Eric Collier: Dogma daze |

Eric Collier: Dogma daze

Eric Collier

I see the End of Temporal History has come and gone again. Is everybody OK?

The many critics of 5/21 included more “reasonable” religious leaders who resent how clucks like Camping make religion, ahem, “look bad.” But what do they offer instead? “Of the hour and the day we know not”; “God moves in mysterious ways” and similar dodges. What does all that mean? How does it help us? At least Camping and his flock went out on a limb; at least they put their delusions on the line.

When God unleashes the kind of death and destruction he recently has on both Shinto Japan and the American Bible Belt, neither for any apparent reason, the popular Yank response is something like “They had it coming, but this has made OUR faith stronger than ever.” Does that really sound any smarter or more rational than “God will rapture us this Tuesday”?

How is a God that capricious and inaccessible any different from no God at all? How many more times must the clumsy scam of religion reveal itself before people stop falling all over themselves writing those checks?

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