Saturday, April 03, 2010

On Religion

Solid Walls Of Frowned

Pretentious title, eh?


The topic, however has been on many minds and lips of late for reasons of season and state. So, I ask your indulgence.

Now some of you might find this hard to believe, but I'm not a faith-based entity per se.
However, unlike many who claim belief loudly I actually have read the Bible from cover to cover, front to back. But don't quote me on it.
Proof I'm not Satan, I suppose. Or could it be...?


As always, I find myself fortunate indeed to have many acquaintances who have not had their intellect dampened by a spirit-based social system of their birth or choice, in possession of a strengthening component within their lives instead of an inhibiting counter-force to one's short woe.

Lift them higher so that they may carry the tide toward a theocracy-free society, I say.
Live and let live, as what another might worship lawfully or practice benignly towards those of other paths is no concern of mine.

But...there's a snake in the house...and there are many houses.

So I would say to those of faith that their house must be cleaned, as all houses should be cleaned...Cleaned of hate, fear, lies, treachery, criminality, stupidity, cowardice, and malice - and instead filled with love, respect, and wisdom.

For all of you of faith or otherwise, that is my wish for you this day from my side of the divide over to yours.

Because it's always on the verge of ending, isn't it?

Unless a change comes.

'La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu'il n'existe pas.' - Baudelaire, Le Joueur généreux, 1864.



Unknown said...

Thanks, DB... Reposted on FB

Dr. Bong

zencomix said...

Pianist Envy

microdot said...

"But it's after the end of the world, don't you know that?" Sun Ra

Batocchio said...

"The Devil, and Canadians, can quote scripture to suit their purposes!"

darkblack said...

The end of the world?

Not before the prophet speaks...


Graham Firchlis said...

Thanks for this, and may it be so...but I'm not holding my breath. The attributes you condemn, rightly, are all human rather than celestial and so, in any authoritarian hierarchy, inevitable.

It seems that every dogmatic religion, like every dogmatic enterprise, inevitably descends to the lowest common denominator of domination. Keeping them at bay is like a never-ending exercise in Whack-a-Mole, where the moles if they are allowed to proliferate will burn you at the stake when you don’t agree with them.

You are, I suppose, a much gentler soul than am I.

Also, let me say, your artwork is at the level of an international treasure. Someday, as with pop and abstract and dada and cubist and pointillist before, excellent photomanipulation art - and artists - will inevitably find a way to be properly recognized.