If I say "I believe in God" I have made a statement about myself.
It doesn't say anything about you, about the world; about truth, or science, or the holy fucking grail.
It says something about me. It says that I have chosen to believe something that is meaningful to me.
With my belief, I can feel peace. It makes all this shit make sense. It makes me a better person.
I personally do not believe in anything, least of all in the concept of "truth".
But I can see why people succumb to the almost irresistible pressure of terror: You are alive. You will die. You will be alone. Nobody will ever be able to understand you. Nothing really makes any sense. All people are stupid and evil. You can't trust anyone. The world is trying to break you. Love is the name for something that will rip you apart in unimaginable ways.
It hurts and it is lonesome.
And yet... I can but laugh at all this shit. Bring it on, bitch.
Anyway, what I wanted to say is that the first commandment of the dark lord Moron is to think of yourself as smart.
I really really frown at "atheists" who seem to have an agenda. You don't know anything more than the believers, you fool. You just use different names for that same old shit: "I am right and you are wrong". Well, this is not quite how this world works. You may not believe me right now, but nobody gives a shit about you and your ideas. All of "science" is so fragile that it can be completely eradicated in two generations or less. This is not a world of spirits and illumination. This is the playground of the beast. It doesn't matter what you can equate and quantify; all that matters if whether you can fight and fuck.
The dark terror of your deepest secret life is real. It is out there. And it's coming for you.
You fools who spend your time quarreling over this or that idea... don't you have something better to do? Don't you have a lover that you can exhaust your more intense excitements with? Can you not spread your legs and invite fingers to explore your anus? Can you not seek to find your fear of pain expressed and quantified while being savagely beaten by a sexy woman (or man) who knows what you are seeking to understand?
I look at a lot of these "discussions" and I feel only disgust. Like the feeling of repulsion that you might feel at a 40 year old man harbouring the mind and desires of a 10 year old child - and behaving accordingly. Demented!
There are some real political problems connected with "faith". One of them is a consequence of a political system that I most vehemently disagree with: Democracy. We are not equal. There are idiots and there are people who work to better themselves. Those are not equals. It is preposterous that a professor of philosophy have the same vote as Joe the motherfucking Plumber. It doesn't even make any sense. But it sure as shit helps to keep politics corrupted! I feel something inbetween deep grief for the human race and murderous rage whenever I watch the activities of some religious cult. Those people do not deserve the right and privelege of a political vote. Not any more than you would give your fucking dog a vote on how to run your home. And that is why they are rightly called "Christian dogs".
But there are "atheist dogs" as well.
Being an officer of The Mind Police doesn't require any special badge.
Only that you are sanctimoniously thinking that YOU are right and THEY are wrong.
Which kind of flies in the face of the whole purpose of atheism.
It is entirely justified to feel rage when confronted with a Christian dog. Or a Muslim, Jew, and whatever have you. Hare motherfucking Krishna. Because those people are the agents of what will ultimately kill us all: Stupidity thinking it is smart. Do not talk to them. Do not feed them. Do not engage in that weird exchange of mental energy that they think of as a "discussion" - because you can only lose. Just smile and nod and say certainly, sir. Whatever you say, sir. Would there be anything else, sir?
"The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind." (Alphonse Donatien De Sade)