Category Archives: Compassion

The All-Forgiving Afterlife! The Cause Of So Many Ills.

Whenever I bring up religious belief as a cause of trouble in the world I find believers slap me down with statements that religious communities and congregations do wonderful things. What they say is correct, but atheists also do wonderful things so the point is irrelevant.

I have to ask this question – where was God on the 22nd March? God is supposed to hear everyone’s prayers and take a personal interest in all of us, yet, for some inexplicable reason, he ignored all of the prayers to stop this bloodshed and did not step in with a miracle to prevent the explosions. Let’s face it – stopping a bomb exploding is a pretty simple matter for an all-powerful, all-seeing being capable of creating galaxies and, indeed, the universe. The Islamic terrorists worship the same God, of course. They would say it is a more pure worship. There is no complication of Christ or the Holy Spirit. They believe in the one all-seeing, oft-merciful Allah who is indistinguishable from the God of the Bible. How much does God love his peoplesWas God not looking when they were making the bombs, discussing their strategies and planning their mayhem? How could that be? God sees all. In that case his decision to do nothing must be by choice. What a hateful creature this God must be to cause so much pain, suffering and distress to people he is supposed to love?

Evidence tells anyone with the ability to think logically, that any God which might have created the universe, could not possibly care about us as individuals. The irrational belief that he can be interested in us is born out of our own insecurity and fear of mortality.

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All The World’s Tears

At 6.45am on 26th August, the American people permitted the murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

TV shootingWhile carrying out their work, this TV partnership were gunned down. Adam fell immediately, but Alison did not. She saw this ex-colleague shoot her cameraman and turn the gun upon her. She ran screaming, but could not outpace his bullets which left this attractive 24 year-old girl’s body twitching on the ground as its lifeblood drained away and her brain struggled to accept what was happening to it and never knowing why.

Both left fianc├ęs from the same TV station, one of whom witnessed the event live from the studio and the other had just celebrated their moving in together.

Two lives snuffed out and many more than two people forever traumatised by the action of the ex-colleague who then shot himself.

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Islamic Terrorism? Christian Fundamentalism? The Difference Is Just A Couple of Centuries!

Are you able to put aside your beliefs for fifteen minutes? Sadly those who really should be reading this are so indoctrinated that they will probably not.

Human beings have an enormous capacity for love, generosity and compassion, yet those who feel compelled to incorporate that into an organised sanctimonious and convoluted worship of a God who threatens punishment if they misjudge their application of free will, are increasingly adding credence to those who use that very devotion as the foundation for the development of fanaticism and terrorism. Some use the belief in a higher power to convince themselves they should do good works, but others distort those same beliefs to persuade themselves that the same deity requires them to kill and murder to carry out His mysterious plan. What is tragic is that one group don’t seem to realise that their continued conviction in an invented god reinforces the other group’s certainty that their twisted interpretation is justified. Everyone believes in God so God must be great! It is a simple logic.

As our news channels bombard us with stories of beheading, beach massacres and slaughter in mosques, does no one wonder why these individuals are prepared to give up their lives to create such misery and despair within the lives of others?

Warning: picture of dead body below.

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Only A Fool Ignores Rational Argument – It Is Sad There Are So Many Of Them!

So Eire has chosen to allow gay couples to marry.

Being brought up in the fifties and sixties I had always considered marriage to be a union between male and female. I had felt that while two females or two males should be able to have equal opportunities as a couple, equal rights as a couple and equal status as a couple, somehow the word ‘marriage’ did not apply. Perhaps, I wondered, should there be three different partnerships, marriage for MF, another word for MM and a third for FF? I didn’t know what those words might be.

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The Caring Face Of Britain – I Don’t Think!

It has started. David Cameron has had an overall majority for five days and we are already pumping out the warning signs of Tory lack of compassion. This time it is African and middle-eastern refugees.

Can you imagine for a moment what it would be like to be one of those poor people risking your life and that of your family to get across the Mediterranean to the safety of Europe. An escape from countries which Britain and the west have turned into civil disaster zones.

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