The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church.
— Ferdinand Magellan
Recently a friend proudly showed God Seeker Guy a crucifix she had been given as gift, it was made of ivory. While he said nothing at the time, the image made GSG wonder if the human race has gone completely mad.
“…insipid politically correct dialogue which serves to dilute critical thinking…”
The ability of the religious to rationalise the most bizarre behaviours is both astounding and at the same time appalling. Do we really think anything through anymore? It seems to GSG that we have sunk into a shallow pit of mindlessness. The focus of the western world in particular, appears to be on money, possessions and how to get thousands of more “likes” and subscribers to pointless and mind numbing blogs and YouTube videos.
There are two forms of communication emerging around us, insipid politically correct dialogue which serves to dilute critical thinking and social media posts that offer insights into the pathetic daily routines of lost and lonely souls.
The display of an ivory crucifix is a symbol of how we have become totally unable to utilize critical thought. It’s hard to believe anyone, even a religious lunatic, would intentionally display around her neck part of a magnificent animal hacked to death to produce an image of a butchered emaciated man at his moment of execution.
GSG (God Seeker Guy)
To know a person’s religion we need not listen to his profession of faith, but must find his brand of intolerance.
God Seeker Guy has decided to worship the creator of life, the source of creation on earth, the one true architect of mankind, the sun.
Think about it, no sun, no life. The earth was just a large ball of molten muck until it settled down and became inhabitable due to the perfect conditions provided mostly by the sun.
“GSG likes the sun, it’s dependable, never fails to show up in the morning…”
The sun provides day and night, so we can do stuff during the day without bumping into each other and at night we can get up to all kinds of mischief without being seen.
Without the sun there would be no bikinis or speedos —let’s not go there— and we would lose those rare peaceful moments as we watch the sunset on a warm summer evening.
GSG likes the sun, it’s dependable, never fails to show up in the morning and it keeps us warm when we forget our long underwear.
The point of course is why do we need to worship anything? Man seems to have a desperate almost frantic need to have a relationship with something other than human beings. Are we so disappointed in our own kind that we require a super natural being to validate who and what we are?
Believe in yourself, hold yourself in high regard and do not allow the unseen and evasive dictate to you through corrupt pseudo God representatives.
Life certainly may be unique in the universe but it may not be particularly important.
GSG (God Seeker Guy)
God has no religion.
― Mahatma Gandhi
God Seeker Guy has been accused many times of being negative, anti-religious and just plain miserable. He has been particularly beaten up for his views on the value of social media. A recent piece from CNBC helps clarify exactly what he is trying to say.
“Social media can often be an echo chamber, where views you hear and articles you read are just there to reaffirm your own beliefs”. That was the view of a panel on Thursday which included Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and Paul Holder, the co-founder of political crowdfunding site Crowd Pac – Arjun Kharpel – Technology Correspondent for CNBC
“Social media can often be an echo chamber, where views you hear and articles you read are just there to reaffirm your own beliefs”
The readers of this blog have always been challenged, they’re encouraged to hit the ‘dislike button’ in their heads, and most of all, they are encouraged to get out of the “echo chamber” that causes us to spend too much time stroking others in the same way we pet the cat to make it feel loved.
The CNBC article adds “… I don’t want to be a reptilian sort of thing clicking on tidbits of food that I want. I want to be a human being and be given thoughtful, reflective ideas.”
This is not to say we should indulge in vulgar, boorish or crude attacks but rather express candid and well thought out opinions even though they may not be pleasing to others.
GSG is searching for some kind of religious truth and while he may have some explaining to do when his performance review with the gods is due, his struggle is genuine. He writes to clarify his thoughts while seeking out a god or gods, he does not seek corroboration for his views, he just seeks the light that others believe they have found.
GSG ( God Seeker Guy)
Cogito ergo boom.
–Susan Sontag, from Styles of Radical Will