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Baghdad, Iraq – "God is great!"
yelled Saddam Hussein as he dropped through the gallows in Iraq this morning
But wait a minute.
God is also on the side of those who executed Saddam Hussein this morning at
6:30 am. So whaddaya think, Margie? Is this a conundrum or what?
I mean, how can
somebody pray to an Omniscient to help against one's enemies when said
Omniscient, by definition, is all-knowing, all-seeing, and also is on both
sides of every argument? In fact, Saddam's enemies cheering for his
hanging this morning also yelled, "God is great" at the same time that
Saddam yelled, "God is great!" Is it logical for each side to invoke
an Omniscient for opposite outcomes?
And that's what's
wrong with most major religions: they don't make much sense. They're
not logical. Those who claim that religions are not supposed to be
logical are condemning their own brains. Religion, they claim, is
supposed to be taken on faith, not logic or reason. (I guess that
explains the Catholic Inquisition.)
But that's nonsense
(no pun intended). One's religion, or moral philosophy, is the logical
compass, the reasoned foundation, upon which one must guide one's life.
It is the basis for an objective legal system. It is the foundation
for individual rights, a limited constitutional republic to protect those
rights, and the basis for the only moral economic system ever devised by
mankind: free market capitalism. (What do you think the moral
foundation of a totalitarian system such as communism, socialism, or fascism
is? At the other end of the spectrum, what is the moral foundation of
anarchy, no government? As I stated in my first book, Bread and
Circuses, totalitarianism and anarchy both eventually merge into the
same system of little military dictatorships precisely because their moral
philosophies are illogical and, therefore, brutal dog-eat-dog statist
Next time Saddam
Hussein goes to the gallows for a good hanging, like maybe in his next
reincarnation if he's a bad boy, he should not yell something so inane as,
"God is great," unless he means the universal force that exists throughout
the universe and ties everything together via what we know as string theory
in physics. However, if he's trying to invoke some anthropomorphized
Omniscient to help him out of his current predicament, he's a Bozo who
doesn't realize that the universal force is not a human and does not choose
sides. Man must make his own choices via a process known as free will.
You live by the sword, you die by the sword.
So let's not have any
more of this, "Dear Lord, please help us beat the other football team that
you're watching over today, too" baloney. Otherwise, I got a good one:
"Yo Lord, please help me win the $88 million Power Ball Lottery tonight,
Summary: The main problem on
earth today is that most people do not think that it matters whether moral
philosophy is logical. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The illogic of today's major religions is the main cause of most of our
conflicts at all levels of government and economy and our personal lives.
Also, be careful how you judge Saddam Hussein or Adolph Hitler or even
so-called prophets such as Jesus Christ or Muhammad because we are all part
of the universal creation and everybody chooses how and what to learn
through experience and mistakes before entering each life on earth. By
the way, there is no such thing as a Devil or Hell, unless you mean the IRS
or the monetary crooks at the Federal Reserve. -- FM Duck
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