Thanks for replying to my light goad in such a positive manner.
I enjoyed your little rant on atheism. There’s a name for those that swarm the internet aggressively baiting and mocking other religions: particularly Christians. It’s not atheists, it’s cunts.
One tip I will offer for you to consider: If you want to publish your thoughts, disguise the rant overtones by directing a little toward yourself in a humorous way. As I said, I enjoyed what you wrote, but I can’t see it being read sympathetically, which is a shame, as you make some good points.
When asked what my politics or religion is, I tell them I’m Objectionist.
Not when I want something, and have to fill in a form to get it however. There is never a box to tick for ‘Objectionist’. If I choose: ‘Other’, I will usually have to explain myself. There’s never enough room on the questionnaire, and I know it will prejudice whatever claim I am making, so I always mark: “Cof E.” (Church of England, the same as our revered monarchy.) I’ve sworn on the bible when in court, for the same reason.
Hypocritical? Not at all. It’s their rules. I just want a fucking passport, or for the jury to believe me.
When you see arseholes with their hand on their chest being sworn into office, do you think for one moment that they are scared of divine retribution for the deeds they have done to get to that position? Or for the future actions they are swearing against doing, knowing damned well they will break their oath?
They can’t really believe in God or they’d never take the oath. If they don’t believe, why should I?
Objectionist is a word I had to make up, as there seems to be no other label for me. Hopefully it is self-explanatory. Object is a great verb: It allows you to voice opposition without ever having to do anything about it. That suits me fine.
I object to most everything that the mindless follow without question, whether it is a political doctrine or religious one. I almost admire those who at least carry out ‘the faith’ with cynicism. And I suppose I envy those who go to the trouble to set themselves up at the top of the pile: The church leaders; those who lord it over all, even kings. Nevertheless, I object to being told I must adhere to their rules.
Rules are unnecessary and often not logical. Most people would live their lives honestly and decently without them. The others are going to do what they want anyway.
No, rules and laws are set with the objective of controlling the rest of us. Who set up the original rules? The church leaders, of course.
I look forward to more of your thoughts. Best wishes, Frank.