Day: May 29, 2020
RELIGIONS are merely manifestations of megalomania posing as piety. To imagine that one is having dealings with the force that created this cosmos while reducing that to some theological rules and verbal formulae to which one must adhere or be guilty of heresy (and therefore subject to condemnation and anathematization) is the height of lunacy. Such a mentality shows religion to be a form of madness.
The logical outcome of all religions (including Christianism and Islam) is some kind of an Inquisition, with inquisitors labelling incisive questioners as heretics. More pointedly, those who profess to represent Christ’s name who root their spiritual prowess solely in intellectual doctrine must inevitably become the inheritors of the Inquisitions, believing everyone who does not follow their rigid shibbolethic pathway to be a heretic. Religion is, after all, just another form of crude collectivism (a polite expression meaning “cult”). To such people, I will always be a heretic. I regard that as the greatest compliment. Before them, I am an unrepentant heretic. And here that unrepentant heretic responds to their quasi-Inquisition. Read the rest of this entry »