Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Meditations

At least in America, today's typical "Christian" believes fervently those aspects of dogma and scripture which are juvenile, cowardly, atavistic, self-excusing, and sentimental. On the other hand, with respect to the difficult lessons -- tolerance, brotherhood, self-abnegation, and honesty -- which Jesus supposedly imparted by precept, parable and example, the Christian finds Christ totally full of shit. Yet the careerist clergy does not point this out.

The atheist's beliefs are quite often logically and morally consistent, consistent with the empirical evidence of the world (save for the ethical leap of faith), and consistent with the atheist's behavior. The fundamentalist's beliefs are nonsensical, superstitious, and abrogate morality for the capricious preferences of the jealous and bigotted diety, and are blithely set aside for worldly gain or pleasure. Yet the atheist must respect the Bible-thumper's faith, and not vice versa. Jesus wept.


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