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'....according to Melvyn Bragg, author of The Book of Books: The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011.

"When you're talking about the King James Bible, you're talking about one of the greatest works in English literature, perhaps world literature," he says. '

Which to some extent, in my opinion, is reflective of the historical dominance of placebo psychologies over rational psychologies. We even have rational thinkers lauding mythological literature as worthy of greatness for its ability to oppress and suppress humans in large numbers to an extent that it renders them awe-stricken.

The Bible fills me with no awe whatsoever.

It is a historical artifact that has evolved multipurpose political prowess and fictional placebo values for partakers of its nonsense so that as a cumulative work, I place it on par with other enslaving works of literature that aim to deceive and constrict the human into a self-blame/blame-others fiasco of cyclical delusions they find inescapable and so pay homage to by default. In this respect I find it awe-less and by a far greater extent than any awe it may beckon in relation to its literary aspirations.

Religion, as we have known it, is the poison whose cumulative good is, by far, transcended by the holistic sufferings and harmful speculations it subjugates humans with and enslaves their lives towards without letup.

I find it an irony indeed that the great delusions of 'scripture' infuse some with a respect for that which ought to have been disposed of! And that those of us who think this way can be considered unworthy of having any literary appreciation. Maybe it is perceived as part of an enlightenment awakening of humanity from a less literate era? But at what price - the lives of the many who suffered its mutations? I consider there could have been better progress, but then too, as in the world today, this rarely fuels investment for its own sake - for that we still need the slaves who plant the seeds for tomorrows profit margins. I wonder if the replacement scripture of tomorrow is being written, at present, on the stock markets of today? There always seems to be a polluting, by profiteering, of anything altruistically intended. Possibly this is the shadow some still perceive when they contemplate some small parts of this overrated work of speculative fiction? Or maybe it is the wager it proclaims as a hand played against that of papal dominance? But this wager deceives so many lives in its gameplay that I fail to be even slightly impressed by it!

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 17:07:18 UTC | #613303