George Carlin was the best to ever do it. No one else has the stones this man had. What a legend.
Two planes, three buildings?
I was going to post this last night and saw this post about him. I call this a God thing, not coincidence because there is no such thing. Anyway, I'm not going to debate anyone here, just wanted to share what I read on a facebook post from Ray Comfort's page. A picture was attached of George Carlin, but I don't know how to attach pictures.
Atheist George Carlin (who passed into eternity in 2008) said,
“But I want you to know something, this is sincere, I want you to know, when it comes to believing in God, I really tried. I really, really tried. I tried to believe that there is a God, who created each of us in His own image and likeness, loves us very much, and keeps a close eye on things. I really tried to believe that, but I gotta tell you, the longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realize, something is...wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption... Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.”
When an atheist rejects Genesis 1 (about creation), he automatically rejects Genesis 3 (about the “Fall” of mankind). God created all things perfect, but when Adam sinned against God, it brought God’s curse on all of creation.
Thus, disease, suffering, pain, and death are ultimately the fault of man, not God. Reject that explanation and you end up with a philosophy similar to George Carlin. The sufferings of this world shouldn’t be used as an excuse to reject the Scriptures, but should be seen as very real evidence that what the Bible says is true.
Picture: Carlin performing one of his last shows in 2008, taken by "Bonnie." NJ, USA
"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." Matthew 12:25
Organized religion is like Organized crime; It preys on people's weaknesses, generates HUGE profits for its operations, and is impossible to eradicate.
His name is Edward Snowden
What is Capitalism?
I don't want to get into a debate either, however, as a born and raised Christian the older I get, the more I learn and look around, I see a world controlled by mad men, something is wrong. Christians are persecuted around the world more then ever and non-believers are prospering and ruling the world and always have. I understand who's dominion this is, however, if this all must come to past, then why even resist, why give a damn. Just hurry up and be done with it....
I never understood if God created all things so perfect, then why did God make it so easy for his first creation of us to be so flawed, to screw up so badly in the very first generation; not in 5 years or 800 years later, but from the very get-go. Why must every living human after Adam and Eve; A&E, have to pay the price for their child like curiosity. What role models did they have to learn right from wrong? My young children don't always listen to me and their natural curiosity sometimes gets them in trouble. I discipline them because I love them but I don't' punish them and my grandkids for the rest of their lives. As Christians we are taught to forgive transgressions against us. Why couldn't God forgive Adam & Eve. If we ask with a honest heat our sins are forgiven. Why not A&E?
I don't want to sound cynical but we Christians always have a convenient answer that can't be substantiated to explain away the mysteries of God. Ok, I've said enough.
"I am completely awake, the veil of deception has been removed, I see with clarity and purpose"
...when you apply logic to beliefs that were crammed into your head when you were a child. Religion is useful to the "owners" because it reinforces the paradigm of 'obedience to authority.'
[Spoiler: Anti-religion rant to follow. Proceed at your own risk.]
Tell me, if you paint a picture and make a mistake, say, a big black spot near the corner, who is to blame for that mistake? You, right? No one would blame the picture.
Yet, we're to believe that an all-powerful, all-knowing, perfect being created humans with flaws, then blamed them for having those flaws, then refused to forgive them (and their descendents) throughout time? Then, in His spare time, created parasites and diseases like Ebola and tape worms for... what reason, exactly? (incidentally, if I had been Noah, I might have drawn the line at tape worms, but I digress.) Furthermore, he spends much of his early interactions with man doing exactly what he tells them not to do, killing people. He gets jealous? And angry! (anger requires surprise). How is an omniscient being surprised? The whole concept of God has so many internal contradictions, it is staggering (and embarrassing to us as a society) that anyone still believes any of it at all in 2014. (How I started to see through it all below.)
Realizing the truth about the God bullshit was painful (10 years of depression for me -then it got WAY better). I'm not going to lie about that, but it is LONG past the time we stop telling our children unverifiable things as if they were Truth. Once we stop allowing ourselves, as a society, to be kept off balance with a false map of reality, we will be much closer to preventing ourselves from being controlled by a relatively small number of selfish, greedy, power-hungry people.
What didn't make sense for me, was the idea of "good" and "bad." We're supposed to be rewarded in Heaven for being good, and punished for being bad. Well, how insulting! Any dog can do that. Being good is not really being good if you are either expecting a reward or trying to avoid a punishment. Think about it. Furthermore, we reconcile our ideas of fairness by thinking, "Well, they'll get their punishment in the afterlife." Well, what if someone does something that you perceive as bad to you, but they perceive it as good? Where's the fairness? (example: a devout religious person "knows" all children go to Heaven, so he doesn't save your daughter from drowning when he could have so she won't grow up and risk her soul going to Hell.)
I cannot say for sure there is no God, but nor can I say for sure there is no Tooth Fairy. The fact is, simply, there is no real reason to believe in either one.
Finally, as a side note to my example, someone once said that bad people will do bad things, but the only way to get a good person to do bad things and believe they are doing good is with religion.
-And THAT is a mighty powerful tool for the bad people we allow to run things.
Social Security: The Most Successful Ponzi Scheme in History: http://mises.org/daily/6594/Social-Security-The-Most-Success...
"One of the more pretentious political self-descriptions is “Libertarian.” People think it puts them above the fray. It sounds fashionable, and to the uninitiated, faintly dangerous. Actually, it’s just one more bullshit political philosophy."
- George Carlin, Napalm and Silly Putty, http://youtu.be/-sdQgLmZgqs
"The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty, but to have a slave of his own."
Sir Richard Burton
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Libertarianism tries to work within the system to reduce the authority the system inherently claims over people. George saw man's nature when given (the shared delusion of) "legitimate authority." People think that by voting in better crooks, they will change the system. It seems fashionable and above the two-party system, but its still caught in the system of voting for better people to rule over others.
"it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--"
I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
http://fija.org - Fully Informed Jury Association
http://jsjinc.net - Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy healing)
that needs to be recognized by a few folks here:
They do not give a phuque about you'
that has existed for some time.
Start the audio at 3:00 - http://mises.org/media/5326/Section-XVIII
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