From: Kenneth Van Oost (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 19 Jan 2006 - 19:44:27 GMT
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From: Kate Distin <email@example.com>
> The same point stands in response to Kenneth's question whether religion
> is a mental disease. Language like this (or like Dawkins's "mental
> virus") implies that religion is something harmful and misguided, but
> neurological explanations of religion are no more relevant to the
> question of God's existence than evolutionary explanations are.
Reading what you have been thru', you got my sympathy, but no more than
that. It is not that god exist that everything is allowed and all can and
said or done in his name !
I am sorry to say, but in the context of this forum, your mind is infected
memes that never will die, moreover, " God is not dead, nor is he dying, be-
cause such a cock- up won 't die, an illusion never dies, a fairytale will
be refuted. ", that writes Michel Onfrey in his new book ' Atheology '.
Who today doesn 't believe, the atheist_ like me_ gets cursed, loathed and
is consired as being immoral and repulsive.
I am NOT, and I live my life by the rules of Nietzsche, Ubermensch- thought,
not the kind that was used by the Nazis, but the thought that we can become,
more human ' above- human ', by being an individual and an atheist !
I don 't need any god, I don 't need Nietzsche as he himself said it so many
times before to be the one I want to be.
Oh, I ought, I must...must I....following rules and orders, but I want to
my own judgments, I obey my rules, I got autonomy and desire freedom.
Within a religious context I ain 't gonna get so many chances, we must make
a start to a post- christian worldview, " militant atheistic and a radical
for the choise between a jewish- christian society and het combatting
one ". ( Onfrey)
I believe, that is quite another thing that being religious, that Dawkins is
in fighting religion. There is only one world and the one is here under own
feet. No Thora, no Bible and no Koran, but only an extreme criticism of the
pure, consequent rational reason.
No Kate, being religious is in my book, being soft and weak, you need some-
thing trancedental, something outside yourself to be yourself or at least
you got an ' oneself ' . You need a will of your own to stand above religion
and fight it. Religion forces you to let it all go and forces you to live
its own rules. Who is in the wrong here !?
" If God doesn 't exist, everthing is allowed ", writes Dostojevski but
turnes it upside down and says, " just because God exists everthing is
and that is so damn true !
That praying makes you feel better, well so be it, but I don 't believe in
supernatural being or force that will or can guide my life. I lost my
I got personal downfalls and I failed in many things, but my misfortune
to a old man in the sky, thank you !
No harm intented,
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