Monday, August 27, 2012

Deist on the Cusp of Theism – and Areligionist too

(Wm.) Blake on Man (Newton)
Eduardo Paolozzi 1924-2005

Just a reminder to my readers to refresh your memories.  I remain areligionist. Without religion or dogma. Remain a cultural christian (small c). 

I heard a remark from comedian Kathy Griffin on one of her comedy specials about not believing anything but not wanting to join the atheists – an anal lot mostly. I agree.

So for the sake of further clarification I am a:  Deist on the Cusp of Theism (want my cake and eat it too)

The use of the word theism to indicate this classical form of monotheism began during the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century in order to distinguish it from the then-emerging deism which contended that God, though transcendent and supreme, did not intervene in the natural world and could be known rationally but not via revelation. - - Wikipedia

“Just because man invented God does not mean that God does not exist” - - M. McShea

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Republican Jews – Yiddish Curses – Paul Krugman

Oy yey, Jesus.
Such a catch. And still single.

May your son the doctor introduce you to his fiancée, Bristol Palin.

May your child give his Bar Mitzvah speech on the genius of Ayn Rand.

May your grandchildren baptize you after you’re dead.

May you find yourself insisting to a roomful of skeptics that your great-grandmother was "legitimately" raped by Cossacks.

May you grow so rich that your widow’s second husband is thrilled they repealed the estate tax.

May you have a large store, and have it all dismantled by vulture capitalists.

May you have a rare disease and need an operation that only one surgeon in the world, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, is able to perform. And may he be unable to perform it because he doesn’t take your insurance. And may that Nobel Laureate be your son.

May G-d give you a daughter-in-law who is as kind as she is beautiful, as patient as she is rich, as wise as she is devoted, a virtuous woman in every way. And then may a ballot initiative invalidate her marriage to your fat lump Rebecca.