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Santi lets loose a torrent of inanity.


Atheism, like any medicine, should be taken in homeopathic doses (lest you poison yourself). Every medicine is also potentially a poison.


Santi, perhaps you should stop prescribing stupid – especially to those who don’t ask for it. I like your use of homeopathic in the analogy, both for your piss poor knowledge of modern medicine, and also because the idea of homeopathic atheism is kind of funny; one part in a million of non-god; silly and trite.


My point is that atheism has the power to lead to madness and trippy mystery.


Sure, not being into stamp collecting can certainly take one to the edge of madness.


I think that the pee-stained underwear atheist astronomer, lost in his lenses, looking up at the sky, oblivious to his own eating and drinking, unmarried, never looking at the newpapers, mad with equations dancing in his head, is kind of a Chinese Bodhidharma.


Looking at the sky because he does not believe in god, or because he really gets off on Astronomy and discovery. Again you are trying, unsuccessfully, to draw parallels between two distinct and very different phenomenon.

Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:58:00 UTC | #370612

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Santi, when I read your commentary on Camus I feel a little like Jamie Lee Curtis in 'A Fish Called Wanda' without the advantage of having a pair of stonking great boobies.

(Paraphrased)
"Apes read philosophy Otto,
they just don't understand it."

Atheism does not replace 'morality.' What it does do is allow you to examine morality, any morality, without the fear (twirling or paralysis) that some malignant imaginary bogey man is watching from the sky and passing judgement, by arbitrary rules.

You still have to do the hard work; individually and as a community; but no one at the table can claim absolute knowledge that the church elders should be mounted by buxom redheads for that is the will of Gorkon.

Well done Otto. Well done.

Cheers,
The Reverend Shayne Dark

Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:15:00 UTC | #370598

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Atheism should leave you as dizzy and paralyzed before the ontological mystery as Moses before God in the wilderness.


Wow. Just wow. I would say that such blatant projectionist stupidity should leave you dizzy and paralyzed before the actual mystery of how you manage to get through the day without filling both sides of your keks and fingerpainting with the fruits of your uncontrolled defecation and micturation.

Why would the non-belief in something leave you dumbfounded? Okay, perhaps not you, but anyone with more on the ball than the average ficus benjamina. Turn towards the sun Santi, turn towards the sun.

There is not Thor. Whoa, the world is spinning, and I cannot move. No Easter Bunny; rigid and twirling. No gaping, gripping orifice of the triple twatted DVDA goddess? Whoah.


Why? Because it's the same thing, just from the inverse. If God made leviathan, you are in awe of God.


If you could actually demonstrate that god (any god) made leviathan, then you might have a point. As it is, you are just humping the air as your imagination gets the better of you.


But if leviathan somehow made itself, you are awed at leviathan.


It is far more likely that Mr. and Mrs. Leviathan made Leviathan; Or perhaps leviathan the elder made leviathan the younger through an asexual reproductive process; hardly making itself; reproducing perhaps, but not making.


We live in the belly of a leviathan.


Beating a dead non-self-creating leviathan in that manner will not get it to twitch into a facsimile of life (or sense), at best you get a few squirts of foul liquid. Yet you still persist. It must be a fetish for you.

Cheers,
The Reverend Shayne Dark

Mon, 15 Jun 2009 09:47:00 UTC | #370590

Go to: Children of a stupid god

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In this thread Valjean has stated.


I've answered your questions, now I'll quit as most of you seem to want me to do.


and


I have nothing more to say.


Aha. That isn't the holy spirit you're filled with, you have a boomerang up your arse.

So, you'll be back shortly.

Cheers,
Shayne

Fri, 29 May 2009 14:00:00 UTC | #365909

Go to: Children of a stupid god

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Dear little Valjean, with your hurt feelings and flame toasted arse.

Smart people are very good at justifying things they believe for un-smart reasons.

Then there is you.
Cheers,
The Reverend Shayne Dark

Fri, 29 May 2009 13:47:00 UTC | #365903

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