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Heaven: Earth exempt of Religion…

And “Mon Doudou Divin” by Norwegian Katarina Mazetti

We are bombarded with religious expressions and causes for religious persecution, annihilation, and ostracizing behaviors.

I shortened this essay: I had to state my position on Religion, now and quickly…

Religion, any religion, is not worth the peel of an onion, or of any vegetable.

All these varieties of peelings that the religious clerics throw on your path, from birth to death, and we ending up slipping and falling in this calamitous world they created.

Religion is the worst catastrophe that mankind invented since rulers realized that mankind long for the Absolute and the Eternal.(See link in note 1)

Religion was invented to efficiently and absolutely control society.

And the institution of religion was tightly linked to the power-to-be, supporting and aiding one another for the control of communities, into total submission to the absolute monarch, emir, military leader, the highest priest, the lower ranked clerics…

And when rulers try to dampen the power of religion on the citizen’s mind and spirit, the religious structure counter attack ferociously: Many communities keep slipping on the peelings and civil wars ensue.  No institution will voluntarily restitute its earthly power, unless a substantial financial and economical advantage is extended in return.

Nothing ever came out of religion, and the mind of mankind has been dwarfed ever since religion was structured into daily rituals and customs.

Daily practices and training on rituals and ceremonies meant to nail down the habits of total submission to a set of abstract notions that never brought bread on a table or soothed by urinating on bleeding fingers… or resolved any difficulty in this process of survival to natural calamities, and human cruelties…

I am against religion and the concept of religion,  Period.

And I’m not impressed of all these illusions spread around that religion is fundamentally necessary for mankind peace of mind and mental stability

You do have a variety of faith, and not restricted to religion: A wide range of living according to sets of acts of faith. (Read link in note 2)

1. You have the “normal” and regular faith of people going about their daily rituals in order to fit nicely into a community and blend in and considered normal people who can be trusted to maintain the tradition…

2. You have “The Dog” faith of a person in search of a community, a pack, a gang, and constantly looking around for a leader and a hierarchy to blindly summit to…

3. You have the faith of “The Perpetual Kid” who needs the care and attention of his parents. The older they get, the more bigoted: The substitute parent must be an “All Compassionate God”

4. You have the faith of the Artist, a person willing to invest time and energy to beautify religious Temples, Cathedral… with ostentatious and fantastic monuments in order to attract faithful to religious gathering. Artists who sing, compose, and perform for the religious hierarchy. These artists are the preferred Idiots of the clerics.

5. You have the faith of “The Exceptional Penitent” who will never settle but to a compassionate God for forgiveness and absolution. Hidden crimes, real or fictitious, to survive this Valley of Darkness...

6. You have the faith of The Savior who cannot imagine a life without leading, a position in the pack that should lead to establishing a new sect, cult…

7. You have the faith of The Inquisitor who fakes Not to believe in anything, and tacitly doing everything to reach a situation of total belief in a “religion” and feeling in a position of answering any kinds of query and questions

8. You have the faith of The Idiot who long for the supernatural in order to fathom the notion of God and relying on his feeble mind to satisfy his longing…

All these examples of faiths are human characteristics and attitudes and are not necessarily related to a religion, but religion is an easy daily presence to cling on as a pertinent and relevant target to manifest our behavior.

Religion was a substitute to our longing for the Absolute and Eternal, and religion was structured to satisfy our longing and chain us as slaves for a powerful and lasting form of control and dominance.

Heaven is Earth exempt of Religion. As long as religion exists, we have to experience and witness Hell on Earth. Let us just observe and feel what is hell, instead of reading what hell would be like after death.

Note 1: The absolute and eternal yearning https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/there-is-no-god-mankind-yearn-for-the-absolute-and-eternal/

Note 2: Acts of Faith https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/our-entire-life-is-a-constant-stream-of-acts-of-faith/

Robbing supermarkets: An excuse to filling Robin Hood’s shoes?

A Spanish mayor who became a cult hero for staging robberies at supermarkets and giving stolen groceries to the poor sets off this week on a 3-week march that could embarrass the government and energize anti-austerity campaigners.

Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo, regional lawmaker and mayor of the town of Marinaleda – population 2,645 – in the southern region of Andalusia, said food stolen last week in the robberies went to families hit hardest by Spain’s economic crisis.

Marinaleda's Mayor and Izquierda Unida (IU) Parliamentarian Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo poses for a photograph next to tents at the Turquillas land in Osuna, southern Spain, late August 9, 2012. REUTERS-Jon Nazca
Marinaleda's mayor and Izquierda Unida (IU) Parliamentarian Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo (2nd R), General Secretary of the SAT (Andalusian Union of Workers) Diego Canamero (L) and a member (2nd L) of the SAT walk after talking with Spanish Civil Guards (R) at the Turquillas land in Osuna southern Spain, late August 9, 2012. REUTERS-Jon Nazca
Marinaleda's Mayor and Izquierda Unida (IU) Parliamentarian Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo (R) embraces to a member of SAT (Andalusian Union of Workers), Andres Amaro, 43, as he arrives with Francisco Molero (not pictured) after they were released from a court in Ecija, at the Turquillas land, in Osuna, southern Spain, August 9, 2012. REUTERS-Jon Nazca

1 of 3. Marinaleda’s Mayor and Izquierda Unida (IU) Parliamentarian Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo poses for a photograph next to tents at the Turquillas land in Osuna, southern Spain, late August 9, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Jon Nazca

 Paul Day published on Aug. 15, 2012 (Reuters)

“Robin hood” Spanish mayor becomes hero for robbing supermarkets

Seven people have been arrested for participating in the two raids, in which labor unionists, cheered on by supporters, piled food into supermarket carts and walked out without paying while Sanchez Gordillo, 59, stood outside.

He has political immunity as an elected member of Andalusia’s regional parliament, but says he would be happy to renounce it and be arrested himself.

“There are people who don’t have enough to eat. In the 21st century, this is an absolute disgrace,” he told Reuters this week in an interview in the Atocha train station in Madrid, tugging on his graying Fidel Castro-style beard.

Sanchez Gordillo says he wants to draw attention to the human face of Spain’s economic mess – poverty levels have risen by over 15 percent since 2007, a quarter of workers are jobless and tens of thousands have been evicted from their homes.

The conservative government says an official has no business flouting the law.

“You can’t be Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham,” said Alfonso Alonso, spokesman for the ruling People’s Party (PP) in the national Parliament. “This man is just searching for publicity at the cost of everyone else.”

Media coverage of the supermarket stunt has made Sanchez Gordillo a national celebrity. While talking to Reuters he was approached by supporters who shook his hand and thanked him for his stand against the conservative government.

MARCH

His home province of Andalusia is one of the parts of Spain worst hit by its crisis: one worker in three is jobless.

On Thursday he begins his trek from Jodar, the town with Andalusia’s highest unemployment rate, planning to march across the region in blistering summer heat to persuade other local leaders to refuse to comply with government reforms.

He plans to tell mayors to skip debt payments, stop layoffs, cease home evictions and ignore central government demands for budget cuts, a message that infuriates Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government as it tries to convince investors in Spanish bonds that he can fix the battered economy.

The EU has demanded Spain shrink one of Europe’s highest budget deficits to prevent the continent’s debt crisis from spreading.

Rajoy, in power since December, has ordered spending cuts and tax hikes. With poverty rising at one the fastest rates in Europe, protests have gained momentum.

Despite the small size of the town where he has been mayor for 30 years, Sanchez Gordillo has long been a fringe figure on the national stage, known for criticism of the mainstream political parties.

He has introduced a cooperative farming system in Marinaleda and has repeatedly tried to take over land for farming, the latest target being 1,200 hectares of land owned by the Ministry of Defense.

His message used to draw only a small following during Spain’s boom years when many farm workers, especially in agricultural Andalusia, abandoned fields to work in the profitable construction sector.

But now he has won far more attention as the collapse of a housing bubble forced thousands of unskilled workers back onto farms, while the government sank billions of euros of taxpayer funds into weak banks.

They say I’m dangerous. And the bankers who are let off for fraud? That’s not dangerous? The banks which borrow from the ECB for 1% then resell that debt to Spaniards for 6 percent – they’re not dangerous?” he said.

Note: The more developed story https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/a-model-village-in-spain-and-communist-too/

 


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