Post details: To a select few... and you know who you are...

12/08/07

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To a select few... and you know who you are...

...if I may paraphrase and quote...

I haven't seen the movie nor will I. I haven't read the book nor will I. I know what the author's beliefs are and therefore intend to kick up such a ruckus that the publicity will be incredible.

...even though I don't honestly have the foggiest about if the ruckus is deserved or not.

Religious and spiritual beliefs are one thing... but when small groups from a religion or faith start dictating "thoughts" or telling you what's bad based on their own "quick glance", you REALLY need to examine your philosophies.

For example, The United States of America, through the government, has systematically ensured that stem cell research has been non-funded... this is because, as the powers that be's reverends and whatnot told them, "Stem Cells Come From Aborted Babies".

...this despite evidence to the contrary... not to mention the recent developments that might had come quicker had the powers that be removed their heads from their rear-ends.

Nope, these folks decided that they MUST stick to their Sun revolving around their flat-Earth facts and NOT grab towards science and learning because they were incapable of looking at the inconvenient facts. Even when people they were supposed to respect suggested they think outside their own myopia, they didn't 'cuz THEY KNOW BETTER!

...and in doing so have probably set back the tools needed to cure and treat thousands of ailments by decades...

Now, in today's world, there is a book.

The book is a WILDLY acclaimed children's book that has been enjoyed by millions... and they've made it into a film.

...then the author was found out to be an atheist. In fact, he DID say that his themes are "anti-religious"...

Well, then this book AND the movie MUST BE BURNED! After all, even AFTER reading the books (not done) and seeing the movie (not done) everyone knows that parents SHOULD NOT be expected to talk with their kids about philosophy and faith. That's not their job, after all, right?

It reminds me all a little too much of the hoo-haw over "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" when atheist groups, not nearly as vocal as the other folks, screamed that it was feeding children the story of Christ in metaphor...

Until someone walked me through, step-by-step, showing me this, I wasn't sure...

...and the fact that someone HAD to walk me through, step-by-step to show me PROVES that if it was some sort of overt-yet-subtle "pro-Christianity" story, it was a colossal failure as such.

I am still a devout agnostic... and have read "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" AND saw the movie.

Oddly enough, from what I'm to understand, despite millions of people reading this new book and seeing the new movie that stems from the writings of an atheist, millions of people HAVE NOT suddenly dove out of the Christian churches and become card-carrying atheists.

Amazing, but true.

Still, that segment of "Not Reading It/Not Seeing It" population know more about this book then the rest of us, right?

Well, the small segments of spiritual beliefs have always known who was bad for us and said hateful and dumb things... I mean, they protected us from such dangerous folks as Galileo, the teaching of Copernicus, and had they not stepped in and did what they did to Bruno, gosh knows what might have happened to mankind!

LOOK, I'm not a Christian... or Muslim... or Jew... or Pagan... or atheist.

I'm an agnostic.

I have NOTHING against ANY church aside from those that DO preach hatred... be it veiled as something else or overt...

...but I do have troubles with people who feel the need to, without evidence or experience on a personal or at least "neutral-sourced" basis, who crap on things because... well, because someone told them to.

It shows an utter lack of character, a complete disinterest in learning, and proves them to be little more than truly the "flock" they feel they are... although I doubt a "deity" is really their shepard in these cases.

I believe that men, working with less than half-a-clue, wanting to SEEM like they care more about "X" than anyone else DECRIES something because of a wee possible taint... and like a herd of wildebeests, the others in the flock simply run in the same direction assuming it to be correct...

...like the evils of stem-cell research.

Folks, you want to be AGAINST something SO BAD... and in DEFENCE of something AS BAD... ensure you get your REAL facts first. That's all I'm asking... and make sure those facts are NOT from a skewed source.

...and if you "fear" that your children will be wormed-away from their faith and their culture by something like this... now you know how the old-school Muslim's feel in certain parts of the world when their kids initially want to eat at MacDonald's and listen to rock music.

My argument with them is my argument with you... WHY NOT SIMPLY TEACH YOUR KIDS?

...because, believe it or not, they probably WILL meet atheists, agnostics, and other spiritualities when they enter the real world... and how dumb will it be that "YOU" sheltered them to the point of ignorance when that moment happens.

Just a thought...

Either that or, I suppose, this book and movie ARE dangerous... after all, we've all heard that before about certain books that children read.

Your Lesson for Today: Thinking for yourself and finding out things is, apparently, still bad.

It's been a while since I've seen a good book-burning for the "good" of the people to keep us away from strife...

Germany - 1933... Books written by Jewish authors are burned to protect "the faith".

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