15 octombrie 2015

Despre imitatie!

Motto:    "  ... să faceţi lucrul acesta** spre pomenirea Mea. 

Multumita mie si minunatelor mele articole, stiti deja ca planeta pe care locuim e populata in cea mai mare parte de tampiti.  Care sunt argumentele solide care sprijina aceasta credinta?  Pai simplu:  faptele noastre, ale tuturora, care alcatuim masa eterogena numita cu indulgenta....umanitate.

In cadrul aceste mase, periodic, s'a mai ridicat cate o minte luminata, care ne'a invatat cum sa nu ne autodistrugem, iar daca tot o facem, macar sa avem tact. 
Unul dintre ei, Isus Hristos, dupa umila mea parere, singurul zdravan la minte din toata cartulia crestinilor, Biblia.  
Mesajul lui, mult mai simplu decat gandirea care a stat la baza lui, pt ca deh, ni se adresa noua, proaspat cazutilor din copac, era unul de pace si iubire. Repet, unul foarte simplu. Orice prostovan ar fi putut sa'l inteleaga. 

Asa cum se mai intampla pe rotocolul Pamantului, orice ganditor este inteles de o mana foarte mica de oameni.   Restul, adica marea majoritate, care au uitat repede mesajul, au compensat prin lentoarea cu care au priceput.  Asa s'au nascut ideologii, baietii care au dogmatizat si impartit in tipare un mesaj....liber de orice tipar de gandire. Dintr'un mesaj de pace si iubire, au construit ziduri, legi omenesti, ideologii,norme si dogme. O intreaga corvoada!
De ce asta? Repet, pt ca n'au inteles nimic, nici macar ce'au priceput niste pescari analfabeti, asa cum a fost apostolul Petru. 
Maimutoi cum ne stim, toata esenta mesajului s'a strecurat subtil prin golul dintre urechi, ramanand ce altceva decat imitatia!  Ca de'aia suntem noi maimutoi. Nu pricepem, dar mimam. 
Nu gandim! 
Din toata povestea biblica,  n'au ramas decat niste reguli, supuse comportamentului mimetic, nefiltrate cognitiv, si care difera in functie de confesiune, adica de mintile sucite care au priceput in diferite moduri  bietul mesaj pierdut ca si copilul printre multe moase. 
Bunaoara, daca ne punem putin mintea la contributie si interpretam mimetic niste fapte, ne iese te miri ce, de o punem de o noua denominatiune!

Uite....eu zic ca Isus a inventat spalatul pe creier!  Ce va mirati asa!
Stiti prea bine ca s'a coborat in apa Iordanului spre a fi botezat de Ioan Botezatorul. De fapt, nu s'a botezat, ci l'a spalat Ioan pe cap, iar asta a ramas in traditia crestina ca traditia spalatului pe creier: de atunci, crestinii se spala unii pe altii!  
Chiar si porumbelul, e un simbol! E simbolul ca atunci cand nu gandesti si iti deschizi gura, slobozi unul, pe care oamenii inteligenti il numesc tembeilsm, lucru care s'a sedimentat in lumea crestina, tot ca traditie!  
As mai spune ca pana si Dumnezeu e tot un simbol! - si care luat ad literam, provoaca delir, lucru care in mod normal ar trebui luat foarte in serios de lumea medicala.  
Atata tot ca pana si cei care ar trebui sa'i trateze pe cei care delireaza, sufera de o forma de delir mai putin severa, avand in vedere ca au mai cochetat cu stiinta, iar asta ma face sa cred ca sperantele de'a avea o umanitate zdravana la cap intr'un viitor apropiat sunt practic nule.


2 octombrie 2015

Religia - o gluma proasta!

"If you criticize religion, then, every so often somebody will say to you - quite disapprovingly - ‘you may not have faith in god, but you could show a bit more respect for those people who do’.

And, you might find yourself thinking ‘well actually, maybe they’re right. It wouldn’t hurt to show a bit more respect – after all, nobody likes to be told point-blank that their religion is a crock of delusional garbage and a force for evil in the world. That, what they call ‘faith’ is merely fear dressed up as virtue. And that their puerile beliefs are a strait-jacket on the whole of humanity.’
That’s bound to put anybody’s nose out of joint.

So yes, maybe I could show a bit more respect.
The only fly in the ointment is – I don’t actually feel any respect. I have tried, I really have, and I feel just terrible about it, but it just isn’t there.

I suppose I could lie to myself, and pretend for the sake of people’s feelings – because we all know how delicate and tender they can be these days.
But, the bold truth is, I don’t actually care about their feelings - at all; not even slightly.
Of course, I realize that should weigh heavily on my conscience – but luckily my conscience knows when it is being bullied and manipulated – so it doesn’t care either.
My conscience knows that there is no earthly reason for anybody on this planet to respect religion - in any way. Indeed, purely on the evidence religion itself provides, in such regular abundance, there is every reason to actively disrespect it to the point of outright abuse.

And quite frankly, the fact that religion gets so little abuse, compared to what it really deserves, I can only attribute to the unbelievable tolerance, restraint and plain good manners of atheists and secularists everywhere.

So, if you are a religious person, and if you’re thinking of demanding more respect for your beliefs, please try to bear in mind that you and your religion are already getting way more respect than you’ve ever deserved. Your faith is a joke. Your god is a joke. He’s so absurd, he’s an embarrassment even to people who don’t believe in him – and he and you still have it all to prove. So far, no proof has been forthcoming, nor is it likely to be; as we all well know – so respect, I’m afraid, is out of the question. The best you can hope for is amused incredulity – and that would be on a good day.

People say ‘well, you can only truly understand faith when you have faith’ – which I take to mean when you’ve suspended your critical faculties and hypnotized yourself into believing a load of fascist nonsense about your eternal soul, then, you’ll understand faith – well, I can certainly believe that.

Faith peddlers like to put themselves beyond question by claiming that their faith ‘transcends reason’ – the very thing that calls it to account – how convenient. Yes, faith transcends reason - the way a criminal transcends the law. The word ‘transcendent’ is very popular with religious hustlers because they never have to explain precisely what they mean by it – other than some vague, superior state of understanding, more profound than ‘mere reason’ – which is crude and simplistic next to the subtleties and profundities of belief without evidence.

If you hear a senior clergyman, and you will, using the word ‘transcendent’ to explain the nonsense he claims to believe, then you know two things: one, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about; and two, he doesn’t want you to know what he’s talking about either.

Faith doesn’t transcend reason at all; faith sidesteps reason – it runs away from reason because reason threatens its cozy bubble of delusion. So faith disqualifies reason the way a Dutch criminal court disqualifies truth and the witnesses – and for much the same reason.

If you’re a believer, your faith allows you to adopt a set of beliefs that make absolutely no sense, knowing that you won’t be measured by whether they make sense, but by the level of piety that you exhibit in believing them. In other words, your willingness to deny reality becomes a measure of your virtue.
No wonder religion is so popular.

But what a price you pay for this ‘virtue’. You’ve been persuaded that believing in the impossible is your only hope… how did that happen?
And that your purpose is to worship something beyond your understanding, defined by and only accessible through, self-appointed intermediaries. Your thoughts, your words and your identity, are no longer solely yours to decide; but are subject to the approval of those who have assumed authority over you – through your faith.
The people who’ve told you that you were born with something wrong with you - c’mon - in a state of ‘sin,’ no less. A condition that can only be cured by complete submission and obedience to them – surprise, surprise – from the moment you’re born ‘til the moment you die.

And if all this doesn’t exactly flatter your ego - and why should it - Don’t worry, we can give it a special name to make you feel better, and persuade you that you’ve still got some dignity – let’s call it “faith”, and let’s deem it to be the highest and most noble and profound of all virtues; and let’s pretend that it comes from within. When we all know, that nothing about your religion is allowed to come from within – because that would give you strength and freedom – the two things your religion wants as far away from you as possible.

Faith is the grip that clergy have over you.
It’s the invisible rope around your neck that pulls you along the road they want you to travel – for their benefit, not yours.
It’s a dead-end word.
It’s a word of bondage.
It’s a word that lets you believe what you’ve been told to believe -without feeling that you’ve been told what to believe, but you have – and you can stop pretending any time you like.
It’s not a virtue - that’s the last thing it is.
It’s an abdication from reality.
It’s a dumb act of self-hypnosis.
It’s a cowardly copout.
It’s gullibility with a halo – and hiding behind it is like pretending to be an invalid.

So, I don’t really understand exactly what it is that I’m supposed to respect.
It seems to me, I’d need to be some kind of moral contortionist to respect something that noxious – something that depends for its existence on a closed-mind – and it is clearly dragging humanity in the wrong direction; giving us false ideas about ourselves, and about the nature of reality.

I feel, if I respected that, I’d be needlessly contributing to the stupidity and ignorance of the human race – and that is one thing I don’t want on my conscience; no offense.
-Pat Condell