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Friday, December 07, 2007

Wherein Robin Demonstrates That Pagans Can Be As Stupid As Mitt Romney


You know, Robin, what's true for you may not be true for others. I realize this is a revolutionary concept for zealots and fundies. You sound as stupid as Mitt Romney. Really, you do.

It all goes back to belief. The emotional center of a person's life is anchored to belief- mythical and religious iconography and mythical themes have always been pregnant with human emotions. We express our deepest longings through these things. This is why atheists tend to be such miserable people, even those atheists who have mastered the appearance of "well-adjusted and happy" people.

They aren't happy; they're just good at acting happy. What they are is desperate to anchor their emotional life anywhere else they can, but no house outside of the halls of the Gods or the power of engaged myth is a truly restful place- they try physical comforts and delights, secular movements like secular humanism, family life, political life, raving public lunacy (think of Richard Dawkins) or just basic degeneration into extremes of indulgence, always looking for that home for their souls-in-denial. And it's no surprise that so many of them convert later to some religion, or burn out to suicide, depression, or intoxication.

In my own life, every atheist I've known has either converted to something, or simply remained as they were when I met them: unhappy, issue-ridden people, bitter people, hollow, empty people.


Give me a fucking break. Jason has a much more thoughtful discussion here.

3 comments:

Dirk Gently said...

This is why atheists tend to be such miserable people, even those atheists who have mastered the appearance of "well-adjusted and happy" people.

if i didn't know better, the lesson i would take from this is that all pagans are assholes, even those pagans who have mastered the appearance of decent human beings.

but, of course, i know that assholery, like misery, is a very personal thing.

ThinlyVeiled said...

As illustrated by the blogger, miserable assholes come from every faith, as well as the "faithless." The idea that one cannot be complete without faith or religion is well, frankly, insane.

Aquila ka Hecate said...

As if it were not enough to take this crap from without, we must put up with it from within as well..oh well, I guess Robin deserves his title of 'well-known internet troll' after all.
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