Warning – This post contains explicit references to sheer insanity!

POOR LADY! ALL SHE NEEDS IS MORE IODINE! Looks kind of scarey at first glance, then I noticed her neck. She has a goiter as well-- I saw this quite a bit in Mexico and witnessed several thyroidectomies. Very sad because it is so easy to correct.

As long as I live one thing will always puzzle and perplex me – the gullibility of my fellow human beings. We blindly follow doctrinal notions like mindless sheep, never daring to question one specific notion still deeply ingrained from a time long past (any form of religion), or more so these days, the latest to be promoted heavily by the pseudo-scientific community.

It has oft been quoted that religion is the opiate of the masses. How true has that statement become over the thousands of years since we first gazed up at the sky, convinced that all powerful gods controlled us and our world?

Personally, I saw through the sheer hypocrisy of the high church Anglicanism I was born into by the time I turned seven. The private school I attended in 1950’s England had compulsory religious studies as the predominant subject of its curriculum. To get top marks in it back then was far more important than how you did in all of the other badly taught subjects. Saying our daily prayers was compulsory along with corporal punishment for those like me who committed the slightest misdemeanor, such as just sitting there in silence as I often did, while the rest loudly recited their prayers.

Almost two thousand years ago when the first Roman Empire finally crashed and burned, those who deemed themselves to be the leaders of roman society at the time, desperately needed to remain in control of their former empire, its masses and its wealth. And so those same patrician former senators became the ruling elite of the new second Roman Empire, which still exists to this day, in its guise as the Roman Catholic Church. They took on the various responsibilities of pope (emperor) and cardinal (senator) after Constantine adopted the new eastern religion shortly before his death to clear his conscience for all the barbaric acts he was responsible for in the eastern empire.

What better way to continue to control the masses and carry on accumulating wealth than to place fear in the minds of the masses, this time with the notion of heaven and hell while also tithing them; heaven for those who behaved themselves, towing the line, paying the tithe and working themselves into an early grave for their masters, and hell for those who did not. Surely this was a far better solution than the former practice of putting them to the sword if they objected to the decrees of their masters. Oh no, wait a minute, silly me. They still carried on with that bloody practice, except this time they crossed themselves and sought absolution for their sins from their new style priests!

To make use of the death of a falsely accused Palestinian Jewish carpenter, who died horribly when he was crucified for wanting freedom for his people from roman oppression to further their nefarious politico/religious ends, apart from being two-faced, was pure genius. What better way to continue to divide and conquer than by promoting their new religion. Bow down and pray to a dead man as if he was somehow a new form of roman deity, thereby continuing their age old former pagan belief system – brilliant!

Down the millennia our ancestors have blindly followed without question everything religion in its many forms has proclaimed. Sadly this is the norm for the masses of the world that still cling desperately to the concept of any form of religion today, unable to stand on their own two legs and accept what life brings.

Before you proclaim me the spawn of Satan, just ask yourself this question; how many wars have been fought purely for religious reasons over the centuries, and who died in them? People like you and me that’s who. Our so-called leaders, secular or religious, hardly ever did or do even to this day. It is always the nation’s youth who get sent to the battlefront. In their fiendish minds it is far better for thousands of ordinary people like us to perish, be we Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu – feel free to insert your own religion here.

For a while in the twentieth century, a new political religion appeared when the Russian Bolsheviks adopted and twisted the philosophical writings of Carl Marx and Friedrich Engels to suit their own ends, into yet another way of controlling the masses. Fortunately it didn’t last long thank goodness.

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These days the western world, with one or two major exceptions, has a new religion. It is called environmentalism.

The twenty-first century environmental version of religious zealots are currently engaged in playing on our naiveté yet again by telling us that the latest global warming phenomena is all our fault, based on extremely dubious scientific evidence. They conveniently ignore the fact that our planet naturally cycles itself constantly between periods of warmth and cold, dependent on its varied perturbations around our star – the sun. The acolytes of this new religion are using their weak arguments to make us feel guilty and cough up money (Carbon Offsetting) – yet another brilliant con.

Its funny how those same environmentalists have completely ignored or forgotten what happened to New Zealand when a large hole appeared in the Ozone layer at the bottom of the world. Thanks to the hole, thousands of Kiwis like myself are suffering from various skin cancers, but do the environmentalists care? Do the politicians? No, because skin cancer is non taxable unlike Carbon emissions.

Unless or until we humans blindly stop following doctrines, be they religious, political or pseudo-scientific, we will continue along the same mindless path we have always trodden like sheep since Adam purportedly appeared in the Garden of Eden. Come to think of it has anyone definitively located the mythical garden and its tree of knowledge yet? We humans could sure use some right now along with a large helping of plain unvarnished common sense.

10 thoughts on “Warning – This post contains explicit references to sheer insanity!

  1. The most strange thing about “Christianity” is they adopted pagan festivals and gave them new names, like Easter which falls on the first Sunday after the (Northern Hemisphere) spring equinox, which pagan celebrated to mark the beginning of the new growing season. Now we are told it was when Christ died on the cross. How can it be a different day each year? If he was such a significant figure in his time surely they would have recorded the date he died, not just somewhere around the equinox. Yet we are told he was born on 25th December. Now why was a date of some insignicant, probably illigitimate, baby’s birth recorded. No one actually knew who he was until he became a rabble rouser. It it sheer co-incidence the Dec. 25 marks another pagan festival (I can’t remember what it is about) – perhaps just a few days off the longest day?
    As for global warming, you are right saying it is a convenient way of squeezing more money out of the public. I think the best summary of the facts around global warming and this ludicrous “carbon credits” system was expounded by a kiwi farmer who said: “I don’t see how throwing money into a big hole can give us better weather.” The stangest part of carbon credits and debits is who works it out and how? Although New Zealand has thousands of acres of indigenous forest, this is not included in the calculations, only exotic planting are included. Obviously the prats who calculate the credit don’t believe indigenous trees absorb CO2 and produce Oxygen. They base their ideas on such fine scientific evidence (NOT!).

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      • As for their clam that Jeshua Ben Joseph was the lamb/son of god?? I wonder how religions would react today were the authorities to crucify a freedom fighter. Would they turn him into a deity as well?

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  2. At the start of this new ideological revolution they used the term global warming. Of course, now they use the expression climate change, which is more exact. Some idiots seem to believe in that harmony of cartezian nature balance. That state has NEVER existed. Nature is constantly moving. And way over 90% of the entire species that have ever lived on this world are extinct. All species who fail to move forward, to adapt, nature kills off. There is no such thing as “sinless” creatures. Lions kill the cubs of other males, and they don’t do it for survival. That goes for ordinary cats as well. Nature is cruel, and humans are no difference, but we’ve managed to change our relationships with the environment at a fundamental molecular level, via the use of fire and creative reason. The climate is an open system. Undoubtedly, human industrial activity, pollution, deforestation, these things have an impact on our world, but the sun still rules our climate.
    Here’s an article by Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/Articles_2009/Sun_Climate_sp09.pdf
    Taxing carbon emissions won’t do anything. All money (public and private) is used to bailout parasite too big to fail banks anyway. A lot of the world’s problems come from the use of antiquated technology. If public credit were diverted in new technologies we would have a more secure working environment, cleaner air, better health care facilities, more efficient transportation systems, increased productivity, and bigger wagers. The best weapon against inflation is technological development. And since I’m a fan of high energy flux density sources of power, I’m a fan of 4th generation reactors, breeder reactors and molten salt thorium reactors. There’s so much more potential to squeeze out of nuclear fission that’s not realizable today in present reactor designs. And I’m also a fan of greening the deserts, and I don’t believe in the Club of Rome’s myths about the “limits of growth”. I’m a believer in Vladimir Vernadsky’s Noosphere.

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  3. One could write a book on gullibility and Christianity starting with the old, “Oh, I must have gotten knocked up by angel, yeah that’s it, it was an angel.” line.

    Helsworth, the reality of nuclear power is the owners/builders know they are only 2% efficient and that they would generate thousands of tons of deadly poisonous waste because of that inefficency from the very beginning. Thorium reactors luckily can burn think slightly used fuel and solve both the eneergy and waste problem in one shot.

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  4. Well stated Jack and sorry to hear of your health problem. I am of no religious persuasion and have always said that if politicians and leaders of religion were placed in the front line of battle then we would not have so many wars. People follow out of ‘a sense of duty’ it is only after when so many lives have been lost needlessly that they ask why? as for your last remark all I can say is there is no grant monies to be had by curing things like the ozone layer. So they ignore it and spout global warming thus keeping the money rolling in for “research???’

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    • Thanks Michael, I live with a large benign cancerous hole situated in my lower back. I’d far rather put up with it than go under the knife yet again. I was persuaded to let a surgeon hack my head open under local anesthetic on two occasions. Never again! 😉

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      • Your attitude vis-a-vis that “hole” is really inspiring, Jack. I was under the knife myself in 2012. I had a biopsy performed behind my ear, at a swollen lymph node. I was awake while the doctor performed the cut and sowing, and we had a more or less interesting talk about meritocracy and elitism. That day/night I spent in the hospital, and I shared the room with another patient, an old man, having some issues with his larynx. I got a lot of R&R in that afternoon and night. That was a fun experience.
        I completely understand your stance on having your head “hacked open”. And I concur. 😉

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      • The problem was that sufficient time was not allowed for the skin on my forehead to readjust after being stitched up before the second cancer was removed…

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