Kill the God within yourself.
Crucify the Christ in you.
Only then your soul shall find
All that’s holy and divine.
Put an end to your hopes and faith.
Destroy the church and monuments.
Only then your soul shall find
All the ties and nets that bind.
Do away with fog and darkness.
Erase the bearded man above.
Only then your soul shall find
That there’s no mystery in love.
Smite the sacraments and scriptures.
Tear up your holy robes.
Only then your soul shall find
All the wisdom, wit and wine.
Come off of your enlightened posture.
Smash the altars and golden calves.
Only then your soul shall find
What is vain and what is fine.
Cease your muttering and prayers.
End your songs and meditation.
Only then your soul shall find
Deliverance and liberation.
Slay the ignorance in your mind.
Wipe out the fears and superstition.
Only then you’ll learn and see
That you, my dear, were always free.
What is God? Where is God? How do you understand God and do you understand God at all? What meaning God has to you? Do you know God? How do you know God? Who is God to you? Do you believe in God? How do you believe? Why do you believe? Would you rather say that you know God or that you believe in God? What constitutes your belief or your knowledge of God? Where does your belief or knowledge of God come from? Were your parents religious? Were you brought up in a religious environment? How did you discovered God? What was your first experience of God and how do you experience God now? Have you ever experienced God? How did it happened? Would you like to experience God more? Why?
Can you describe God to me? What God does to you? How God appears in your life? Tell me how God communicates with you? Do you hear his voice? Do you feel his presence? How? Do you pray? How and why? Why do you think God appears to you in such a way? Do you feel chosen and blessed by God? Why do you think God made his existence clear to you?
Would you agree that God reveals himself to you through your thoughts, feelings and experiences? In what other way, how and why? Do you identify your feelings, thoughts about God with God, why and why not? Continue reading
1. God is a thought away from not existing.
2. Forgive those who believe in God for they don’t know what they are doing.
3. The bubble in which God lives bursts as soon as you touch it.
4. God is what happens when probability fails.
5. The chance happening is often mistaken for God.
6. God is an accident which theologian failed to explain.
7. Theologians first believe in God and then await what will happen.
8. What is obvious to a theologian, is obscure to everyone else.
9. God is a possibility from which theologian has made a necessity.
10. God is an uncertainty made certain by a theologian.
11. God is a performance by a theologian.
12. God is like a banana peel on which theologians slip.
13. All footprints of God belong to a man.
14. God is theologian’s hermeneutical key to unlock the mysteries of the Universe.
15. Mystery of God points to another mystery that is not God.
16. Humans are far too creative to be satisfied with the non-existence of God.
17. To create a new God one should abolish an old religion.
18. Modern theologian is a medieval witch born four centuries too late.
19. Bronze age deities today wear modern clothes.
20. Theologians fight against reason with a thought about God. Continue reading
1. God loved the world so much that he decided not to exist.
2. The most well-know God is the unknown God.
3. Belief in God is a sin against reason.
4. The temptation to believe in God comes from the Devil.
5. God is never blamed for not arriving in time.
6. To feel important and indispensable, attach your life to God.
7. Small minds believe in God, genius believes in himself.
8. God is not your Shepherd even though you may feel like his holy lamb.
9. It is the thought about God that appeals to Man, not God himself.
10. God is an unfulfilled promise, a promise of a better life.
11. If you are happy because you believe in God, you do not really believe in God. Continue reading
- When a theologian speaks about God, he speaks about nothing.
- If you cannot understand what a theologian is saying, it is because he did not tried to say anything.
- Theologians speak a lot of nonsense and are proud of it.
- If a theologian wouldn’t be vague he would cease to be a theologian.
- If a theologian is not vague, ambiguous and contradictory, he is not a theologian.
- Theologians are arm-chair semanticists. They like to play with words and meanings.
- Nonsense, logical fallacies, and ambiguities are the lingua franca of theologians.
- Theology is a funny language game whose rules no one comprehends, including those who play it.
- Theologians assign new meanings to old words and invent new words to change old meanings.
- Theologians have a lot of authorities on which they base their arguments, none of them is God.
- Theology is an elaborate system of creating something out of nothing.
- Theologians like to employ big words to describe their little beliefs.
- Theologians jump from man to eternity to God in a single sentence.
- Theologians confuse their personal beliefs, feelings, and experiences with God.
- Theologians believe in something unknowable in someplace unknown.
- Theologian is emancipated from the constraints of reason. God is a license that allows him to run amok.
- The benefits of a belief in God is in the knowledge that one can get away with anything.
- Belief in god is a tranquilizer, a drug, a narcotic. Theologians are addicts. To cure yourself of a belief in God you should start taking your belief seriously.
- Theologians never take their beliefs seriously. If they do, they become atheists.
- If a theologian would really believe in God, he would become an atheist.
- If a theologian would understand himself, he would become an atheist.
- If you succeed tying a theologian to a dogma he will say that you are a dogmatist.
- The experience of God paves the way to atheism.
- The absence of belief in God is a prerequisite to the experience of God.
- God never died because he never lived.
- If God existed he would never be God. The existence of God excludes the existence of God.
- Faith crumbles when God appears. God’s appearance is his disappearance.
- God reveals his face to those who do not believe in him.
- Those who believe in God are those who have abandoned humanity.
- If you seek God, you have lost yourself.
- A theology that poses and parades as being all-inclusive, is, in fact, very selective and exclusive. The most liberal minds are the most conservative. An integral vision is actually a sectarian blindness.
- Theological writings are the greatest insult to human intelligence ever written.
- Theologians rely on the infinite resource of human gullibility and wishful thinking.
- Theologians deceive themselves. As soon as they realize this they become atheists.
- Belief in God presupposes self-deception.
- Theologian’s belief in God is sustained by perpetual deception of others.
- Theologians engage in pseudo-questions and provide pseudo-answers.
- Theology is a form of fiction. It becomes a form of madness if it is being mistaken for a representation of reality.
- Taken literally theology doesn’t make any sense. If theology makes sense to you, either you are mad or you are a theologian.
- Modern theology is a relic of medieval nonsense. It is an atavism of a bygone age.
- Theologians like to think that they are being misunderstood by other people when in fact other people are being misunderstood by theologians.
- The modern theologian is the new pagan.
- Theologian is a modern-day barbarian.
- The best arguments against God are those which theologians employ to prove the opposite.
- An enemy of a theologian is not someone who disbelieves in God but someone whose faith in God is stronger than his own.
- Theologians receive their proper punishment in this world not in the world thereafter.
- Theologians are their own worst enemies.
- Theologians employ reason in the service of God. Thus the world appears unreasonable to them.
- To an eye of a theologian, the constraints of reason are obvious. Hence the necessity of God who has no constraints. God is reason without constraints, in short – God is madness.
- No theologian can be a scientist but many scientists can be theologians.
- To a theologian contradictions, inconsistencies and uncertainties give evidence for the existence of God.
- To a theologian, the best evidence for God is either himself or another theologian.
- Mathematics is to physics, what fairy-tales are to theology.
- Theologian’s beliefs grow stronger if they have been contradicted and proven false.
- Modern theologians do not speak about the dogmas and doctrines of their religion, instead, they speak about their personal experience. They are pseudo-believers and crypto-agnostics.
- To a theologian, freedom is actually a dependence from God.
- Theologians collapse before the rational imperative of today. They try to reinvent themselves as atheists.
- The true believers of tomorrow are those who have lost their faith today.
- Conversion of the heart is stubbornness of the mind.
- The born-again die twice.
- Leap of faith is lack of knowledge.
- If God is light, then we are the sun, thinks the theologian.
- The biggest compliment you can give to a theologian is that he is not a theologian.
- Belief in God is actually nothing but a hope of having a different life.
- Belief in God is arrogance and vanity in disguise.
- Belief in God is a negation of life. Religion is a cult of death.
- A revelation of God is the concealment of man.
- The death blow to God is a salvation of man.
- Believing in God is doubting yourself.
- Theologians want to survive first, only then – to believe in God.
- To have a better future in this life theologians preach a better future in life hereafter.
- God’s existence and God’s non-existence look very much alike.
- The practice of faith is a repetition of beliefs.
- Ask a theologian how he practices his faith and he will tell about his beliefs.
- Belief in God is a bluff.
- If God existed there would be no theologians.
- If God existed no one would believe in him.
- If the existence of God would become obvious to everyone, theologians would be the first to deny it.
- If God existed theologians would explain him away.
- To offend a theologian you should proclaim yourself a God.
There is no God and I believe in him.
There is no God and I kneel down before him.
There is no God and I am his image and likeness.
There is no God and my body is his holy temple.
There is no God and the Bible is his word.
There is no God and he blesses the poor and the hungry.
There is no God and he answers my prayers.
There is no God and he forgives my sins.
There is no God and Jesus is his only begotten son.
There is no God and Paul is his chosen apostle.
There is no God and Muhammad is his last prophet.
There is no God and Mary is his mother.
There is no God and Heaven is his throne.
There is no God and Earth is his footstool.
There is no God and Jews are his chosen people.
There is no God and his Kingdom is within me.
There is no God and his Mercy shines upon me.
There is no God and his Love is unlimited.
There is no God and he is the Conqueror of life and death.
There is no God and he is the Master of the universe.
There is no God and he is the Ocean of transcendental bliss.
There is no God and he is all powerful.
There is no God and he is all knowing.
There is no God and he is present everywhere.
There is no God and he is my Lord
There is no God and he is my Provider.
There is no God and he is my Judge.
There is no God and he is my Friend.
There is no God and he is my Salvation.
There is no God and he is my Strength.
There is no God and he is my Joy.
There is no God and he is my Refuge.
There is no God and he is my Life.
There is no God and he is my Everything.
Rigidigong. Rigidigong. Gong. Gong. The small bell rings softly. I enter into the smoky incense filled room where the forty and something-year old Swiss German Zen master sits motionless in a full Lotus posture. His body is covered in the fine robes of an eminent authority. He wears a black kimono, most likely imported from Japan than bought at some local cheap martial arts shop. He appears to be in a deep meditative state. His eyes are closed. His face – relaxed and peaceful. A few yellowish candles burn next to the small Buddha statuette behind his vertical torso. On his right I notice the small ritual bell. It vibrates no more. A wooden stick about two and a half feet long lies to his left. Old Japanese books, which, thanks be to God, had been translated and interpreted into colonial English tongue, mention that the wooden stick in the Japanese Zen monasteries was designed purely for the purpose of beating the crap out of insolent students who ask too much questions and stick their nose into business which is not theirs. If a student’s mind could not be silenced with a koan like “what is the sound of one hand clapping?” or “why is my leg like the leg of a donkey?”, he was to be beaten with a wooden stick and thus forcibly humbled to dust, tears and blood. But in our sanitized Western world of human rights and Geneva conventions, the sole manifest purpose of the wooden stick has been limited to the symbolic realm. Western Zen was a vaccinated spirituality and an emancipated religion, in which the wooden stick was never used as an instrument of torture or punishment. It was only a symbol. A symbol of the spiritual authority of the teacher. But in the sacred halls of meditation, where enlightenment was usually attained, sometimes the wooden stick came in handy to straighten out the crooked spines of enthusiastic practitioners. At other times the stick was used as a gentle corrective tool to keep spiritual seekers awake when they fell asleep during the intensive, prolonged meditative sessions.
Yesterday I watched this lecture by Prof. Jerry Coyne (he has a popular blog on wordpress as well – see and subscribe, if you haven’t already,- whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com). He is a biologist by profession and an atheist by heart. Or perhaps is it the other way around? Be it as it may, in this public lecture you will hear about how some religious crackheads and spiritual symphatysants rationalize, market and sell their nonsense as being in accord with the truth-seeking, problem-solving and ever-evolving scientific enterprise. Jerry vividly examines whether the choir of the religious cats really sings in unison with the wizards of the lab and other craftsmen of the rational jazz. His conclusion is a definite NO. The religious cats sing an entirely different tune and use a peculiar set of musical notes, which no one but themselves can decipher and understand. Perhaps a tune for the hearts, but definitely not for the minds of the listeners. These cats play guitars with no strings, pianos with no keyboards and rock the cross as a saxophone. They even play tennis without a racket and basketball without a ball. In the words of Jerry: “Theology is the biggest waste of time in the history of human intellect. (I’m talking about academic thought here; if you count “all thought”, then replace “theology” with “religion.”) It makes no progress (except to discard the tenets that science disproves) and reaches no conclusions about either the existence or nature of gods.” Continue reading
My secret prayers have been answered. Again. A while ago I was contacted via phone by my Mormon acquaintances from the other day. They had my phone-number from our first meeting, which, if you still remember, happened more than two months ago (see one of my first posts). So we started talking. The polite brother invited me to visit his sect. “Hell, yeah. No need to ask me twice.”, I thought to myself. “Free of charge Entertainment with religious fanatics. Could there be anything better than that? No way, No How! That was exactly what I wanted.” So we made a date. As you know (and if you don’t, you should), I am quite open-minded towards religious and other weird folks. In fact, in a strange, bizarre and somewhat perverse way I find them very entertaining , even funny to an extent (unfortunately they rarely realize it for themselves). The very thought of speaking with someone who knows the Truth with a capital T behind the curtains – like how the world really works, what is the real purpose in life, or how to live, to be merry and happy etc.- increases my oxytocin levels way beyond normal. So, I had high hopes and I was looking forward to the great circus ahead. And, if I may run a little ahead of the story, I was not disappointed. Far from that. I had a great time and I enjoyed a truly magnificent show, in which I played the pivotal role. First class entertainment. What’s even better, it didn’t cost me a penny. The show was free for grabs. I seized and relished the moment. But let’s not get carried away. Back to the nitty gritties. Continue reading
What would you do if a young American in a black suit approached you on a street and offered you his spiritual advice? Would you take the gamble and return the act of kindness (his invitation for an interaction with you) by sacrificing a couple of minutes of your valuable time? Would you listen to what he has to say and offer? Now, imagine, that this young and ignorant punk were a Mormon, would this make any difference to you? I can answer only for myself. In the past two weeks I have had the pleasure and honor of meeting three youthful Mormon lads – Reeves, Fox and one other guy, whose name I don’t remember (all American – from Washington D.C., Texas, Utah respectively). This is a remarkable accomplishment in itself of which I am quite secretly proud, amazed and amused at the same time. Ever since my early 20s I have had a fervent desire to discuss matters spiritual with the convinced knee-benders, involved shareholders and serious gamers of any self-congratulatory sect or religious enterprise. From then on, I have had many stimulating and boring conversations with all sorts of people – self-proclaimed gurus, notorious avatars, serious meditatiors, legion of New Agers, Micky Mouse Zen-masters, country priests and pastors, monks and nuns, psycho-babblers and herbalists, even with a guy who managed to convince himself that he had a direct communication line with God himself and his heavenly hierarchy. Continue reading