God Talk: The sky is falling, the sky...

God Talk: The sky is falling, the sky is falling

There are 7 comments on the Red Bluff Daily News story from Jun 20, 2010, titled God Talk: The sky is falling, the sky is falling. In it, Red Bluff Daily News reports that:

"The sky is falling, the sky is falling," said Chicken Little. That sounds very familiar to the shouts of our nations these past few years; it's the bubble of hyper- inflated prices, wreckless overspending, and the despise of morality and honesty from our highest officials.

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DWayne

United States

#2 Jun 20, 2010
Its long past time we, as a people, evolve beyond the mentality of cavemen. The earth and heavens were not created 6,000 years ago, and there are no imaginary sky daddies. The inane fairy tales of our primitive ancestors are the cause of the vast majority of death and suffering in the world today. Religions are the bane of humanity. These ancient mythologies do nothing but promote hate and ignorance. Religions are big business. They rake in billions selling their particular brand of hate and ignorance. Why are those that do the most damage to our society given a free pass? Why are the billions they rake in tax exempt?
Churches should be taxed to death. Rational people should work to end the insanity of organized religion. Religion is an industry far worse than other on earth. Join the 21st century. End the insanity.

“Sustainable and Spiritual Soul”

Since: Nov 09

Los Molinos, CA

#3 Jun 20, 2010
DWayne wrote:
Its long past time we, as a people, evolve beyond the mentality of cavemen. The earth and heavens were not created 6,000 years ago, and there are no imaginary sky daddies. The inane fairy tales of our primitive ancestors are the cause of the vast majority of death and suffering in the world today. Religions are the bane of humanity. These ancient mythologies do nothing but promote hate and ignorance. Religions are big business. They rake in billions selling their particular brand of hate and ignorance. Why are those that do the most damage to our society given a free pass? Why are the billions they rake in tax exempt?
Churches should be taxed to death. Rational people should work to end the insanity of organized religion. Religion is an industry far worse than other on earth. Join the 21st century. End the insanity.
To suggest that a belief in God, or a higher power if you prefer, is insane is itself insanity. You would have us believe that the miracle of life, the oneness of creation, and the evolving alignment scientific and spiritual principles are random events. Religion is not the bad guy, rather it is the misguided interpretation and application of biblical concepts by zealots leading ignorant flocks. I suggest you consider that we are continuing to evolve as a species by becoming conscious of the oneness of our world, the need more equitably share resources, control population growth, reduce environmental damage, and respect our fellow inhabitants while we work to ease sufferring, improve education, and develop solutions to the challenges we fact today and in the future. Nothing is gained by condemning religious philosphy, rather we should all honor those that recognize that more is going on here that we mere humans can understand nor appreciate at our present level of awareness. In my considered opinion for now it is best to keep the faith, be impeccable with your word, not make assumptions nor take things personally, and always do your best. If we all do those things and remain skeptical of suggestion such as yours to the contrary everything will be fine.
DWayne

United States

#4 Jun 20, 2010
rpmazzucchi wrote:
<quoted text>To suggest that a belief in God, or a higher power if you prefer, is insane is itself insanity. You would have us believe that the miracle of life, the oneness of creation, and the evolving alignment scientific and spiritual principles are random events. Religion is not the bad guy, rather it is the misguided interpretation and application of biblical concepts by zealots leading ignorant flocks. I suggest you consider that we are continuing to evolve as a species by becoming conscious of the oneness of our world, the need more equitably share resources, control population growth, reduce environmental damage, and respect our fellow inhabitants while we work to ease sufferring, improve education, and develop solutions to the challenges we fact today and in the future. Nothing is gained by condemning religious philosphy, rather we should all honor those that recognize that more is going on here that we mere humans can understand nor appreciate at our present level of awareness. In my considered opinion for now it is best to keep the faith, be impeccable with your word, not make assumptions nor take things personally, and always do your best. If we all do those things and remain skeptical of suggestion such as yours to the contrary everything will be fine.
2,000 years of history proves you're dead wrong. The insanity of killing others that don't share your delusions is just that. Insane. Put away this primitive mysticism and evolve into an asset to humanity.
Robert Red Bluff

Chico, CA

#5 Jun 20, 2010
Paster Fred Villasenor,
Because you spoke of hope and living by faith I could actually hear you. I have to admit when I saw your article I thought it was going to be another pastor spewing far right republican dogma that somehow has become part of the evangelical message. Your message, on the other hand, is one of putting ones trust in God and not being so filled with fear.
I haven't been to church since the evangelicals reelected George Bush in 04. I'll return when it becomes more about God, Creation Care, and the hearts of man and less about a republican agenda that has little to do with Bibical teachings of concern for our fellow man. I have attempted to return a few times but because I voted for Obama I've been labeled a socialist. Because I care about the environment I've been told I worship the creation and not the creator. Finally, because I don't hate gay people and think they should be left alone and given the same civil rights and love as anyone else I've been labled liberal. I just don't feel the love. I may have to uproot and move out of Tehama County before I can become involved with the church again. As a Christian I feel very conflicted about that.

God Bless You Too
Vicious Underdog

United States

#6 Jun 27, 2010
Robert, Please don't let the conservatives among us weild such power over your life. It may surprise you that they are actually a minority of the local population, but an excessively vocal, callous, and confrontational minority. Most of us are more tolerant and appreciative of our diversity, as reflected in most local congregations. I would particularly invite you to attend services at one of the Centers for Spiritual Living - that study and practice the principals of Religious Science. To those that find my positions to be offensive I calmly retort: "I don't have an ATTITUDE problem. You have a PERCEPTION problem! In any event "Illegitimi non-carborundum" (don't let the bastards get you down....)
natty

United States

#7 Jun 27, 2010
rpmazzucchi wrote:
<quoted text>To suggest that a belief in God, or a higher power if you prefer, is insane is itself insanity. You would have us believe that the miracle of life, the oneness of creation, and the evolving alignment scientific and spiritual principles are random events. Religion is not the bad guy, rather it is the misguided interpretation and application of biblical concepts by zealots leading ignorant flocks. I suggest you consider that we are continuing to evolve as a species by becoming conscious of the oneness of our world, the need more equitably share resources, control population growth, reduce environmental damage, and respect our fellow inhabitants while we work to ease sufferring, improve education, and develop solutions to the challenges we fact today and in the future. Nothing is gained by condemning religious philosphy, rather we should all honor those that recognize that more is going on here that we mere humans can understand nor appreciate at our present level of awareness. In my considered opinion for now it is best to keep the faith, be impeccable with your word, not make assumptions nor take things personally, and always do your best. If we all do those things and remain skeptical of suggestion such as yours to the contrary everything will be fine.
EXACTLY! A most excellent post! Thankyou for taking the time to put that to paper...er, screen.
Jehovah

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Sep 7, 2012
Too bad churches are ran like businesses where everything is for sale, take Fred's church for example, on nueva vida locas website you can get a weekend of prayer for around 300$. Maybe you're hungry after church, he sells food for profit after the service. It's disgusting! What would Jesus do? Turn the tables over and curse them as the demons they are!

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