My God is mightier than your God! Nuh-uh my God is more blood thirsty than yours! My God promises eternal chocolate flavored bacon strips and ever flowing fountains of sweet, sweet mead. In both cases the following can be said: “Girls, girls, calm your mammary glands. Neither of your imaginary friends is better than the other.”
Religion and religious fanatics can be found all over the world. You don’t have to search far and wide to find one, just go out the street and yell from the top of your lungs that your God is the one and only true God. Give it maybe something like two and a half seconds and a whole lynching mob will be after you. Crazy Sunday afternoon activities. However, every single one of those so called believers who are just trying to push their beliefs are forgetting the fact that religion is about faith. Not about whose God can create more mayhem and (dis)order. Hell, it is not even about the big cheese himself, but, BUT, about what religion really represents.
Everyone needs some kind of faith in life, to feel better, to look for comfort when hitting rock bottom, to have a kind of guide through the rough patches of your life. And I am sure as a tomato is a fruit that neither religion freely promotes to ‘love thy neighbor with a rocket launcher.’ Faith in something should enable you to grow spiritually and to develop some kind of moral compass on your own. I mean you have to be dense as a brick to not understand certain fundamental ‘rules’ of life. Also, if you are born into a type of religion isn’t it a bit weird that you can convert? It kind of diminishes the whole point of it, does it not?
Zealous believers and fanatical vegetarians have one thing in common: they are in your face too much! I know that killing animals is cruel and whatnot, but guys come on, wouldn’t it be more cruel to eat them while they are alive? Just imagine the horrific noises. I feel the same about vegetarians as well.
Try not to confuse religion with the mixture of patriotism and nationalism, it doesn’t mix well. Furthermore, try to get off your high horse, there isn’t an uber-super-duper religion that is above all. Everyone has their choice, be respectful. Neither religious views nor political views create tension, but people with corrupted ideologies and with tunnel vision create those so called frictions between people. And seriously people, it is the 21st century, we have bigger issues to deal with than whose God can create the most pancakes under an hour.
Fanaticism is a deadly weapon that can be even deadlier in the wrong hands, for that reason watch out what your local community is preaching about. Preachers are supposed to comfort the people and give guidance and not preach about guided missiles comforting the ever so hungry machine of war. There are so many better things to do than to hatch plans on how to “spread” the word of the almighty. Yet people still choose to be ignorant twats.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.
By Dejan Vicai
Cthulhu is the property of H. P. Lovecraft