10 Things I Believe to be Undeniable - UPDATED


I believe that regardless the cause, purpose, intent, or need,
unity cannot be created without division

Pick your battles, but realize there will always be battles; especially when we think that everyone should be on the same side. Unity breeds Diversity and Diversity equals Division. Let’s take a quick look at three battlegrounds where war perpetually rages.

Religion, in general, promotes love and acceptance. But religion, more specifically, fights the unwavering fight of faith when it comes to “I’m right and you’re wrong.” Not only are you wrong, but because you’re wrong, you are an immeasurable abhorrence to the Almighty. You’re only hope is to extricate yourself from the dark side and come over to our progressive way of thinking.

I blame this unification through divisiveness on the Ten Commandments and the whole, “no other gods before me” thing. If that was a self aggrandizing power play by Moses, SHAME ON YOU!

If it was a decree from god himself; how about a little more elaboration big fella? Was it really your intent for us to brutally murder each other in the name of faith? Something about that seems a bit contradictory.***

The truth is, mankind has been passionately killing each other in the name of this “no other gods” decree since. . . Well, it goes back a ways. Evidently, we’ve been confused for a long time. But, at least we’re passionate about it.

Screw common sense. Follow your heart, peeps. CHARGE!

Politics is another “Why can’t we all get along? I hate your stinkin’ guts!” volleyball of satan. We enjoy the incredible freedom of electing our own leaders, yet we despise the very leaders we elect. Not only do we enthusiastically criticize their every action, but we go on to vilify the very people who elected them.

To quote Yakov Smirnoff, “Whadda country!

We also have a neatly wrapped blame-the-system rant tucked away for the times when we voted for one guy, but the other guy got elected and apparently our vote didn’t count.

Truthfully, having the freedom to vote is the most incredible power and terrifying responsibility that can be gifted to the average resident of any democratic citizenship. I defer to Thor’s slightly mental half-brother for wisdom on this one:

“It’s the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation.
The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life’s joy
in a mad scramble for power, for identity.”

                                                                                                   – Loki

Please don’t distract me with the proposition that “The Avengers was an elaborate revelation of Illuminati intentions to craft a world-wide dictatorship.” I actually liked the movie very much and would prefer to be left to my childish hero worship.

Now, where were we? Ahh, politics! If only everyone could see as clearly as we do, there would at last be unity and every election would be YOU-nanimous. Group hugs!

Ultimately, I praise the Creation vs Evolution platform for bringing Religion and Politics together on the same dying submarine bent on navigating to the lowest regions of Unity breeds Diversity.

Suffice it to say that our political freedom has afforded us the constitutional privilege of believing as we so desire. Religion, on the other hand, has offered no such liberty. Beliefs are designed to be restrictive and the best way to proliferate, I mean protect these faith based restrictions is through politics.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves over that last sentence, just Google Constantine. That would be the Roman Emperor, who converted a handful (millions) of people to Christianity through force, not the Keanu Reeves movie. Eh, let’s make this easy. . . Here’s the LINK.

As you no doubt know, God has been in mourning since the 1973 Roe v Wade decision was made public and he’s none too pleased with this whole Darwinian Theory about where we came from.

Combine Religion and Politics and you’ve got the Perfect Storm for a never-ending argument that will leave the closest of friends and family members angry enough to post flowery descriptive terms about each other on Facebook.

When it comes to origins, we’re dying to know for sure what we don’t really know for sure and it most likely requires just as much faith to believe that nothing exploded into something for no apparent reason (without a purpose in mind) and that you and I are the latest recorded advancement in that whole progression (evolution), as it does to believe that an unknown entity existed in a realm where nothing else existed until he decided that everything we know today should exist and gave the initial command (creation).

Each side envisions the other as the embodiment of Bruce Banner’s description of Loki –

“That guy’s brain is a bag full of cats.
You can smell crazy on him.”

Banner being the uber-brilliant physicist with anger management issues that sometimes cause him to “lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.” It’s a great movie. RedBox it sometime.

Maybe Paul actually nailed it when he wrote to a small group of folks in Rome, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

Translation: When you think you’re right and everyone else is wrong, you may be as wrong as you’ve ever been. Feel free to apply that as needed. It’s worked for thousands of years.

There are always two sides, sometimes more; and absolute truth is never on the side of one of them to the exclusion of all others.

*** I fully realize that my representation of that 1st commandment is a misrepresentation of its proper Biblical understanding (how the instruction would have been understood by the ancient people to whom it was given). But, since people of all religious belief systems tend to modify its actual implications to suit their purpose, I view the above as a fitting illustration.