I Hate You

I hate you!

I hate you because you are not like me!
I hate you because of the color of your skin!
I hate you because you don’t speak the same language as me!
I hate you because you don’t dress like me!
I hate you because you are LGTBQ!
I hate you because your politics are different than mine.
I hate you because you don’t live in my country.
I hate you because I live in the greatest country that ever was on Earth.
I hate you because you believe you live in the greatest country that ever was on Earth.
I hate you because you are smarter than me.
I hate you because I am smarter than you.

I hate you because your religion is different
I hate you because your Holy Books are different than mine.
I hate you because you pray differently than me
I hate you because you call God by another name
I hate you because you don’t believe in God.
I hate you because my religion is the one true religion and it says I should hate you. It says you are a blasphemer. It says you are going to Hell. Only the few who believe exactly as I do will go to Heaven.
I hate you because your religion tells you it is the one true religion and it says you should hate me. It says I am a blasphemer. It says I am going to Hell. Only the few who believe exactly as you do will go to Heaven.
I hate you because my God is a god of Love.

I hate you because you scare me
I hate you because I might not be good enough, I might not be strong enough, I might be lying to myself.
I hate you because your existence reminds me everyday that I could be wrong about everything.
I hate you because you are the witness that there are alternatives to the world I have built around myself to keep me warm, protected, and secure; and if I were to accept that these alternatives are valid, my world would crack and crash down around me. And then, who am I?

I hate you for the things I hate in myself and am afraid to acknowledge
I hate you because I shouldn’t hate you
I hate you because you hate me
I hate you because I don’t understand why you hate me
I hate you because I’ve been taught you are the reason for all the suffering in the world
I hate you because you were taught that I am the reason for all the suffering in the world
I hate you because for all my life the powers that be have taught me that you are my enemy in order to divert me from realizing that my enemy is the powers that be.

I hate you because without that hate I am nothing!

AND NOW A MESSAGE FROM A SPECIAL GUEST

While our normal commentator is busy with other maters, we bring you a very special guest with an important message:

Hi, you all!  Lucifer, the morning star,  light-bringer, Satanall, the Dragon, the Devil, good old Satan to most of you.  Oh yes, also sometimes called the “Prince of this World’—and don’t I wish I were!  Boy, things would be a hell (no pun intended) of a lot different around here, believe me.

First of all, let’s get it straight.  This whole evil, thing.  Not me.  Not my job (again, no pun intended for those of you who read the book).  Really, it’s all a big misunderstanding.  Hey, blame the prophet Zarathustra for coming up with the whole idea of two opposing entities in the Universe, Ahura Mazda ( “the Good Lord”) and Angra Mainyu (“the Evil Spirit”) or Ahrinan.  Later, when the Jews had been conquered by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar and exiled there, they took over the idea.  Then, some bozo had to go translate the  Hebrew word הֵילֵל in Isaiah (Isaiah 14:12) as “Lucifer” in the King James Bible.

I mean, there I was–minding God’s business like a good angel should–helping him become an even better God by pointing out where He might be going wrong–you know, playing devil’s advocate (damn, this unintentional puns–can’t escape them, can you?)–and then one day—zap, I’m suddenly this evil, horrible creature trying to seduce His creation into evil.

What are you people anyway?  You’re not all Donald Trumps–nothing is ever your fault, it’s always someone trying to ruin your good name. Hello!  Take some goddamn responsibility for yourselves, humanity.  I’m not the one blowing up children and mothers as you keep finding newer and more sadistic ways of destroying each other.  It’s not me that makes idiot fanatics crash cars and trucks into innocent bystanders in a perverted sense of what makes God great.  I am not the one who makes you rape.  I’m not the one who thinks that it’s okay to build more and more weapons of destruction at the cost of food, medicine, and shelter for the poor and the weak.  I do not plunder and destroy this beautiful planet–the only home you have–in the name of profit.

I am not the one who puts greed and indifference over the value of a human life.

I am not he who condemns others to hell (in this world or in the next) because their skin color is not mine, their land of origin is different than mine, their culture and beliefs seem strange to me., or because they call God by a different name that I do.   I am not the one going to your churches, mosques, synagogues to pray to your God in self-righteousness when you continually break the first and only important rule of all religions: “Do to others as you would have them do to you“.

Stop blaming me.  I’m not the Devil of this world–You are! Do not keep listening to your fears and the whispers of men (not me!) who would keep you in darkness for their own advantage. Do not give into the worst side of your spirit when God infused you with the light to bring forth heaven on this poor planet.

The world is only made what it is by your actions

The world can only be made holy by listening to your heart.

Thank you for listening,

Lucifer

Go(o)d and Evil

This post was inspired by an article written by a very dear friend for her local paper.  If you are interested, her article can be found at No Evil.  The original is in Greek, but an English translation by the author is included


So this post may go somewhat off the usual topics, but I felt the need to write it.

Our world.  How can anyone look at the world presented to us on cable news, the Internet, newspapers, etc., and not be horrified at what seems to be daily occurrences of evil:

  • wars between countries that are enemies today, and will becomes allies in the future against some other perceived common enemy
  • the slaughter of innocent children, babies barely out of their mother’s wombs
  • the murder of parents before their children’s eyes.
  • the willful starvation of those caught in man-made Armageddons
  • the sadistic cruelty that justifies the torture and maiming of  our fellow humans
  • the destruction of children’s innocence

And so much more can be added to this list that the heavens should cry out in agony.

But they don’t!

And millions read their Bibles, their Qur’ans, their Gitas, their Surtras, in some attempt to answer their despairing question:

Why does  God allow such evil in this world?

It’s the wrong question.  Yes, certainly we use our religions as weapons to justify our hate of those who think differently.  We can pull passages from our holy books where our God seems to order us to commit terrible sins in His name.  But a God who needs men to perform such deeds for Him is no God at all, just a pathetic and weak reflection of the worst of us   A good part of I’m God ands You’re Not explores this, possibly to the point of ad nauseam.

Okay, you say, let’s take religion out of it.  You still have earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods.  Aren’t these evil?  Certainly, these cause terrible tragedies and suffering to all living things,  but unless the planet is intelligent after all and is trying to wipe out the human plague that infests it, no, these are not evil.  Arguments about global warming aside, these are the natural phenomena of the planet–there is no intent, no thought behind them.  We just happen to be here when they occur.

For Evil requires intelligence behind it.  The earth is not sadistic, humans are.  It is we  who intentionally blow each other up, cause the loss of arms and legs (sometimes physically performing the act, sometimes through our war machines where individuals only exist to be counted as the enemy dead), we who send back boats of desperate refugees while we suppress the knowledge that we are most likely sending them back to living hell or death, we who built concentration camps and tolerate the Holocausts of the innocents.  Only an intelligent human being  can be so insanely stupid as to hate another human being merely for where he/she comes from, the clothes they wear, the way they worship or don’t worship a God.

And now in America, the nation of immigrants, hate raises it head.  Follow on a  blog or on Facebook, you can read such insanity as threats of civil war because conservatives and liberals have different views–I have read death threats to both sides  on the Facebook pages of American politicians and political groups, where there seems to be a new vision of an America that cannot tolerate the very differences that it was founded on, forgetting the promise and ideals that made it the “Golden Land” of opportunity and a light to the world.

Is such sadism ingrained in us?  Is there some part of our unconscious that relishes the idea of such torture and cruelty, that contains a spark of evil in all of us?  Even though we would never condone such actions in the physical world, are we playing holier-than-thou and are unwillingly to acknowledge that under the right set of circumstances. we are blood-thirsty little gods and goddesses of vengeance?

To which wiser men than me have answered that you can have the thought, you are NOT the thought.  Throughout history, better men than me have stood up before evil and said “No!”, even at the cost of losing their lives to that very evil,  martyrs that lead the way to the best inside us.

Why should I hate you to the point of seeking your death merely for being different from me?  Why should I be so insecure, so little a person,  to feel so threatened that I become a betrayer of the ideals I hold sacred?   For what do I become less than the best in me?

What kind of world do you wish to leave behind?  One, better for you having existed, or one that only causes more and greater misery.

No, the question isn’t why does God allow such evil to exist; the question is why do we do.

 

PS.  Thanks to Angelina

 

 

Leave Me Out of This Yet Again!!!

There’s an awful lot of insanity going around in your world leaders lately.  We look down on you from the Heavens and can only shake our heads.  Even some of the angels have come to me and expressed their dismay—-perhaps, they say, we’d be better off just blowing the whole thing up and starting over again with slugs this time.

What is really getting my goat right now is this craziness between the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, and the leader of the United States, Donald Trump:  two little men with major penis insecurities.  As each one dares the other to start something neither one of them can control, it looks like the world can do nothing but hold it’s breath, and wait.  And yes, we’re really getting bombarded up here with all the prayers for some kind of divine intervention.   I sympathize–it’s ludicrous that the innocents of the world have to cower in fear while these two putzes  haven’t the brains to deal with their crotch itch.

Sorry, but I’m not pulling miracles out of my hat.  You’re supposed to be all grown up, humanity–well, at least most of you are–so deal with it.  As I said in my last post, it’s your mess, take some damn responsibility.

And to those fake preachers, prophets, and men of war (you know those men  of war, the ones who either sat out the last one hiding in a basement,  avoided serving when it was their turn through carefully faking the need for deferments –after all, they had more important things to do–or simply enjoy the fake glory of watching young men and women die for their stupidity), let’s get this straight:

Where in My name do you come off saying I authorized one of your jerks to annihilate the other?  You do know that most people who claim God speaks directly to them belong in the psych ward and should be heavily sedated? Or did I come down from the clouds, disrupt all your television, radio, and Internet, and broadcast out :  Go get the son-of-a-bitch?  How many times do I have to tell you that, despite what you read in your so-called holy books, I don’t need you to destroy anyone!  If I want someone killed, I’ll do jt myself.  I’m a big God, you know!  

Now leave each other alone and stop being the great embarrassment of Creation.

(Maybe I should have gone with slugs in the first place)

 

 

 

 

 

When your holy book tells you your belief system is immoral, just rewrite the holy book!

‘Conservapedia’ seeks to crowdsource right-wing version of the Bible.

Because they know what the writers really, truly meant.  This is funny, sad, and troubling at the same time.

No wonder religions today rarely reflect what their founders actually preached!