Monday, January 07, 2013

A brutally apt comparison

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Another simile: They both start off with the illusion of consent and promises of fulfillment, until …

Demotivational poster comparing religion to domestic abuse: “RELIGION: Have no one before me. I know where you are, and what you're thinking. Obey me. You are unworthy. If you leave me, I'll punish you. I love you.”

I don’t know about you, but I can’t see that without being reminded of the late, great George Carlin:

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GEORGE CARLIN: Think about it: Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do every minute of every day! And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do! And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!

But he loves you!

He loves you, and he needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, all-wise; somehow, just can’t handle money.

(via UzzaNotes)