Bettejo has lived on Kaua'i over 30 years and is a people lover,
animal lover, lover of life and strikes a dashing yoga pose...Bettejo and I don't always agree however that's the beauty of America.
Today she talks about her not having the need for God or religion.
All I can say is God Bless you Bettejo, or better yet may Darwin bless you!
I need no God or religion
This in response to James "Kimo" Rosen’s blog and recent opinion article in the Kaua'i Garden Island News, titled Atheism and Agnosticism are actually religions, Friday, May 15.
I disagree, Kimo, one could make a case but I don’t think one could make it stick.
However, it’s why I call myself a devout non-believer. I have no belief. I need no God or religion and feel fortunate.
Today, through out the world, religious believers are creating chaos. Far too many preach hatred and fear. Feed on sin and guilt. Breed division. Sanction war. In America we sell God to unhappy, scared confused folks-on television and radio- like soap.
Not long ago, here on Kauai, believers gathered to pray on National Prayer Day. They prayed for everything but peace.
“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it: a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak: a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser, a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” That’s Richard Dawkins.
Strong language but I think an accurate description. I certainly don’t need a God like that. Do you?
I consider myself a philosopher, Kimo. Now, I've read your book, dear friend, I suggest you read mine: The Humanist Philosophy by Corliss Lamont.
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"A painting cannot exist without a creator, the artist. In the same essence how can the world exist without a creator, there needs to be an artist. You cannot see the wind, yet you know it exists, I cannot see God but know in my heart God exists.." James"Kimo"Rosen
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