The Abrahamic religions all claim that their god created humans in his image, they insist that this all-powerful, all-knowing being made us just the way he wanted us to be. He’s god after all, surely he knew what he wanted his creation to look like, right ?
So why then do so many of his followers on this planet have such an urge to mutilate their offspring’s genitalia ? Continue reading
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The media are having a field day with this story :
US police have arrested a 22-year-old Milwaukee woman after a man was stabbed more than 300 times.
According to an affidavit accompanying a search warrant, Arizona man Ruben Vati, 18, was bleeding from the neck, arms, legs and back when he called police about 9.00pm on Sunday.
The man told police he met 22-year-old Rebecca Chandler online and took a bus from Phoenix to meet her.
Court documents said once he arrived he was bound and stabbed over two days.
Documents quote Chandler as saying the cutting was consensual during sex but quickly got out of hand. She said her room-mate, 20-year-old Raven Larrabee, is possibly involved in satanic activities and did most of the cutting.
Now look here. Just as there are no good and just invisible supernatural beings or gods in the sky, there aren’t any evil spirits, demons or satans either. What we have in abundance however is mad and homicidal and sociopathic and crazy people. And it looks to me like those two women might fall into one or more of those categories.
It drives me up the wall when I hear the word “satanic ritual”, when what is being descibed is in fact some mentally ill sociopath committing murder or torture. No gods, and no satan to hide behind when humans commit crimes against fellow humans, that should be the rule.
One of the best examples for true religious delusion is of course to be found in the rituals of the Catholic Church, like the one happening today. The basic idea is that when certain people, who are considered by the Church to be having either “fame of sanctity” or “fame of martyrdom”, die, they go to “Heaven”, a kind of celestial Woodstock without the drugs and booze, and once there, they somehow acquire the ability to intercede on living people’s behalf, when properly prayed for. This is called beatification, and is the second-last step on the way of becoming a Catholic saint. Once beatified and hence declared “Blessed”, successful candidates still need to have another miracle attributed to them for canonization, the last step on the way to sainthood.
In other words, those people believe that a certain person who has died goes on to some afterlife place, where he or she learns how to pick up the thoughts of living folks through telepathic transmissions, and by magic handwaving can interfere with events on Earth. That’s pretty crazy !
And if you pray to them and nothing happens, then you either ain’t doing it right, or god works in mysterious ways.
What I particularly like about the Catholics, is their obsession with the undead and their body parts, from bones to blood :
One of four small vials of blood removed from John Paul during his final days will be used, the Vatican said in a statement.
The Polish pontiff is to be beatified at a ceremony celebrated by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.  After being extracted, the blood was mixed with an anti-coagulant in the container to ensure it remained liquid.
“The blood and hair, these are from of the pope’s body, so these are relics of the first degree,” Cardinal Dziwisz told AFP.
The day when bones and blood of dead people aren’t being seen as holy relics anymore really can not come soon enough. Do something useful, and heal an amputee with your new-found powers, JP II ! I won’t be holding my breath.