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09 November, 2011
i do not need religion
this on a friend's wall..."I don't
need religion. Any paradigm that puts humanity at the apex of the living world
is fake. I don't wish people on religious festivals, so if you wish me or bless
me etc, please don't expect a reply."
concur. i am slowly stopping even the facade of respectability i have been
according religious nuttiness, the ‘respect’ i offer to them for not
antagonising their sensitivities, however irrational, dysfunctional and
abhorrent to my intellect and the deference they expect from me towards those
completely false beliefs.
as the first step, i shall stop wishing people on religious festivals and stop
replying to posts regarding the same. one step at a time, i intend to cleanse
my being from the childhood indoctrination i was unfortunately subject to by my
well-meaning but ill-informed parents and an overly sensitive society scared of
hurting any sentiments, however silly they may be, as long as they are called
sorry, but just as you expect me to ‘respect’ your irrational and downright
silly beliefs, i expect respect for my rationalism
as an aside: "We must respect
the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we
respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."
- H. L. Mencken