Religion is the Coke of the People


Judging by the latest TV advert for Coca-Cola ( ‘You got the Love ” ) , ‘His Holiness’ (LOL) Mr Lama and Coke must be employing the same PR company. The complacent, ‘feel-good’ triteness is uncannily similar, and equally pernicious and diversionary…

Sorry Mr Lama, I DO NOT ACCEPT that war, poverty, oppression and corporate greed ”springs only from myself”, any more than I believe that a fizzy drink can bring me ”both peace and joy.”

(….and by the way, I urge anyone who has a sentimental wish to ”free Tibet” or restore its theocracy to read the history of the cruel and exploitative regime presented in the articles here)….


Quotations from Friedrich Nietzsche’  ‘Beyond Good and Evil’ and ‘The Anti-Christ’

“The Buddha’s passive nihilism is a sign of weakness.”  

”There is perhaps nothing so admirable in Christianity and Buddhism as their art of teaching even the lowest to elevate themselves by piety to a seemingly higher order of things, and thereby to retain their satisfaction with the actual world in which they find it difficult enough to live – this very difficulty being necessary……buddah plane
Buddhism is a religion for the closing, over-wearied stages of civilization.

The essential difference between the two religions of decadence : Buddhism promises nothing, but actually fulfils; Christianity promises everything, but fulfils nothing…

I do not by any means know atheism as a result; even less as an event : it is a matter of course with me, from instinct. I am too inquisitive, too questionable, too exuberant to stand for any gross answer. God is a gross answer, an indelicacy against us thinkers—at bottom merely a gross prohibition for us : you shall not think !

~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Freud On Religion :

“The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life.”  – Sigmund Freud


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Voltaire on Religion


”The first clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool”

”On religion, many are destined to reason wrongly: others not to reason at all: and others to persecute those who do reason.” ~  Voltaire


All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.
~ Lucretius  94-49 BC


–  I’ll have to get back to you on this…

Crusaders; Zionists; Jihadists — killing each other to prove who has the best imaginary friend !


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