Right Message Wrong Messenger


The argument can be made that Mel Gibson was right in saying “Jews (the initial and therein too, the subsequent abrahamic religions) are responsible for all the wars in the world”, and Donald Trump has a case for the travel ban. In Canaanite times it’d have been the Jews, and Christians the middle ages, who operated on the most testosterone. Only both Gibson and Trump are professed Christians and unlike religiophobia which is justified, if you yourself believe to know the mind of God, by what criteria can you hold any holy warrior at fault.

Though the claim “to have directives from God” is typically just employed to promote our natural tendency to the Golden Rule, it also lends itself more easily to justify violence than all else.

This is to say nothing of the personal and social cost for simply diluting the definition of ‘truth’.






55b5538a6ddceBelief is an, at times, necessary concession, not an idol to be sought.

“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”
― Voltaire

Dear God

Aside from the fact that there can be no misinterpretation of that written by the Omniscience, either: religion (the belief you have directives from the creator of the universe) is most easily construed to reassure and rally sociopaths; or it creates them.

That is to say nothing of the social and personal cost of not being self-critical about the nature of truth.

Of land and religion, the two predominant justifications for war, which is an integral part of life, and which can be argued is rooted in mere fiction?

Is it possible that those attributing the good they do, to religion, would do good irregardless, and only so misidentify their inspiration, for hope that religion can in fact be compelling enough to deter wrongdoers.


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The claim to know that there is no conscious being responsible for this universe, is as absurd as the claim to know that there indeed is one.

I define ‘theist’ to mean one who suspects God responds to human behavior, and ‘atheist’ to mean everyone without that assumption.

Even if nothing can be known for certain, not all hypotheses are equally plausible. It is far more likely that 1+1=2, than that 1+1=3.

It is far more likely that the gods humans have worshiped throughout history are all equally man made, than to imagine the designer of time and space found it a meaningful challenge, adding to the mix his own scripture, which indeed to many, can not be distinguished from the litter.

It is far more likely that the complexity of matter is so profound it could evolve to become the consciousness we experience, than it is to image that nature is at times suspended to say- split a sea to accommodate a group of fleeing slaves who descend from the first human to correctly guess the number of existing gods.

Whereas the faithful submit their position is rooted in hope, the case can be made that the atheistic position is objectively far more probable.


Why does a life of celibate devotion not deter deviant priests?

Why are mortars typically of those who hold a notion of an afterlife?

Sensationalism aside, well intentioned beliefs of individuals significantly impact us all.

Why are those resisting the science of evolution and climate, typically Theists?

Why are those insisting sexual orientation is a choice, and objecting a woman’s right to choose, typically Theists?

It is only once understanding that theism is untrue, that one begins to experience the gravity of religion’s consequence.

Aim to root your beliefs in as unquestionable truths as possible.


“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” ―Neil deGrasse Tyson


fishbowl1If you think religion can be practiced by its followers without interfering in the lives of others, your failing to account for the past couple of thousand years.