On Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:02:51 PM UTC-4, duke wrote:
ck to your stupidity!
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God gives the cures to the hospitals.
Those are the result of human thought and human action.
By the "ghod creates everything" legend, we have the
cosmic monster(s) to thank for killer viruses.
Theists are anti-human, insofar as they attribute all
that is good to their imaginary boojums. Humans get the
blame for "sin." In extreme cases all human flourishing
is denigrated as mere "fleshly concern." Asceticism
to the point of illness or suicide is seen as saintly.
People are mind AND body. Trying to be all "spirit," free
of all appetite, is an anti-human attitude. Of course, the
longing for the "altered state of consciousness" of the
monk in his trance isn't "desire," now is it? That the
praying, the chanting, the self-starvation actually alters
brain chemistry, not unlike taking drugs is to be ignored,
because it is pursuit of "the spiritual." Or, it can just
be mental illness. See:
From the link:
Anorexia mirabilis was frequently accompanied by behaviors most
medical professionals today would find worrisome and dangerous.
Angela of Foligno was known to eat the scabs of the poor and
Catherine of Siena was known to drain the pus from sick individuals
into a cup to drink.
If there were actually a benevolent ghod, wouldn't we expect
it to send out the message: "Don't DO that!"