Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quote of the Week

Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man — living in the sky — who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever til the end of time!
But He loves you.
He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more.
George Carlin

6 comments:

Paz said...

:D

Leisha Camden said...

God is a pervert ... ;-)

Paz said...

Theologian Bishop Malcolm Kellar on God watching people having sex "And it’s not just married couples having missionary sex,but even the most kinky and depraved stuff you can imagine. He watches it all, every single day.”
When pushed on the fact that God was against this “But that sure doesn’t keep him from watching."
;)

Leisha Camden said...

Are you serious? An actual bishop actually said that? o_O That is almost too much ...

I don't understand, don't these people hear themselves talk?

Paz said...

thought it was too funny, thought you might like :)

Anéa said...

Christianity (and other religions, for that matter) never was great when things were taken literal... I like many of the thoughts, but when people present me with old books and points to one specific line or word, without understanding the context at all, I just wanna gag them with a spoon... Especially when they sit there with a translated book, which is an interpretation of a text, adapted to the translater's time period and view on the world... (long live hermeneutics).

The thing about God watching - I see that more as one's conciousness. You can do a crime (or a bad deed, or whatever), but as long as you know it's wrong it will haunt you. If you're a normal human being, at least...

Much of the early christianity was highly spiritual stuff. The many tales in the Bible were meant to be allegorical, not literal. The closest modern day example I can think of are all these grand movies coming out the last 15 years, with a noble race fighting against some less noble rase. Gee, I wonder what that might be an allegory of... *rolls eyes* The newest example: "Avatars".

You can't take these movies literally, believing blue creatures/green monsters/whatever are out there. They're telling a story you can choose to find some wisdom in, or not. I see the Bible the same way.