Are we Living in the Dark Ages…..?

13 Dec

The Government has announced that the first ‘gay weddings’ could take place as early as 2014.  However, the planned legislation will make it illegal for the Church of England or Church in Wales to marry gay couples.  As I pointed out in Matrimonial Bliss’ it is a hollow victory for gay couples and personally I can not see the point of being blessed by a contemptible institution like the Church of England……

What is The Church of England……

The Church of England split from the Roman Catholic Church in the mid 1530’s due to the Pope’s refusal to grant Henry VIII a divorce.  He destroyed the Catholic Monasteries and declared himself the head of the Church of England.  But in recent history and now supported by science, the church and its Holy Bible has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt to be nothing more than a collection of fables, compiled from many different sources, then purporting to be written by single authors hundreds of years after the death of Jesus Christ, if he ever existed in the first place.  No reasonably intelligent person could possible believe any of the mumbo-jumbo written in the bible to contain one iota of fact.  The only thing that gives the church any authority is tradition.  So, to make laws especially exempting the Church of England is a violation of people’s human rights…….

An Alternative Religion……

Let’s say that 3000 years ago a man was born, sent to Earth by an Almighty Green One Eyed deity that created everything.  Through the ages the stories were passed down orally about what a great bloke he was, then transcribed into a language that the illiterate people of the time could not understand.  They relied on a man in a frock to tell them what was good and bad, because clearly they could not have worked this out for themselves.  The Green One Eyed Creator told his followers that a women’s place was in the home to cook, clean and procreate.  He also made it known that anyone who challenged him was obviously a demon for which he devised a cunning test.  If the demon could be held under water for 10 minutes and survive it was proof that he/she was a demon and would be burnt at the stake.  If the accused died they were innocent.  All of this has equal credibility to the Bible, the only difference being time and ‘tradition’……

The Church of England……

The Church of England is as fraudulent as my green one eyed creator, has no basis in reality and is scientifically proven to be nonsense, so why is it awarded any kind of special treatment in policy making by the government in the 21st century.  We do not live in the mystical dark ages where explanations for eclipses, floods and crop failure had to be the work of ‘God’, our political leaders should have the intelligence to realise this and not award any privilege to an ancient and outdated falsehood simply because of tradition…….

The Census……

Although falling, 59% of respondents still ticked the Christian box on the census.  This is completely unrealistic as can be demonstrated by the empty churches across the UK.  Our population is around 60 million, therefore, if 59% are Christians 35.4 million people would attend church which clearly they do not.  The reason they answer ‘Christian’ on the census is due to the childhood indoctrination, which is akin to psychological abuse, and leads to adults blindly ticking the box that says ‘Christian’ when in reality they are Atheists…….

The church has some pretty impressive buildings which it was able to build due to the immense wealth it acquired from its flock, rental income from land given to it by the king and aristocracy and the patronage of rich individuals who were effectively trying to ‘buy’ their way into ‘heaven’.  They were built by the illiterate believers to honour their imaginary God, which are architecturally beautiful and deserve to be kept for our pleasure and enjoyment but the Church of England and its religious doctrine has no place in the real world and should be treated as such……

If you want your ‘gay marriage’ in a church then you are as deluded as the priests conducting the services and good luck to you.  You already have equal rights under the law in civil partnerships and that’s the important thing.  A Church of England wedding should not enter into the equation.

Just in case you haven’t yet worked it out…..

There is no ‘God.  When you die you leave behind a rotting corpse.  The conscious thinking being that you were is gone.  You did not spend 13.7 billion years in the ether aware that someday you would be born.  So, what makes you think you will spend eternity in a ‘heaven’ or ’hell’ reunited with your loved ones after you die?   Spend a little time considering life and all that we have learned about it through science and ask yourself if you really believe a ‘god’ created the entire universe, left it to develop for 13 billion years until humans had evolved enough to understand abstract concepts then 2000 years ago sent his ‘son’ to enlighten us as to the real purpose of our existence and only then began his religious teachings.

Now consider how things would have appeared to our ancestors.  The Earth isn’t moving or we’d feel it, right?  As the Earth isn’t moving, all of the lights that track across the sky must be going around us.  That is how the church established that the Earth is at the centre of ‘Gods’ universe.  We all know the battle Copernicus and Galileo had in changing the mindset of the church once the proof had been found.  And there are hundreds of examples of similar disagreements simply because the biblical stories were demonstrably ridiculous.  The Vatican still holds a large amount of the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ which it guards due to the inconsistencies between them and the Bible……

If you believe you are here because of a divine creator then you have a very narrow minded view of life and I don’t believe you when you say you believe in ‘god’ or ‘religion’.  I believe that, whether you admit it or not, you and I both know there is no ‘god’ and if ‘he’ is omniscient ‘he’ knows you have doubts too……

And one final point.  If your deity created everything, who created him?

‘No hell below us, above us only sky’ – John Lennon’s wise words……

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