|3. God and Religion
3A. Earth Gods:
Does God exist? Is he alive today?
"God is everywhere." Yet no one can see him. Therefore, God is invisible. And he may be deaf,
dumb, blind, and/or indifferent too. Maybe he / she / they / it doesn't even exist. Who knows? How
can you tell?
God exists only in the mind of man; his existence is not detectable anywhere
else. Therefore God is imaginary, i.e. a work of fiction. QED. Yes, it is just that simple.
In other words, since God is undetectable, nobody knows for sure if he really exists, or exactly
where he is located. All we can do is imagine that he exists, somewhere. Therefore, God and his
Heaven are imaginary.
The same can be said for all of the supernatural.
It really is, just that simple.
Ancient earth men, from all over the world, for more then 200 thousand years, have created
numerous imaginary gods (thousands, maybe millions), and have created the religions to organize
everyone's worship of them, and to aggrandize the priests. (More about ancient men in a minute.)
There are 2 kinds of things in the world - real things and imaginary things. There would be a 3rd
category for supernatural things (things that supposedly exist but defy the laws of physics) if it could
be proven that they exist and have supernatural powers or properties. However, such proof has
never been forthcoming. And if you cannot prove that supernatural entities exist and have
supernatural powers, then you can only imagine that they do, and therefore they are imaginary. A
simple, logical, and inescapable conclusion. Therefore, there exists only 2 kinds of things in the
world - real and imaginary, and all supernatural things are a part of the imaginary.
Real things are physically detectable. They:
lies, and all things imagined to be supernatural.
For us to know that God exists, he must be physically detectable. Otherwise, it cannot be proven
that he exists. And until he is proven to exist, he must remain imaginary. All imaginary things
remain imaginary unless and until they are proven to exist. And, all imaginary things come from the
mind of man.
So, God is imaginary !
All gods are imaginary !
All of the supernatural is imaginary, works of fiction created by ancient men of
planet Earth !!!
Without exception. Ancient earthling fiction.
(Those gosh darn ancient Earth men...)
Much more. Gods and religions stir deep emotions that have long haunted the minds of Earth men.
Since gods are imaginary, religions are bogus, but they still have a big impact on all people on this
planet. Gods and religions require a more thorough exposition. And religions need to be replaced
with something more constructive.
So, to continue...
Man must have an explanation for everything, and in the absence of factual knowledge, he will fill
the void with imagination: mythical Earth gods (throughout the world and throughout all time there
have been thousands, maybe millions: sun, moon, rain, thunder, fire, wind, sea, father, mother,
Vishnu, Nanook, Jupiter, Zeus, Ra, etc.); creation myths (6 days to create an earth-centric universe,
and a human species without progenitors, Odin and Ymir, a flat world balanced on the back of a
turtle, etc.); afterlife myths (Heaven, Hell, angles, demons, Valhalla, reincarnation, Nirvana, etc.) ...
Ancient men were prolific creators of gods and myths.
Modern men do not go around creating gods or myths anymore.
Ancient men were more naive and gullible then modern men because their body of knowledge was
much smaller and less diverse, as evidenced by the above myths.
Modern science did not start until the birth of Galileo in 1564 (or maybe Copernicus in 1473), so
ancient men did not know about or understand comets, asteroids, planets, moons, stars, galaxies,
nebulae, nor the vastness and the age of the universe. They didn't even know there was a universe
with an enormous number of galaxies, stars and planets. Their "universe" consisted of just one flat
World with an imaginary Heaven above and an imaginary Hell below; how vastly different from the
truth. They didn't know the cause of fog, clouds, rain, rainbows, lightning, thunder, fire, tornadoes,
earthquakes, tidal waves, whirlpools, volcanoes, the phases of the moon, eclipses... They did not
know about the evolution of the universe, or earth, or the evolution of life on earth. Their myths and
scriptures reflect this ignorance.
Ancient humans were ignorant of cosmic and human evolution for over 200 (maybe up to 400)
thousand years. It is no wonder that they resorted to myths to explain the unknown.
Thank God for math and science.
Here on Earth the gods were invented by ancient men (while sitting around camp fires), sometimes
after having a dream, or smoking weed, or eating magic mushrooms, or drinking a witch's brew or a
The religions were invented by ancient men (while sitting around camp fires).
Hinduism, the oldest religion of all world religions, started sometime between 10,000 BC and 4,000
BC, and grew out of the folklore of ancient man.
No doubt tribal Witch Doctors throughout the world had been inventing gods long before that.
Ancient men have had a very, very long tradition of believing in supernatural gods and other
supernatural beings and places. Millennia upon millennia... Over 200,000 years.
Judaism grew out of the folklore of ancient man. Abraham started monotheism when he founded the
Jewish/Christion/Muslem father god. He was born in 2018 BC, (that is over 200,000 years after the
occurrence of the first human being, and 13.8 billion years after the start of our universe). After
hundreds of years of oral tradition (folklore), the Torah was finally written down over the years from
about 1450 BC to 450 BC by a long succession of imaginary god inspired (IGI) ancient men,
including Moses (1393 - 1273 BC = 120 year lifespan?).
The commandments were carved in stone by an IGI man. Imaginary beings cannot carve stone.
Ergo, Moses was a mason, and an IGI liar. So the Torah lies. (Tradition credits Moses as the
author of Genesis, as well as Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and most of Deuteronomy.)
Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) was an ancient man born about 500 BC.
Jesus, born on day zero of the year 0 AD "of course", was an ancient mortal man who died on the
cross. And he allegedly was the son of God the Father. But, "there is only one god"? And if God is
a god, then Jesus cannot be a god. So then, Jesus was just an ordinary mortal. (But, since an
imaginary god cannot have a mortal son, I would guess that Mary and Joseph had premarital sex
The New Testament was written by some of the apostles and some other IGI ancient men, long after
the death of Jesus, but later revised by IGI men, and some gospels were even expunged by IGI
men. The imaginary god should make up his mind.
way, with holygraphic pictures. And he might have told us the real date of his birth.
And why didn't the bible mention that the universe was 13.8 billion years old, and that earth
was 4.54 billion years old, and that the earth was round, and that it revolved around the sun,
and that man evolved from bacteria over the course of billions of years? Why is the
Old Testament wrong about creation? And why didn't the Bible correct the
Old Testament? I think you already know why - None of the IGI ancient men knew about the
lengthy evolution of the universe and the lengthy evolution of mankind and, therefore, neither
did their imaginary gods. Of course a real god would have known.
The operative word here is man.
The things that you ascribe to God were "told" to you by ignorant, superstitious, IGI ancient men, or
your own imagination, and not by any living supernatural being. That's because there are no living
God is a guess.
The existence of God is a matter of opinion, not fact, and your opinion is just as valid as anyone
else's, including all of the clergy of all of the churches in all of the world. Don't let anyone tell you
what to think about God. Nobody knows God. Nobody knows the mind of God. All anyone can tell
you about God is what they think (imagine), or what they were told to think, or what they read in an
ancient book written by IGI men. Do your own thinking. "Thats why God gave you intelligence."
God did not write the Bible, IGI ancient men wrote the Bible. These IGI ancient men wrote about a
man named Jesus doing miracles. But miracles are supernatural - they are no more real than
imaginary gods. So Jesus was a mortal man who died on the cross and his miracles were man
made myths (in this case - lies). So the bible lies.
Furthermore, science has debunked the Torah/Bible regarding the formation and age of the
universe, the world, and man; and the evolution of all life on earth. And the flatness of Earth and
then the geocentricity of the universe that was assumed by ancient men and later adopted as
dogma by ancient priests. (Galileo was convicted of heresy in 1633 AD for saying that the Earth
revolved around the Sun.)
began, and b) it was not as stated in the Torah or any other Holy Book.
Dreams, visions, and apparitions are not reliable sources of information.
Altered states of consciousness and hallucinations are not reliable sources of information.
Information acquired by the scientific method is much more reliable.
The only people who have any chance of ever finding out anything about God are the scientists, as
they are the only ones who study the works of God. Clergy just study the works of man, like the
ancient Torah and Bible, and the writings of other theologians.
Faith is belief in something for which there is no evidence, something unprovable.
In other words, faith is a guess.
Faith is belief in the invisible, the undetectable, the imaginary. In order to have faith, you must use
Faith is not knowledge. Faith is not fact. Faith is not truth. Faith is nothing more than an unsub-
stantiated belief (suspicion, superstition, assumption, guess, theory, custom, habit, tradition, ...).
Religion requires faith, and faith requires imagination, and belief in the imaginary. And, when it
comes to religion, then skepticism, doubt, logic, reason, investigation, examination, and experimen-
tation are all anathemas.
"You must have faith, you must believe in the invisible, undetectable, imaginary god, or else your
imaginary soul will go to the imaginary hell." What a crock.
Superstition and the supernatural go hand in hand.
You cannot physically detect supernatural things; you can only imagine them. Thats what makes
The entire length and breadth of the supernatural is a construction of ancient human imagination -
conceptions, resurrections, ascensions, holy trinities, omnipotence, omnipresence, eternal life,
infallibility, invisibility, all knowing, all seeing, all hearing, souls, spirits, ...
Do you ever wonder why all of the supernatural is invisible? Its because all of it is imaginary!
Do you ever wonder why God doesn't make appearances? Its because he is imaginary!
Do you ever wonder why God doesn't answer your prayers? Its because he is imaginary!
Do you ever wonder why God is indifferent to mankind? Its because he is imaginary!
Do you ever wonder why God did not strike down Hitler? Or Genghis Khan? Or ... IBHII!
"You must believe in the imaginary god and his imaginary angles in their imaginary
heaven or else your imaginary soul will go to the imaginary hell to be tormented by
the imaginary devil and his imaginary demons, for all time imaginable."
All of the supernatural is imaginary - ancient human fiction or lies.
We can imagine that a god was the source of the universe, but then, who made that god?
If the universe must have a source then, by the same reasoning, that source must have a source!
So where did that god come from? When? Where? Why? How?
source. After all, a point mass is sort of a godlike thing - immensely powerful and of unknown
origin. And, it is the only "god" that we have that is not an ancient myth.)
And by what means? If we cannot answer these questions, then instead of inventing an imaginary
god, we could just as easily assume that our universe was made by a point* mass that came
into being spontaneously for some unknown reason and by some unknown means, and after
that it "ran" all by itself following the laws of science and mathematics. No supernatural
supreme being, no myths, no lies, and none of the folderol that goes along with them. And it is a
good fit with what we know about the universe. I like it.
math of the very small and the math of the very large not meeting in the middle very good.
From now on I will call the point mass the point source to denote the ambiguity of the theory.
But if there is a god, then what kind of being is he?
Is he made of atoms? Does he breathe air? drink water? eat? sleep? etcetera.
Is he anthropomorphous - mammalian, primate, bipedal... ? Or is he more like an imaginary ghost?
Is he susceptible to germs, viruses, or fungus?
What ethnic group does he most resemble? I suppose Negroes, since our oldest Homo sapien
ancestors all came from Africa. These must be the people who were made in God's image. Adam
and Eve must have been Africans, and Eden must be in Africa.
What is God like? Does he have a personality? Is he animated or does he just sit on a throne and
speak in a monotone? Does he have a sense of humor or is he dour? Is he kind and gentle or is he
stern, vengeful, and unforgiving? (Eternal torture in Hell does not sound very kind, gentle, and
forgiving.) Is he moral or amoral? Is he good, or is he evil? Or indifferent? (A point source is
What sex is he, male, female, both, neither? Does he experience sexual passion? Does he
procreate? Or does he use contraceptives?
What is his birth date? What is his lifespan? What is his destiny?
Does he ware clothes? What for? What kind - animal skins, woven cloth or plant matter (Who does
his weaving for him? Who does his tailoring? Who does his laundry?), ancient style, modern style,
or what? (I bet he doesn't wear a tie.) What is his favorite color?
Is he fat or skinny or what? How tall? How heavy? He must be pretty big to create our universe.
Does he have family and friends? And enemies? Or is he all alone? Is that why he has an
imaginary friend - the Holy Ghost?
What does God do with his time? Where does God spend his time? He's not detectable here on
A point source is starting to sound pretty good.
Where does God live?
Which one of the 2 trillion galaxies in our universe? Which one of the 200 billion trillion star
systems? Which one of the 1000? billion trillion planets? Does he live here on the surface of
Earth? (What ZIP code?) Does he live in our sky, in a stealth Heaven that is in orbit around Earth?
Or does he live in some imaginary place?
God is undetected on this planet, and we have no way to detect his existence anywhere else in this
universe. Therefore, we have no good reason to believe he lives anywhere in this universe - there
is no evidence, and the Bible makes no mention of the exact location of Heaven or Hell. Maybe he
is an extraterrestrial alien from another universe.
In fact, if God exists and if he created our universe, then he had to live somewhere else before he
created our universe. So Heaven existed before our universe was created and therefore it is not a
part of our universe. I suppose Hell is not in our universe either, but who knows?
You are free to imagine whatever you want.
Why doesn't God come to visit anymore?
Maybe God is dead. Or dormant? Or maybe he is in hiding. But why? What is he afraid of? Or
maybe he is indifferent and just doesn't care about us anymore? Or maybe he never came in the
first place? Maybe he never cared in the first place?
When God and later his son "did" visit Earth (after waiting 13.8 billion years), why did they just
visit the Jews and ignore everyone else on the entire planet? Are the Jews special? Why? Are we
unworthy? Why? Or maybe the Jews just made up that story like all the other ancient cultures
made up stories about their gods?
other ancient nations: Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian, Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Persian,
Indian, Tlingit, Navajo, Aztec, Mayan, Incan, ... (It took the Jews to think up one god to replace
all of the other gods.)
How does he get around in the universe? Can he exceed the speed of light? Of course we have no
way find out. (In the real world, matter, energy, and information cannot exceed the speed of light.)
Our galaxy's diameter is 100 thousand light years wide; our universe is billions of light years wide!
(Our solar system's diameter is only about 1 or 2 thousandths of a light year.)
Maybe there is more than one god, say one for each star system, or each galaxy? (There are 100
billion stars in our galaxy and 2 trillion galaxies in our universe, as of October 2016. That is a lot of
Is the god of our star system superior to all of the gods of the other star systems?
How many gods are there in our universe? How many universes are there? Does each have a god
Do the souls of "people" from other planets live in "our" heaven, wherever that is? Alpha
Centurions? Klingons? How about subspecies or other species like Neanderthals? or Homo
Erecti? or dogs?
How many Heavens are there? How many Hells are there?
Are there more souls in Heaven or in Hell?
Why did God create all those extra galaxies, stars, and planets?
He must have had a good reason for them. They must be inhabited by other "people".
Did Christ die for the sins of these other people? I don't think so. Jesus was a person of this Earth.
All of our gods, religions and the holy books pertain only to Earth; the ancients did not know that
there was an enormous universe. And their imaginary gods did not tell them about it.
Do you think that Earth is unique among the other 1000 billion trillion planets in this universe? What
are the odds that there are other "people" out there? (With other imaginary gods?)
that this planet has: a) a rocky surface, b) surface water, c) oxygen in its atmosphere, and d) a
magnetic shield. So if there are 100 billion stars in our galaxy, then there will be 100 thousand
Goldilocks planets in our galaxy. I would guess that most of these planets will have some form
of life on them, with some degree of intelligence. BTW, our universe has 2 trillion galaxies.
Therefore, us earthlings are most probably not the only "people" in the universe.
planet, Earth, with an orbital period of exactly 364 days, and one satellite, Moon, with an orbital
period of exactly 28 days. (God wasn't very exact in implementing these numbers.)
Presumably God wanted the extra galaxies, stars and planets. I'm sure he didn't just say "oops"; he
must have created them on purpose. But why? And why in such great abundance? Two trillion
galaxies??? In our universe alone? What is the Torah and the Bible not telling us?
How is God able to create space, time, matter, energy? Where did all this stuff come from?
If there is only one god then maybe he is a really, really big super-mega-god.
Why did God create the universe in the first place?
What was his reason? What was his goal?
How did we (who did not yet exist) fit into his plan? Since we did not yet exist, we probably were not
a part of his plan.
Why did God create us?
So that we could be good and then go to Heaven? That's it? That's the story? He built an
enormous universe, and put us through the whole evolution thing, so that we Homo sapians could
be good and then go to Heaven? Sounds rather lame.
purported to do good things for good people.)
Maybe he needs an army? or Soylent Green? or both? or...? Do gods wage wars?
Come on now, why did God create us? Who knows?
I suspect that we are just an accidental consequence of the creation of our immense universe, and
that God, if he exists, may not even know about us, and therefor may not care about us Homo
sapien people. With so many planets in the universe, he would probably have a hard time finding
How did God create us?
Scientists have determined that we are the result of evolution - a process of random gene mutation
and natural selection. Starting in "primordial soup", we went from bacteria to Homo sapiens in 4
billion years, with a few mass extinctions along the way.
Do you think that God directed or guided that entire process (including the extinctions) until WE
appeared? So that he could then start admitting good Homo sapien people into Heaven? That
doesn't seem likely.
Where Homo sapiens the first people he admitted into Heaven? Why not H. erectus, or H. ergaster,
or H. habulis, or H. neanderthalenus? Why not Australopithecus anamensis? Why not Chimps?
What about the other planets? Does God wait for people of the Homo sapien species to emerge on
each of the other planets before beginning to admit them to our heaven, or their heaven? It may be
possible that there are no Homo sapiens on any planet other than Earth. On the other hand,
considering the enormous number of planets in the universe, there probably are some Homo
sapiens on other planets.
Does God admit other life forms to heaven? What is the criteria? How intelligent do these other life
forms have to be? Can they have tails? Do they have their own Heavens or do they use our
Do you know that the evolution process continues to change us? The Homos of some future
tomorrow will be different than the Homo sapiens of today, if life on earth remains here that long.
Why does God exist?
What is his purpose in life? And what for? Who told him to do that? Why?
And where did his creators come from? How...? When...? Why...?
Etc., etc. ad infinitum.
Some questions are unanswerable. Ever. That happens a lot when you ask questions
about imaginary things.
And God can't help you. Remember, either he is an imaginary man or a quasi-real man who is
invisible, deaf and dumb. The only thing you can do is use your imagination and invent your own
answers, which is exactly how the whole thing about God and religion got started in the first place.
All of the gods from all of the religions are man made myths that come to us from ancient men of
planet Earth, one planet out of over a billion trillion planets in our universe.
Earth is insignificant. Trivial. Not worth mentioning, except that WE live here. We and our
imaginary supernatural beings.
So, if our imaginary gods did not create the universe, then who or what did? And how? Why? ...
Nobody knows. I don't know. You don't know. None of our scientists know. None of our
preachers know, despite what they say. Certainly imaginary gods do not know.
We will probably never know.
Thats the way it is. Deal with it.
A point source is sounding better and better.
In fact, if there were a god, then presumably he came from nowhere and was made from nothing,
and if an almighty God can come from nothing, then why not a mere point source?
Nothing > GOD > universe, or Nothing > point source > universe. Maybe the point source was a
god? This idea gives new meaning to the term "God is everywhere" (in bits and pieces). We might
say that - "The universe is a god." or rather - "The universe was a god.", a more likely conclusion.
I think that this guess is much more feasible than the creation myth in "Genesis".
But this still begs the questions, "Who creates the gods; when, where, why, how?" God the
Father? God the Mother? God the Mother sounds more likely. (Did God the Mother come from a
rib bone of God the Father?)
Maybe God the Father created the firmament of the universe and God the Mother created the
softament (the plants and animals).
Or we could just say that "The Source" created the point source that created our universe, and that
The Source is a thing or things of UNKNOWN origin, ancestry, history, age, lifespan,
purpose, agenda, residence, size, shape, structure, composition, sex, nature, powers, or
even existence. (Notice the similarities between The Source and God.) Some thing beyond our
comprehension? Possibly an amoral and indifferent thing (obviously male)? Maybe it's not a he but
an it? Maybe without intelligence?
"know" what orbits they can inhabit, and compounds "know" what atoms to arrange in what
structure... Maybe intelligence permeates the universe? Maybe the universe is a god after all?
I hope not, because the universe is a very violent place; we do not want to have a Supreme
Being that is very violent. There are more thoughts to think about this. (Are the mathematics
of the universe and intelligence in the universe, linked?)
Maybe we should form a club to honor The Source, just in case... The Club of The Source. We
must retain ecclesiastic organ music and choirs (they make people feel good). And the ethereal
monumental architecture too (ditto)? But no "Book of The Source" !!! (The book would have to
have all blank pages.) And no other supernatural baggage. Shall we have an icon? How about a
flying sourcer? Or maybe just a question mark? Yes, a question mark is perfect.
To join The Club of The Source?, send money to me, the Grand Sourcerer. How much money?
That's between you and The Source? (Warning - do not sell yourself short!)
3B. Earth Religions:
imaginary god ever wrote "The Book" on his religion. Religion is strictly an earth-man thing. Here
on Earth, prophets, priests, apostles, witch-doctors, etc., created and organized the religions and
wrote the books.
Religions are steeped in superstition, imagination, and fiction.
Earth gods and their religions were the creations of some superstitious ancient earthlings with active
imaginations who were seeking answers to the riddles of human life on planet Earth.
How did our world come to be? Where did we come from? How did we get here? Why did we
come here? What is our purpose in life? What happens to us when we die? Ancient earthlings
invented gods and religions to answer these and other unanswerable questions. And people
believed them. Why? Because they wanted to believe them. They wanted to have answers, and
there were no other answers, and "There must be a god because we don't have any other
explanation.", and "There must be a god, therefore there is a god."
But as we have seen above, all of our Earth gods are ancient fiction. So then, Earth
religions are groundless, bogus, phoney, illegitimate, irrational, irrelevant. Despite what their
priests and their huddled masses say.
Religion is like a house of cards built on a foundation of belief that God is real. If God is not real
then all of those cards come tumbling down. Gods are imaginary. Religions are bogus.
Believing in a fictitious god is irrational.
Worshiping an imaginary god is irrational.
Putting your faith and trust in an invisible being is irrational.
To say that "there is only one god - the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost", is irrational, or bad math.
Blindly believing everything that was written in a book by some ancient earthlings is irrational.
Believing that the universe, the world, and the human species were created in 6 days, despite the
enormous amount of physical evidence to the contrary, is irrational.
Believing that human evolution did not occur, despite the enormous amount of evidence indicating
that it did occur, is irrational.
Believing that God cares about how we design our civil calendar is irrational. (Even if there were a
God it would still be irrational.)
Religion is a form of insanity where people think irrationally and act accordingly, like:
terrorists, Christian crusaders, worshiping invisible gods, witch burning, heretic burning, human
sacrifices, holy wars...
Religious violence is religious evil.
Religious insanity is the source of religious evil.
Consider: the crusades, the inquisition, Salem, the KKK, sharia law, terrorists, and jihadist.
Violence was a part of life in the ancient times in which the authors of the Torah and Bible lived, and
their writings included accounts of numerous violent instances. For example, read about The Rape
of Dinah (Genesis 34).
The Christian and Islamic religions are among the most evil human institutions the world has ever
known. The Catholics have now virtually stopped doing evil, but the Muslims are still hard at it.
Islam now stands alone as the world's most violent religion.
Violence for the sake of an imaginary god is stupid !!! Really, really stupid !!! Its
like committing violence for the sake of your Teddy Bear, or your invisible friend.
Religion is sometimes an impediment to logic and reason. It demands belief in an imaginary
god, an ancient scripture, and the "interpretation" of that scripture by some priest. Consider
abortion, contraception, over population, stem cell research, evolution, calendar reform, the right to
die, doctor assisted suicide, ...
Some religions are anti science, as evidenced by their rejection of the Big Bang theory of
creation, human evolution, a heliocentric solar system, stem cell research, ...
Science proved the Bible wrong (re the big bang, evolution). Consequentially, many
fundamentalists hate science and scientists, completely ignoring the fact that "God created a world
governed by the laws of science - physics, chemistry, ...".
When it comes to science, fundamentalists are ignoramuses.
On the other hand, closed minded fundamentalists make lousy scientists.
Religious fundamentalists continue to screw up the world.
Fundamentalists believe that every word that was written by ancient Earthmen in either the Torah,
Bible or Koran, is the word of God, and is true and eternal. (Including allowing slavery, condemning
homosexuality, condoning brutal physical punishment, ...?)
They mean well but they have exactly the opposite effect.
Christian fundamentalists are against family planning, birth control, population control, abortion,
the right to die, death with dignity, doctor assisted suicide, science, scientists, the big bang theory,
evolution theory, global warming theory, stem cell research, separation of the church and the state,
separation of the church and the public school system, certain calendar reforms, ...
Fundamentalists are irrational. They accept the supernatural that has no physical
evidence, and reject science that has abundant physical evidence. That is preposterous.
Fundamentalists are fundamentally crazy.
They are either uneducated, or at least ignorant of science, or naive, or irrational, or dumb. Trying to
reason with them is a waist of time. The only thing we can hope to do is to outvote them.
A quotation from Barry Goldwater:
sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten
me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting
in the name of God, so they can't and won’t compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.”
Moslem fundamentalists are terrorists / jihadists / religious fanatics, who do not believe in
religious freedom or human rights, and who do believe in intolerance of infidels, and in corporal
punishment for religious transgressions that include stoning, whipping, maiming, dismemberment
Hindu fundamentalists believe in corporal punishment...
Jewish fundamentalists - Check out Leviticus.
Some religions are anti women: no birth control, no abortion, no admittance to the priesthood,
clitorisectomy, no education of women, the suppression of women in society, laws biased against
Some religions are anti civilization - they are against curbing overpopulation via birth control. (I
suppose wars, pandemics, or starvation are OK methods, approved by God and the church?)
They naively assume that the Universal God will take care of the Earth's overpopulation problems in
his own way.
Religion creates false hope. " We don't have to worry, God will take care of us. ... God will
protect us. ... God will not let that happen. ... God will solve that problem."
An imaginary god will do nothing to help us. Either we take care of our problems ourselves or
we will suffer the consequences. Think: over population, starvation, pollution, diminishing natural
resources, species extinctions, global warming, rising sea levels, dieing oceans, water shortages, ...
Religion is the opium of the people. The promise of a better future life in Heaven makes the
masses more tolerant of a crappy life here on Earth.
Religion fosters naivety. "God is good. Muslims believe in God, therefore Islam cannot be evil.
Therefore the Koran does not tell Muslims to seek out and kill infidels, and Sharia law does not
include draconian corporal punishment and is not biased against women." Wrong!!!
tell them to believe and they must do what the priests and the "Book" tell them to do, or else their
imaginary souls will go to the imaginary Hell.
Islam holds all of its members in religious slavery - they do not allow religious freedom. Apostasy is
punishable by death. Infidels are to be converted, or killed or enslaved. The Muslim people must
do what the Koran and their clerics tell them to do or else they might be physically punished,
possibly severally, and then their imaginary souls will go to their imaginary Hell.
Monotheism has given rise to religious intolerance and violent conflicts.
Paganism was much more benign (except for a few human sacrifices).
Its not religion, its just common sense. No rituals, no mumbo jumbo, no imaginary baggage, no evil,
Gods exists only in the mind of man. Therefore Gods are imaginary. Therefore religions are
unfounded. Let civil law prevail.
It is not possible to prove that supernatural entities exist, because - they do not exist.
All of the supernatural is ancient fiction or ancient lies.
Our imaginary gods have reaped a horrible harvest of evil – wars, atrocities, intolerance, hatred...
Imaginary gods are the result of self-deception. We should not do that to ourselves. We should
demand irrefutable physical evidence of our gods existence, their residence, and their powers,
before committing our belief in them. We should demand, or maybe respectfully request, that they
write their own bibles, in a clear, lucid and unambiguous language, instead of us accepting the
confusing, self contradicting, muddled parables and fables written by some self deluded, IGI profits,
apostles and clerics.
We should differentiate between the real and the imaginary. Accept the real for what it is. Reject
the imaginary for what it is not (it is not real).
Accept the responsibility for writing our own codes of law, morals and manners. (We don't need an
IGI prophet or church cleric to do that for us.)
And accept the fact that we do not have all the answers about creation and probably never will.
Imaginary gods and bogus churches are a part of our problems, not solutions, for example: Muslim
fundamentalist (who are anti infidels and who are terrorists) and Christian fundamentalist
politicians (who are for: school prayer, intelligent designer, biblical creation myth, global warming;
and against: science, evolution, stem cell research, birth control, family planning, homosexuals, the
right to die, doctor assisted suicide for the elderly).
Imaginary gods are not going to take care of any of our problems for us. We have to do that
ourselves or pay the consequences.
Pull your head out of the clouds and take responsibility for your own life.
imaginary baggage. No political agenda. No evil. Maybe a social philosophy, a democratic moral
Religion should be replaced with a democratic social philosophy of morals.
What should we do and not do in order to get along with our fellow man? And other creatures, and
other living things, and the world on which we live, and the nearby heavenly bodies?
We need a universal ethic that applies to every human being and that pertains to all human
intercourse - personal, social, civil, professional, commercial, political, international; and that also
pertains to man's relationship with his environment - flora, fauna, earth, water, air, and cosmos.
All philosophers of all nations should work towards defining and establishing a universal
We are all cousins. Literally. And we should treat each other that way. (But don't ask me to loan
you any money.)