Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Relgion and Politics: Fishing for the gullible

 Imagine a country supposedly so advanced as the United States that allows religion to have the slightest impact on politics. It must be the fact that three-quarters of our population are utter imbeciles that can't rely on themselves,but need the hope of the beyond as a salve for their dreary, forgettable, hum-drum lives . Want to see how people live in lands based on religion, try taking a look at such other countries as Iran. Iraq, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, or states like Tennessee, etc, where people live their lives adhering to ghost stories that should have been put to rest the moment man began to paint on cave walls. Would you like to live in one of them? By grace, no you wouldn't, gosh no.
Imagine a supposedly intelligent race of beings believing in such bunk. You  tell me " They speak the Truth" (whatever the hell that is)!Then:
If true then how do you explain atrocities such as the Holocost; Kamer Rouge; religions that preach the damnation of babies for no other reason than they were not baptised; religions that order those that do not believe to be converted or be killed. We won't even mention the witch hunts of the past that saw thousands and thousands of the old, ugly, innocent, mentally disturbed tortured and burned alive at the stake or a thrice married man hoping to become president running on a platform of truthfulness and morality. I could go on and on (and so can you) and pile example upon example.
If something good was to come unexpectedly into your life,what's the first thing you would do? Right away you would raise your eyes, say a few Hosannas and thank the God.And right away you forget all the effort you put in to acquiring your good fortune. Or on the other side (which is usually the case) it may just have been none other than a case of dumb luck?
 Do not kid yourselves that these politicians have the slightest faith in religious good as they pander for your vote. They are playing on your sense of  hope like Be Ho Grey strummed a banjo. Once they are elected God flies out the window and money comes rolling through the door.
Just imagine, the United States belaboring itself with what politician is the most religious? Oh, and as for these religious groups trying to exert their influence, they should be drawn and quartered. They have no place implanting their moronic ideas where they don't belong even by mere chance they may be sincere ( Just today a man claiming to be a devout Baptist tried to sell me stock in an oil field in Asbury Park, NJ)
America will be great again once its people throw off this hocus pocus and get in touch with that reality which made this country great in the first place.Which is either roll up your sleeves or use your head for something other than a hat rack.