The blog of a Dutch Atheist fed up with all the religious hatred

The blog of a Dutch Atheist fed up with all the religious hatred
The blog of a pissed off Dutch Atheist fed up with all the religious hatred, racism and the suffering it causes in the world

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Religion, the Oldest Weapon of Mass Destruction in Human History


Most likely the first human who invented the first god, was some smart tribal guy who saw that it was a very effective way to protect himself from bodily harm by the stronger ones if he made them and the less smart members of his tribe believe he had a very strong friend living across the mountains. A friend so strong that he could make the mountains rumble by stamping his feet on the ground. Others would not dare to attack him fearing the revenge of  such a powerful friend and even though no one ever saw this friend it was better to be safe than sorry.
It probably dit not take long for this smart guy to discover that his fellow tribesmen were easy lead to believe that this thunder ally would make them to nearly invincible in battle with rivaling tribes and could even conquer these tribes .. The smart guy was well aware that in reality  he was not safe at all so he turned to the strongest one around, usually the tribe leader and made him believe that he was favored by the mighty thunder-friend across the mountains.   
As history progressed the tribal leaders became the Kings of the later times where  the smart guys became the holy men, and priests..
Of course the strong friend story was revised when people could cross the mountain and were likely to find nothing there. as time passed the powerful friend moved to a place where no man could travel, places like in the sky, the deepest sea, or the top of unclimbable mountains.

Religion became the most powerful way of making people compliant and even the Roman Empire  saw that its culture of countless god families was not to work if they wanted to maintain power over Europe. In the 4rth century Emperor Constantine the great  started a change when he decided to go for a new approach that seemed to work in the eastern territories so he threw out the old God families with their immensely complex mythical stories and started simplifying things by adopting the one single god of the Jewish culture combined with folklore about a prophet who claimed to have ben the son of this Jewish god, this was a wise decision because in this way he would not cross the Jews, who he saw as a nuisance and wished he could get rid of ..
He appointed a group of smart guys, that you will find in any era, and gave them the task of  creating this system of a Father, a Son and a Mother who was chosen to bare this son of God , Jesus.
These smart guys of course were the Council of  Nicaea that was well aware, creating a whole religion from scratch would cost decades unless they joined together old Chronicles with scriptures mostly taken from the Jewish Talmud. and combined that with the new story of the prophet , Jesus son of god, in the one book that would be the guideline of  the new roman religion Christianity in al future.
This compromise was created in much shorter time, and there were bound to be errors in the bible because there wasn’t enough time to cross reference the books that were included. Taking the fact that no one could read anyway and the sermons would be given in Latin  these errors would not show for another millennium.  

"King and Cardinal"
To make a big leap forward, Christianity in the form of Roman Catholicity was spread across Europe and later the world in a bloody, merciless often genocidal way. Like in prehistorical times Rulers and Priests joined forces to keep their people compliant, and a perfect example is : As the cardinal said to the king, “if you keep them poor, I will keep them ignorant”.
Even today historians are still arguing about the historicity of this statement but it gives a good image of the religious system of  keeping people compliant and not turning against the ruling class.  At the same times shows how well indoctrinated compliant people could be manipulated to fighting their wars, all the the name of  God and King.   
To the Kings, Emperors yet to come  were given the forces of church and religion, a weapon of almost unlimited numbers of  subjects ready to fight their wars and  to expand their illusion of  power that in reality was in the hands of the smart guys behind religion.
Rulers would eventually die and could be replaced while religion kept expanding its power and influence.
Al throughout history religion has been used as the most powerful weapon of genocide and destruction know to man kind.

This went perfect until the time of enlightenment when in spite of the efforts of religion to keep them ignorant, the people started to think for themselves and discovering that they were being used and started rising up to the power of these Kings and  other rulers, but still in the way religion had taught them, now it became “for God and Country”
In the time of modernization, and especially the 20th century all the religions began to lose their grips on people when more and more people left the church because they became educated and aware that they have been manipulated. The time without god was born, at least in western Europe where the average of people currently identify them selves as atheist, no longer believing in a god presented by the church.  

Don’t think the religious weapon has lost it’s  power.. Islam has gained more power in the past 5 decades than in centuries before, they know how to use the two pillars of religion, poverty and ignorance to organize people in to a formidable strike weapon against its “enemies” and Christianity only has minimal loss in this.. 
Religious Weapon small caliber
Same thing happened in the USA.
Because the ruling class were no Kings or Emperors, religion has found other ways to ensure it's power by giving aid to the rich who can control politics just by their money.
But religion encountered a snag, for the first time it feels losses in the number of  followers it can control, because more and more people become educated and skeptical about this whole religious thing..
One of the pillars of religion, ignorance is rotting away. The past decades the  rich and powerful have been very active to enrich themselves and keeping the people poor. This is not enough,  to keep it’s power standing religion also needs that other leg to stand on. To regain this,  it is of absolute necessity to return people back to compliant ignorance and bring a stop to this threat of education.  Religion realizes all too good that to reverse it back to illiteracy will never more be possible, so the smart guys are now actively is doing what they do best, manipulating circumstances in to their favor, and therefore they need to control education in the advantage of their religion.

I think the only proof  I need to present, this all happening,  is to urge you and look at the rise of  creationist dogma in education by getting religious people in key functions of the educational system.
For the religious weapon to survive it needs an increasing number of blind ignorant followers, The religious weapon keeps totalitarian regimes in power, and together they keep majority of the people in the world poor and ignorant.
But now instead to of kings and emperors this power is given to the rich who can use their fortune to buy their way in to decision making politics while the “peasants” are going to church every Sunday and send their children to church dominated schools to make sure they receive their daily dose of brainwashing..

It is time for this weapon to be dismantled to stop this madness.  
Don't you agree?   

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Usa, the worst modern nation in the world.

I wanted to make a whole story about this but after finishing the list I felt rather depressed..

Here is the short list in what the Unites States of America is the worst country in the developed western world::
  •  Education 
  •  Human rights, 
  •  Incarcerated citizens 
  •  Police brutality 
  •  Police killings 
  •  Mass shootings 
  •  Gun related crime 
  •  Crime in general 
  •  Health Care 
  •  Repeated teen pregnancies 
  • 1st day infant mortality 
  •  People -per capita- living below the poverty line 
  •  Disaster management 
  •  Biased manipulation by news media 
  •  Accidental deaths called by gunfire 
  •  Religious insanity.

This just comes from the top of my head, but I bet you can Google many more examples and it will become a very long list..


The path to hell is paved with corporate donations to politicians...  

The Roman Catholic Church, Lots of Blood and a little Democracy..

Democracy created the Roman Catholic church.
Democracy created the bible, who would ever thought of that..

There is a bit of parody in this and it would even be funny if it didn't take so many human lives in the process since the birth of Christianity..

I always loved to read comics about super heroes like Batman, Superman, Spiderman, the flash and all the others. Fortunately when I was young a buddy of mine had all of them so for a Dutch guy I know just as much of the Marvel and DC super heroes as the average American does.
Being the superhero fan as I am , a short while ago I went to watch Batman v Superman on the big screen, it was a private showing  in my country with only invited guests. In that case it is not bad to be friends with the stage master/camera operator of the movie theater.
As always I was impressed by the experience, the overwhelming huge screen, the massive surround experience and that usually that results in nightly after effects. This movie was no exception, I had a few vivid dreams about it and in one of them I was a clueless cop meeting Batman, the Christian Bale version, who needed my help to spread the word around that justice had come to Gotham and everyone needed to know about it. I had this "HUH?  they already know you all over the world" moment but I just went with the flow..  I am an active dreamer and most of the times I remember them in detail.
Original Moses Comic 376 BC
Now go back in time like 1700 years in history, there were also superheroes in that time, and for who could read their stories were written down in chronicles describing every detail. The figures of that time were people like Moses, who had his mighty staff that could part the waters of a sea, Noah with his mighty ark who saved humanity from extinction, David who used his sling shot to throw the stone that defeated the first super villain Goliath..
It sounds farfetched, but that was how these stories started, as individual chronicles and that was the way they were read or were told.

Roman emperor Constantine the great also had read the stories of the great heroes of the past and also the stories about Jesus doing his miracles
This probably gave him similar experiences as I had after seeing Batman/Superman. He  had a vivid dream about him being visited by Jesus telling him that justice had come to Rome and needing Constantine to help getting him known all over the empire.
Of course lucid dreams dreams were many times seen as divine revelations. In his mind Constantine had experiences one of these visions that possibly could restore the crumbling roman empire back to glory.
In modern words he delegated a committee to mold this in to a form that should become the standard of the new empire of the christian cross. Let's face it, this  was way too much work for a single man, even if he was the Emperor of the known world.
As it was meant to be to be something
including everything and everyone, it was done under the especially chosen late Latin word Catholicus that came from the Greek "Kathilikos" meaning Universal. Because it would apply to the empire of Rome it became the Roman Catholic Doctrine which needed a handbook woth collected Chronicles testifying of the great might of Jesus.
The committee named the Council of Nicaea was mainly bitching about what would and what would not be included in this handbook so they finally decide to use democracy to decide what would be included. Not the people would decide, it was not yet that time..  It was very simple one presented a book and there was a vote by show of hands about what would be included in the holy handbook that would become the Bible
 
The real Catholic symbol
But only Jesus was not enough, like all ancient gods there also was family like structure like a mother and child and a father god in charge, So mother Mary also stepped in the chain of worship, weather this was to make the religion more understandable to the peasants I don't know, but confusing it is, the father son and holy spirit all in one or one in all? where's Mary ?
 

The christening of the people could begin, and the procedure was simple, accept the Roman Catholic dogma or be killed. and from that moment on the path would be paved with blood.
Eventually the Roman Empire fell, or did it ? Maybe as a "state"  it fell, but not as a (known) world dominating religious power, the new emperor was now called the pope and every new pope was to be  more a less elected by a committee by a show of hands a procedure that is still custom today

The fall of the Roman empire did not slow down the bloody trail of Christianity,  it kept expanding it's religious empire with no considerations about human lives. The roman Empire still exists, it is now called The Roman Catholic Church and it still has its lines of influence in most christian counties and it still is responsible for huge loss of human life, not like before, but by controlling it's followers Using the same method that has been proven for 16 centuries, controlling the sexual life of it's followers. This has turned out to be so effective planting this in people's minds that also the split off  heretic protestant churches still use the indoctrination method of sexual oppression to ensure the obedience of their subjects..  You read it right, its subjects, every religion is an empire by itself, there is always a person in charge like an emperor over the people..  Now a days the indoctrination process has been so perfected, their subjects can be lead in to war, in to hating other religions, people with other skin pigmentation, or just people who refuse to accept their religious ideas..

What do I hear ? The Roman Catholic Church is not bloody anymore you say ?


Perhaps that  true in the literary sense, but let me remind you,  there STILL is an AIDS epidemic in the world, mostly in Africa
The Roman Catholic Church is mainly to blame as they are still banning the use of condoms because making more babies for the church is part of their dogma which cannot be deviated from and is more important than human life .  Because of that dogma the Roman Catholic Church is still spreading the insane lies that condoms cannot prevent the spreading of aids..
All the blood of lives lost to aids in Africa is on the hands of the Roman Catholic Church

If Constantine the great had choked to death in that particular dream?
The world would probably be a bit different without a Roman Catholic Church manipulating history for over 16 centuries