Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fasting for Peace: A sure way to starve to death

The pope declared today September 7th a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria.  I’m going to go way out on a limb and guess it will have all the impact of sticking a needle in your eye to end child abuse by the Cat-hole-lick church.

Shouldn't the pope have been praying for peace everyday his entire life? Why haven't all Catholics, all Christians? After all, there hasn't been a single year in written history where a war hasn't been waged.

Funny how the faithfully deluded always talk about "free will" and then pray to implore their god thing to intercede in man's affairs and change man’s mind  - effectively eliminating free will. They never let that bother them though. Their whole belief system is a web of contradictions and confused logic. I even had one confused apologetic religionist tell me he doesn’t pray to god to influence humanity, he “prays to humanity to influence itself.”  Talk about the ultimate in polytheism! I wonder how that’s working for him.  

So, either they haven't been praying for peace all along; haven't been praying hard enough; or there is a more obvious and reasoned reason why prayer hasn't been effective in bringing peace, anymore than it has been effective in re-growing amputees' limbs.

So why wait for a missile crisis and chemical killing of civilians? Did it tip the scales thus implying their prayers would be more effective now...more than they have been when civilians were being killed by high explosives, or more so than than when people were being hacked to pieces with swords and axes?

As far as fasting goes: Super! Maybe it will reduce the line at the local Subway sandwich shop for the lunch time crowd...well, at least in the Vatican.


Carl said...

Good post Hump when I heard the pope say that about Syria that song by Tim Minchin called fuck the pope came to mind. Praying instead of actually doing something is how the religious get away with out doing nothing.

Bobbie James said...

Opening this page up and seeing that horribly bloody Jesus made me laugh!

Good point about the free will, and then asking for help issue. I know that tidbit will come in handy!


Analog Kid said...

Prayer alone - for the ending of a war - does not work unless it is combined with being really, really hungry. You see, the god of Abraham is attracted to the sound of rumbling stomachs.

It amplifies the prayers because the rumbling stomachs create low-frequency "infrasound" that travels much further through space.

We must be careful though. Too much fasting with prayer can create too much infrasound entering heaven, leading to the infamous "brown note" - causing God to soil his holy robe.

This angers god and renders him uncooperative.

Dromedary Hump said...

Carl: yes, Tim got it right.Now I can't get the song out of my head.

Bobbie: thanks..use it often and wisely.

Analog: I think you may be on to something.

LutherW said...

Double useless when you realized the Pope set Saturday. Just a day before the opportunity for priests to mention it and require it of all parishioners. They could have started fasting by cancelling communion.

Dromedary Hump said...

Good point.
But either Sat. or Sun. the effect would have been the same: nuthin.

Maybe he knew that ;)