posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 11:40 PM
Let's consider this proposal.
This has nothing to do with whether God exists or does not exist. This has nothing
to do with religion, spirituality or anything else whatsoever.
Let's consider a world that does not use the word at all.
I personally would be fine with that; as a matter of fact, there might only
be positive outcomes.
Without the word God, there could be no way to create a devil. Without the
word God, there wouldn't be some grand flow-chart defined, where people
who suck up to a God-concept created by men are at the top, and the people
who have respect for nature are at the bottom. The words Heaven and Hell
would lose their ridiculous meanings, as there would be no human created
concept at the top; designed purely to dole out suffering to those who disagree
with you, nor a human-designed concept to dole out heaven when it's unearned.
Now blathering about the word God is purely ridiculous anyway. Let's examine
why this is the case with some simple questions that any child would understand.
Is God all powerful?
Is God all knowing?
Is God everywhere?
Is human intelligence tiny compared to God's?
So let me get this straight. If God decided to lie to you, there is no
way you could possibly know this?
No! I have faith! God wouldn't lie to me?
If God is God, how could you possibly know that?
By definition; a tautology of 1=1 really, any absolute God you can
absolutely trust CAN'T BE GOD AT ALL.
If you can't possibly know whether God is lying or telling
the truth, then all your rules and regulations that you follow
and try to convince others about make no sense. For all
you know, attending church or temple and reading your
holy book (whichever one it is) --- is the very thing which
pisses God off, and He will put you between two slices
of bread and eat you for lunch.
Now this is not some can God create a stone too big for Him
to lift sort' sort of garbage. This is not some logic trick.
There is no problem with defining God as nature.. but then
we could just say Nature. There is no problem with defining
God as the universe. Nobody is going to send you to hell
because nature or the universe doesn't happen to like you.
But when the word God has those silly attributes baked
into it, and then is used as a weapon to cause death and
suffering, then the word is crap and needs to be discarded.
It needs to be boycotted.
Am I saying that God does not exist? Not at all. Am I saying
that we shouldn't try to evolve towards a superior ideal?
Not at all. Am I saying that we should be kind and loving?
Not at all. Am I saying that we shouldn't be open to
infinite possibilities? Not at all.
Am I saying that if everyone gave up the word God, that
the world would be a much better place, and people
would have to find some other reason to hassle people
and be assholes?
Yes, that's what I'm saying.
I suggest that every last human stop blathering about God,
when they couldn't possible know one tiny fact about God,
unless God wants them to, and they'll never know, either
by faith, or by reason, that this has actually happened.
This same concept isn't just for religion; it's for spirituality
too. Without God, the word enlightenment doesn't mean
nearly as much either. There would be no smug enlightenment
to separate people. Could we still have sages (intelligent
and learned people)? Yes. Could we have ultra-kind
people? Yes. Could we have people who took your
breath away? Yes. Could some people even be more
advanced in some ways? Sure. Kim Kardashian has a
really advanced rear end --- I'll never have one like that.
But I wager she doesn't know computer networking or
obscure forms of meditation like I do. She's advanced
in some things.. and I'm advanced in other things...
but without that poisoned word to put one of us on the
top of some cosmic flow chart ---- it doesn't matter one
bit who is advanced in what!
Maybe not being a pushy asshole to the people around
you, who don't need any fancy word to define them,
would make more sense?
But PLEASE. Be loving. Be advanced. Be hyper intelligent.
Be honest. Be loyal. Be all that good stuff. Push your
limits. Meditate. Evolve. Become awesome!
Would you join me in going cold turkey and stop being
part of the problem by using that awful toxic word?
If this makes sense to you, tell others! Tell them
that it was your idea if you want.. because if you
embrace the logic and the heart of it.. it doesn't
matter where it originated -- it's your idea!
This one thing.. to boycott the WORD God, has