Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Stupid God

I am coming to understand that the Party of Stupid believes in their own form of deity, which I have to say, would be labeled "The Stupid God". They believe the same God that sent his son to earth based on his love for humanity would select rich stupid people who are greedy and self centered to "rule" the rest of us when he also came in human form as his son and told us that "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than a rich man to get into heaven", while at the same time, that same god "chose" them to rule the American masses as if they were aristocracy, and seem to completely forget that people like Mitt Romney was only in a position of prominence through heredity, not appointed by God.
Then the Stupid God would have to have human qualities like anger, fear, insecurity, and prejudice against many of the "not so well defined in the spiritual text" religious books, who have been defined by the books. That means that the Stupid God is also a fascist. The reason I say that is because if the religious texts are "God's word" then he has to be a fascist because he believes in defining some people as "enemies" of God's Will, including women. And anyone who can read knows that out of "the fourteen defining characteristics of fascism" that number three is, "...3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc." and number five is "...5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution." and they want to buy and control everything we hear, which is number "6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.", and they constantly argue about scientific fact, which is number "...11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.", which means, YES, they are fascists. Religion is the same as a fascist government. We should take what we need from it and leave the rest and definitely not bring it into the voting booth.
The exact same Stupid God chose George W. Bush to lie to the American people in order to start two wars in foreign countries, killing thousands of people, while lining his cabinet's pockets with war profiteering dividends. If you ask George Bush and look right into his eyes and ask him why he did that, he will tell you he understands the extremists and religious crazies in the Islamic world and their need to control others with force and fear, through killing and terror, and you will realize that he does understand them because he is just like them.
Just like the way that we vote should be based on the record of the candidate, what his actions are, not what he says, and if we find that his actions and voting record don't align with what his rhetoric says, then, we don't vote for him. That also means that we don't vote for the reason of ideology. Let me explain. 
We don't vote for some people because they became rich through being a corporate raider who most have come to call "vulture capitalists" instead of venture capitalists because he doesn't have scruples. 
We don't vote for him because he belongs to the right religion that we prefer, because that is against everything we say in our constitution, because if we only vote for one religion that means we are trying to make a religion a matter of state. AND our first amendment clearly states that it "...prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances."
And that part about making it a law respecting an establishment of religion or impeding the exercise of religion, refers to ALL RELIGIONS, not just yours. Some people find that so difficult to swallow. I hear people say really stupid things like, "If there were no God, there would be no reason for us to be arguing over his existence." Let me address that in an analogy. If I said that, "IF there was no Boogey Man, there would be no reason for us to be arguing over his existence.", then, you can put it in perspective, since there is no proof of either one, except that some people believe in him. 
I am not saying that there isn't a divine force, a power of the Universe that connects all living things and the planet, I am just saying that the one invented in every form of pagan mythology, of which many are now considered mainstream religions, then, doesn't need to come into the conversation about how we treat other people. I don't need a book or a religion to decide what I should do as far as how I should treat other people. I know religion is forced on all of us at an early age, but our parents wanted us to get an idea about principles, not an ideology full of dogma. 
I don't have to think about religion that I choose if I stay with the one my parents gave me, when they told me, "We are Methodists", as if it was a genetic trait. I did find many things in spiritual principle through that religion but it was like my "gateway drug" to more modern thinking, a direction I was headed at long before my parents had any say in it. 
Religions chose us, we didn't choose them, otherwise there would be not need for evangelism and missionary indoctrination that has covered the globe. That, in my opinion, is "the business of religion" and has nothing to do with spirituality, because a religion that follows a deity that says to love your fellow man, doesn't say to brainwash him and hold him hostage. That is a cult: "...A system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object: the cult of St Olaf..."
The other part of that right now is that some religious people find principles by people from the bronze age that are no longer supposed to be valid in the religious texts, which were written and printed by human beings, no matter what the rhetoric is and that means the people who designed religious books were hoping to sell you on their specific form of ideology in order to control both you and "the market share" available in religion. 
Previous to the new Pope, Francis, I would have said that Mainstream Religions and their leaders all ask you to vote for people who keep them from paying income taxes, no matter what that person's failings, spiritually, are. If not, religious American leaders would not have endorsed anyone who was a warhawk or a sexual deviant, and we see that everyday. I am not saying that is how we pick a governing servant of the people, but it is against religious principles. 
 So, the main question I have to ask myself, and I hope you do to, am I following the principles of "The Stupid God" or do I know better?

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