Mocking Religion

We can only parody, satirize, poke fun at or generally mock what is not true at it’s core; because humour is about revealing our individual and collective cognitive dissonance.

Which is why religion is an easy target and blasphemy is just another magnitude of the parody.

The distance between reality – that which we observe and does not change when other people  observe it – and our perception of that reality; is where humour lives.

So humour, is a means to divide between those of us who see the gap between reality and perspective and those who do not.

There is no religion that can’t be poked fun at and parodied – but increasingly, religious leaders are so unaware of their cognitive dissonance that their own words or actions draw such attention to the cognitive dissonance that parody isn’t even possible. All you can do is copy what is self-parody.

So, I think that the real difference between an atheist and a theist, is not one god.

But rather, a willingness to be mocked.

Theists are in an abusive relationship with their deity, so it only makes sense that abuse is what makes them comfortable. It’s why they hold beliefs that are easily mockable and why they lash out violently against everyone who differs from them.

They think that abuse is the only way to interact with people and that masochism is the human condition.

Atheists, do not accept being mocked, and there is no way to mock a non-opinion. Atheists do not accept claims for a deity.

This is not the same as denying, because denial means there’s room for there to be a god. Anyone’s opinion or belief can be wrong. Which is why atheism is a non-opinion and non-belief. It’s simple a position of not having enough information to form an opinion either way.

Until there’s evidence for a deity – any deity – there is simply no reason to live your life as if there is one. And no reason to characterize anyone or any group as being immoral, childish, stupid or other things; or denying rights and freedoms, for not accepting unproven claims for a given deity.

4 thoughts on “Mocking Religion

  1. But is there a difference really between atheists and agnostics?

    athiests don’t accept claims without evidence
    agnostics say we can’t really understand

    given how much our brains really can’t comprehend – really big numbers, what 65 million years really mean – a billion seconds is just over 37 years – but imagine trying to feel that being aware of each and every second

    we know what 65 billion years signify, but we don’t really grok it

  2. Ah me. You seem to be conflating agnostics with atheists. I do accept being mocked. I think everybody has the right to mock. And my atheism is far from a non-opinion. I think the idea that this whole vast universe was created for the benefit of mankind is arrogance of the most absurd kind. Mock me if you want. We are not immune to mockery, but I agree we don’t present such easy targets as the theists, with their unbelievably stupid ideas. It’s harder to mock ideas that aren’t ridiculous.

    • it’s easy to accept being mocked when you aren’t attached or invested or self-identify with/in/within the beleif being mocked

      another thought that occurs to me is that theists and gnostics are a dead end.

      once you beleive or insist that you know everything – there’s nothing left.

      nothing to learn, nothing to change, no journey, you’re just waiting for the inevitable end

      so, if there is a god, then being all knowing and eternal would mean that that god is well beyond bored and looking forward to oblivian

      which also makes sense why the godbot nutters are so into the end of the world – the longer they live, the more obvious it is that what they beleive is wrong and foolish

      so, it’s a lash back – create the destruction they say is coming and appear to provide proof and validity to their beleifs

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