The Ascent of Man & Descent of the DLP
This is by way of ridding ourselves of the bible-bashers, the deluded believers in absolute truths and faiths built on fairy stories and long-disproven assertions about the universe and how it works, who have lately infested this site. We wish we had never taken our cheap shot at the Mad Rabbit Abbot and his joke about the DLP. The drivel the DLP light-heavyweight god-botherers have dripped over our pages leaves a nauseating stench of death and decay.
We are not interested in debating with you. There is no point in attempting to support your theories with quotations, chapter and verse, from a vaguely anthropologically interesting, self-contradicting, xenophobic, hate-inciting, ignorance-insisting, genocide-, infanticide-, siblicide-and homocide-approving, terror-inducing, fantastical artefact of an ancient Sand People, which is simple, non-unique mythology – metaphor, perhaps, not written by your imaginary friend, mentor and tormentor but by simple men trying to make sense of the world in distant, superstitious, more ignorant times.
The emperor has no clothes. There is no point in discussing the exquisite craftsmanship of the gold buttons on the royal doublet. The doublet does not exist. There is no doublet. Nor do the buttons. There are no buttons.
There is no emperor.
I am well-acquainted with the ritual, the theology, the anthropology, sociology, psychology, mythology and pathology of your belief system and its requirement to believe, in the face of contradictory evidence and of none, and it has nothing to do with a god. But the desperation of your belief in it and your faith’s evangelical eagerness – at times its bloody zeal – to coerce others into accepting your delusional fantasies; your special pleading for tolerance; for privileges denied those who disagree with you; for special respect for your beliefs merely because they are beliefs; for special standing for your beliefs because they have no testable basis whatever, have inflicted terrible sins on humanity in every continent for over 2000 years – more in the case of some beliefs. We can respect you as a human being, as an individual expression of humanity – indeed many of our favourite friends share versions of your beliefs (and at least as many do not) – but we decline, utterly, to respect your beliefs and we will not debate their merits with you.
tip to Norm at onegoodmove
another tip to Norm at onegoodmove
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Posted: 16 December, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Life, politics and government, Religion, values, Video.
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