I was in Wood Green the other day. For those of you who don’t know what or where Wood Green is ; it is a large area of north London. Filled with £1 shops and a large mall that straddles the road. Deviate of the main strip and it becomes a warren of terrace housing and crime. Think of Vegas done of a budget of £1.50 and you get the idea.
The religious were out in force when I was down there. In front of this gleaming bastion of capitalism faith was heavily represented , all on a drive to attract followers.
If you are regular reader of the Markdini blog it might become apparent I am with out a region. To me no religion offers what we as human beings need : Freedom. Once we join a religion we become subservient to that religion and that’s not for me.
True freedom is a commodity that we are losing in the west. Certain parts of free-speech in the UK are being removed in case you upset a religious person. When we should have tighter controls on what the religious say. I am not one to jump up and down behind my copy of the Daily Mail and say the brown people are taking over, this would all be better with more Church of England churches. One they are not and two it wouldn’t.
But we are losing the right to offend people in the UK especially if you offend religion. Some parts of the world you can’t speak out about anything. This is why it so important to keep it in the west. Before it’s gone.
If you are a non-theist like myself the religious can hurl all sorts of insults
at you. “You will burn in hell” etc. But if you shout back “Leave them choir boys alone” they take offence. It has to be two way street after all what happened to all that “turn the other cheek” stuff?
Don’t be subservient to a religion. Be your own god as countless philosophers have taught us. Be nice to people, don’t be a cunt and enjoy life. Speak out when things are not fair and try not to kill anyone. You don’t need a book to be reminded of this or a place to go on Sunday. Most of us have this hard wired in to us already. Be strong don’t turn the other cheek if someone smites you. There are a lot of shitty people out there deal with them the best you can. That’s a real belief system.
You can believe what ever you want. You can call me anything you want for not following you. But don’t get offended when I call you names back. After all aren’t you suppose to turn the other cheek?
If we allow the UK to turn back in to a true religious country then we are all fucked. Remember Cromwell. Be your own god. Enjoy life. Do what you want to do and don’t impose your views on others.