Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Reasons to Lose My Religion in 2013

"Love is my religion." Bob Marley.
 Not really.  I just like the song.

"Faith is the commitment of one's consciousness to beliefs for which one has no sensory evidence or rational proof. When a person rejects reason as his or her standard of judgment, only one alternative standard remains to that person: his or her feelings. A mystic is one who treats his or her feelings as tools of cognition. Faith is the equation of feelings with knowledge."
     ~Nathaniel Branden

"I find the advocacy of “universal love” puzzling – if one takes words literally. Not everyone condemns sexual promiscuity, but I have never heard of anyone who hails it as an outstanding virtue. But spiritual promiscuity? Is that an outstanding virtue? Why? Is the spirit so much less important than the body?"
     ~Nathaniel Branden

Jeebus crackers don't taste good. 

Rejection of science and medical practices based on sound science kills.

Reason Saves.

Belief in fables kills.

Rwandan genocide.

Clitoral maiming of young girls as an acceptable Muslim practice.

Some Mormons in Utah gave us W.W.A.S.P.S. facilities to which we can send our troubled teens to be tortured.  [a nod to radical sapphoq there]

Life Support: Keeping the dieing alive long after they are dead.

Pedophile Priests.

"Corporations are People."

Many cultures have creation myths.

The death of Galileo.

Seeking the HERE rather than the "hereafter."

Mother Nature is a Real Muther [fecker].

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan

Atheists are sexy.

Too late.  I've already lost it.

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