a brilliant Muslim … given but an accident of birth. (Which of course is all a part of God’s ineffable plan—Him being omni-everything it couldn’t be otherwise, could it?)

selfie* To serve ‘God’? Or is it to serve God’s officers on Earth—by swelling their coffers? Tithe on, little dreamers … you may be piling up pelf on Earth for your church but thou art piling up greater investments in Heaven** (A much better win/win … you just try stuffing a Pope, bishop, or priest through the eye of a needle~!)

** And they’ll all be waiting for you at God’s table.

IF I MUST

RAISE THE BANNER

Skyborne piggy copyon behalf of Reality, then let me start here—

“… If I can use the evidence for the Big Bang, the fine-tuning, the origin of biological information, the Cambrian explosion, the habitability fine-tuning and irreducible complexity to argue for theism …”

for source of quote: CLICK HERE

—and as best I can, as patiently as I can, without naughty words let me ask:

How might any evidence for the Big Bang be utilised in defence of theism?

  • God actually (was/is) the Big Bang itself?
  • God created Himself from zilch in order to blow Himself up?*

I MIGHT ADD

that I don’t think ol’ God is much on time-and-motion or even simple efficiency—if it were me I’d have cut out a lot of redundant effort and created the present ultimates (us~!) right at the beginning. Properly, without needing ol’ Satan and that silly apple …

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“Hey, Argus!”

(Oops …) “Yes, Mr Satan, Sir?”

“Ever thought to ask who it was created ME, hmmmm?”

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“Stop squabbling! There’s only ONE True Religion …”

 

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 * But we’re talking religion here, so logic is redundant. Maybe He was/eternally is a masochist (I vote sadist—the ultimate, in fact).

PAUL, &

CHRIST.

I’VE JUST BLITZED THIS

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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/apostle-paul-letters_b_890387

—(courtesy of the Ark) and it again makes me think—

WTF?

Meaning:

  • what the hell does it matter?
  • Does it matter?
  • How so?

To which I must add my amazement that some devout atheists, agnostics, and other Godless scumbags keep endlessly picking nits in The Good Book—being a total waste of:

  • time
  • effort, and
  • energy.

I MEAN, REALLY …

so what?

So what if herds of men of their time believed in talking snakes, floods deep enough to cover the entire world* (and in so doing drown not only every heathen but every innocent animal, bird, crocodile, carrot, banana, horrible little hairy thing with poison fangs … all over the entire planet). “God is good” … yeah, sure …

… and getting back to topic:                                down finger                                     

WHY DO SO MANY GOOD MINDS  

waste their time and energy trying to demolish the (bullet-proof) ‘Good’ Book?

WHY NOT JUST CUT TO THE CHASE

and highlight the contradictions? If necessary endlessly until even the dimmest are left in no doubt. (Especially about God’s “infinite Love & Compassion & Mercy” — let theory confront practise head-on, and see which emerges as truth.

THE GOOD BOOKs

smack headlong into “practise what you preach” and there we have it.

Let me illustrate:

MORE THAN SIXTY YEARS AGO

in the NZ Army base of Waiouru a newborn but deceased baby was buried in unconsecrated ground. The Catholic padre refused admission to his cemetery because that child hadn’t been baptised (Christified).

Padre opened a few eyes with that decision. Which happened close to the time one Christmas Eve when God sent a lahar raging down the river, timed exactly right to wipe out a train crossing a bridge … God collected that night** —

MERRY CHRISTMAS,

&

GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!

Glug glug gurgle gasp …

Yup. No contradictions there either. The omni-compassionate ultimate loving Lord knew what He was doing that night, hell, he’d known for the last 14 billion years … 

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*  That would be roughly five miles (plus) deep. Everywhere …

** Over a hundred souls, from memory—

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“WHAT ARE YOU READING,

Mr ARGUS?”

 “Numbers, numbers, numbers, Cutie.”

“Wot? I mean, what, Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Numbers, Sweet Child. You know … figures. Digits, numerals and such scientific stuff.”

So: why all the puzzlement?

Track it back to this that I uplifted earlier from u-toobe:

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AND BE ADVISED:

old Argie didn’t go there. He’s one of those who prefer to travel hopefully rather than to arrive—to travel is to hold a dream, to arrive is often sub-standard everything and scratchy toilet paper. In this instance I suspect a prospecting Christian. Brrrr.

BUT:

all is NOT lost. I imagine that if one were to go there one would find a religionist’s calculations involving inconceivable numbers to ‘prove’ that even the most basic of everything must have been intelligently designed (i.e. invented) ‘cos the odds against it spontaneously appearing are so astronomical as to rule it out—

—but I’m forced to ponder: if the odds are stacked so very very high against even a splurb of brainless mindless formless primordial jelly originating by chance …

… what are the odds against a coldly calculating infinitely capable eternally sadistic ethereal cosmic bastard popping into existence out of nowhere, by chance, and then inventing

  •  Himself, and
  •  the entirety of Creation?

(The clue is in the name, right? ‘Creation’ …  it means all that exists as an artefact (a created object)—

—all, except for ol’ God himself. Of course. Alone in all of Creation He is allowed to have popped up out of nowhere; which of course makes Him the definitive ‘Unique’.

SO, NO CONTRADICTIONS HERE AT ALL

  • Everything that exists (with absolutely no exceptions) had to have a creator, namely, one Mr God Esq.
  • except for Mr God who created Himself first, and only then the rest of the universe.

Thus far, so good. But—

IF THE ODDS AGAINST

a single blob of organic jelly appearing out of nowhere by chance are 10 to the 164th … can any religioso please calculate the odds of an entire animated Divine Being capable of infinite presence etc etc etc likewise appearing out of nowhere by chance?

I offer that the famous ‘Snowball In Hell’ would fare better.

AND I STILL WON’T

go there, just in case my illusions are shattered (I’m not good at sums) …

BUT:

if you’d like to go, be my guest—

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—and if you report back I’d be infinitely grateful. Good luck …

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“STUPID … STUPID … STUPID … are you listening, nut?”

THANKS, ARK

for that link  down finger

found here:  CLICK ME!   (Do it—you know you want to … )

SOON AFTER ENTRY,

the good doctor makes a very good point (actually, the same point I’ve often made)(but does anyone ever listen? Nooooo …) namely that

“Islam isn’t just a religion—

—it’s a complete way of life!

The Catholic church used to do that too, until de-fanged by civilisation. But pitting education, manners, liberty, etiquette, equality for women, free speech, democracy and all that simpering un-Islamic effeminism against the masculine bliss  power of Islam —   brrrrrrrrr!

The pen is oft claimed to be ‘mightier than the sword’. But you just try defending yourself with a pen against an enthusiastic Islamist with a Koran in one hand, scimitar in the other and the light of God blazing from his eyes. (Awww, go ahead … everyone is entitled to one mistake.)

Thanks, Ark~! I owe you … and there goes the rest of my Sunday.

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That one is definitely not a oncer:  it calls for some serious viewing.