Sunday, March 07, 2010
Three cheers for the NYT!
I say *Thank God for the New York Times* and their muck-raking. It's about time someone took on those depraved Scientologists. Anyone who's been paying attention knows that these people, with all their vast political power, are what's been bringing our great nation down.
Hopefully the Times will expand this great series and tackle the *abuse* of other, albeit LESSER, cults - like the statists and eco-pagans...
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From the same online issue that day, don't forget to Barf For Freedom!
Democracy: it just wouldn't be the same without the NYT!
Whenever I see articles like the Scientology one, I always ask myself "is there a greater than zero probability that this same article could be written about a protected minority group, like Muslims?"
If yes, NYT is objective. If no, they have a cowardly agenda. And I'm going with no on this one.
Christianity as antiquity. When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: Is it really possible! this, for a Jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was God's son. The proof of such a claim is lacking. Certainly the Christian religion is an antiquity projected into our times from remote prehistory; and the fact that the claim is believed - whereas one is otherwise so strict in examining pretensions - is perhaps the most ancient piece of this heritage. A god who begets children with a mortal woman; a sage who bids men work no more, have nor more courts, but look for the signs of the impending end of the world; a justice that accepts the innocent as a vicarious sacrifice; someone who orders his disciples to drink his blood; prayers for miraculous interventions; sins perpetrated against a god, atoned for by a god; fear of a beyond to which death is the portal; the form of the cross as a symbol in a time that no longer knows the function and the ignominy of the cross - how ghoulishly all this touches us, as if from the tomb of a primeval past! Can one believe that such things are still believed?
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"Nietzsche is dead" (God)
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