Wasting Time

If you devote serious time to the practice of religion, it’s safe to say you practice toilet-bowl time management, flushing much of your precious life down the drain with little or nothing to show for it.

First, you’ll waste a lot of time filling your head with useless nonsense. This includes reading some of the worst fiction ever written. Then there are various rules, laws, and practices to learn.


Seriously, if you have insomnia, try reading religious texts before bedtime. You’ll be asleep faster than you can say Methuselah. It’s the greatest sedative known to man. I have to give props to the Scientologists for at least incorporating space aliens into their stories. It’s a shame Gene Roddenberry didn’t formally invent his own religion; Stovokor sounds like a lot of fun.

Once you finally realize your head has been filled with utter nonsense (if you ever do), you must then purge such garbage from your mind if you want your brain to be functional again. That can take considerably longer, assuming you succeed at all. It’s like trying to uninstall AOL from your hard drive.

Next, you can expect to waste even more time on repetitive ritual and ceremony, such as attending church meetings, praying, Bible studies, daily Bible readings and practicing unproductive meditations.

If I add up the time I attended church and Sunday school, studied religion as if it were a serious subject, and memorized various proof texts, I count thousands of hours of my life I’d love to have back. Now if you really go overboard and throw in learning a dead language for good measure, you can kiss years and years of your life goodbye.

The more time you devote to religious practice, the more you waste your life on a pointless, dead-end pursuit… and the more you’ll want to delude yourself with a phony “He-he, I meant to do that” attitude.

8 comments:

  1. "The more time you devote to religious practice, the more you waste your life on a pointless, dead-end pursuit"

    This is funny because this is exactly what atheism promises: a dead end. So if you are correct in your assumptions, then there are 2 religions of the world: atheism and theism, but both pursue dead-ends.

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  2. there are 2 religions of the world: atheism and theism

    If atheism is a religion then bald is a hair color. Actually though, I do have "beliefs" - I believe in things that are real. Therefore, I'm a realist. Is realism a religion too?

    I ask that because I KNOW that religion is fantasy - so reality must be a religion too, right?

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  3. let's see, you worship mankind, and you list a set of rules to live by: i.e. evolution, reason, and science is all there is, everything is ruled out of bounds. You even have atheist groups who gather together to talk about such things and worship your supposed reason. Yep, it's a religion sparky.

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  4. I meant to say "everything else is ruled out of bounds."

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  5. let's see, you worship mankind,

    Who told you that B.S.? Well, they lied.

    and you list a set of rules to live by: i.e. evolution, reason, and science is all there is

    Another lie. Where do you get all this made up crap from anyway?

    everything is ruled out of bounds.

    Out of the bounds of what?

    You even have atheist groups who gather together to talk about such things and worship your supposed reason.

    I do? Hmmmmm...that's news to me, where can I find one of those groups?

    Yep, it's a religion sparky.

    Yep, and bald is a hair color and unbelief means belief and more is less and less means more and other stupid crap you people make up.

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  6. Where do you get all this made up crap from anyway?

    Funny, I've been wondering the same thing about your blog.

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  7. Buddy: Yes, Atheism is a "dead end." That's how life and the Universe work. Religion is not true because it offers happiness. The Nazis offered work and a new life to the Jews who were transported to Auschwitz. But it was a lie.

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  8. Buddy: Death is the mechanism by which Evolution works. It is the core engine that drives its success. The Universe works the same way. Stars explode and die to create the heavier elements vital for life. For the individual and their loved ones it is tragic; but for the whole it is wonderful. We live in an indifferent Universe. Get used to it.

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