Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cartoon Revisited

I thought I’d point out that the captions for yesterday’s cartoon were chosen because they’re a small illustration of a much wider family of absurdities common to all the monotheistic mythologies.

Perhaps the culmination of this type of absurdity can be seen when one considers the calls to worship the supreme, omnipotent, omniscient "being"that every monotheistic mythology seems to posit. The question to ask is: Why does a“perfect being” need the fawning, groveling adulation (a.k.a. “worship”) of a bunch of flawed, sinful, weak, and servile subjects? What possible difference could it make to an omnipotent being? And shouldn’t the very nature of such a need -- particularly from such worshipers -- be completely beneath the "dignity" of a “perfect being”?

Of course there’s no way to answer these types of questions — because they all arise from a make-believe world…


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