a rather long blog i've been mostly chewing on from 9th May, 2009 til about early June, mostly.. ((insert a disclaimer about profanity))
we often hear the notion of a secular society with it's laws and stuff, you know the stuff, you watch the news, ppl getting arrested for running around robbing banks all whacked off on Scooby Snacks and all those other things that are naughty, all that sort of stuff.
In a "Western" society, such laws completely negate the need for archaic absolutist religious "laws" / "morality" don't they? And you know, while the laws of society seem to overlap with religious morality at times, the laws of society take into account nuances of situations. Religious texts, however, do not take into account the individual's rights we enjoy while living in a "western" culture, therefore is it not a *FACT* that in REALITY that
ALL BIBLE MORALITY IS NULL AND VOID?
What is the point of this LIE people keep saying that god's law is above that of mankind's? That's bullshit! If you don't want to follow the laws of society, and instead, follow your millennia old outdated religion, then quite simply, you can fuck off back to cave you've been living in.
What is it with this LIE people say that they will obey god before they would obey mankind? bullshit! that's what it is "with it" ..
The fundamentalist christians make the statement "i will obey god before man",
I take that as a THREAT..
I've read much of their bible, probably more than most people .. I've looked up the shit I didn't 'get' and didn't stop until I was satisfied that I'd gleaned that correct interpretation.. I know what the bible is supposed to mean for the most part, I've read all about this "god's law" these people would have us follow...
((let's just be ignoring of the fact that they can't even follow their *own* rules and yet they expect us to for the moment shall we?))
What i assume this "i will obey god before man" to mean is that they will follow the bible and enact those archaic "laws" of an "eye for an eye" or stoning your children to death for disobeying their parents. (apparently you need to have the equivalent of 20,000 thousands joints to overdose on marijuana, by the way)
Is "i will obey god before man" not a threat to start knocking down people's doors to try and catch homosexuals in the "act", when they are merely suspected for being gay so they can possibly be put to death?
Is that not a threat to have me put to death because you suspect I worship Satan (PBUH)?? After all, one shall not suffer a witch to live, after all...
What happens to unmarried women who are raped? Do they get forced to marry their rapists?
If by saying "i will obey god before man" they are actually meaning that they are following the teachings of Jesus, then I'm all for it... but for my mind any christian worthy of their "christian" label wouldn't need to say such a thing if they were following Jesus, would they? What happened to compassion for everyone?
Jesus taught that the meek shall inherit the earth.. I would not expect someone 'meek' to brag or boast that they will follow god before man in the first place....
(I always assumed "meek would inherit the earth" means that when everyone is "meek" we would live in peace and that it would be a relative wealth sort of thing, that everyone would be of the same "worth".. eg. a place to live, a bed to sleep on, and food on the table with the means to provide for those things.. or maybe like in Star Trek Next Generation where there was no need for money as everything was just provided, coz mostly everything could be 'replicated' .. ... but maybe I should look that up my assumption about christianity, as I would not want to make an assumption and run with a wrong interpretation of the bible now would we?)
How can people say such things as "i will obey god before man"?
The morals in the bible are anachronistic and outdated, and they were written for a people that *needed* to be told to;
* not to be savages
* not to have butt sex only coz they'll wipe themselves out of existence (bahahah! pun unintended)
* not to pick up dead creatures off the ground and eat them (AWWW DERRRRRR!)
* not to covet their neighbour's wife and stuff
* not to kill
* not to tell lies
amongst other things...
and you know... sure, if your country doesn't have a legal system, I welcome you to defer to the "laws" of the bible if that's all you got biartch, then "GO FOR IT!" I say, it's a basic starting point for those who like to feel close to their ancestors... and besides .. I *LOVE* Captain Caveman!!
but... uhmm... I must ask you this... uhmm... just how did your get yourself your own country?
Can I secede from *REALITY* as well?
You'd think that human beings would be grown up enough to fucking understand that killing people is a bad thing - aww deeeeeerrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!! - I mean after near 2000 years of Jesus' teachings being around, it should have sunk in by now you would have thunk, right?
but then again, you know - *maybe* - some people STILL REALLY ARE AS FUCKING THICK AS THE GOAT HERDERS OF THE SINAI DESERT FROM THREE THOUSAND YEARS AGO?
Following the bible sees the follower INSULTING their own intelligence!! and that, my friends, is FUCKING hilarious.
I learnt everything I needed to know about 'morality' from my family and from interacting with the world and I learned what was acceptable behaviour, and while my family were partially religious themselves, nothing they ever taught me was done so in the context of, or had any reference to the bible, not that I recall at least.
although I will admit, that apparently some bits of my morality *do* line up with the bible.. SHOCK HORROR! eg. don't kill, like I couldn't figure that out myself - but some people - it would *SEEM*, need to be told what's bad and what's good from three or four thousand years ago, because we all well know that some ppl like to reminisce and emulate their predecessors...
Me, I also love to reminisce too, I like going back to the GLORY days of the 1980s, I guess a bible basher would also like to reminisce about the 1980s too .. the difference being that their 1980s are B.C.... that's about Moses' time right? (isn't it funny how these Young Earth Creationists believe that some of their biblical figures were alive for more than 10% of ALL HISTORY? eg. Adam lived for 900+ years, allegedly)
The bible says "thou shalt not kill", which is a good thing to keep in mind if you want to get along with people. But if you did happen to kill someone, you would have broken one of the commandments of the bible,
Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
and the punishment, shock horror, is being killed yourself,
Exodus 21:12 He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
I suppose the "smiteth" bit vaguely implies that this only applies to a deliberate action but you see, that's the point, this bible stuff is out-fucking-dated and it's VAGUE!!!
sure, "thou shalt not kill" is useful, but this punishment of death thing? there are *many* situations where killing someone doesn't or shouldn't result in the killer being punished at all!
Self defence, Soldiers, Police, accidentally, to name a few..
Society provides exceptions where killing is considered OK or is justifiable or at least understandable considering the circumstances, but the nuances of these situations are not taken into consideration in the bible, are they?
maybe a little bit? maybe some? perhaps, a lot? maybe none? pfft...
The fact is that the bible doesn't even say *WHY* the commandments are important or why the things listed as abominations have been deemed as such... people make up their *own* reasons as to *WHY*, that's part of the whole appeal of christianity. none of it says *why* - so the christian gets to make up their shitty excuses for their actions and then LIE that they got that notion from the bible.
So we now have all these fuckhead christians running around saying "god hates fags", but the bible doesn't say that, does it? it doesn't even give a reason why a man enjoying another man's mangina is an abomination.. according to the bible... it just *IS* ...
the fact is, if you think god hates gays, then it is *YOU* that hates gays, not god.
it is *YOU* that has extrapolated the meaning that *YOU* wanted and then you have justified it as "normal" because *YOU* claim god wants this thing to be true.
another one of these abomination things in the bible, was about not eating certain animals, that they were *unclean*. Is that a *reason*? is that a *good* reason? For my mind that's a bit too non-specific. What if these things that are abominations, were deemed as such because of stupid reasons? or for things that we *know* are false? or things that any sensible person would know not to do.
stupid things like pigs are unclean to eat, maybe it was coz they roll around in their own shit that makes them unclean??... but what stupid fucking idiots ate their pigs raw? What fuckers don't wash their meats before cooking and then eating them?
DUMBARSE GOAT HERDERS ROAMING THE SINAI DESERT FROM THREE THOUSAND YEARS AGO.. that's *WHO*
I kind of like to think that I'm *somehow* more enlightened than say, someone who didn't even know Australia *existed* three thousand years ago.
Non believers are SAVAGE!
So, now keeping the previous in mind, tell me this, where do chrischuns get off calling non-believers "savages"???
The chrischun bible says if you kill someone, you get killed as punishment in turn, but does that actually happen in this day and age?
no! and why is that?
could it just be that the bible doesn't actually have any *actual* jurisdiction in the matter? in fact, the bible has NO jurisdiction over me at all, in any regard whatsoever. I don't believe in any of the bible, why should people get away with threatening me that they will follow god's "word" if I don't 'behave'? If there are bits in the bible that line up with my morality, it's a co-incidence or it's COMMON FUCKING SENSE.
If it were actually the case that ppl who smiteth and kill another person were put to death, then soldiers, police and whoever else it is whose job might sometimes entail killing someone in order to defend us and protect our rights would be killed all the time. I don't know about you, but it would be rather detrimental and expensive to society, not to mention it being just plain wrong to kill those people who were protecting society if they had to take a life as part of their duty.
The point here is that people *keep* on saying that they are adhering to these black and white "laws" of the bible, which call for killing, shunning, stoning and all other sorts of crap... but these laws in actuality, well they are actually irrelevant, because these people don't actually follow the bible so closely as they would claim they do, do they?
I mean how often do you hear of kids being stoned to death for being disobedient to their parents?? not often... I would have been killed for one, were you disobedient to your parents as well when you were younger? If you answered yes then how come you haven't been killed? Even the strictest fundamentalist christians don't kill their kids for misbehaving, right?
COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT THEY ARE
Getting nearer to the point of separation of Church and State now.
Considering all of these things you have read thus far here, is the bible not an active *promotion* of various forms of bigotry that could be avoided if the bible was gotten rid of totally? People don't stone their kids to death when they give them lip, do they? at least I fucking hope not, but people still CLAIM to follow the bible, the INERRANT word of god and yet HERE WE ARE, not dead in spite of nearly all of us being rebellious teenagers, especially me worshipping my satanic heavy metal devil music all in the name of Satan (PBUH)...
So this claim of following the biblical "laws" of god before the laws of man, well, that is an outright LIE, one of the many christians tell themselves, ALL THE TIME, a LIE that these fuckers insist on telling us non-believers as well..
Religion is just one MASSIVE LIE. There is no proof for any of it. What happened to just being nice to everyone for the sake of them being nice in return to you?
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.--[Nietzsche]
But regardless, these verses that are about abominations, do they not keep alive the bullshit of chrischuns and their hating gays and blacks and witches and whatever else bigotry it is they get out of the bible?
Is there still racism today from christians because the bible says having slaves is OK? We know it's NOT OK to have slaves, yet the bible still seems to condone it.. what are christians waiting for, are they waiting for the bible to come back into fashion so they can have some cheap cotton pickers again? well? Last time we did stuff like that, we had a THOUSAND YEARS OF INTELLECTUAL VACUUM, you may know that time as the Dark Ages.
So, does this not mean that the bible is creating divisions in society TODAY by repeatedly reminding society of a time when we *were* racist bigoted savages??
The bible *does* create divisions and it has for *millennia*. Crusades, Inquisitions, violence towards gays, racism, slavery, persecution, subjugation, invasion, native inhabitants displaced blah dee fucking blah blah blah blah
And to the point: who cleans up this mess the religious fuckers create?
THE STATE DOES.
Thanks a lot, arseholes...
With all the religious inspired intolerance, does this not mean that the State then has to "clean up the mess" created by these religious ideals? Investigating violence, needing to create tolerance laws, making up new legal procedures to handle these sorts of crimes.. all of these things cost the "State" money... that means taxes are paying for the shitty situations religion is creating.
How is that separation of Church and State?
How is that separation of church and state when the frikking church does NOT even pay tax or is given a reduction in the amount of tax it has to pay?
The church should be donating all it's money to those affected by all of it's bullshit.
The church should be footing the bill for promoting tolerance towards gays, witches, blacks, reds, Jews, Chinese, Buddhists, Hindus, in short, basically everyone who is not a christian.. and that includes tolerance towards the Catholics too, the biggest haters I've observed in this day and age of Catholics, are the "other" christians themselves.
oh and don't get me started about christians saying that Catholics worship "dead people" ... "Mary" is the fucking god damn fucking mother of your god damn fucking saviour, she's not just some random DEAD PERSON you fucking arseholes.
The catholics can pay for educating all of Africa about condom use and stamping out this persisting crap of persecuting witches in the guise of children.. children are being kicked out of homes, abused, even MAIMED and KILLED, all because their parents have somehow got the idea that they are EVIL, that they were somehow responsible for crops failing and various other lame stuff that could not possibly be the fault of a child, but still is their fault, simply just because that child exists...
that's right, children are being killed, tortured, kicked out of home, beaten, maimed, all for no other reason than because their parents and/or their local religious leaders deem them to be *evil*.
Oh yes, I hear what you are saying, there are, and always will be sections of society that promote bigotry and violence towards other groups of people that they dislike or who are different or whatever it is they use to justify their bullshit attitudes, but do we not have laws designed to punish people who can't get along with society and feel the need to be bigoted and violent to those they dislike, *already*?
The bible is irrelevant to the law of society and yet... ppl proudly boast that they will follow the law of the bible before any law of man ... ummm.. I CALL BULLSHIT
Bullshit has been called
So here's a question, why is the bible excluded from the laws that are designed to discourage the promotion of bigotry?
Further more, the bible actually promotes notions that *are* currently *illegal* in many countries (slavery) and yet the bible remains freely available to all ages and yet no disclaimers are given.
uhmmm, ex-fucking-skuze me?
How is it separation of Church and State when the Church's primary text is exempt from the laws of society? That's not separation of church and state, that means the church outranks the law of society, at least in some regards, as it gets to get away with promoting the shit ppl lift from it unchecked. Just because it's got Jesus on it, doesn't mean it's *good*.
and "yes" it's *people* that make the bible bad, just like it's people that kill people, not the weapon with which they use to kill. but if you take away a person's weapon, is it not harder for them to kill someone? If we take away the bible are we not removing the source of this gay hating and other bullshit?
And again "yes", I can just about hear the whiners, that being that there would still be people who would be and are, and always will forever be bigots that have nothing to do with the bible, well fair enough, but you know, it's quite possible that ultimately they got these outdated ideals from their parents who got the idea from their parents who got the idea from the bible and so on. Who knows? But why take the risk?
The bible is just a book, I wouldn't miss it, and you know if the bible got banned it might just inspire those "true" christians to actually do something about their fellow christians to cut out the fucking bullshit once and for all?
The point here being, is that it is a *known* fact that the bible creates divisions in society, look at the gay marriage debate, look at the people being murdered by gung-ho christians for whatever reason they have lifted from the bible. What about the mental cases who cut of their hands off for sinning with their hand, and parents who kill their children under the premise that they haven't committed any sins so far, so they'll get into heaven if they die now rah rah rah rah lots of stories.
So, we *know* as a *FACT* that the bible causes divisions and causes some really stupid ideas to be said out loud as well as those fucked up ideas actually being acted upon.
the end bit
If Church and State were truly separate, all religious texts would have disclaimers saying that you need to defer to the laws of the society you live in and that "god's word" *actually* does NOT *actually* count when it comes to *actually* breaking the law.
and yet.. christians keep touting that the law of god outranks the law of man, that they will *ALWAYS* follow god before man.. If you don't want to be a part of society you are welcome to fuck off and crawl back under the rock from whence you came.
and if that's not good enough, all that bigotry promoting stuff can be taken right out of the bible, after all, it's only a few verses, less than a dozen verses out tens of thousands, right? YOU WON'T MISS IT!! a lot of you haven't even READ ANY OF IT!! and yes this would need to be a long term thing to breed out the bigotry as it might take a few generations to kill off the influence the bigoted bible has had.
either that or tax the churches like any other business. both would be better
and better still, make the bible, dynamic and localised to your particular area listing the laws of society where they conflict with the bible.. pffft.. with great big red lines running thru the text that is outdated and defunct, like 99.9% of it or we could take.asd;au23pa234f-a$#@$# ZC