Where Would We Be?

Where would we (the World) be without religion? Big question, but a big problem deserves a big question. Just ponder this- without religion we wouldn’t have had the Irish “Troubles” (what a ridiculous tag for such barbarism!); -without religion we wouldn’t have a paedophilic catholic priesthood; -without religion we wouldn’t have had The Holocaust; – without religion we wouldn’t have the Israel/Palestine obscenities; -without religion we would not have had Kosovo or the other insanities of that era of ethnic cleansing. And the list can go on, …and on, …and on. And, of course we have the mindless intra Islamic inhumanities to man. Does anybody really understand the differences between Sunni, Shi’ite, Shia? How does a book of peace generate such hatred and loathing? Buggered if I know. All I know is that when I was growing up I could never understand how a ‘loving’ God could allow such shit to happen, so I decided not to subscribe. I am inclined towards the philosophy of the Gautama, but I’m a bit scared to delve too deeply in case I find that someone has committed fratricide, homicide, genocide or some other ugly-cide in the name of their Buddhist beliefs.

By the way, I came across a great (anonymous) quote the other day…“The only thing wrong with being an atheist is that there’s nobody to talk to during an orgasm.”

…and this one today… “I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” Sir Stephen Henry Roberts (1901-1971)

(See also https://kutarere.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/koran-burning/ )

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4 thoughts on “Where Would We Be?

  1. A man after my own heart! I’ve been a total doubter for many years. The full flowering of my doubt came when as a teenager I walked out of the confirmation class in our little Presbyterian church at Ardgowan, North Otago, saying I refused to sign up to anything I couldn’t believe in. I was the first person in the history of the district to show such spine, and it didn’t go down well. The good thing is that another of our class followed me a week later. No doubt my father, as the local headmaster, could have done without my action, but then he was a pretty spasmodic churchgoer himself. Mum was an atheist through and through and never went to church, though she was the treasurer of the district PWMU (Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Union). She was probably the only local who knew how to keep books.

    I totally agree about religion and peace. Religion is the greatest threat there is to world peace.

  2. I am not the type to bother leaving comments on individuals weblogs normally however after stumbling across yours I figured I’d drop a quick line to give myself a break from work. Needless to say I have gotten a tad distracted after sticking around to check out a few of your posts. Impressive stuff here and I’ll be back in the future to check out more. Cheers!

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