Callin' All Godless and Simply Good Folk

As you may have read, Silly Humans will be the stage for the 43rd installment of the Carnival of the Godless. Chief Carny, Brent Rasmussen, has already forwarded a few of the rides for this event, but we're always looking for new and different entries.

I hope that I make it clear, I'm not a hater of religions in general. I don't slam on folk just for the fact that they (you?) believe in something for which I have never found any evidence. I do have fun with some of the less realistic aspects of peoples' belief. And I certainly verbally hammer on religious calls for violence and bigotry. What I mostly try to do with this blog is to expose the failures of ignorance and faith in providing efficacious and progressive methods of human cultural existence.

I've developed this focus because I was once a True Believer®. I grew up literally worshipping a dead guy I now affectionately (honest!) refer to as Jessie. I was raised a christian and was damaged both physically and emotionally by very well-intentioned folk who believed that the evils of their ancestors could somehow be good things.

Ignorance, mi amigos y 'migas, is the truest and foulest form of evil because, unlike pure hatred or instigated vengance, ignorance in the form of Faith, has no obvious or readily discernable signs which young innocents can see and retreat from by virtue of their own instinct. When it is propagated onto children from those whom they trust and upon whom they depend for their very lives, it has the potential to destroy all that is truly good and unique and wonderful within their tiny selves.

Faith may lead to good things, as when one believes in their ability to overcome some obstacle despite a lack of any indication that such is possible. That's why it is such a personal and individually realised phenomenon.

Religions offer community, it is said, and for most folk I know, this is observably true. Those same folk generally find community and meaning in their daily lives in non-religious ways even more frequently though. Sporting events. Work picnics. New Years and other non-sectarian celebrations. This Carnivalia of goodly godlessness is only one of the more recent and esoteric of those ways.

I'd like to have any of you who regularly read these posts to submit some post of an atheistic or agnostic nature that may have touched you personally. Atheism, or godlessness, is no religion my friends. (though there are always folk who would embrace anything to an extent we can't help but consider religiously) It's an absence of belief in God; a concept of an anthropomorphic creator of the universe. I've read many an awesome godless post from bloggers whom I have never seen represented in such a venue as the Carnival of the Godless. Their beliefs, or lack thereof, are indicated by the stances they take on issues of human and cultural concern. It's simply not important to them whe'er or not there is any such thing as God the Father.

I think that concept is a vacuous cul de sac for humanity's exploration of our potential in this, the only planet any of may ever hope to know. My hope, and so my humble request, is that some of you might feel up to providing input for the Sunday celebration
which will presented this weekend a' coming.

Regardless of your response (or lack thereof!) I do so love y'all on these awesome internets for the laughter, information, and thoughtful provocation you constantly supply to this very silly human.

L8!

Comments

  1. Excellent! Can't wait! Maybe I'll work on something to send in. :-)

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  2. I'm a recovered Xian too, so I can completely relate. It's been a journey looking for the real meaning of life (now I'm thinking of Monty Python... well, that's not unusual).

    Do you take old postings if they haven't been carnivalized?

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  3. I do be hopin' so, AG. Perhaps you've something for the Carni???

    Woohoo! Cassandra! Can't wait, either.

    "Meaning of Life" is still my Fav. "Life of Bryan" does come close though.

    And, Yes'm, I'll take what e'er you'd like to send.

    I'd only turn away rage-filled blasts of ... well, I'd take those as well. lol! I know how to caveat a post, and my readers can certainly take of 'emselves anyhow.

    Please just get it to me before Saturday evening. Thanks!

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  4. Ignorance, mi amigos y 'migas, is the truest and foulest form of evil because, unlike pure hatred or instigated vengance, ignorance in the form of Faith, has no obvious or readily discernable signs which young innocents can see and retreat from by virtue of their own instinct. When it is propagated onto children from those whom they trust and upon whom they depend for their very lives, it has the potential to destroy all that is truly good and unique and wonderful within their tiny selves.

    Good writing, MB.

    Good post.

    BG :)

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  5. I needed that, BG! It's much appreciated.

    :-}

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