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MAY 2, 2009 10:29AM

Oblivion Sweet Oblivion - Religion Spawned Suicidal Dystopia

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The Sheep Sleep Eternal Peace Comes to Earth

A shadow falls over Earth like a cloak, blotting out light. It preys on those with less. Less knowledge, less love, less hope. It envelops us all.

It speaks of joy and acts as war. It is a call to action and inaction. It causes pain, yet is an opiate. Nefarious in actions, hopeful in words.

Desperation my friend, deliver them. For I am hope, I say it true. Deliver them to me on their knees begging so they proclaim, "Yes! I do want more, more of everything."

I have claimed more lives than the plague. Gleefully, I was partially responsible. Cleanliness is next to Godliness came later. Cleansing was taboo, death the outcome.

The worse-off you are, the happier the shadow is, the conundrum not considered. The shadow tells us all what we want to hear, yet delivers nothing. It is absolved for tragedies and thanked for all that is good.

I did not die during the plague. Nor did it save its flock or those that loved it.

Go forth...It tells you to ask of it, yet it may not answer. If it does not, you are unworthy or the blame lies with others.

Go forth... multiply. No need to think for yourselves. Do not furrow your brow in thought. I am the answer and the question.  Search no more... multiply. I gain strength as you gain in numbers. I love life. I will worry for you. I will think for you. More life, more pain the more you turn to me. Mother Nature has turned against you, you are bastards now. I will take care of you. Think not, want not.

Mother Nature abandons you, her milk sour with sewage. Her bread basket she chooses not to fill. Bastards she makes you. Go forth and multiply... I will think for you.

I thought I had my freedom from you and for you with the plague. You haven't been here long enough to be remembered. A blink of the eye you understand... you are a flicker of light, too short and dull to illuminate a speck of sand.

You cannot comprehend today, reality your foe. That is why I exist. You give me power. I grieve for your losses and celebrate life. Go forth and multiply.

It's not accidental suicide, it's suicide by thought in absentia.

Close your eyes. I will tell you what you want to hear.

It lies, like opiates. Promising nirvana and delivering reality. The shadow engulfs Earth with its cloak.

I grieve for all the life I wrought. Feast at my table. You are all welcome. Pretend to tolerate others who are not of your shadow, yet know in your heart you are superior. You and you alone shall bask in my glory. You are right. I make this so.

Go forth and multiply my flock. I am good, I am good. It is as written, it is law.

If you despair it is not me, the shadow knows only happiness. I am the answer to all questions. Embrace life, for it will answer your prayers and deliver peace.

As you ascend into the sweet hereafter you will know a better sleep than you have known.

Go forth and multiply my sheep. As the peace on Earth you so desperately seek, I shall hasten upon you.

The answer is in the shadow.

Your vacant eyes tell me we are one. Yours is to breed, not to think.

I was not here before you, I perish with you. I bend to your will. Your words are mine, my thoughts are yours. You have created me in many forms, forcing me to war against myself. You see me where you choose and forsake me at your convenience. I am beholding to all and master of nothing. A slave to your indulgences.

So, my only hope for peace is to give you life, suffocating overabundant life will bring blissful sleep to us all.

Feel the warmth of my cloak. Bury your head in the darkness. Revel in zealous ignorance.

I am as you want.

I will grant you peace on Earth. But know this: you granted it unto yourself. A peaceful planet you wanted, a peaceful planet you shall have.

Wrapped in the darkness of my cloak, bathe in the warmth of ignorance. I too desire peace, but life will not let me rest. So I put upon life and more life until no more life could be... to attain my peace.

Go forth and multiply my sheep and the peace you so desperately desire I shall hasten upon thee... eternally.


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Please feel free to comment and rate if this stirs a neuron.
opiates messed with my neurons long ago! --rated--
I've not had any opiates. I envy you.
If someone were to ask me how long it took to write this I'd have to say a lifetime. 46 years and counting, to gain perspective.

I've written about it before (more directly), I think about it, I ponder... and then this comes out.

I'm as confused as the next person.

"haunting" is good... my better 90% called it "creepy" and said it would haunt her.
Neuron stirred. Rated.
I took great pains to type these tags in, several times. Since the site rejected them,.

Many people commented on my bad tags. I went for fun this time.
Thanks JK... could you pick up a burger for me?

I like mine medium rare, no pickle, special orders don't upset us.

all we ask is that let us serve it your way...it's wrong, but close.
Very interesting. Kind of a new and poetic way to say an old Marxist philosophy. Marx was the first to say “"religion is the opiate of the masses (people)." One thing you may not have considered is the "opiate of reason".

I had the unique experience of smoking opium once. So.....I operate on fewer brain cells than most. The one or two that fire regularly do ok. (yes, I did inhale) So, I’ll “whore” right along with you.

Marx Said: “Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract being squatting outside the world. Man is the world of man—state, society. This state and this society produce religion, which is an inverted consciousness of the world, because they are an inverted world. Religion is the general theory of this world, its encyclopedic compendium, its logic in popular form, its spiritual point d'honneur, its enthusiasm, its moral sanction, its solemn complement, and its universal basis of consolation and justification. It is the fantastic realization of the human essence since the human essence has not acquired any true reality. The struggle against religion is, therefore, indirectly the struggle against that world whose spiritual aroma is religion. Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo.”

There are better contemporary opinions than the simplistic, outdated, racist, eugenicist, atheist Marx.

Faith and rationality are two modes of belief that exist in varying degrees of conflict or compatibility. Faith is belief in inspiration, revelation, or authority. Rationality is belief based on reason or evidence.

Broadly speaking, there are three categories of views regarding the relationship between faith and rationality. Rationalism holds that truth should be determined by reason and factual analysis, rather than faith, dogma, or religious teaching. Fideism holds that faith is necessary, and that beliefs must be held without evidence or reason, or even in conflict with evidence and reason. (That's me)
Natural theology holds one can rationally infer that God exists, through inductive or deductive reasoning. (Dawkins would disagree) Too inconclusive. I am a fidiest.

From at least the days of the Greek Philosophers, the relationship between faith and reason has been hotly debated. Plato argued that knowledge is simply memory of the eternal. (I love that one) Aristotle set down rules by which knowledge could be discovered by reason.

Rationalists point out that many people hold irrational beliefs, for many reasons. (Everyone on OS) There may be evolutionary causes for irrational beliefs — irrational beliefs may increase our ability to survive and reproduce. Or, according to Pascal's Wager, it may be to our advantage to have faith, because faith may promise infinite rewards, while the rewards of reason are necessarily finite.
Believers in faith — for example those who believe salvation is possible through faith alone — point out that everyone holds beliefs arrived at by faith, not reason. The belief that the universe is a sensible place and that our minds allow us to arrive at correct conclusions about it, is a belief we hold through faith.

Beliefs held "by faith" may be seen existing in a number of relationships to rationality:

• Faith as underlying rationality: In this view, all human knowledge and reason is seen as dependent on faith: faith in our senses, faith in our reason, faith in our memories, and faith in the accounts of events we receive from others. Accordingly, faith is seen as essential to and inseparable from rationality.

• Faith as addressing issues beyond the scope of rationality: In this view, faith is seen as covering issues that science and rationality are inherently incapable of addressing, but that are nevertheless entirely real. Accordingly, faith is seen as complementing rationality, by providing answers to questions that would otherwise be unanswerable.

• Faith as contradicting rationality: In this view, faith is seen as those views that one holds despite evidence and reason to the contrary. Accordingly, faith is seen as pernicious with respect to rationality, as it interferes with our ability to think, and rationality is seen as the enemy of faith, since it interferes with our ability to believe.

Faith & Reason will never agree until we see God. (Whether here or there ^). The opiate of reason depends on finite experience. The Opiate of faith depends on the internal revelation of what is not temporal. To he who has not had the experience, no explanation will do. To he who has had the experience, no explanation is necessary”. One mans opium is another mans revelation. Hmmm? One can only wonder.

To those who resist faith, it must be, it can only be,….opium. To those who embrace faith, opium is not a fitting enough description.
1 Corinthians 2:13-14 (English Standard Version) “And we share this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.”

The power of Grace and Mercy lies in the FACT that they must be bowed to to be received. (Before you flippantly disagree, you gotta digest that one) Without the knowledge of our need, we will never receive….faith.

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”

philos777... thanks for your input...

it will take me a tad to decipher it all... and yes I used marx, and many others.

Give me a minute.

Thanks though... is this a cut and paste for you?
wow, I just read the Marx part... it reminds of people speaking their mind and having good points... then they say something bad... or interpreted as bad.

Like socialism... let's help people.

No we must post record profits!

Those that own stock want record profits, those that work for the company want a raise. Profits win.
I wanted to put a "w" in no, but you can't recant you comments.
Well I am on opiates but here goes:
I, the idiot, once again did not see the forest for the trees.

Nudity, I should have nudity.
OK, Philos 777.

You win. For length and girth.

There is a lot of good stuff in there. Was this a prepared response?

Damn long...

This is nicely done. The manner in which it reveals the contradiction that is religion is definitely neuron stimulating.

Thanks Rick.

I meant it to be different.

I've done the heads on before...it hurts.
Hello Jay - hm. I will need to read this again. And again. It offers several dimensions, how lovely. Not something to scan after several Saturday beers. I like it, I know that. And the best stuff asks you to re-read it. I will!
damn you jay for stirring my neurons--i just got them both settled down!...though i'm 'faith' side of the fence, i thought this was a beautiful meditation...rated
Thanks to you both.

I thought this would be huge. Topic good. Title not so good.

I didn't use the title properly.

I failed.

Such is life.

Some of my favorite writing down the crapper.
Rated - very provoking - keep writing

As one door closes another opens -

Don't ask where this thought came from - suicide and pregnancy both bring about a profound change - both are endings to a single life.
The Marx quote and the bullet points I got from Wikipedia. The commentary is mine. Thanks.