Posts Tagged: extremism


24
Jun 17

MOST RELIGION IS SPIRITUAL-FOOD POISONING

A young mind inundated by lies, swept away by them, reshaped so that he can bury his conscience–so he can learn to “beat and kill prisoners”. Decent people twisted by religion–and the most twisted form of religion, or perhaps pseudo-religion–into blind indecency. Spirituality–that is nourishment, to me.

Organized Religion, say Christian or Muslim, is at best a relatively harmless analgesic; at worst it turns good people into monsters. Fundamentalist religion is a “brain-hack.”

Read it and weep:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/is_fighters


26
Aug 14

“What Have They Ever Done For Us?” …Inside the Strange and Strangely Familiar Minds of “Sovereign Citizens”

My article on sovereign citizens and assorted rightwingnuts is up THE RAW STORY now. Raw Story titled it “A science fiction author ponders the dystopic landscape of the sovereign citizen mind”

Originally it had the What have They Ever Done For Us? title and this quote from Monty Python heading it:

‘All right… all right… but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order… what have the Romans done for us? –Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”‘

Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/26/john-shirley-on-sovereign-citizens-draft/