By “we”, I mean me and Richard Dawkins. I can’t even imagine the volume of tripe that has to be flowing into his mailbox, but sometimes people send their important missives to both Dawkins and me (of course, I’m just an afterthought; the body of the letter is usually addressed to you-know-who). I’ve put the latest example below the fold—it is mildly amusing and definitely weird.
The formatting of the text is exactly as received.
Dear Richard, so easily you use the word “God” to spread your religious belief that He the Creator of All is simply a delusion.
For to be an ‘atheist’ as you claim is in fact an ideological belief. Supposedly a mental state of a person that can only see what is visible or what by him and his peers can be proved scientifically.
I would have ‘thought’ that – – – as it is proven scientifically that for every ‘action’ there is an equal and opposite reaction – – – that you could ‘imagine’ the possibility that the unknown and unseen ‘electrical’ energy of the force that is manifesting the known and expanding universe does have an absolute Law, a law unto itself?
Can you scientifically prove the ‘existence’ of thoughts or emotions?
Has it crossed your mind that there just may be a ‘deeper’ TWIN polarity energy force that is not of this ‘biological’ or material world. A force that does have (positive & negative – peaceful, creative, benign and truthful and restless, destructive, malignant and deceptive) energy that consist of all known and unknown emotions and, a consciusness that is all knowing.? What if we named that invisible essence “GF6d” or some other, be it Allah or Mungu etc.
What if that energy had a ‘pinnacle’ of light at its source and a ‘base’ of darkness, and between the two a fire that burns eternally that not only produces the Light but also transforms itself the Dark from one polarity to the other and back eternally?
What if that invisible ‘spiritual’ essence had a consciousness and decided to create ‘our’ consciousness within its frame. What if it later decided to manifest its own energy into what we see as this material universe. Surely you can see the ‘possibility’ that the creation of such a diversity of life on earth was not simply ‘luck’? Each has a ‘heart’ and lungs to breathe and a mind to ‘move it.’?
What if the truthful aspect of the essence spoke telepathically into the spirit souls of its creation saying: I have ONE Law, use my Light energy and it will return through the hands of others unto you, for MY Law is simply the balancing of the energy you use and, as you use IT then some of it remains within your soul and you become a brighter light and, – – – I forbid you to ‘drink’ of the Dark energy for IT has the capacity to contaminate your soul and ultimately draw It down into the darkness wherein abide others that are of a similar ilk. (The TRUTH)
What if the deceptive aspect of the essence spoke telepathically into the spirit souls of its creation saying: I have ONE Law, use my Dark energy and it will return through the hands of others unto you, for MY Law is simply the balancing of the energy you use and, as you use IT then some of it remains within your soul and you become a dimmer light that is stained by my darkness named ‘SIN’ but, as I am merciful you will NOT suffer or die. (The LIE)
Can you not conceive this, can you not wonder why man suffers? Can you not see that every taxpayer is funding a punitive, controlling and warring IDEOLOGY (state religion) and thus every ‘voter’ is accruing a great ‘suffering’ DUE within the absolutely JUST Law of the Dark side? Controlled more, taxed more, punished more!
Certainly the 6000 year old ‘story’ as promoted by some religions is error of teaching as is much else, but does that fact prove you right reference the existence or otherwise of a Creator? NO.
Certainly those that believe that IT the “God” of the universe is ONLY benign are deluded, but that also does not make your belief correct.
Certainly religions are made by man, and “Yes” they all need to be abolished and, I am the one to say to you Sir, – – – “If you continue to promote the ‘religion of deception’ that you DO through your arrogance and vanity, then for SURE you are very stupid and, for SURE you will simply ‘awaken’ ahead with a belly full of dread.
For those misguided by YOU that now do not believe in the absolute power of the Creator AND the absolutely JUST and immutable Law of His energy will stand no chance of spiritual survival unless I can them ‘reach,’ and neither will you.” ( You decide if this is TRUTH or a LIE)
Evil cannot be destroyed, it is an energy that exists an operates through those that seek to use it, and as you ‘fight’ to destroy those others using it you are also using it. Evil only flourishes because all believe that they are ‘justified’ in using it. Foolish man, better to be merciful and USE education and peaceful means.
Be advised that the awaited Messiah and Divine Saviour and Just Leader of the whole of humanity has returned into the flesh of this world to restore the purity of faith, being the doctrine of PEACE as commanded by God the Creator. Please advise all that he has a fresh and uncontaminated message from the Creator for humanity to prepare all for the coming TRIBULATIONS & utter destruction. It is now on line at:
Issued by Terence Malaher – Office of the Messiah
Pyengana – Tasmania 7216
I particularly liked the middle section, with it’s theme of “What if X were true”, repeated with increasingly absurd and specific X’s. “What if Pee Wee Herman was actually God and he was going to use his mind powers to turn you into a newt, would you believe then? Huh? Would you?”.
A strong second-runner up, failing to win the gold only because it is so ordinary, is the claim that the Messiah with his “doctrine of PEACE” is going to bring “TRIBULATIONS & utter destruction.” Maybe if the author weren’t so busy with the random style and color changes, he might have noticed the inconsistencies and ironies in his content.
I’m also amused that this time around, the Messiah is going to have an office. In Tasmania.