Friday, October 17, 2014

Grim Truth

Grim Truth - Existence or Non-existence of God?

Who cares. . . whatever. It really doesn’t matter one way or another. If there is a God he’s too busy to be bothered with us. We’re too tiny and insignificant to matter unless our penchant for procreation and expansion leads to us becoming too big for this universe (seems a ridiculously long way off), until then we’re just the proverbial tiny cluster of cancer cells that haven’t yet grown into a significant tumor in the flesh of the Universe, and might fail to grow beyond our fragile ecosystem because of stupidity and greed.

Too grim for you?
More grim than an eternity of burning pain from eternal fires that never manage to burn all of your flesh away?, or some other manner of eternal torture?

More grim than being shuffled around like cattle, starved, tortured, experimented on and then finally killed, all for just being of a different religion and cultural background?, (and for a political need to unify a nation for war?)

Is it more grim than being stoned to death by your family just for not covering up your hair?, (which apparently sends mind controlling lustful thoughts into men. . .?!)

More grim than having your parents decide that you can’t get your appendix surgically removed, because God would be offended, and it’s decided that you have to be healed by prayer? (So your last minutes of life are surrounded by people who claim to love you, them murmuring to their invisible friend instead of getting you the readily available help that you need?)

More grim than being exiled from everyone you ever knew and loved, just because you happen to prefer being with the same sex, and are honest about it too? (and oh yeah, some religious cultures execute for that too. . .)

Is it more grim than being put in an isolated boarding school full of sadists and bullies (the staff and "teachers") who starve and drug and torture their "students" for years, all just because your super religious family doesn't want their child to have an opinion on God that's different from theirs?

That’s just a couple of the grim examples of what religious folks have done, and don’t get me started on Jihads, Crusades, Witch Trials and the Inquisition. 

Really, the non-existence of god would be a far friendlier world for us all, if God were really responsible for these atrocities. Unfortunately, all that hate and blood is on human hands rationalized maybe by what those people held to be true, but still it’s not on God’s hands because no God did these things.  God is innocent, if he/she exists at all.

So grow up Humanity! Start taking responsibility for what you do, for the killing, the cruelty, the torture, and the bullshitting.

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