Thursday, 2 December 2010

That's you lot told

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This is Jay, husband of Paula, a kind lady who engaged patiently with my anti-evangelical rants on You Tube, but failed to bring me back to Jesus. Paula was 'rescued' by Jesus from Wicca - draw from that whatever inferences you will. Mine would include extreme credulity along with a heavy dose of control freakery. Jay and Paula and their fellow evangelicals think the world outside their particular interpretation of Christianity is peopled solely by junkies and sexual insatiates who merely use others, imposing their lustful desires on them and chucking the resultant foetuses into the flames or, if they have not succeded in conceiving a child for Satan, at least passing on a very nasty bug or two. This imagined imposition of the will on others is of a piece with the hectoring street preaching to which Jay and Paula are called.

Imagine being told all your life that eating is disgusting. Food is greasy and gross and foul, yet you cannot avoid it; by your nature you desire it, and must needs ingest it, slurping and farting and rotting your teeth and loathing yourself for satisfying the persistent urge. Curse your nature, therefore. Vomiting is a virtue. You do not suspect, and nobody around will tell you, that there are cuisines and commensalities, techniques, arts and refinements, that have long been cultivated beyond your limited horizons.

Then you discover the Jesus Diet. It doesn't open your eyes to the delights of food, but it does allow you to turn all that self-loathing outward.

*****

Repent, for the end is nigh.

10 comments:

Bo said...

Quite so.

Vilges Suola said...

I pity them. Probably as much as they pity me.

Nik_TheGreek said...

Θαυμάζω την υπομονή σου... Δεν θα μπορούσα να ασχοληθώ με τέτοιους ανθρώπους. Δεν υπάρχει περίπτωση να τους αλλάξεις γνώμη, ούτε αυτοί να αλλάξουν εσένα.
Άσε που είναι σαν τα μανιτάρια. Ακόμα και αν κόψεις ένα, άλλα δέκα θα βγουν παρά δίπλα...

Jack Art said...

Life is much sweeter once you realize that there is no afterlife.

Enjoy the banquet of life without the need to save room for desert.

Vilges Suola said...

Nik, you are right but I also think that the more this kind of shit gets ridiculed, the fewer people are likely to get caught up in it.

Jack, I never was into dessert. I prefer life's cheese and biscuits.

Fionnchú said...

After that sign's banished most of us to wail and gnash our teeth, who's left for the Rapture?

Vilges Suola said...

I suppose just the Jesus freaks and the anti-gay, anti-everything-and-everybody fundies. Come to think of it, the Rapture doesn't sound too bad an idea. Bring it on.

Vilges Suola said...

P.S. The Rapture is closer than you think.

http://freethinker.co.uk/2010/12/03/next-year%E2%80%99s-rapture-will-be-great-for-god%E2%80%99s-people-but-simply-awful-for-atheists/

Better start planning-stop the papers, take your library books back, etc.

Sarah said...

If that's all of us consigned to hell, it's going to be a very interesting party.

Vilges Suola said...

Unlike the eternity of singing the boss's praises in ther other place - a 'celestial North Korea' as Christopher Hitchens puts it so well.

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