Somebody’s Gonna Be Disappointed

There are 200 countries in the world now.
Do those people honestly think that God is sitting around picking out his favorite?
Why would He do that?
Why would God have a favorite country?
And why would it be America out of all the countries?
Because you have the most money?
Because He likes our National Anthem?
Maybe it’s because He heard we have 18 delicious flavors of Classic Rice-A-Roni!
Its delusional thinking!
And America is not alone with this sort of delusions.
Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side.
America prays for God to destroy our enemies.
Our enemies pray for God to destroy us.
Somebody’s gonna be disappointed.
Somebody’s wasting their fuc_ing time.
Could it be everyone?

George Carlin

Advertisements

About the word of me
Interested in family and friends,grandchildren, photography, darkrooms, history, archaeology, scuba diving, computers, software, fast cars, journalism, writing, travel, ecology, news, science, and probably most other subjects you could think of. Did I mention family and friends?? I require iced tea or cold brewed coffee and a internet connection to be fully functional. Sometimes there are just so many words in my head they spill out.

6 Responses to Somebody’s Gonna Be Disappointed

  1. daylightworker says:

    I’m not “disappointed.”

    Carlin’s right, of course: God’s not on anyone’s side. And the reason? She can’t be on just one person’s side, because He’s on everybody’s side.

    Carlin appears to have had a better grasp of God’s nature than many religionists, those who–a goodly number of them–have stopped asking God questions, believing that She has answered all the questions worth asking in one Holy Writ or another.

    Logic and reason are more productive in the metaphysical realm than in the physical.

  2. the word of me says:

    Yet not to many people apply logic and reason to metaphysical subjects. To me metaphysics is magic and supernatural stuff…stuff that really doesn’t exist in the real world. Not trying to be snarky to you…just don’t believe the stuff

  3. “Yet not to many people apply logic and reason to metaphysical subjects.”

    Then it’s the people with whom you have a quarrel and not the “subjects,” as there’s no subject that lends itself to reason and logic more than the subject of the arcane.

    “To me metaphysics is magic and supernatural stuff.”

    Yet you spend so many hours of your life in an effort to debunk the “supernatural stuff.” Your soul has set you on this path for a purpose, and in most likelihood the result of a previous life experience for which you’re living out this life as a “supernatural” denier, in order to understand the previous one.

    “…stuff that really doesn’t exist in the real world.”

    That’s just it: Nothing should “exist,” but it does. By that definition, everything’s a miracle. You’re a miracle. Life is a miracle. The universe is a miracle. The understanding of the so-called big bang is still as elusive as ever, notwithstanding efforts to recreate conditions just after the bang using the recently built Large Hadron Collider in search of the Higgs boson, the “God particle.”

    The “real world,” as you call it, is more amazing than you know, more wonderful than you could ever imagine, and more subject to your thoughts than the scientific community is willing to admit, or eager to ascertain–as it would require a new scientific paradigm to understand the full implications of such an admission.

    “…just don’t believe the stuff.”

    Sure you do! You’re living out a supernatural existence this very moment. What could be more supernatural than living out one’s days in a human body–corporeality at its finest–with mind and consciousness residing in the brain, and life in the body, neither of which, life in body, nor mind in brain, can be found in either?

    Now, what’s more “supernatural” and “magical” than that?

    • the word of me says:

      Good day daylightworker, I hope you are well.

      You write:
      “Then it’s the people with whom you have a quarrel and not the “subjects,” as there’s no subject that lends itself to reason and logic more than the subject of the arcane.”

      I have no real quarrel with anyone. I write this blog because I enjoy the interaction with different peoples.
      ARCANE in my dictionary means “requiring secret or mysterious knowledge” Sounds kinda’ like ‘magical’ stuff to me.

      You write:
      “Yet you spend so many hours of your life in an effort to debunk the “supernatural stuff.” Your soul has set you on this path for a purpose, and in most likelihood the result of a previous life experience for which you’re living out this life as a “supernatural” denier, in order to understand the previous one.”

      I am disabled and pretty much confined to my home. The hours I spend on this project are immaterial to me, and as I said I enjoy the correspondence and interaction.
      Reincarnation of course is one of those things that is unfalsifiable (like the existence of God) and I tend to understand things that cannot be verified to be true…as probably false.

      You write:
      “That’s just it: Nothing should “exist,” but it does. By that definition, everything’s a miracle. You’re a miracle. Life is a miracle. The universe is a miracle. The understanding of the so-called big bang is still as elusive as ever, notwithstanding efforts to recreate conditions just after the bang using the recently built Large Hadron Collider in search of the Higgs boson, the “God particle.”

      Of course you don’t really ‘Know’ that nothing should exist; you are just surmising. Me, I just accept that life does exist and go about my day. I appreciate that I do live and I enjoy my existence, but I don’t put any kind of ‘miracle’ twist on it because what happens and what we experience is purely natural. Mankind is the result of natural processes that have been active for many billions of years.

      You write:
      “The “real world,” as you call it, is more amazing than you know, more wonderful than you could ever imagine, and more subject to your thoughts than the scientific community is willing to admit, or eager to ascertain–as it would require a new scientific paradigm to understand the full implications of such an admission.”

      The ‘real world’ is all there is. Until someone can explain and demonstrate or show something else being active in our world…it doesn’t exist. I do consider our world wonderful. You are sounding a little ‘New Age’ here. Crystals or pyramids have no powers whatsoever and magnetic earth lines are bogus…no powers at all to influence human activity. 🙂

      You write:
      “Sure you do! You’re living out a supernatural existence this very moment. What could be more supernatural than living out one’s days in a human body–corporeality at its finest–with mind and consciousness residing in the brain, and life in the body, neither of which, life in body, nor mind in brain, can be found in either?

      Your logic here eludes me. I consider my life as very natural and I suspect that most people on earth do. Even if we are to some degree supernatural…so what? We humans have been roaming the earth for near 200,000 years, the package seems the same, what we experience emotionally seems to be the same. We have no supernatural powers of any kind…we just live out our allotment of time and then we die.

      Show me that anything is different than that.

  4. “Good day daylightworker, I hope you are well.”

    I am well, and trust that you, too, are in the pink.

    “ARCANE in my dictionary means “requiring secret or mysterious knowledge” Sounds kinda’ like ‘magical’ stuff to me.”

    Try this one on for size: Arcane–“Known or understood by only a few.” Using that definition, quantum physics is as “arcane” as is metaphysics, although both are knowable to a degree–as “mysteries” abound around both.

    “Reincarnation of course is one of those things that is unfalsifiable (like the existence of God) and I tend to understand things that cannot be verified to be true…as probably false.”

    Reincarnation is only “unfalsifiable,” because it’s not a part of your human experience. Nevertheless, you have lived many lifetimes, and many lives, and the conditions under which you now live can be traced to a previous life or previous lives, as this life is merely an extension–a continuation–of those many others that you have lived, but have chosen to forget.

    I say “chosen,” advisedly, as you can remember them if you choose, or if your soul chooses for you, but not if you’re adamantly against the possibility in the first place. Without belief first, that which you say doesn’t exist–the supernatural for example–won’t exist, as your will is preeminent in such matters, as it is in most matters surrounding the world that you have created for yourself.

    “The ‘real world’ is all there is. Until someone can explain and demonstrate or show something else being active in our world…it doesn’t exist.”

    Or it exists without our being aware of its existence–as did many things during the pre-scientific age. Now we know about radio waves, and quarks, and many more things that previously were unknown to the primitive mind.

    The “real world,” then, was what we knew to be “real” about it, although much more–vastly more–existed beyond our ken, and our ability to detect, as we lacked the necessary instruments to effect such detection.

    This current age hasn’t advanced sufficiently to make use of forces hidden to it, although such forces have been used in the past, and continue to be used by some today, but not at a level that would convince the hardened skeptic.

    “You are sounding a little ‘New Age’ here.”

    I am the “New Age.”

    I am what the people of this world are now becoming. I am one of the “First Borns” of the New Age, the New Way, where a New Wind will blow our Way until the Day we die. I am what’s in store for those who come after me. There were many before me–those who blazed the way–Way-Showers, intrepid souls that dared speak of things that others couldn’t or wouldn’t see, but existed nevertheless.

    “Your logic here eludes me.”

    “cogito, ergo sum: I think, therefore I am,” wrote René Descartes, where thinking and am-ness conflate and become one.

    Yet for all that deference to our existence, science still can’t solve life’s greatest mystery–that is, locate the source of life in body, or mind (consciousness) in brain.

    It’s as though Life and Mind are “supernaturally” appointed for their elusive qualities, and for their profound impact on All That Is–as the quality of Mind in humans, for example, clearly surpasses that of other animals in the animal kingdom–as an untold number of monkeys pounding on typewriters night and day, for a million years, will never produce the comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” or the tragedy, “Macbeth.”

    I tell you this: “Closer is he [God] than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.” God is your Life, and God is your Mind. This is why neither Mind nor Life will be found in corporeality–not Mind in brain, nor Life in body. They don’t reside there, but in a realm outside of the physical and the material.

    What would you expect God to be if not Life and Mind: some imaginary man in the sky, with a long white beard, sitting on a throne of gold?

    “We have no supernatural powers of any kind…we just live out our allotment of time and then we die.

    “Show me that anything is different than that.”

    I give you “YOU.” Know thyself! All else is mere illusion.

  5. Mr.J says:

    George Carlin is the kind of man we need a lot more of, I dont Agree with everything he says But most of the time the man was on point. Especially when it came to Religion. His kind dies out, & are replaced by Mindless Irrational, nonthinking, Generic, Rambling Religious Robot’s & Dime a dozen totally comfortable Conformist’s. Who think God & Government has got their back, It’s Sickening.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: