funny believers – (en)

FUNNY BELIEVERS-Dugutigui
Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions are facts. And the other half contends that they are not facts at all. All they just believe in different absurdities. The first are very funny though!
My friend John Zealot has been working hard and has achieved a promotion to Director of The Uber Hot and Sexy Burger. He thanks God, but credits himself. His mother, Mrs. Johanna Devotee, expected to survive her cat, Priest, but she didn’t. She says it’s God’s will. Mr. Zealot’s son, Frontin, broke his head and is now a bit dense. The family says it’s the will of God. John’s wife, maiden name Ms. Canonist, was hit by a drunk driver and is now in a wheelchair. They say it’s God’s will.
They are my friends. It’s not my business. Their life, their beliefs. It’s OK to me.
Funny believers - Dugutigui
However, as usual, some questions occur to me.
Why do believers trim the toenails? Why do short female believers wear high heels? Why do white believers tan? Shouldn’t how one looks, too, be said to be the will of God?
Why do believers wear seatbelts? Why do believers see doctors when they aren’t feeling well? Why not leave the outcome to chance; seeing that whatever that happens would be, in their eyes, the will of God?
Why do believers have refrigerator; invention that was given by science; a discipline that believers titled “religion’s number one enemy” merely because its claim as to how the world came to being, disagrees with the very first line of the book of Genesis?
So to me it is either believers are hypocrites, or, they merely convince themselves that “somethings” are God’s will, just to escape the harsh reality of an unpleasant happening (the pleasant ones “thanks God” they credit to themselves).
[Hopefully, there won’t be a contract out on me]
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About Dugutigui

In the “Diula” language in Mali, the term « dugutigui » (chief of the village), literally translated, means: «owner of the village»; «dugu» means village and «tigui», owner. Probably the term is the result of the contraction of «dugu kuntigui» (literally: chief of the village).
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19 Responses to funny believers – (en)

  1. Jennwith2ns says:

    No contract out on you, but, my dear friend, faith doesn’t preclude science.

    Not that that one sentence is going to convince you of anything, any more than a long blogpost (though I will probably attempt to write one, one day), but . . . just keep in mind things are not always as they seem. Including the apparent stupidity of religious people.

    • Dugutigui says:

      I didn’t say they are stupid. Just either hypocrites or escapists. In any case you are not answering any of my questions…
      Anyhow, thanks for your comment.

      • Jennwith2ns says:

        It would take too long to answer them here.🙂 I’m familiar with the hypocrite/escapist argument, and while those things may be true about some of us, it’s not true across the board. Did it ever occur to you that some things are not comprehensible from the outside?

        I really am going to be discussing something like this at some point over at my blog. Probably not until February, though . . . too much homework between now and then! I’ll keep you posted . . .😉

      • Dugutigui says:

        What you mean? People across the board are not trimming their toenails?
        [Just kidding]
        Looking forward for answers [based on logic not in faith]

      • Jennwith2ns says:

        Haha! Probably people across the board really are not trimming their toenails.🙂

        Hopefully logic and faith are also not mutually exclusive, but I’ll leave that to you to decide after I start discussing this in earnest . . .

      • Dugutigui says:

        Fair enough!
        10Q!

  2. puzzleblume says:

    I think, you took it too simple by positioning science contra beliefs.
    Why should someone relinquish on individual choices and comfort, in his given conventionel frame? I don’t think toe nails and freezers are items to show doubts in higher powers, people like to trust in to manage the adventure of existance by help of a kind of railings around their ship of life. Everything, we descry, we notice in life as facts, we take for real, because our kind of organism apprehends just like this. To me, each and everything that enables us to act, to decide anything in life, to survive seems to me simply as beliefs in general, seperate from religions
    Most people feel lost without a trust in some parental supervision by something allmighty, even if you would just call it laws of nature.
    btw – I am no believer.

    • Dugutigui says:

      In fact the post is not about beliefs and science. The post is about hypocrisy or escapism among believers, and it’s is too simple because it’s is in a humorous tone. Also I am not doubting the existence or inexistence of a god or five. This doesn’t matter to me at all for several reasons. One, even if a god would exist what would that really solve? And two, because if it would be possible to reason with religious people, religion won’t exist long ago. So sorry, but I believe you miss the point of the post🙂

  3. amberafrica says:

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  5. sweetoothjames says:

    Detonate!

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