The moon is made of cheese, and death.

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The moon is made of cheese, and death.

Well, another snake oil salesman has bit the dust, and after all that pontification and selling of utopias his sky daddy didn't seem to care to have his best salesman stick around. Funny that with religion, in all of human history. The founders die like the laymen and stay dead just like the laymen. Tut was loved and famous and most Egyptian pharaohs were, but all of them died. Jerry Falwell died. Joseph Smith died. Stalin died, as too every pope.

How about this humanity? How about STOP FUCKING WORSHIPING ANYTHING, be it politics or religion. We all die so your title to me is about as amazing as taking a dump. Moon died, not because he was special, he died because he was a human, just like the rest of our evolutionary history. He will be no more remembered after the sun expands and fries the planet than I will be remembered.

When humans in mass begin to realize that there is no magic pill, only our common condition, then and only then can we maximize benefit and minimize harm.

Moon was no one's hero other than the credulous who bought his bullshit utopia. There are only humans, there is no magic pill or magic man. Life is messy enough and complicated enough without superstition fucking our heads to the point of war and division. Moon WAS a cult leader, as with all upstart "religions" in our history. The only difference between a cult and a religion is the political power the numbers have over politics, and that includes politics being a religion itself.

 

 

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Another case study

I'd forgotten about the Moonies, but they are another good recent example of how religions are created.

Take what appeals to the locals, syncretise it with a big, well known existing brand, brainwash, make lots of money, make friends with politicians.

They do a lot of business in North Korea and were matey with The Great Leader and The Dear Leader.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/leader-of-the-moonies-dies-aged-92-20120903-258z4.html

"Moon's view of God is quintessentially Korean, combining Shamanist passion and Confucian family patterns in Christian form," wrote Seoul-based author Michael Breen in his book "The Koreans".

"His God is the miserable parent who suffers in lonely agony in a world of unfilial and evil children."

Diddums.

 


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Brian37 wrote:Well, another

Brian37 wrote:

Well, another snake oil salesman has bit the dust, and after all that pontification and selling of utopias his sky daddy didn't seem to care to have his best salesman stick around. Funny that with religion, in all of human history. The founders die like the laymen and stay dead just like the laymen. Tut was loved and famous and most Egyptian pharaohs were, but all of them died. Jerry Falwell died. Joseph Smith died. Stalin died, as too every pope.

How about this humanity? How about STOP FUCKING WORSHIPING ANYTHING, be it politics or religion. We all die so your title to me is about as amazing as taking a dump. Moon died, not because he was special, he died because he was a human, just like the rest of our evolutionary history. He will be no more remembered after the sun expands and fries the planet than I will be remembered.

When humans in mass begin to realize that there is no magic pill, only our common condition, then and only then can we maximize benefit and minimize harm.

Moon was no one's hero other than the credulous who bought his bullshit utopia. There are only humans, there is no magic pill or magic man. Life is messy enough and complicated enough without superstition fucking our heads to the point of war and division. Moon WAS a cult leader, as with all upstart "religions" in our history. The only difference between a cult and a religion is the political power the numbers have over politics, and that includes politics being a religion itself.

 

 

That pretty much sums it all up.

I had forgotten all about the moonies. I didn't even know they existed anymore. Of course, when one cult goes out of style there is no shortage of self-proclaimed narcisstic messiahs to take their place and start another one.

I mean, that crooked old fuck L. Ron Hubbard ADMITTED that his religion was bullshit and people STILL fell for it.

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno


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Fortunately we're winning

Fortunately we're winning the war with the youth of today. Provided we keep it up & WW3 doesn't break out before it's over, we stand a pretty good chance at shutting down most of the brainwashing within a generation.

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A survivor's story

He became brainwashed, but escaped.

I find it hard to comprehend how such things can happen, but they do.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/03/moonie-cult-leader