Stupidity Beyond Belief: “Make Your Own Religion!”
This truly is too stupid for words, but some Jewish group or other really thought this out, and even set a reward of $5,000 for it. And no, I am not kidding.
After you have noticed the young, possibly fetching, woman in a very fashionable oriental posture, you may direct your attention on these words, which truly redefine the very concept of senselessness.
Imagine a religion or philosophy that cuts across boundaries, strengthens our sense of community and acts as a force of good. Design a new philosophy to live our lives, a framework for a new belief system — or a reimagining of an existing one.
This is too stupid even for the Kindergarten, which means it is just challenging enough for your average HuffPo reader. The promoters of the initiative want you to invent a new religion (ok, you can also be an atheist; but we are interested here in the possibility that it may be called and thought of as, in fact, a religion), but in the same breath they tell you this religion must be of their liking. They also do not prove (showing their promoters know jack of philosophy in the first place) that to cut across boundaries, or strengthen a very abstract “sense of community”, would ipso facto constitute a “force for good”. If they had a multitude of “Bible-Bashing Christians” among them I am pretty sure they would think differently, and I am curious as to how the new religion will integrate the Aryan Brotherhood, the Ku Klux Klan and those unforgotten comic heroes, the Illinois Nazis, thus “cutting across boundaries and strengthening our sense of community”.
Not sure whether the liberal audience can grasp even this kindergarten nonsense, the brave promoters go on with more senseless waffle:
“The whole point of this challenge is to empower people to think about solutions and explore how religion can act as a powerful force for good,”
I almost spilled my coffee when I read this. So what they are saying is that your religion is wrong (because hey, there’s not much of KrisnaKrisnaHareHare going on around), but you should feel empowered to propose a solution of your own invention for it, basically apostatising in a very formal way.
Good Lord! It’s the triumph of stupidity! If someone already believes in a religion, then he will, qua definitione, believe that this religion is true, and that challenging it is a sin. If, on the contrary, a person does not believe in any religion, he is already – as everyone of his ilk – the author of his own religion, which we might call the religion of “whatever suits me right now, and I am perfectly happy with it”.
The absurdity of the thinking is shown in the rest of the article, where the freaking Jews call Jesus a “philosopher” (please, dear Angels, take note of this! Thanks, I knew you would!) and go on patronising the entire religious phenomenon as something which has gone badly wrong up to now and must now be fixed by some (for the standards of HuffPo readers) smartypants. Jesus was a “genius”, you see, though they don’t like his “philosophy” all that much. The Dalai Lama is – even if he looks more and more like a retard very much in love with himself – another one. Will you be the next one? Come on, give it a try! You can be a Jesus if you really want! But you must try! Try and try! You’ll succeed at last!
I understand the $5,000 might look interesting; but really, someone should ring the ball and call the children back in the nursery.
The sad truth is that the times have become so stupid that people can seriously make it to a publication for at least non-incapacitated people with nonsense like this.
I suggest that Pope Francis also participates with his own entry. Actually, the entire contest seems written for him. FrancisChurch is nothing to do with Catholicism, the old nincompoop has been trying to persuade us that Catholicism is wrong and must be fixed, and he goes around promoting exactly that kind of nonsensical “let us all be friend with those that will rape your daughters” that is so apt to “cut across boundaries” and “strengthens our sense of community” until the Islamists come to power and the music changes. Yep, FrancisChurch is just enough stupid that it might take the biscuit.
These people are looking for a “genius”, and they do not say it in jest.
Boy, how the Jews have fallen.
One understands why Francis thinks they are the same religion as FrancisChurch.