Our Resistance Against the Scandal of Existence

General Category => Why Bother? => Topic started by: The Creature on January 29, 2015, 10:19:53 am

Title: What to do when someone offers advise to pray to God?
Post by: The Creature on January 29, 2015, 10:19:53 am
When interacting with someone and offering strategies on how to deal with "the morning terrors" - that feeling of dread that seems present every time we emerge back into consciousness from sleep, even when I convey the fact that walking to the ocean and making noise relieves a great deal of pent up anxiety, suppose some "stranger" you always get along with suggests praying to God (as if I were a child who has never heard of such a "radical" idea).  My method is to remain respectful, but I can't keep myself from joking around, saying things like, "I scorn the Creator" and "I fired God and told Him not to use me as a reference."   :P

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2012.10.20

I am feeling sad tonight. Literature does not comfort me or bring me solace because the nature of what I tend to read is disturbing. Writing on the Internet brings me no comfort or solace.

It’s a sign of merit to be ignored: “Panglossian falsehoods convene the crowd, discouraging truths disperse it.”

As Ligotti writes, “They will trust in the deity of the Old Testament, an incontinent dotard who spoiled Himself and the universe with his corruption, a low-budget divinity passing itself off as the original article. They trust in Jesus Christ, a historical cipher stitched together like Frankenstein’s monster out of parts robbed from the graves of messiahs dead and buried – a savior on a stick. They trust in the virgin pimping Allah and his Drum Major Mohammed, a prophet come lately who pioneered a new genus of humbuggery for an emerging market of believers that was not being adequately served by existing religious products. They trust in anything that authenticates their importance as persons, tribes, societies, and particularly as a species that will endure in this world and perhaps in an afterworld that may be uncertain in its reality and unclear in its layout, but which sates their craving for values NOT OF THIS EARTH – that depressing, meaningless place their consciousness must sidestep every day.”

The true philosopher/thinker today must merge literature and philosophy, challenge and better psychoanalysis … become the writer-philosopher-militant.

Thomas Ligotti is a "bad dog".  :) 8)

He p-isses on the gods from a considerable height.

Can you believe this auto-editor censors out the word p-i-s-s?
Title: Re: What to do when someone offers advise to pray to God?
Post by: Holden on February 03, 2015, 12:37:51 pm
I am a mangy mutt ;) If God did exist,I'd shoot him dead myself :) The only saving grace of this hell called planet Earth? That you exist Mr H!