Saturday, September 11, 2010

And the Theists said: “Let there be Hell on Earth.”

Nine years ago today a cell of Muslim fanatics flew airplanes into buildings in NYC, Washington, D.C. and into the ground in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3000 Americans were consumed in the flames of a man made hell. While a singular event that Americans will never, should never forget - creating hell on Earth has been the trade mark of religionists for millenniums. Fire is the stock and trade of religionists..

Some of the earliest pagan religions burned their human victims alive. A super heated bronze statue of the god Moloch (AKA Molech) was used by his adherents to burn alive selected first born infants each year to bring good crops and ensure fertility of the people. Mercifully, drums were beaten so the cries of the infants were drowned out and the parents of the sacrificed didn’t have to hear their screams of anguish.

Fire was the element of choice during the Spanish Inquisition to force confessions from heretics. It was used to slowly roast the Templars, Cathars, Jewish convert backsliders, Christian dissidents, and enemies of the faith real, perceived or invented.

The pogroms of Christian anti-Semites throughout Germany, Russia, and Eastern Europe found fire to be an effective cleansing agent, when applied liberally to Jewish villages and enclaves.

For five centuries the screams of men and women declared witches by the faithful reverberated across Europe and colonial America as flames charred their flesh. It continues to this day as Africans embrace Christian tradition, abide by God’s words in Exodus 22:18, and seek out their own witches to roast.

Whenever an insult to their imaginary god or pedophile prophet is perceived, Muslims the world over flick their Bics to burn American and Israeli flags and effigies of Western political figures.

Devout Christians in the South after the Civil War found that a wooden cross soaked in a flammable substance, and burned at night on the property of targeted blacks and Jews was, and still is an effective terrorist tactic. Plus, it casts a lovely light upon the lynched.

Christians discovered early on that at 451 degrees Fahrenheit the paper of books that challenged Christian doctrine, offered alternative answers to “biblical science,” entertained children with tales of make believe wizards, or was otherwise deemed evil or offensive to God and his devoted minions - burned rather nicely. Sometimes the volume was chained to the leg of its author before both were reduced to ashes. Fortunately, plastics melt at a slightly lower temperature making the burning of cassette tapes, vinyl records, CDs and DVDs much easier for today’s zealous faithful to exercise their flaming rituals.

Yes, religionists have always been drawn to fire like mindless moths. Christians say fire represents purity and light and is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Funny how at the same time fire is also the torture method of choice in that mythical horrific place their god invented to punish non-believers for an eternity. What’s not funny or mythical, is the reality that religionists have been causing Hell on Earth for centuries, with no end in sight. For as long as relgions exist the inferno will rage on.
If a Satan existed, it would be carrying a cross or a Koran, quoting scripture, claiming the exclusive "Truth," and using flame to underscore its devotion. To paraphrase Pogo, an old comic strip character: Religionists have met Satan... and he is them.


NewEnglandBob said...

"Religionists have met Satan... and he is them."

...And they are legion, although far less numerous than previously. More education is the cure to reduce their numbers, along with vigilance in not letting them get their way.

Rachelle said...

Another fine post, Hump. :)

Bob Loblaw said...

Great post Hump, yes, religionists are a huge problem for the advancement of mankind, always have been. Our only defense against their ilk is our adherence to real science and using reason and logic. It is the only way to grow our numbers and put out those flames once and for all. Man, we have a heavy workload ahead....but with a great reward if we can overcome the scourge of religion some day.

Engineer of Knowledge said...

Hello Hump,
I myself have been so torn of what to write next. I need to sort my mind, thoughts, feelings, etc. on what is going on in the current events. Many times I am just too pissed, angry, frustrated, or discourage trying to come to grip with the directions of what seems to be the stupid majority claiming to speak for Christianity here in the States.

I think we are going to be in for some long, dark, times ahead. The hatred protest movements towards the Muslim religion, Latino immigrants, the capitalizing on the hard economic times and unemployment or at best under-employment; one can draw many parallels to the rise of the Nazis in 1930’s Germany, Ottoman Turks in 1915, etc. I can go back through history and site many examples of where this can all lead and all are viewed with shame in hindsight.

Infidel753 said...

I bet plenty of these freaks would go back to burning unbelievers at the stake again, if they could get away with it.

Too bad there's not a real Hell for them to go to.

Burning at the stake was also used as a punishment for heretics in the medieval Islamic Empire, by the way.

Laci the Chinese Crested said...

I have a personal relationship with Jesus--He's one of my wife's realtives.

And trust me--they're all meshuggah!

Seriously, The Real ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Was on the 17th Floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower.

What the hell? Just change the word Patriotism is Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary definition to Religion and there you go!

Ranch Chimp said...

What an excellent posting ... you get into the thing's that most folk's do not know about!


Rastifan said...

My fury ignites when I know I have family members thinking like the fire and brim stone nut cracks Hump is describing.

My aunt said. "I welcome war. I welcome earthquakes. It will collect more souls for the lord".

The fact that I am related to her is a huge embarrassment to me. She and her ilk is a lousy contribution to the human race.

Dromedary Hump said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.
Rasti.. your aunt is damn scary.

Anonymous said...

Ug...just thinking about all this shit makes me feel like the "angry atheist" that's controversial in the movement now. How can atheists *not* get angry when they see the reality of what the religious nuts really believe and would love to do to this world? It can make one despair for the human race.