Sometimes my blood pressure just can’t take the insanity and arrogance of these religious nut jobs.
From clown politics we turn to clowning around in religion.
It was on a news headline, as if it was important to the universe, that a preacher had come to our town, and filled a huge arena. The people who flocked to fill it acted like the gullible sheep that they were, and matched the numbers that the home town of this preacher enjoys in Texas. Well, there is the explanation right there. If over 50,000 sheeple fill his auditorium each Sunday in his hometown in Texas, it only proves that they have to be the biggest conglomeration of fools ever.
What do they get out of this Sunday service? Pie in the sky promises surely. More entertainment with a guilt free tag to take home to dinner at least.
Sociologists have made the claim that religious feelings were necessary to our survival when we were painting ourselves blue, and bopping each other over the head with clubs. Now that those clubs have gone into high tech, and we have more people than the planet can support comfortably for all, what do we need religion for?
We still need to control the vast populations somehow, and the controllers, like this preacher man, have the street smarts to exercise it. As do the mullahs, rabbi’s, and various popes.
The name of the game now is showmanship, ratings on social media, and filling the basket when it is passed.
My question to the universe is why we can’t give credit where it is due, and assign blame where it belongs?
We ignore the great buildings on our planet, and sing the praises to con artists, long dead flim- flam men, and an invisible sky daddy. It has not gone well for all religions however. In South America the Catholics are losing out to the evangels, the internet shines the light of truth on all religious practices, with the resulting number of apostates rising in the youth, and the laws are being introduced to chip away at the hidden crimes of the priestly classes.
I understand that there are billions of human beings on this planet who believe in the supernatural, and take solace when they have a death in the family. It gets them through the night by praying to a deity who never answers, and they can convince themselves that they were helped. Then there are those that don’t need all the trappings of religion and know it is all a crazy hoax. I cannot buy my way to heaven with paying a priest for an indulgence. I cannot learn secret passwords and handshakes to get me through to the highest level of celestial delights, and I do not ever want to deal with the deceased members of family, not here or over there. Whatever. Between crazy politicos and even more insane preachers, life is now making a turn to the Kafkaesque.