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We kill faith every time we demand it of something that isn’t there. Religious institutions are built on demanding you believe things for now reason. I’m not even sure what happened in my own head last week but these people try to tell me I should believe their account of what happened in some guy’s head thousands of years ago. “It’s obviously true if you just take the leap of faith! Then you’ll truly see the glory of My Golden Calf.” The one thing that is blasphemy is my own experience. _____ forbid I have faith in my own Seeing. Buddha said the only thing you should trust is your own experience of life. Then they built golden statues of fat-face Buddha representing his own experience. Sure, it’s a picture of what experience could be, but it’s awfully hard to hold yourself in esteem while kissing a golden foot. “Burn the Buddha!”, is what I always say this once.

respecting your experience even if you can’t respect yourself

Faith is an imperative of life, though. Read the rest of this entry »

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God came down and talked to me last night. Was I dreaming? Don’t think so. Not the god-as-the-universe god, I’m talking God-God, Zeus-God. Real fleshy booming lightning and thunder and creator of universes on purpose God. He came down to me and told me my purpose in life. He said, “Your life is your purpose in the Universe.”

He told me my purpose in life was to be afraid, to experience depression, to regret everything, to be neurotic. God made me a promise, “I have willed that you make at least three more catastrophic mistakes before I kill you.” What a guarantee! How stressful! Why would God make me suffer so much? Not even as a test – why would he create such a foolish meaning?

He told me my purpose in life was to feel Read the rest of this entry »

It’s spooky to think of the worlds other people live in. Like those people scream at Justin Biebler. Or the ice cream man who smiles too big. Or the weirdo who wrote this shit. Or the psychotic. Your autistic cousin. An infant. Usually they scare me because they deny reason. They refuse to believe things demonstrated for them.

Mr Justin Biebler. (I'm just jealous BTW envy-ho!)


It’s easier to believe in unbelievable things when other people do. Or when an authority/expert tells you too. How else could we believe that a former Professor of Constitutional Law could pass the NDAA?

Sometimes it’s nice to read a very old book. Because if it’s old enough and the authors are dead enough then they got to be right! Some Muslims believe that they need to kill everyone else in order to go to heaven and take 72 of their chosen ones with them. It’s even more spooky, at least one more unit of spook, to think that they think I’m crazy for not thinking that. Anyone we could talk to would agree that it’s just absurd to think that you can go to heaven and take 72 people with you if you murder a bunch of people and yourself.
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Throughout history religion has been the cause and excuse for more bloodshed than anything else.  To be truly religious requires blind faith.

In most instances I think this faith is a negative.  It is this kind of blind faith in leaders that has led us to the shit show that is the state of US politics/economics/morality.  Blind faith allows suicide bombers to justify their actions.  Blind faith allows any religion to demand anything of their followers.  This kind of blind faith is a powerful force.  Faith allows a person to continue on in some direction no matter what obstacles they encounter.  That is why I think so many people thank God for their accomplishments.  Of course they wouldn’t be able to achieve any real success without the assistance of some great entity.  There are very few people in the world who can find this kind of faith in themselves, in humanity.

Faith is generally a good thing.  You need to be able to have complete faith in your ability to attain and attract what you want or you won’t get it.  But things get dangerous when you don’t understand your faith, when someone else directs your faith.

So Religious faith

+ can provide the extra umph needed

– isn’t always (or usually) directed properly

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