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The Evil God


“We are mechanical creatures of little importance in the cosmic scheme of things.”

Xenocrates

Wayne Bent aka Michael Travesser, sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual misconduct in yet another Christian cult.

Wayne Bent aka Michael Travesser, sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual misconduct in yet another Seventh Day Adventist Christian cult.

The Michael Travesser cult in the New Mexico desert reminded me about the Biblical prophecy that we are in end times, that many will come claiming to be the Christ and that many will be deceived. So I got to the point of thinking: Why would God in all his wisdom, allow his own people to be deceived? I found this thought to be most troubling. In fact, I am now more certain than ever before that the general well being of mankind was never in God’s interest at all.

The End Times

Recently, I saw the Nicholas Cage movie “Know1ng” and it got me thinking again about the book of Revelation (which is what the movie was about). The Bible predicts that there will essentially be wanton and indiscriminate destruction, much of which will be preceeded by grand acts of deception (expressed in the allegory of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse).

If one is such that they follow Biblical prophecy closely, then they will be able to tell you that the four horsemen of the Apocalypse have unveiled themselves in full regale. The white horseman of deception is all around. From Jim Jones to Marshall Applewhite to Michael Travesser, these news makers are only a smidgen of the over 3,000 cults in America.

The second, red horseman of war is no less conspicuous. The wars and rumors of war predicted in the Bible have taken up so much of the content of our daily news over the last 40 years that one is inclined to think that there was no real period of peace time since World War II. Now we’ve got Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia in the mix.

One could argue that the third black horseman of disease and famine and the fourth pale horseman of death are logical results of war. However, if we factor in the deadly 2008 quakes in China, Turkey and surrounding regions, the 2oo4 Indian Ocean tsunami, plus this overinflated swine flu outbreak, then these tallies of the dead are notably significant.

The character of Jesus wasn’t particularly happy about the disciples asking him for a sign of the end of the times. He thought it would lead to a form of hypocrisy. Never the less, the events of Matthew 24 are no less conspicuous. But that’s not what troubles me. What troubles me is that all this death and destruction seems like a functional necessity.

The Blood Culture

War on terror graffiti

Although it should come as no surprise to me, it is no less troublesome to consider all the human lives which have been lost in all of this. Every time I hear of a street side bomb going off in Iraq or a suicide bomber claiming the lives of dozens, I wonder if the Christian God considers it necessary to save the souls of those lost to these events.

The truth is, if Christianity has any credibility at all, then we are left to believe that these hundreds of thousands of people who are dying tragically are going straight to hell. Most of these people have never even heard of Jesus. Most of them are giving their lives for a spaghetti monster that seems to thrive in their demise.

And before we crucify the Muslims, let us not forget the hundreds of thousands of lives that were ethnically eradicated in the Bible in the Old Testament books of Judges, Kings and Chronicles. As far as humans are concerned, God appears to be little more than a wantonly and indiscriminately malevolent being who thrives on human bloodshed.

If that’s not the case, then these middle eastern cultures which seem to be the root of all of today’s most popular religions are propagating a cultural mythology that seems more than anything else to be a product of a culture of violence and bloodshed. All of the countries in that belt embody a blood culture. It is brutish, violent and stupid.

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And if you think that was nonsense, then consider the fact that even today, long after Bush was exposed to be little more than a liar, many service men and women still think that the war in Iraq has anything to do with 9/11. Bush is just the latest in a long line of religious instigators whose beliefs have led to yet another war and thousands of deaths.

It is true that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. Now that Islam wants to take the baton, I’m finding it hard to differentiate between these instigators. The fact that both religions were born in the same region of the world should come as no surprise. They both carry this culture of violence that has now irrecoverably infested the world.

Isn’t it curious that all the religions which claim to be instigators of peace are the only religions in the world which actively try to recruit followers and are the number 1 sources of violence in the world? The Blood Culture of the Middle East has been masquerading as a violent saviour of humanity for far too long – and quite frankly, I’m sick of it.

The God Delusion

British Muslim Protest

I have often wondered why an omnibenevolent God would desire bloodshed. But isn’t this nothing more than a modern day manifestation of ancient pagan rituals in which human blood sacrifices were made on an altar? Given this ubiquitous madness, anyone who still believes in an omnibenevolent God is obviously still deluded.

When you consider the magnificent grandeur of the universe, it is hard to imagine that anything out there is actually on our side. Our very existence is based on borrowed time. When we’re not busy killing each other over mythology, we have to remember that all our lives on this planet can be instantly voided by any number of giant metal rocks in space.

That we’re still alive to even have these thoughts is a miracle in and of itself. Perhaps that’s why we think of our continued existence as being awarded by some being. We’re no different from the Native American Indians who look up into the sky and call this unseen force “the great spirit”. We personify everything we do not yet understand.

What really shocked me as I thought about this delusion, is that the gods of our religion are no different from the gods of ancient Greece. Our God gets jealous, experiences regret, has a temper and actually loves and hates in much the same way humans do. Zeus and his entire pantheon were no different. They had human-like temperaments as well.

So what makes our God different? Not a whole lot really. The key difference is that only the chief of the house of beings is referred to as god while the other members of the pantheon are referred to as angels. Aside from that, we’re pretty much dealing with ancient mythology by another name.

Firewood

Atheists have long opined that we are nothing more than mechanical creatures who, because of our highly evolved cognition, have over valued our existence. This would explain why we hold our lives to such a great quantum of significance. That is probably why we made up these ideas that somehow, our lives continue after death.

It is not altogether implausible. Humans are the only animals on the planet that think in the way we do. We look to the future and plan for things we cannot yet experience. We have hope and faith – things which are only useful while we’re alive. Thus, it is only natural that we continue this expectation even after witnessing the death of another human being.

This, I believe is the source of our delusion. We are thus, ultimately victims of our own cognition. We cannot accept, nay, we refuse to accept that we are little more than firewood, fodder for the inescapable and ultimate destruction of this world. Just as how Superman is an allegory of our mortality, we invented religion to quell our fear of death.

We are protozoa trapped on a multi billion year old mud ball, floating on a sea of fire, circling an atomic explosion several hundred million times the size of our world. If that doesn’t frighten you for a second, then you are still experiencing the delusion. Our life is incredibly fragile – more so than the microscopic creatures which make us sick.

The entire duration of our existence constitutes only a tiny blip in the entire duration of the universe. What kind of cosmic entity would consider our existence to be of any real significance? With an entire universe to manage, the atheists were probably right after all. We are mechanical creatures of little importance in the cosmic scheme of things.

Thus it is not implausible that some force of nature would consider our existence as little more than dust under a cosmic carpet. Maybe we were naive to think that any god of any sort would think we were all worth saving. I mean, isn’t that why Revelation claims that only 144,000 people out of six billion are saved in the end?

The Deception of a Loving God

Why does God allow well meaning people to be deceived by zealots?

Why does God allow well meaning people to be deceived by zealots?

When I presented my case to the elders of my church stating the strong contentions I had with Christianity, they simply presented to me that in the end times, God would bring about a strong delusion and that many of the elect would be deceived. They say that this is a part of Bible prophecy and that if I left the church, I would be fulfilling it.

So then I countered by asking this: Why would God, who claims to love humans, deliberately deceive them and prepare a place for them to be destroyed forever because of this deception that He instigated? How does it make sense that I’m trying to find the truth, but God has deliberately prevented me from finding it?

Why would God create evil (Isaiah 45:7) and set it upon us, knowing full well that even those of us who claim to love him will be ultimately destroyed as well? How do we reconcile calling him a “loving” God, when he has deliberately orchestrated the deaths of many innocent people, ultimately using the Devil as his attack dog? (Job 1:12)

How can I love a God who doesn’t care that I exist? No wait; why should I love a God who doesn’t care that I exist? I know that I can’t determine who is going to make it or not. However, I would be willing to wager that I’m not one of those chosen to replenish the new earth – especially given that this all knowing God has already drafted his list.

It has also occurred to me that my unusually high IQ is a gift that most people do not have. Therefore they will never be able to logically come to the same deductions about the inescapable fallacy of religion. What about all those people? They are not smart enough to sniff out a liar like Michael Travesser or Jim Jones. They are sheep for the slaughter.

Some elders have tried to convince me that God is impartial. I know now that such is utter rubbish. The only thing God is impartial about is the wanton and indiscriminate destruction of mankind. He has already chosen those who he would redeem. I therefore pity the fools who blindly follow religion only to get nothing in return. They deserve it.

God doesn’t care about humanity anymore than people care about ants infesting their picnic basket. Our existence only certifies that we are the ultimate winners of a cosmic lottery. The sad thing is, we were given enough cognition to realise that our existence is effectively meaningless, just before being summarily destroyed. What an epic joke.

Conclusively;

I think about all the people in the world who were born with disabilities, whose lives were short, painful and brutal. Even though we pity them, those of us who were born healthy are actually worse off. Ignorance is bliss. If we never had this thing called life, we wouldn’t be so bitter about having to let go of it – especially because it feels good to be alive.

This is why I’ve adopted a new philosophy of life: Live it for what it is worth right now. All of the people who were waiting on perfect circumstances to start living are wasting precious time. The only people who fear death are those who have not yet lived to the fullest of their being. When death finally comes, you should be able to welcome it with open arms.

Go out and see the world. Learn a new language. Take regular vacations. Indulge in your fantasies at least once. Don’t wait until tomorrow to tell the people you love how much you love them. Have no regrets. Don’t be held back from experiencing life because of some silly religion. For God knows none of this will mean anything when it’s all done.

If God doesn’t care, then why should we? If this is all we have, if this is all we can look forward to, then life is too precious a thing to waste contemplating God. I’m going to go out into the world, get married, raise a family and get it on. I’ve now resolved to embrace the imperfection of life instead of trying to think of a way to fix it.

I think this will most likely be my very last post on this subject, unless I am compelled by some unnatural imperative to consider it again. But that’s it, I’m done. I think I’ve killed enough brain cells on the topic. I’ve been going around in circles for a long time and it has bothered me for long enough. It’s time to put this nonsense to rest once and for all.

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  1. January 16, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Вот поэтому и иногда не хочется идти вперёд!

  2. Richard
    June 5, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Nitpicking – 2nd to last paragraph before the conclusion says “know know” instead of “know now”.

    I believe the prophecy of the horsemen is simply a categorization of four (4) things that have been present in EVERY era. Deceit, War, Disease, & Death.
    Every era has been filled with all these – maybe on different continents but it’s always existed.

    There is no GENERAL end days as the bible speaks. The end DAY is for each person. The day you die is your end day. As you’ve said – live life as best as you can.

  3. May 25, 2009 at 11:38 am

    “We are protozoa trapped on a multi billion year old mud ball, floating on a sea of fire, circling an atomic explosion several hundred million times the size of our world.”

    Awesome.

  4. May 25, 2009 at 8:59 am

    good subject

  1. November 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

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