How Pretending is a Bigger Problem

Hush tones and inside jokes, comments like “I’m not racist but”, “hey look at that”, and pass judgement on people you have no idea about their history or what type of person they are. Saw it all the time in the faith. This is their way of life. One must be good with the lord watching you, surveying us 24 hours a day, even in our sleep, and even the hushed tones are not exempt from the ears of the lord. Below is a terrific quote. Some of this is new to me, so forgive me if this is old news.

“Some people I know who are atheists will say they wish they could believe it. Some people I know who are former believers say they wish they could have their old faith back; they miss it. I don’t understand this at all. I think it’s an excellent thing that there’s no reason to believe in the absurd propositions I admittedly, rather briefly, rehearsed to you.

The main reason for this, I think, is that it is a totalitarian belief. It is the wish to be a slave. It is the desire that there be an unalterable, unchallengeable tyrannical authority, who can convict you of thought crime while you are asleep. Who can subject you — who MUST indeed subject you — to a total surveillance, around the clock, every waking and sleeping minute of your life — I say of your life; before you’re born, and even worse (and where the real fun begins), after you’re dead. A celestial North Korea. Who wants this to be true? Who but a slave desires such a ghastly fate?

I’ve been to North Korea. It has a dead man as its president. Kim Jong-il is only the head of the party and head of the army; he’s not head of the government or the state. That office belongs to his deceased father, Kim Il-sung. It’s a necrocracy, a thanatocracy — it’s one short of the Trinity, I might add. The son is the reincarnation of the father. It is the most revolting, and utter, and absolute, and heartless tyranny the human species has ever evolved.

But at LEAST you can fucking DIE and leave North Korea. Does the Qur’an or the Bible offer you that liberty? No! No, the tyranny, the misery, the utter ownership of your entire personality, the smashing of your individuality, only begins at the point of death. This is evil; this is a wicked preachment.” – Christopher Hitchens

So they continue. They present a pious side while secretly living as you or I might, but the constant life of deception carries over into laws, and schools, and the solid footing of Christianity is all built on hiding the true self. PRETENDING. Never show the real you, and it is a habit of deception and farce because they are being watched. Dress the part, play the part, speak softly and hide your pious racism, but keep touting that you and the faith are well.


Author: jimoeba

Alternatives to big box religions and dogmas

30 thoughts on “How Pretending is a Bigger Problem”

  1. Don’t forget the ever popular idea of sinning through thought! Talk about mind control. I like the saying, “the best way to win in the rat race is to be a cat”. That’s why I always take a huge step away from religions that are forceful about their sales tactics.

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    1. All you have to do is look at another and you’ve already committed adultery. But then again, that is why women have to be covered so the evil temptress doesn’t make you have natural instinctive, and sinful thought.

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      1. As usual, the biblical injunction fails to consider the inherent implications of such a ham-handed approach to morality. That is to say, if thoughts are equivalent to the deed and both exact the same punishment, why stop at the thought — especially in light of the fact that brain scans indicate our thoughts occur several moments before we even become aware of them? In for a penny, in for a pound — right?

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        1. That’s right Ron. We discussed this a while back on freewill or no, as many decisions we think we’ve made have occurred in the brain as much as 10 seconds prior to our awareness of them. Great points.

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      2. “…that is why women have to be covered so the evil temptress doesn’t make you have natural instinctive, and sinful thought. ”

        I have a friend who was adopted from the Philippines when she was a teenager. Then man who adopted her became her “father” and proceeded to abuse her sexually for quite some time. When she finally got the courage to speak up about it to her family, she did not get the response she was looking for. Her “family” told her she was a temptation and that she needed to leave. Everything that happened was her fault and not the fault of her father. Who was her father? An elder in the local church.

        The sad part is that everyone seemed to know what was going on and just looked the other way. No one wanted to talk about it so nobody did. They just removed the “temptation” and pretended it never happened. Church cover-ups. Who knew such a holy enterprise could engage in such practices?


        1. I too have a friend that was abused by her uncle. When it was known, she was disowned and accused. She was 13 when she spoke up. They were Mormon and still are. I’m sure he’s more careful now, but I’m also sure he hasn’t changed. They just looked the other way and threw her out. Disgusting.

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          1. It truly is disgusting. While my friend’s father goes about life with his head still held high, she is now in her thirties and still in counseling. Very sad.

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    1. I’m trying to wrap my head around that. I want to be told what to do. I do what I want anyway and hide it. I want everyone to see that I am doing what I’m told, but in secret I love the life I want. Got it. And it’s all forgiven anyway by someone who knows we’re disingenuous.

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            1. It would be great in one of those C.S. Lewis videos Mel keeps posting. But I have a feeling he’s the only one in his congregation who actually watches them. 🙂

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            2. Even if they knew and visited his blog, would they have a CLUE on what he writes about? So much gibberish to prove the unprovable.

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        1. lol. Sorry. My musical tastes have no boundaries. But I know a doctor who may be able to help. He’s got two degrees in be-bop, a PHD in swing; he’s the master of rhythm, he’s a rock and roll king, yeah.


          1. Little Feat is more to my likin’. Salt n pepa reminds me. You remember a band that you hated as a kid, but when you hear it on the oldies station you think, wow, that’s cool? Salt n pepa isn’t one of them.

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            1. No problem. I don’t necessarily endorse their music. I just appropriated those lyrics to express homage to a man whose contributions I admire. That said, I do find that particular tune catchy as well.

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  2. Speaking of Liberty. Something about Steven’s Co trying to become it’s own state? And named liberty?
    To many crowns of thrones in politics. Too much religion in politics, as well.

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  3. As a long term atheist I don’t wish I had faith or belief. I grew up Catholic and had my eyes opened up to what the church actually was, a sight, sound and scent machine. Just imagine when the mass was still said in Latin.

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      1. Pretty much they knew when to stand, sit, kneel etc.
        Never got to experience a Latin mass – as my exposure to Catholicism happened after the John the XXIII’s Vatican II Accords.

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