Saturday, November 07, 2009

Lions. It's all about food.


  • lions (real)
  • death (real)
  • food (real)

Lions cause death, because to them, it's all about food.

Concepts, about real things, linked together with plausible explanations to make a statement that has some correspondence to reality.

Compare and contrast

  • son of god (imaginary)
  • eternal life (imaginary)

Two imaginary concepts linked together haphazardly in an attempt to make a nonsensical statement about an imaginary state of reality.


Anonymous The Other One said...

Jesus. All about Marketing.

It's all about the Churches getting together to maximise the value of their marketing dollar, and minimise the drain of bodies from their pews. Doctrinal schisms have weakened the pull of Christianity in general. While Richard Dawkins and friends go beyond "there's no God" to "religion is a great Evil", what are the churches going to do?

The answer seems to be a simple, glib slogan. A hint of the iiner joy which fanatical proselytism brings. Furthermore, it's a slogan which everybody can get behind. Whether you're an Anglican or a Seventh Day Adventist (but not those stuffy old Catholics), _your_ church is saying the slogan and so are a lot of others. You'll go back to your church. They'll go back to theirs. Nevertheless, the churches are all pulling in the same direction (except for the Catholics, who think they are the sole spokesmen (and perhaps influencers) of God's Policy on Earth).

Children are our future. In particular, fanatical teenagers are the future of Christianity. They're easily duped and the torrent of chemicals in their brains lead to self-reinforcing behaviour: extreme Jesusism.

From the paper produced by the campaigners themselves, some choice quotes:

"The church has lost numbers, influence and presence". They're hurting. Child sexual abuse has hurt even these non-Catholic religions.

"The problem is that Jesus is seen to be irrelevant to much of Australian society".

"The church at a corporate level needs to act. The problem is much bigger than any one denomination at either state or national level".

"Christian ads will not contain all the aspects of the gospel message but an ad can be a presence in the community so that Australians will consider Christian faith as an option." So they're trying to hook new people with this.

"The 'Jesus. All about Life' (JAAL) campaign seeks to bring the message of the Gospel to the Australian community using the media as the catalyst for city wide evangelistic ministry with the local church as the delivery point".

"Church members prayed for their unsaved friends, they were trained in how to share the gospel, they gave out response books and pamphlets, they organised events, invited people to attend and brought those who were interested or who had responded to follow up courses".

9 November 2009 at 11:07  
Anonymous The Other One said...

The key question is "what are we going to do about it?"

9 November 2009 at 11:08  
Anonymous The Other One said...

How to talk to religious believers: A guide for atheists (part 1 of 5)

Looks like quite a good blog, IMHO.

30 November 2009 at 16:29  

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