Why Atheism Will Replace Religion

Aug 27, 2012 Full story: News24 14,438

Please note that for this article "Atheism" also includes agnostics, deists, pagans, wiccans... in other words non-religious.

You will notice this is a statement of fact. And to be fact it is supported by evidence (see references below). Now you can have "faith" that this is not true, but by the very definition of faith, that is just wishful thinking. Full Story

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#14717 Sep 21, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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This is from YOUR link:
"The Soviet Union was the first state to have, as an ideological objective, the elimination of religion and its replacement with universal atheism. The communist regime confiscated religious property, ridiculed religion, harassed believers, and propagated atheism in schools. The confiscation of religious assets was often based on accusations of illegal accumulation of wealth.
The vast majority of people in the Russian empire were, at the time of the revolution, religious believers, whereas the communists aimed to break the power of all religious institutions and eventually replace religious belief with atheism. "Science" was counterposed to "religious superstition" in the media and in academic writing. The main religions of pre-revolutionary Russia persisted throughout the entire Soviet period, but they were only tolerated within certain limits. Generally, this meant that believers were free to worship in private and in their respective religious buildings (churches, mosques, etc.), but public displays of religion outside of such designated areas were prohibited. In addition, religious institutions were not allowed to express their views in any type of mass media, and many religious buildings were demolished or used for other purposes.
State atheism in the Soviet Union was known as gosateizm, and was based on the ideology of Marxism–Leninism. As the founder of the Soviet state, V. I. Lenin, put it:
"Religion is the opium of the people: this saying of Marx is the cornerstone of the entire ideology of Marxism about religion. All modern religions and churches, all and of every kind of religious organizations are always considered by Marxism as the organs of bourgeois reaction, used for the protection of the exploitation and the stupefaction of the working class."
Marxist–Leninist atheism has consistently advocated the control, suppression, and elimination of religion. Within about a year of the revolution, the state expropriated all church property, including the churches themselves, and in the period from 1922 to 1926, 28 Russian Orthodox bishops and more than 1,200 priests were killed. Many more were persecuted."
Ya must have missed that part, huh?
Shows us all with your mighty intelligence WHERE it says in Atheism that we must commit murder????

Show us you dishonest piece of sh*t!

And prove your god while you're at it too punk!

Since: Jun 07

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#14718 Sep 21, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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It's interesting that you admire the courage of the Russian atheists who murdered tens of hundreds of UNARMED Christian priests in cold blood.
And then you wonder why people don't trust atheists....?
Creationists - can't prove their gods & don't understand that atheism is a lack of belief in god and not an instruction to commit genocide.

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#14719 Sep 21, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
Israel’s Hasbara Handbook instructs its “internet soldiers” on attacking the messenger and avoiding the message at all costs ‘in ways that engage the emotions, and downplay rationality, in an attempt to promote’ their cause.
In a section entitled ‘Name Calling,’ Israel's Jewish Agency writes,‘Creating negative connotations by name calling is done to try and get the audience to reject a person or idea on the basis of negative associations, without allowing a real examination of that person or idea."
Israel’s “internet soldiers” like “Thinking” and "Calypso 17" have been trained to personally attack, stalk, and harass anyone personally that does not agree with Israel’s propagada in general or its anti-Muslim campaign.
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...
Atheism is

1. Not a religion

2. Not an intruction to commit mass murder

3. Has nothing to do with communism, stalinism or any other ism

Religion:

1. Is what inspired Hitler

2. Controls masses like Stalinism & Communism

3. Is full of sh*t and has no evidence for it being real or true.

Now that this is simplified for you plain and bare, will you continue to lie about god some more o idiotic one?

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#14720 Sep 21, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL Never claimed Jewish atheists were stupid. Your words, your straw man--not mine.
On the contrary, it took smarts for a bunch of lying, thieving, murdering Jewish atheists to design and implement a successful propaganda campaign that conned hundreds of millions of ignorant people into believing the lie that Jewish atheists are "God's chosen people" and they have a "God given right" to murder and rob Palestinians. It took smarts for the Russian Jewish mafia to set up a successful global sales/distribution network for child porn, snuff films, prostitution, illegal drugs, money laundering, contract killings, body parts, etc. And, to set up a sovereign country like Israel to protect themselves from arrest, extradition, and prosecution for their crimes....that's really took smarts, bubba.
LOL Is "bored" bubba-speak for you can't handle the fact that ALL of your false claims about atheism's "minor role" in the 20th century's communist revolutions have been proved wrong? Be sure to let us know when you finally get "bored" with making up false claims to bash Muslims and Christians.....
Creationists always manage to share their halfwit cult opinion, instead of proving the gods they lie to us about.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#14722 Sep 21, 2013
DavidQuinn wrote:
I think atheism will replace religion, but i'd say not in the next 200 years so its pretty futile, I wish i had Jean-Paul sartre's attitude to religion, a man so thoroughly atheist he deemed the whole subject beneath his intelligence to consider. Simply religion is divisive and restricts us as a species, simple as that. Check out a book that's causing a bit of a buzz in the Uk called 2082 the chronicles of hope. On the website the 1st chapter for the 1st book is on there for free, there's a speech in there by an atheist that is genius
Jean Paul Sartre was a militant atheist most of his life. In fact he and his lover, Simone de Beauvoir, became two of the 20th century's foremost atheists. Though de Beauvoir remained an atheist until the very end, Sartre appears to have come to the realization that he had been wrong -- to the shock and dismay of all his followers and admirers.

The one who revealed Sartre’s astonishing change was his friend and ex-Maoist, Pierre Victor (A.k.a. Benny Levy), who spent much of his time with the dying Sartre and interviewed him on several of his views. According to Victor, Sartre had a drastic change of mind about the existence of God and started gravitating toward Messianic Judaism. This is Sartre’s before-death profession, according to Pierre Victor:

“I do not feel that I am the product of chance, a speck of dust in the universe, but someone who was expected, prepared, prefigured. In short, a being whom only a Creator could put here; and this idea of a creating hand refers to God.”

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#14723 Sep 21, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL Truth hurts, huh?
your imagination doe not produce "truth"

just look at what you claim to "believe", christ- you ought to be too embarrassed to say it out loud.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#14724 Sep 21, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Okay. So Israel's fearsome Hasbara Internet Warriors need special lessons on "Name Calling"? This is the same Internet I get right? The one chock full 'o Islamic Jihadists beheading their bound prisoners before cheering crowd videos? Nobody needs to mount an "anti-Muslim campaign" Blubber. You are Blubber right? Friends call ya 'Zit'? The same guy that vomited out this hate filled rant ...
"On the contrary, it took smarts for a bunch of lying, thieving, murdering Jewish atheists to design and implement a successful propaganda campaign that conned hundreds of millions of ignorant people into believing the lie that Jewish atheists are "God's chosen people" and they have a "God given right" to murder and rob Palestinians. It took smarts for the Russian Jewish mafia to set up a successful global sales/distribution network for child porn, snuff films, prostitution, illegal drugs, money laundering, contract killings, body parts, etc. And, to set up a sovereign country like Israel to protect themselves from arrest, extradition, and prosecution for their crimes....that's really took smarts, bubba."
What are you anyway Blubber? With your "Liberty and Justice for All", your Red, White & Blue and your "United States of America" location? Were you educated in this country? I don't think you are being completely honest with us. Some kind of Indian/Muslim Agent Provocateur? Who wrote your Handbook?
LOL

What am I? Just a plain ol' garden variety truth seeker, bubba.

What do my friends call me? By my name, of course.

Who wrote my "Handbook"? Buddha, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus, etc but mostly Jesus. His Sermon on the Mount is awesome....especially if it is read and studied AFTER one acquires an understanding of quantum physics. Amazing. IMO Jesus was and is the benchmark for the quantum possibility of human potential. I also like Deuteronomy 29....Moses' guide to the laws of cause and effect aka Karma.

My family hails from Ireland, Scotland, and England--both sides, all the way back to 827 AD. My paternal branch emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1604 and I am the direct descendant of three of the men who signed the US Declaration of Independence. And, yes, I was educated in this beautiful country in both private and public schools.

How about you, bubba?

Since: Jun 13

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#14725 Sep 21, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
LOL

What am I? Just a plain ol' garden variety truth seeker, bubba.

What do my friends call me? By my name, of course.

Who wrote my "Handbook"? Buddha, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus, etc but mostly Jesus. His Sermon on the Mount is awesome....especially if it is read and studied AFTER one acquires an understanding of quantum physics. Amazing. IMO Jesus was and is the benchmark for the quantum possibility of human potential. I also like Deuteronomy 29....Moses' guide to the laws of cause and effect aka Karma.

My family hails from Ireland, Scotland, and England--both sides, all the way back to 827 AD. My paternal branch emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1604 and I am the direct descendant of three of the men who signed the US Declaration of Independence. And, yes, I was educated in this beautiful country in both private and public schools.

How about you, bubba?
Well now I guess that's supposed to make you special, but what's your problem with atheists if you have been schooled so thoroughly about this country?

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#14726 Sep 21, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL
What am I? Just a plain ol' garden variety truth seeker, bubba.
What do my friends call me? By my name, of course.
Who wrote my "Handbook"? Buddha, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus, etc but mostly Jesus. His Sermon on the Mount is awesome....especially if it is read and studied AFTER one acquires an understanding of quantum physics. Amazing. IMO Jesus was and is the benchmark for the quantum possibility of human potential. I also like Deuteronomy 29....Moses' guide to the laws of cause and effect aka Karma.
My family hails from Ireland, Scotland, and England--both sides, all the way back to 827 AD. My paternal branch emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1604 and I am the direct descendant of three of the men who signed the US Declaration of Independence. And, yes, I was educated in this beautiful country in both private and public schools.
How about you, bubba?
Another shot of taqiyya* from the lying Islamic hate monger.

* taqiyya= Lying and cheating in the Arab world is not really a moral matter but a method of safeguarding honor and status, avoiding shame, and at all times exploiting possibilities, for those with the wits for it, deftly and expeditiously to convert shame into honor on their own account and vice versa for their opponents. If honor so demands, lies and cheating may become absolute imperatives.”[David Pryce-Jones,“The Closed Circle” An interpretation of the Arabs, p4]

“Liberty & Justice For All”

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#14727 Sep 21, 2013
Jim Justice wrote:
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Another shot of taqiyya* from the lying Islamic hate monger.
* taqiyya= Lying and cheating in the Arab world is not really a moral matter but a method of safeguarding honor and status, avoiding shame, and at all times exploiting possibilities, for those with the wits for it, deftly and expeditiously to convert shame into honor on their own account and vice versa for their opponents. If honor so demands, lies and cheating may become absolute imperatives.”[David Pryce-Jones,“The Closed Circle” An interpretation of the Arabs, p4]
The Hebrew word “hasbara” refers to Israel’s propaganda efforts to improve its image abroad, to justify its actions, and defend itself in world opinion. It is a public diplomacy effort undertaken by Israeli government officers, or individuals in target countries (public or private efforts; group or individual efforts).

Israel portrays itself as fighting on two fronts: against the Palestinians/Arabs and world opinion. The latter is dealt with hasbara. The premise of hasbara is that Israel's problems are a matter of better propaganda, and not one of an underlying unjust situation.

Israel’s Hasbara Handbook instructs its “internet soldiers” on attacking the messenger and avoiding the message at all costs ‘in ways that engage the emotions, and downplay rationality, in an attempt to promote’ their cause.

In a section entitled ‘Name Calling,’ Israel's Jewish Agency writes,‘Creating negative connotations by name calling is done to try and get the audience to reject a person or idea on the basis of negative associations, without allowing a real examination of that person or idea."

Israel’s “internet soldiers” like “Thinking”, "Calypso 17, "Jim Justice" , Waleed Sadat" and the unregistered sock puppet names they post under, have been trained to personally attack, stalk, and harass anyone personally that does not agree with Israel’s propagada in general or its anti-Muslim campaign.....

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#14728 Sep 21, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL
What am I? Just a plain ol' garden variety truth seeker, bubba.
What do my friends call me? By my name, of course.
Who wrote my "Handbook"? Buddha, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus, etc but mostly Jesus. His Sermon on the Mount is awesome....especially if it is read and studied AFTER one acquires an understanding of quantum physics. Amazing. IMO Jesus was and is the benchmark for the quantum possibility of human potential. I also like Deuteronomy 29....Moses' guide to the laws of cause and effect aka Karma.
My family hails from Ireland, Scotland, and England--both sides, all the way back to 827 AD. My paternal branch emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1604 and I am the direct descendant of three of the men who signed the US Declaration of Independence. And, yes, I was educated in this beautiful country in both private and public schools.
How about you, bubba?
Texican - born and raised. Descended from dirt poor farmers. I dabbled in our genealogy ... I could take my Mom's side pretty far back into England (1600's) but had less luck on my Dad's side. My Great-Grandfather was in the Civil War (his widow applied for an Arkansas Confederate Pension). I couldn't find (verify) anything farther back than that. Supposedly an Englishman named John "Blue Eye" Hill married a Cherokee squaw named Redwing Redwine, owned a trading post in South Carolina, migrated into Georgia and then even the rumor mill runs dry. I've been told that people tried to hide their Indian blood back then and records are spotty at best. I'm a High School graduate, some college (23hrs), lot of reading and a LOT of traveling. Raised Baptist, learned to read, started having my doubts by the time I was 11.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#14730 Sep 23, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Texican - born and raised. Descended from dirt poor farmers. I dabbled in our genealogy ... I could take my Mom's side pretty far back into England (1600's) but had less luck on my Dad's side. My Great-Grandfather was in the Civil War (his widow applied for an Arkansas Confederate Pension). I couldn't find (verify) anything farther back than that. Supposedly an Englishman named John "Blue Eye" Hill married a Cherokee squaw named Redwing Redwine, owned a trading post in South Carolina, migrated into Georgia and then even the rumor mill runs dry. I've been told that people tried to hide their Indian blood back then and records are spotty at best. I'm a High School graduate, some college (23hrs), lot of reading and a LOT of traveling. Raised Baptist, learned to read, started having my doubts by the time I was 11.
I got into doubts about religion at 15, did my anger trip on the evils of religion in my twenties, and began to mellow out and develop a more balanced perspective by my thirties. The thing is I LOVE music, can’t imagine life without it, and it turns out all my favorite kinds evolved from religious folks.

Don’t know much about white Baptist churches except they’re heavy into guilt trips and bake sales, but good ol’ rock’n roll evolved from black Southern Baptist gospel music.

Interesting article on the Muslim roots of American blues and jazz here:

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Muslim-...

Rasta men from Jamaica gave us exotic jazz, reggae, and, of course, their “holy herb” became a staple in American counterculture. And that new pop music the Hindus are cranking out over in India--great stuff.

Atheism has been around for thousands of years but hasn't produced any great music, art, or poetry. Lack of soul?

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#14731 Sep 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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I got into doubts about religion at 15, did my anger trip on the evils of religion in my twenties, and began to mellow out and develop a more balanced perspective by my thirties. The thing is I LOVE music, can’t imagine life without it, and it turns out all my favorite kinds evolved from religious folks.
Don’t know much about white Baptist churches except they’re heavy into guilt trips and bake sales, but good ol’ rock’n roll evolved from black Southern Baptist gospel music.
Interesting article on the Muslim roots of American blues and jazz here:
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Muslim-...
Rasta men from Jamaica gave us exotic jazz, reggae, and, of course, their “holy herb” became a staple in American counterculture. And that new pop music the Hindus are cranking out over in India--great stuff.
Atheism has been around for thousands of years but hasn't produced any great music, art, or poetry. Lack of soul?
Seriously? lol.... yes... I'm sure it's a lack of soul ;)

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#14732 Sep 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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I got into doubts about religion at 15, did my anger trip on the evils of religion in my twenties, and began to mellow out and develop a more balanced perspective by my thirties. The thing is I LOVE music, can’t imagine life without it, and it turns out all my favorite kinds evolved from religious folks.
Don’t know much about white Baptist churches except they’re heavy into guilt trips and bake sales, but good ol’ rock’n roll evolved from black Southern Baptist gospel music.
Interesting article on the Muslim roots of American blues and jazz here:
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Muslim-...
Rasta men from Jamaica gave us exotic jazz, reggae, and, of course, their “holy herb” became a staple in American counterculture. And that new pop music the Hindus are cranking out over in India--great stuff.
Atheism has been around for thousands of years but hasn't produced any great music, art, or poetry. Lack of soul?
Well, we all lack "soul" so that can't be it. We do live our lives immersed in a number of quite natural cycles and rhythms, perhaps the most basic and universal, the beating of our Mother's heart. Next in line, as befits creatures whose genesis most likely took place in tidal pools, the Lunar cycles. We have no way of knowing, but I wouldn't be surprised if the greatest composers were 'closet Atheists', hearing the symphony of Nature and realizing religion was just a discordant note. Atheism may have been around for thousands of years, but it is only quite recently individual's could express their doubts without ghastly retribution.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#14733 Sep 23, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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Interesting article on the Muslim roots of American blues and jazz here: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Muslim-...
Ah ... the Muslophiliac strikes again! Everyone knows the roots of American music came from Africa ... as did the Muslims and their music and the Hindus and their music.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#14734 Sep 24, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Well, we all lack "soul" so that can't be it.
We all lack “soul"? What’s this “we” crap, bubba?
RHill wrote:
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We have no way of knowing, but I wouldn't be surprised if the greatest composers were 'closet Atheists.
Actually, science can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that the greatest composers were NOT “closet atheists”. Generally, atheists tend to be angry, hostile, negative people. This kind of self-inflicted mental state blocks/impairs the brain’s ability to produce dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters which would have been critically essential for the greatest composers as well as all other great artists.
RHill wrote:
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Atheism may have been around for thousands of years, but it is only quite recently individual's could express their doubts without ghastly retribution.
LOL How many atheists have EVER been lynched in Texas or anywhere else, bubba?

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#14735 Sep 24, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Ah ... the Muslophiliac strikes again! Everyone knows the roots of American music came from Africa ... as did the Muslims and their music and the Hindus and their music.
LOL You Islamophobic misanthropists just can't help yourselves, can you, bubba?

FYI American Folk and Bluegrass didn't evolve from the Muslim call to prayer or Africa.

Get it?
Thinking

UK

#14736 Sep 24, 2013
islamic apologists like you shot Kenyan children in the face, blubber.

Fact.
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL You Islamophobic misanthropists just can't help yourselves, can you, bubba?
FYI American Folk and Bluegrass didn't evolve from the Muslim call to prayer or Africa.
Get it?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#14737 Sep 24, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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We all lack “soul"? What’s this “we” crap, bubba?
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Actually, science can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that the greatest composers were NOT “closet atheists”. Generally, atheists tend to be angry, hostile, negative people. This kind of self-inflicted mental state blocks/impairs the brain’s ability to produce dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters which would have been critically essential for the greatest composers as well as all other great artists.
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LOL How many atheists have EVER been lynched in Texas or anywhere else, bubba?
Well ... we either all got one, or none of us ... right? Or is it only the anointed, special, selected, enlightened, chosen, egotistical ones?

"Great composers" are a relatively small percentage of the population and 'atheists' are a relative small percentage of the population. Great Composers are smarter than the average bear ... Atheists are smarter than the average bear. It's really not Rocket Science. One minute we have a "soul" and the next we're just a bunch of brain chemicals ... you got to decide, Pal ... which is it?

Historically there have been a great many 'heretics' tortured and executed. I presume declaring one's unbelief would be considered heretical. The Inquisition alone accounted for the deaths of (perhaps) millions. There's only the flimsiest of veils keeping most modern 'bots from getting 'all medieval' on us today.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#14738 Sep 24, 2013
ezdzit wrote:
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LOL You Islamophobic misanthropists just can't help yourselves, can you, bubba?
FYI American Folk and Bluegrass didn't evolve from the Muslim call to prayer or Africa.
Get it?
My custom Yahoo home screen has space for 7 'world news headlines'. I noted yesterday that 5 of the 7 were headlining Islamic atrocities. Rational fears are not phobias. Islam is absolutely everything BAD about religion amplified, condensed and pumped up with steroids.

I've never said ANYTHING "evolved" from the Muslim call to prayer ... it gives me the creeps. It's the Morlocks calling the Eloi to slaughter ... they drop what they're doing and go from Human Beings to Islamic Automatons. It makes me sad that people can be reduced to such a state.

Try this ... " https://soundcloud.com/afropop-worldwide/afri... ;. Don't know, don't care about the 'roots' of all the different flavors of music. All music clearly appeals to something 'primitive' in all of us and you can't get more 'primitive' than our African Genesis. Anything else ain't "roots" ... it's branches from a tree already sprouted.

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