Thursday, November 11, 2010


11 November 2010


“Just as long as people worship a God in heaven, there can be but little liberty on earth.” R. G. Ingersoll

Following a time of personal turmoil, uncertainty and upheaval in recent months, I am back. Before moving on, I would like to point out that Israeli Zionists continue to act like Nazi's; arrogant, self-important petulant persecutor's. God, that is, the God imagined by Moses, appropriated by Christian's, and used by Mohammed, is the underlying cause of nearly all humankind's suffering and war. And will be so long as It is considered or accepted as necessary or important to any aspect of government, or governance.

God and religion and religious practices may be just fine for individuals; I said “may be” just fine. So far there is no substantive proof or evidence of this, but if ignorance and superstition is someone's personal lifestyle choice, that's their deal. However, God, religion and religious practices are absolutely irrelevant and immaterial to any aspect of government.

If our species our civilization is to advance beyond our present condition and level of development anything and everything to do with God, religion and religious creed must be exorcised from our government. Then it must be somehow permanently prohibited in future. Keep in mind that as an American citizen I am primarily concerned with and speaking about United States Federal, State's, and local government. I do not have a vote in any other part of the world, therefore I have no say-so in other people's internal affairs. Although, while my concern is for all people everywhere, the United States of America is where I live.

This brings us to the current topic and my observation of ignorant American's electing idiots. That is to say they continue to elect idiots. According to American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd Edition, the first definition of an idiot is a foolish or stupid person. A stupid person is one that is slow to learn or understand. It is hard to imagine anyone challenging the assertion that our politicians, our elected representatives and officials are in fact, stupid. That is, idiots. Bear in mind that idiocy has little to do with education; Einstein is a great example of a brilliant is Rain-man.

But, our politicians are simply the resulting effect of general ignorance that permeates United States citizens and society. All of us. Ignorant is different from idiot. According to the same source cited above ignorant is lacking education or knowledge; unaware or uninformed. Again, I feel confident that, broadly speaking, there is very little room for argument or dispute that as a nation we are definitely lacking in education and knowledge. America's current rankings with the rest of the developed world regarding reading, math, science, health care availability, infant deaths, maternal deaths, disparity between the very wealthy elite and everyone one else, poverty rates, and with respect to basic human and civil rights is undeniable evidence of our ignorance.

Of course, when I or anyone points this out, the nearly unanimous response from fellow American's is defensive consternation. Another glaring indication of the pervasive pall and pox that is symptomatic of our ignorance. That is, our lack of education and knowledge.

But then again, why should we expect anything different or better? When a recent in depth survey by the Pew Research Foundation revealed that slightly more than ¾ of all Americans say they believe in some kind of God, Supernatural Power, or Force that either controls or interferes in the affairs of this world. Moreover, nearly 60% of our citizens claim that they pray regularly, believe that prayer is answered and can effect outcomes in their daily life, as well as throughout the world as a whole. Most of our nation's “God-believers” claim to be Christian whether or not they are affiliated with an organized group, church, or particular religious creed. More proof of ignorance plaguing the majority of our people.

Finally, to close out this posting I ask the reader to consider the following questions.

What good or long-lasting positive contribution has any God or any religion ever been with respect to humanity or civilization? Has belief in or worship of any God ever added to or unconditionally promoted the advancement of education, human discovery, science or invention? Is there any credible substantiated proof or evidence that any God, any prayer, act of worship or sacrifice ever prevented disease, famine, earthquake, flood, tornado, heart attack, or any of life's natural suffering or processes? Has any God or religion ever prevented war?

Conversely, has the idea or cause of God and religion actively prevented and even punished by torture by sentence of death practically every positive contribution, every scientific discovery and advancement made by humans? Has the idea or cause of God and religion ever been propagated by force with sword or guns? Has any war or conquest ever been perpetrated in the name of God or religion? Has the idea or cause of God and religion ever rejoiced and celebrated human life unconditionally without restraint? Has God or any religious orthodoxy ever been about human happiness here, and now? Is the idea of God and religion dedicated to human liberty and equality, or is it fundamentally about subjugation, servility, and suppression of human instinct, free thought, and all that is natural to the human condition of life and living?

I leave you with this to think about. The future of our nation depends entirely on people, not God. Our United States of America is in decline headed for certain failure because of Christianity, because of the deleterious destructive dogma associated with religions arising from the code of Moses, because of God. Our only real hope is to get God and religion as far away from our government as possible, and focus all our attention on the only thing that has any true value or meaning: human prosperity, growth, and happiness.

Until next time, Give Peace a Chance.

James Tinsley, B.A.

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