A Dystheist Creed

"I'd rather be nothing." - Alien 3 A dystheist * belief: There is a God; atheists vainly wish there were not. God is a farmer, and the crop he's raising is souls - human souls being the tastiest, if a bit tart. More souls, more "soul-food" for Him. He sees homosexuality as a threat to the bountifulness of His harvest. But He’s not a conservationist - it's grow as much food as possible, strip the soul/soil, and move on. * aka “maltheist”; not the same as “misotheist.” … [Read more...]

“Your Spiritual Name” / Memorable Fancies #1189

[“Every Christian has two names – one corporeal, the other spiritual.” – Albert Camus]        You seek to discover your spiritual name. The exercise is simple: you ask a friend to look you in the eye and read off all the words in the Dictionary of Adjectives, one at a time. If your eyes widen or their irises pale, you have just been called by your spiritual name: ‘able,’ ‘active,’ ‘adorable,’ ‘adventurous,’ and so on. There are, of course, certain risks... <END> Buy it at … [Read more...]

“ ‘I shit you not’ ” / Memorable Fancies #1183

[from the shooting script for the film Alien 3: Every few seconds, one of the candles goes out. BOGGS: What the shit is doing that? GOLIC: You're not supposed to swear. BOGGS: Shut up. It's alright to say “shit.” It ain’t against God.]       Swearing is asking God to witness that what you say is true. (“I swears it!” – Gollum). Cursing is condemning someone to Hell. Both are risky, as the god sometimes listens, sometimes takes you at your word, sometimes wreaks vengeance or just … [Read more...]

“Belief” / Memorable Fancies #1121

[“Which gods may we believe in, and which not?” – György Lukács]      “Never mind,” said God; “belief is the booby prize. I want OBEY.” <END> Buy it on Amazon: At All Adventure, a Maltheist gospel. … [Read more...]

“The God Ponders” / Memorable Fancies #1115

     The god is thinking about how ungrateful the people He created are, how obsessed with their own desires instead of His. Perhaps they need a lesson. How about SMITE? Yes, a few SMITEs might solve His problem with these people.      And if it doesn’t? If they remain stiff-necked and obstinate? Well, there is always DESTROY. <END> Buy it on Amazon: At All Adventure, a Maltheist gospel. … [Read more...]