Religion is the Coke of the People

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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)…. http://www.michaelparenti.org/Tibet.html

http://transmissionsmedia.com/the-dark-side-of-dalai-lama/

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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…

Buddhism is a hundred times as realistic as Christianity. It is part of its living heritage that it is able to face problems objectively and coolly; it is the product of long centuries of philosophical speculation.


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

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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

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”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)


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


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–  I’ll have to get back to you on this…  http://spiritandthenwo.blogspot.com/


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


https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/xmas-message-from-the-cuddly-dalai-lama/

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