Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Case for Belligerant Design

The title and concept of this post come from a Jesus' General. The poster had a song up with it, but I'm not concerned about that.

Yes, as an alternative to "Intelligent Design", "Belligerent Design" makes a lot of sense. The basic concept seems to be that whoever created the world was angry and hostile to man, punishing him with a world that get progressively fucked up. Or maybe I'm just projecting the current political situation in the U.S. onto some sort of creator entity.

Anyway, even without post-9/11 politics it does seem more reasonable to believe that if someone created this planet that he/she/it did so to fuck over people rather than to guarantee a good society. This must be where the impulse for believing that man was cast out of a garden of eden came from. However, I don't have much use for the Eden stuff, unless as some sort of millenial goal that people should be working to. Instead, it makes more sense to just say that whoever created us had it in for us from the start, that there was no fall from grace but instead we've been fucked since the beginning. Maybe our job is to trasnced this.

Happy Sunday to you all!

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