Friday, August 13, 2010

Christopher Hitchens: 'I'm Dying' (VIDEO)

"I believe the universe is a very very big place (and that is not even counting the parts we can't perceive) and we who are very small don't know squat."

I'm with you, PoggeB, and I have fanned you. I certainly don't believe in "Gawd" and "Jeebus" as envisioned by the right wing bible thumpin' crowd, but nor am I an atheist, believing that there is no spirituality whatsoever. I am an agnostic with tendencies toward Neopaganism with a touch of Pastafarianism thrown in just for fun.

Energy never ceases. I have been at the bedside of dying people. There is "something" that departs when they die. I can't explain it better than that, but as someone who has dealt with the elderly and the dying for more than 20 years, I have sensed this energy more than once. I certainly can't explain it, but there it is.

I get sick of the disparaging from the two polar opposites of the religious extremist and nonbeliever extremist camps myself. Really, they don't know any better than we do. I like your thoughts better than theirs.
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Cheesemeister said...

A couple of qualifiers.
I'm sorry that Mr. Hitchens is so ill. He isn't one of the more acerbic atheists. It's unfortunate that he has to suffer.
For the real Christians, I have no problem with Jesus. I believe he was a wonderful teacher and spiritual leader and that the spirit of what he embodied lives on to bring comfort to those who call on him. It may not be as the church bible teaches, but like the Doobie Brothers said, Jesus is just all right with me.
It's "Jeebus" that I ain't down with. "Jeebus" is the Son of Gawd (not God) who gives the right wing Sarah Palin crowd an excuse to be assholes. Jeebus doesn't exist anyway, so I wouldn't worry what I think about him if I was y'all.

Nessa said...

Religion is for people. I don't think God cares much one way or the other.

Cheesemeister said...

That's what Ben Franklin said, that he found it difficult to believe that God was so egotistical that he needed humans to worship him.
The fundie-atheist camp has always puzzled me. They have turned non-belief into a religion all its own.