Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Rosenberg emphasized that evil “needs to be desperately explained.” The Christian theologian responded by saying: “The problem here is that we are assuming that God's purpose is just to make us happy in this life, but on the Christian view that's false. The purpose of life is not worldly happiness as such, but rather the knowledge of God. There may be many evils that occur in this lifetime that are utterly pointless with respect to producing worldly happiness, but they may not be pointless with respect to producing the knowledge of God and salvation and eternal life.”
Audience members, the formal debate panel and online viewers all said that Craig, the Christian theologian, won the debate.
I hope there was more to it than that but still I seem to have missed the point here or the whole boat.
The purpose of life is the knowledge of God?
Empirical knowledge?
Epistemological knowledge?
Emotional Knowledge?
Intellectual Knowledge?
Scientific Knowledge?
First define Knowledge and then go on and define God.
And those were the second and third assumptions only.
The first assumption was to ASSUME that life has a purpose.
1.       We ASSUME life has a purpose
2.       We ASSUME we know what knowledge is despite all the contradictions of epistemology and
3.       We ASSUME there is such a thing as one God vaguely defined amongst 1000 myths.
That is a lot of ASS and U and ME if you ask ME.
All these debates seem so absolutely pointless to me.  The rules are bent, the audience is bent, pride and prejudice play the biggest part in it and it is as invalid as democracy.
We haven’t moved a single inch forward from the days of the Aeropagus
and public intellectual masturbation. 
Rhetoric is not a science.
Rhetoric is a mastering of fallacies to fool the many.
Paul was just one more rhetorician among millions.
The truth is that there is NO explanation for our race of violent apes.  We are evil and that’s it. We are cruel and we don’t need no gods and no demons to be so we can do it all by ourselves same as any other apes do.
What is the point at all of master debating with another monkey?
Are we going to convert the planet to reason and good sense?
Greed and Ignorance will rule forever or until the day the last human dies after having destroyed all other humans around him.  There is no redemption in the universe. 
So what is the point anyway with debating with greed and ignorance? What does it achieve?
Majority and numbers on your side mean nothing at all here.
So Craig could have just STFU after his first seven words then
The problem here is that we are assuming PERIOD. STOP. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Missing the Mark

Missing the fucking mark is such a big deal in this world. 

An awful lot of religion seems to be founded on negative words.

Aletheia, (Truth)  Hamartia (Sin) all express the lack, the removal, 
the negation of something.

The removal of the river Lethe, the missing of a lot or destiny appointed to us by some mysterious will somewhere.

So much foaming at the mouth over other people missing their mark while totally forgetting how many times they have missed the fucking mark themselves.

All empowered again in our darkest subconscious twisted minds, the so-called Freudian defence mechanism which bring the absolute worst of us all and which apparently are inevitable AND inexorable as well.

Projection, Repression, Regression
Denial, Displacement, Dissociation,
Rationalisation, Intellectualisation
Passive Aggression, Isolation.

All sicknesses found in large numbers in religious people.

If one is worried about missing the mark one should worry about missing the mark of reality and mental health really.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Venereal Veneration or Roshi This!

Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. 
This includes every mosquito,
every misfortune,
every red light,
every traffic jam,
every obnoxious supervisor (or employee),
every illness, every loss,
every moment of joy or depression,
every addiction,
every piece of garbage,
every breath.

Every moment is the guru.”

Even when that teacher himself, that sacred guru is an arrogant, alcoholic, adulterous, obnoxious, seducing piece of garbage prick preying on his disciples.

For Fuck Sake when will people see?

For one thing, I keep repeating it:

Life, the Universe is NOT AN ENTITY.

It has no will, no wishes, and no desires.

If it has any ‘will’ at all it is only concerned about itself. Propagating itself, surviving and procreating and that’s all. 

It doesn’t give a fuck about you as an individual and your capricious tender little needs and wants.  

A sperm does not think! It acts. 

It doesn’t give a fuck about the million other sperms surrounding it.

They can all die as far as it is concerned.

The universe does not care for one planet more than another and given time will not flinch at launching deadly asteroids on us one random day without the will of anyone or anything.

Back to my original quote now. The pride of life. The wisdom of a guru.
To have submissive mindless slaves, err I mean disciples, around him who worship his every word and move.  

Submit to your evil masters just in case I ever become one of them and I usually do as we all know what power does to someone.

Obey! Obey! Obey! And take off your underwear while you are down there bowing to me. And above all give me all your money. You don’t need it silly, a primate like you would not know what to do with it anyway.

This is always what happens when equality is taken away,
 when it is laid down at someone else’s feet. 

Sit my way.
Eat my way.
Shit my way. 

And one day, 

one faraway day 

you will be perfect too just like me.  

Perfect until I get caught with my pants down of course.
Perfect in pure hypocrisy.

Many have become filthy rich telling you what life and the universe wants and if lucky they end up showing with Oprah. 
When life and the universe do not talk at all in fact no more than any gods do but we all know that now don’t we? 

The ultimate common quality of life, the universe, and the gods is to be utterly speechless.

That ultimate quality is given to us baboons to translate to interpret these mute masters we have invented and  to Ka-Ching all the money for them too since not only don’t they have any tongues, they don’t have any hands either poor things.

So go on then. The world will always be full of shamans and charlatans.  

It’s a profitable business and the fringe benefits are awesome.  

Not everyone can become a rock star after all.

Or you could question everything and stay poor. :)

Dominion Dominate

As the owner of a beloved pet rabbit and also as a man getting older by the minute, I am becoming more and more sensitive to cruelty to animals in a strange way.

I watched a very traumatic French film last night and I was a bit horrified at the “cold-heartedness” of the reputable film maker Robert Bresson.  The film was Au hazard Balthazar and I hear its so-called sister film Mouchette is even crueler to animals having won an 8th place in IMDB’s list.

I am far from being a PETA or vegan freak but I do not see the necessity of cruelty for the sake of art.  The very strange reactions in the comments do not surprise me much as there are plenty of idiots out there and many do not seem to know the difference between acting and real.

Another film I had found quite traumatic as well was Renoir’s La règle du jeu.

French in the 30’s and in the 60’s did not seem to mind showing it.  They are not guiltier than their Russian, Spanish, Chinese or even American counterpart but from what I hear it is hard for one to be a vegetarian tourist in Paris and the techniques of producing foie gras have always been quite controversial.  

Add to this an existentialist approach and maybe some  Dostoyevsky/Dostoïevski and who knows?
Even Dexter could show some controlled violence towards animals by removing the offending dog and relocating him in a less offensive place. J

So now I am not quite sure if I want to continue my exploration of Bresson and watch this ‘sister-film’.  I probably will knowing me even though I am getting more and more soft core every day now. Curiosity might win on this one but I am not pushing the envelope anymore. 

Life is all we have and every breath counts and is precious.  

In a strange dichotomous paradox I will still eat my chicken/lamb/pork/beef every day though but I carry flies and spiders live outside, well sometimes anyway not all the time J I did put rabbits out of my menu though. J

The attitude though is still ongoing from what I hear not only in B movies like Cannibal Holocaust but in ‘reputable’ filmmakers like Lars Von Trier and a scene to cruel to survive the editing floor in Manderlay from what I hear.

At least we know that the horrifying scenes of Antichrist were NOT real. I still have those deeply encrusted in my mind now therefore my reason for getting more and more soft core; some things just cannot be unseen.
Tripping horses and cockfighting and bullfighting will go on for quite some time I am afraid showing us the absolute ‘superiority’ of man over the animal kingdom given to him by god himself.  Read highly sarcastic tone here.

I don’t quite see the correlation though between smug existentialism and cruelty to animals.
O well here is my piece on film criticism, a commentary I will not attach to the IMDB long debate but some notes I needed to clarify in my head and what better way than writing them down now.

P.S. After having seen Mouchette, right on the top of my head I would put Au hasard Balthazar and La règle du jeu above 8 in the list of cruelties from my POV and talking only of what I have seen personally.