Sunday, 16 March 2008

I get a little bit angry with an atheist...

I was asked to read an atheistic website promoting certain tenets of





'human intellectual authenticity'...just the usual inane dross; rather than just 'let it be' I had a minor tantrum.

I read the site - dude seriously -the man has no idea regarding human nature - whenever we attempt to construct a morality devoid of moral absolutes we fail - we inevitably create categorical imperatives even when they become contradictory and verge upon insanity - English Common Law is like catholic morality - moral absolutes with mitigations....Situationism has no place within the human spirit.

Pragmatism is self-deluding, relativism is mere self-denial...
look at any child and you'll discover they are compelled towards ritual ; if they are deprived of it they invent their own set of special rules to accommodate their lives and create meaning where none has been supplied - every human reaches towards purpose and meaning.

Dawkins speaks of child abuse in teaching a four year old theism , what is utterly more abusive is formulating no ethical guidelines whatsoever, no structural cohesion, to deny wonder, to crush possibility that we are more....

To instill this new atheism which is draconially positivist and arrogantly ideological [i.e. it denies any possibility of alternatives -any aspect of reality which refutes their dogma is denied or decreed as illusionary or defunct by not conforming to their absolute schema] that is child abuse !

To suggest that anything 'noble,altruistic or beautiful' within the human being is merely an evolutionary 'sub-routine' to promote survival of the collective species is to crush wonder and the imagination and any hope for purpose and meaning beyond the three score years and ten - the universe becomes the cruellest nightmare revelling in mockery and deceit - all our perceptions of goodness, beauty, happiness become mere aspects of evolutionary utility to ensure the genetic code is sustained and passed on...the chicken becomes nothing more than an egg carrier - and the universe becomes nothing more than a whole succession of eggs because eggs promote entropy and entropy hastens the thermodynamic homogenisation of the great frozen nothingness of the future....

Atheism decrees we are solely here because the universe wishes to commit suicide more quickly than it can without us - in other words it takes a few limited aspects of scientific theory [combined with a few corroborative phenomena] and turns it into a superstitious religion - we are mere pawns towards a suicidal endgame - that there is a purpose - and the purpose is to die ; and to make children so that they too might die, to invent and create and to toil - so that the universe's death hastens ever more quickly - and there is nothing we can do to prevent it - every hope, dream and aspiration ? even they conspire with the nightmare for they compel us all forward to that omega point of absolute annihilation where there is nothing but bitterly cold silence....

For the atheist there is no meaning except one : The universe has created us and abuses us and violates us by instilling all manner of things within us to ensure everything dies all the sooner...so what can we do about it ?
Nothing - so either we drink or sing or make love and make merry and have all manner of fun while we can....or we go out of our way to ensure that everyone knows what the real score is -that we are merely re-arranging the deckchairs on the titanic - that beauty and wonder and love are all neurochemical delusions - they are not real - the universe lies and lies because there is only one moral absolute the universe clings to - the desire for its own death.

There is no need for conspiracy theory - it's fact - the universe is not objectively indifferent - it has evolved a cruelty beyond imagining - something a human may perceive as a malevolence far beyond our limited resources and ponderings - the universe creates its diammetrically antagonistic enemy - an entity [the human ] who hopes - it compels them to promote entropy and expend energy all so it can be crushed into nothingness. Like watching a child spend hours making a snowman - then destroying it with a flamethrower before their eyes.

This concept of the universe is worse than any nightmare to come from the warped mind of H.P. Lovecraft...

But guess what ?
It isn't true !

8 comments:

Fun With Formal Ideas. said...

"all our perceptions of goodness, beauty, happiness become mere aspects of evolutionary utility to ensure the genetic code is sustained and passed on..."

You should enjoy In Our Time this week, Thursday 20th March. Kierkegaard.


Don't think he went in for narcissism in a big way, though.

Psiomniac said...

Sometimes I get the impression that atheists and theists mainly differ in the writing style they deploy during their rages against the dying of the light.

Not sure about 'draconially' though.

Fun With Formal Ideas. said...

When I read the site I was angry as though somebody had sneezed in my face, and so I sneezed back. I don't think there is any point in being angry with an atheist such as NoBrainer because they are atheist but rather with particular people, who may or may not happen to be atheist, because they have bad ideas. I suppose it's good and healthy to be a little irritated now and again. His site is like a little box of epistemological snuff. Clears the synapses marvellously with a good, juddering blast.


Look at it this way, NoBrainer begins by confessing to idiocy and then goes on to give a demonstration. Any idiot may learn facts but the important thing is to put them together in a way that makes sense.

Fun With Formal Ideas. said...

"Not sure about 'draconially' though."

I rather liked the sense of the phrase, as you may imagine, but I would have preferred draconian. Many of the New Dunderheads exhibit precisely this attitude, for example the Sith Lord of whom we recently spoke.


Anne was on a broadcast this morning. I can see it, actually.


That Ken from Ekklesia was a guest again. I'm still uncertain about that group. The term quislings invades my thoughts whenever I read of their ideas.

On the side of the angels said...

I thought about it too - but thought draconiacally was way too
outre - even for me

Chesterton said it takes three to have a really good fight. Joanthan $%#!!ing Bartley is the third wimp in any moral or intellectual fight

Jonathan Bartley is like Simon Hughes - stands for nothing except 'the new idea' but is willing to argue against anything that takes sides - an ultimate trotskyite bigot - he wouldn't know what christianity was if it bit him on his smug arrogant....better stop - have to watch my blood pressure

Fun With Formal Ideas. said...

"Chesterton said it takes three to have a really good fight. Joanthan $%#!!ing Bartley is the third wimp in any moral or intellectual fight"

Would you say more, please? Where should I look? I have enjoyed their website and I feel certain that they must have caused some friction somewhere. I like to see a good dust-up.

Would you feel it is fair to say that Ekklesia are more concerned with Caesar than with Christ?


"Jonathan Bartley is like Simon Hughes - stands for nothing except 'the new idea'"

What is "the new idea" in this case, please?

Psiomniac said...

Anne was on a broadcast this morning. I can see it, actually.
Shudder....

Fun With Formal Ideas. said...

"Shudder...."

It's the aversion that engages you.