A little while ago, I made the statement Jesus was an atheist. What does this mean? He spoke of a different God and a different Heaven, but most of all he spoke of a different love, than that of the Old Testament. So they killed him. And they stripped him of his humanity, erased his true history, until finally perverting his teachings into that hideous monstrosity which is Christianity as we know it. Or, as I prefer to call it, anti-christianity, since nobody in their right mind will see even the slightest similarity between today's obsessive cult of worship and the quiet life-as-it-is ethics of the master himself.
When it comes to religion I have absolutely nothing against personal faith. Whatever gets you through the night. Nor do I have any problems with systems of belief and the free discussion thereof - even though I myself name (what to me seems like) unnecessary belief 'superstition'. There are many big questions in life and few answers. I understand all this. What I do have a problem with, however, is tyranny; in whatever shape or form, whatever flag it comes sailing under. I have a problem with the idea that there exists some kind of unquestionable, cosmic authority; and, in particular, the idea that the will of such an authority is (or has been) mysteriously 'revealed' to an elite of specialists - churches, congregations, priests, prophets - who by virtue of this are bestowed with the skills and mandates to be leaders of men, deciding how people should be and behave, how they should live their lives.
There may or there may not be a God. We cannot know. But if there is a God, wouldn't he be best left alone to mind his business as he best sees fit? If you think about it, isn't it horrendously blasphemous to assume that you even remotely can understand what it entails to create and maintain an infinite universe? Would an all-powerful creator write texts in Greek and Hebrew? Wouldn't he rather... write in the language of galaxies, comets and shooting stars? Who are all these people to sit in judgement of creation? Wouldn't God want all of his creatures to simply BE, that which they were created to be, each to their own nature? I don't get it. I really don't. But I can see the fear and the hatred in all those so-called religious types, with all their scriptures and commandments. How small they are! How pathetic! Fear-mongers of the world, hear my words: You better hope that the God you speak of doesn't exist, for otherwise you will get yourself into some serious trouble for all the evil that you are doing.
(This text was written by me in October 09, and originally published on another website.)
"The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind." (Alphonse Donatien De Sade)