Category: Religion

The Woman Girt With the Sword

It is to you woman, beautiful redeemer of the race, whom I address this chapter. That which stirs in you now is not madness, not sin, not folly…

The inscription set upon the great gate of Theleme

Here enter not vile bigots, hypocrites, Externally devoted apes, base snites, Puffed-up, wry-necked beasts, worse than the Huns, Or Ostrogoths, forerunners of baboons: Cursed snakes, dissembled varlets, seeming…

Eternal Paradise

Islam promise eternal paradise to the faithful. And that is a powerful opiate, certainly, the hope of a better life to come. But there’s a Sufi story that…

Who are you?

Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re…

Adi Granth

No one knows this secret, of when the Messenger of Death will seize you and take you away. All your weeping and wailing then is false. In an…

Brit milah

I pose a hypothetical question. As a man of some fifty-seven years of age, I am discovered sucking the penis of a baby boy. I ask you to…

Heresy

When Botulf kneeled in front of the priest, the priest asked him: “Well, Botulf, now I am sure that you believe that the bread is the body of…

Male circumcision

Wherever morality is based on theology, wherever right is made dependent on divine authority, the most immoral, unjust, infamous things can be justified and established. Ludwig Feuerbach (1804…

Nature is no Saint

Nature, as we know her, is no saint. She comes eating and drinking and sinning. Her darlings, the great, the strong, the beautiful, are not children of our…

I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must!

Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the…