At first the title didn't sound valid, but then I read it and now think it gets at the whitehot center of what is wrong in America today, how the ****, the Liberal ****, is acting just **** its models in Marxism, Communism and *********, using intimidation tactics againt ordinary people to shut them up and drive them out of the public square, which is causing conservatives to *** low for fear of what they will do to them.
Go to the Reddest states in America and take away everyone's public schools, Social Security, and Medicare. I wonder what they will be saying about socialism after they lose it.
The point is I think most westerners believe Hell is a Christian invention, and finding out it is almost universal makes sense out of Christian doctrines of salvation that are presented as universally needed.
It only shows that the scam is universal. None of those religions can offer evidence that Hell exists. Apparently, we need salvation from a place that only exists in the human imagination.
The whole point is that you don't know it to be a lie.
The whole point is that you don't have any evidence that it is true. Before you buy the snake oil, shouldn't the salesman prove that you have an ailment that needs to be cured?
Oh, and Russell's Teapot:
quote:Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time. --Bertrand Russell