Saturday, February 26, 2011

This Might Break Your Supreme Deity

Oh what's god got to do, got to do with it
What's god but a second hand devotion
What's god got to do, got to do with it
Who needs a god
When a god can be broken

-Adapted from "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner

I don't trust scripture, or treat it as anything more than classic literature. Even with the slim possibility that it was written at the command of a supreme deity, it was still written by a human-like mortal hand, tainted by human flaws.

Humans have for years been practicing discrimination against others that are both similar and different. Reasoning for this varies, and I really don't care about the excuses, but the results are the same.

Many human beings, especially those in power or who wish to gain it, do so by generating hatred. Reading Machiavelli's Prince gives plenty of indication of that. In one chapter that is highlighted by high school literature classes, those in power and those seeking power have two choices on how to keep the loyalty of their followers: love or fear.

Through love, if one makes a choice that the followers don't like, they will turn on that leader, regardless of how offset that choice is by the choices that they did side with. Through fear on the other hand, one needs to do far less work, and so it becomes the preferred method, requiring the leader to do only enough to maintain their reputation, and beyond that they are free to rule as they choose.

What few realize is that Machiavelli did not intend for The Price to be taken seriously. It was intended as a satire.

I've only met one demographic, for which the majority of its members are non-discriminatory and quite open-minded: those who call themselves Goth. I speak of the true Goth, not the people who always hop on the bandwagon to fit in somewhere. These true Goths are harder to find, impossible to pick out in a crowd.

What about homosexuals? Are they not a non-discriminatory group? I've heard many homosexuals discriminate against bisexuals, saying anything from "unpure" to "indecisive."

I'm not here to preach. I here to share how I see the world. I've defined Goth in other settings, other websites, and I'm not going to justify my definition here.