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Author Topic:   The Glorification and Worship of Torture
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Message 4 of 98 (917309)
03-31-2024 10:25 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tangle
03-31-2024 4:49 PM

I had a similar reaction to the Mel Gibson Passion of the Christ, and at the time I was still a Christian. It's like the "torture porn" horror subgenre but with an expected religious experience blended in.
But remember that the Christian holy symbol is a torturous execution device, sometimes with the victim still present and suffering. Chrstianity has often been called a death cult, and it's accurate, but it is also and has always been a suffering cult. Humans deserve suffering, and only through the scapegoat-sacrifice of putting all of that suffering onto Jesus can our own suffering in the afterlife be removed.
It's repugnant.

-->“The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.” - Francis Bacon

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

“A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity.” – Albert Camus

"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." - Barash, David 1995...

"Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends." - Gandalf, J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord Of the Rings

"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
1 Corinthians 15:26King James Version (KJV)

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