Talmud and Torah, Bible and New Testament, Koran and Hadith offer insufficient grounds ..."I have now a book backlog that needs to be synthesized so that the external gates and walls of religious institutions can be battered down, and their prisoners freed to the direct, inner and personal experience of the Divine and the Resurrection. The religious institutions, masses and fanatics must be challenged to defend the indefensible (graves opening up and skeletons becoming alive, 4000-year-old earth etc.) and flee the multi-pronged charge against their most prized, sacred, protected—albeit utterly false and misunderstood—bastion (Eschatology of the Last Judgment)! They must be confronted to embrace the most ridiculous, and defy/deny their most revered faith i.e., the Great News and Sure Signs of the Resurrection, the heart and soul of their religion.
In Defense of Atheism: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam is one gigantic battering ram, a most welcome means to accelerate that process. The religious elite should begin to realize that the sun is now setting on their evening empires which are crumbling into sand, and from those ruins is breaking the Dawn of the Divine Feminine that will awaken the human race from their long spiritual slumber."- jagbir singh
Talmud and Torah, Bible and New Testament, Koran and Hadith offer
insufficient grounds for the philosopher to choose between Jewish,
Christian or Muslim misogyny.
"While September 11, 2001, as seen by the United States and therefore by the West, calls upon everyone to choose sides in the religious war that supposedly pits Judeo-Christianity against Islam, we might prefer to avoid choosing either side and opt instead for a Nietzschean position. That position would be neither Judeo-Christian nor Muslim, for the very good reason that these belligerents are continuing the religious war that began with the Torah bidding the Jews to do battle with their enemies. The book of Numbers, chapter 21, verse 14, refers to the"book of the wars of the Lord."The justification for bloody battle against one's enemies is an important part of the Torah. And the Koran is infused with recurrent variations on the same theme: slaughter of the enemy. In other words, nearly twenty-five centuries of calls by both sides to acts of crime! Nietzsche's lesson: we can choose not to choose. And a decision not to side with Israel and the United States does not automatically mean that one is a fellow traveler of the Taliban.
Talmud and Torah, Bible and New Testament, Koran and Hadith offer insufficient grounds for the philosopher to choose between Jewish, Christian or Muslim misogyny. Or to opt against pork and alcohol but in favor of the veil or the burka, to attend the synagogue, the temple, the church, or the mosque, all places where intelligence is ailing and where, for centuries, the faithful have practiced obedience to dogma and submission to the Law—and therefore obedience and submission to those who claim to be the elect, the envoys, and the word of God...
Thirty centuries, from the earliest texts of the Old testament to the present day, teach us that the assertion of one God, violent, jealous, quarrelsome, intolerant, and bellicose, has generated more hate, bloodshed, deaths, and brutality than it has peace ... There is the Jewish fantasy of a chosen people, which vindicates colonialism, expropriation, hatred, animosity between peoples, and finally an authoritarian and armed theocracy ... There is the Christian image of the Temple moneylenders, or of a Pauline Jesus claiming to have come bearing a sword. This justifies the Crusades, the Inquisition, the French Religious Wars, the Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre of Paris's Protestants, the stake, the Index, but also worldwide colonialism, North American ethnocides, support for twentieth century fascists movements, and the centuries-long temporal hold of the Vatican over the smallest detail of daily life ... And there is the clear exhortation on almost every page of the Koran to destroy unbelievers—but also the Jews and Christians of the book—their religion, their culture, their civilization, all in the name of a merciful God! So many pathways to entrench the idea that precisely because of God's existence everything is permitted—in him, through him, and in his name, without the slightest objection by believers, clergy, the masses, or the ruling spheres.
If the existence of God, independently of its Jewish, Christian, or Muslim form, had given us at least a little forewarning against hatred, lies, murder, rape, pillage, immorality, embezzlement, perjury, violence, contempt, swindling, false witness, depravity, pedophilia, infanticide, drunkenness, and perversion, we might not have seen atheists (since they are intrinsically creatures of vice) but rabbis, priests, imams, and with them their faithful, all their faithful (which amounts to a great many) doing good, excelling in virtue, setting an example, and proving to the godless and perverse that morality is on their side. Let their flocks scrupulously respect the Commandments and obey the dictates of the relevant suras, and thus neither lie nor pillage, neither rob nor rape, neither bear false witness nor murder—and still less plot terrorist attacks in Manhattan, launch punitive raids into the Gaza strip, or cover up the deeds of their pedophile priests. Then we would see the faithful converting their neighbors right, left, and center through the example of their shining conduct. But instead ..."
Michel Onfray, In Defense Of Atheism: The Case Against Christianity
Judaism And Islam, pages 34-43
Penguin Canada (APB) (Jan 22 2008)
In the twenty-first century, religion is making a comeback, bringing in its wake extremism of all kinds. From Christian anti-abortion campaigns to suicide bombers claiming the righteousness of Islam, we are witnessing a resurgence of fundamentalism. In this seminal work, Michel Onfray exposes the destructive history of organized religion and the fiction that is God while presenting a new, authentic atheism that celebrates life and humanity.
Onfray goes back to the origins of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism to show how their scriptures have been dissected and altered, censored and rewritten by their religious leaders and zealots to suit their particular agendas. Using both historical records and religious texts, he reveals how each of these religions has fostered hatred towards women, reason, the human body, sexuality, pleasure, and individual freedom, and argues that the incalculable damage that religious intolerance has been responsible for is an abuse of power that we simply cannot endure any longer.
A book that is bound to provoke debate, this European bestseller is indispensable reading for anyone concerned with the role of religion in society today.
"The doctrine of bodily resurrection, linked closely to the soul's nature and destiny, suffers like a fate. The ancients knew little or nothing about the human organism — its chemical constituents, its functioning parts, its psychology — and even less about the nature of death. Modern man has measured corruption, can detail the chemical changes that take place when bodily life ceases, has a clear idea of what precisely corruption and decay of the human frame connote, and defines human death precisely by the cessation of the observable functions of the body. The three religions define death as the moment when the soul leaves the body.
On the other hand, the scientist cannot accept the"outside"explanation: that a god will"resurrect"The corrupted body. He knows that in a living body today the actual molecules which compose it were not part of it some time ago. In another decade it will be made up of molecules which at present are elsewhere: in African lions, in passion-flowers of the Amazon, in Maine lobsters, in earth in Patagonia, and in the fur of a Polar bear. For the scientist, the body as such has truly ceased to exist. No"shade"or reduced form of the body exists in an"underworld"or in Elysian fields. The body has ceased to exist. He therefore finds the resurrection of the body unintelligible."
Malachi Martin, The Encounter,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1970, 286.
In Nal Damyanti Akhyan they have clearly given that when the Kalyug will come, all these seekers who are seeking in the hills and mountains will be born again, and they will be given their Self-Realization! Their Kundalinis will be awakened and that is logical, because that is what we are doing today."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
India - December 25, 1993
"But the Muslims do not want to talk about Resurrection at all because they want to frighten people with the Doomsday. They don't want to talk about the Resurrection Time which is going to come, which is the intermediary time (Al Qadr: The Night of Power), because they want to use the time (Al Qariah: Day of Noise and Clamor) which will frighten people by saying that: 'Now your Doomsday is coming! Now your Doomsday is coming!'"
"It is very hard to believe that we can become the Spirit. This is one of the big myths of Modern Times and many a times when I speak about becoming the Spirit people say that," How can you say like that?"How can it be that easy?"
But it is a living process of our evolution and if it is done by the Power of a living God, then it has to be very simple, has to be very easy...
Today that Time has come. That Time has come. The Time of Judgment has come and at this Time we have to see that we'll be judging ourselves; but not by some sort of an authority, but by something which is within us which we call as the Kundalini, is placed in the triangular bone called as sacrum. Just see, Greeks knew about it. That's why they call the bone as sacrum. But what is this bone in the biblical understanding - it is the reflection of the Holy Ghost (Ruh of Allah/Adi Shakti)."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
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