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Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death

EDIT: This is an April Fool’s joke. I’m sure most of you got that, but I don’t want people a month from now stumbling upon this from Google and thinking it’s real. If you didn’t know, this is essentially pop gnosticism, but a pretty dark version of it. I’ve always thought it would be an interesting point of view to have.

Is it a weird path to go from Christian to deist to atheist to gnostic? Perhaps. Militant atheist to any religious belief is certainly odd. You just have to go with the flow, I suppose. I have my reasons.

Let’s face it, the world is a terrible place. People kill each other for little reason. Mind viruses like mainstream religion infect good people and turn them into suicide bombers and Mormons. People die by the thousands in natural disasters every year. People are simply petty, vindictive, and mean. Occasionally there’s a glimmer of beauty, but it’s not worth it. The problem of evil, as it’s called, shouldn’t be framed as “why is there evil in the world?” but “why is this world flat out evil?”

Now, I don’t really believe the world is out to get us. The world is indifferent to us. This is, of course, what happens with something that is not the product of the Good. There’s no need for active evil; indifference is quite enough. Now, I know you might be wondering “is he suggesting a Creator?” Haven’t I railed against that idea consistently for the last few years? Yes, I have. Make no mistake, I do not believe in a Creator in the same manner as frightened Christians who just want someone to be looking out for them. I also do not distort science in the service of proving myself. I don’t need to and I don’t care to. Science is a human endeavor and I’m talking about something beyond humanity. Science has to recognize one thing before it can transcend human limitations: the value of inner knowledge.

This is really my most radical change of heart. I fervently argued against what I’m about to say with Colby a while back. Sometimes you just know things. I didn’t before and now I do. I have no better explanation. As I said above, I don’t need one and I don’t care. Maybe you’ll come to the realization I did or maybe you won’t. I understand the world now and I hope you will someday as well.

As it stands, you probably won’t see a huge difference in the content of this blog. I still think Christians are wrong and I still think mainstream and fundamentalist religion is ridiculous. You will probably notice, however, less anger. Now that I understand the world and the struggle that brought it into existence, I am less inclined to be frustrated by it. People will still be wrapped up in their petty superficialities and commit their monstrous crimes. No one is really innocent; those who do not understand will face the same fate as those who are slaughtered by tyrants: death.

Categories: Religion
  1. April 1, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Har! Your subtlety is no match for my Enhanced Skepticism Mode.

  2. April 1, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    I have no idea what you’re talking about. 🙂

  3. April 2, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Um…what?

  4. Colby N.
    April 2, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    About time you admitted I was right…

    Even if only in cryptic jest.

  5. April 3, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    Cryptic jest is all you’re going to get. 😛

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