Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Whispering Grass 5 - Fundamentalists

If a man of the twentieth century speaks to Napoleon Bonaparte he is declared deranged. If a man of the twentieth century speaks to God he is declared devout. He isn't. The devout become deranged by default. Extremists of any stripe are wrong. They defecate on the floor of the domicile we live in while we tolerate their unpleasantness before cleaning up after them.

 The flaw with all fundamentalists is that their thinking is fundamentally flawed. In reality, they manifest their gross, often violent attributes, onto their God of choice then select sections from their holy books to support the things they do. They all seem hell bent on extracting the very worst, typically human and very ungodlike parts the better to support the heinous things they do. Their major hang-up is sex. Well, okay one of their major hang ups. What is ironic is that the word 'fornication' is not a Hebrew word. It owes its roots to the Indo-European word gwher. It has little do with sex though as its literal translation means...
"Old English beornan, byrnanbærnan (transitive), to burn; b. brimstone, from late Old English brynstn, “burning mineral,” sulfur (stn, stone; see stei-); c. brindled, from Old Norse brenna, to burn. a–c all from Germanic *brennan (intransitive) and brannjan (transitive), formed from *brenw."  The Latin, Fornix, which relates to prostitutes. It is again very possible that the word 'fornication' gets lost in translation.

If you seek justification for the violence within you then the Bible and Koran supply that.

"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor a person who commits extortion will inherit the kingdom of God." - 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
"Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body". - Corinthians 6:18 - King James Bible


"ONE SHOULD NOT PLACE CATTLE IN HEATHENS' INNS BECAUSE THEY ARE SUSPECTED OF IMMORAL PRACTICE WITH THEM. A WOMAN SHOULD NOT BE ALONE WITH THEM, BECAUSE THEY ARE SUSPECTED OF LEWDNESS, NOR SHOULD A MAN BE ALONE WITH THEM, BECAUSE THEY ARE SUSPECTED OF SHEDDING BLOOD."

Cattle? 

Really?

What is it with sex that causes them such consternation? The Old Testament clearly thinks sex is a pleasant enough distraction as shown by this beautiful poem


Song of Solomon


1:1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's.

1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
1:3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore, do the virgins love thee.
1:4 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
1:5 I am black but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
1:6 Look not upon me, because I am black because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards, but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
1:7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
1:8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
1:9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.
1:10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.
1:11 We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.
1:12 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof."

Extremists have a dislike of homosexuals that borders pathological hatred. So obsessed are they with its apparent sinfulness that some countries still stone gays. This makes me wonder what they are so scared of? Could it be some secret hidden truth? That homosexual love is as valid as heterosexual? One Evangelist, renown for his talks and debates, suggests that homosexuality that it is as unnatural for men to love each other, women too, as it is for fish to smoke cigars. They say the act goes against God's will. I disagree. Homosexuality exists within nature. Other animals also commit this sin. If it is a sin and since the natural world is the creation of God then why did He create it? Is He such an awful designer that his design is flawed or is the flaw the judgemental thought process of the bigot?

Could it be that when these books were either written or transcribed that birth control wasn't available? That sexually transmitted diseases were prevalent? This would have meant all manner of people having crippling, life-threatening diseases or alternatively plentiful offspring. Was this not the common sense of its time? The only exception to that would be the bias toward Homosexuals but even that might have been from health issues. 

With the world's population growing at an alarming rate, with a planet capable of supporting one billion people comfortably currently supporting seven billion and forecast to double by the middle of this century, a tragedy is waiting to happen. By the year 2050 food will be in short supply for all human life. It will no longer be a case of poor black people starving nor poor Indians but a global problem affecting Europe, America, Canada and the rest of the world. Could it then be that God in His ultimate wisdom has selected homosexuals as being a natural way of decreasing childbirth? Sure, gays can adopt, they can even have surrogate or self-inseminated births but still, Gays progeny is far less than that of heterosexuals.

Again we see where the unlearned and those unprepared or reluctant to see the history of the texts are able to pervert its historical integrity into something mean spirited and apparently contemporaneous.

They don't much like females either although I think perhaps they do but are incapable of managing their own sexual feelings, unable to keep the cock in the coup preferring to let it wander in the hen house. 

Enjoin believing women to turn their eyes away from temptation and to preserve their chastity; not to display their adornments (except such as are normally revealed); to draw their veils over their bosoms and not to display their finery except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their step-sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women-servants, and their slave-girls; male attendants lacking in natural vigour, and children who have no carnal knowledge of women. And let them not stamp their feet when walking so as to reveal their hidden trinkets.” Quran 24:31

The vagina is the altar of life. It is a thing to worship not deride. Men throughout history have used derogatory terms for the vagina. Gropecunt Lane was a famed London street where prostitutes plied their trade. There are many other pejorative words, an endless number, in fact, that suggest that man's love of that female body part is also his fear of the same. What he worships is what he fears - just like God.


Nor is the beauty of women a thing to be hidden away. If men cannot cope with bare flesh then perhaps they should wear blinkers. I think some already do for they only see in those trusted tramlines of a convention, of a male made convenience. It is all about power, though. Men being notoriously insecure they, when in the governance and regulations of Fundamentalists, are able to control their own dark urges by subjugating and oppressing females. This is not characteristic showing strength but a fatal weakness. They also aren't that keen on others who don't follower their faith going so far as to wanting to commit murder and worse, genocide in what is effectively ethnic cleansing.


"We beg Thee, O Lord, indict Thy wrath on the nations not believing in Thee, and not calling on Thy name. Let down Thy wrath on them and inflict them with Thy wrath. Drive them away in Thy wrath and crush them into pieces. Take away, O Lord, all bone from them. In a moment indict all disbelievers. Destroy in a moment all foes of Thy nation. Draw out with the root, disperse and ruin unworthy nations. Destroy them! Destroy them immediately, in this very moment!"  
Prayer said on the eve of Passover  (Pranajtis: Christianus in Talmudae Judeorum, quotations from Synagoga Judaica)
Nature makes waves. Tsunami's that remove parked cars from corporate car parks like a Giant fist before tossing them into the swelling sea. This is not God and yet, if God is in everything, it is, even if only remotely. The fundamentalist does not see God and nature as one but as two separate articles with one being the tool by which God metes out judgment. 
He sees only the 'word' of God and by that I mean the word as written in the text of his or her perceived Holy Book. What they read is what they want to believe. They do not want, either because they are too lazy or indifferent, to look beyond the words. They do not lack interest but they lack the motivation to see beyond the initial meaning, the symbolism inherent in the text put there originally by those who first wrote those texts centuries before. This means, by shallow disregard, they are then allowed by default and therefore by implied divine rectitude, to follow to the letter that which they have read which they then manifest in their minds to fulfil their needs and to serve their desire to kill. This means they can carry out the most brutal of deeds because God's word is being fulfilled.

This very act, the act of carrying out 'Gods will' diminishes God. A supreme being needs no other to act for Him as He has ultimate power. The death of one human being is a crime beyond measure. The genocidal leanings of those who use God to enable extreme prejudice, as a shield, sword and divine sanction for such evils are not themselves good. They are in fact evil and are working for Lucifer, he is Iblis. They are servants of Satan.

"All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

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