Crezul ateilor

Jurnalistul şi scriitorul englez Steve Turner este autorul unui poem intitulat „The Atheist’s Creed”. Poate unul dintre cele mai realiste texte pe care le-am citit în ultima perioadă, motiv pentru care, fără alte comentarii, îl postez integral pe blog. Să mă ierte cei care nu înţeleg limba engleză, dar nu aş vrea să schimonosesc în vreun fel un text genial. Poemul l-am auzit pentru prima dată recitat, în cadrul unei conferinţe (pe youtube, evident), de cunoscutul apologet creştin Ravi Zacharias. Ataşez la final şi o melodie a unei trupe rock, cu versuri foarte potrivite contextului.

We believe in Marx, Freud and Darwin
We believe everything is OK
as long as you don’t hurt anyone,
to the best of your definition of hurt,
and to the best of your knowledge.

We believe in sex before, during and after marriage.
We believe in the therapy of sin.
We believe that adultery is fun.
We believe that sodomy is OK.
We believe that taboos are taboo.

We believe that everything is getting better
despite evidence to the contrary.
The evidence must be investigated
And you can prove anything with evidence.

We believe there’s something in
horoscopes, UFO’s and bent spoons;
Jesus was a good man
just like Buddha, Mohammed, and ourselves.
He was a good moral teacher
although we think His good morals were bad.

We believe that all religions are basically the same
at least the one that we read was.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ on matters of
creation, sin, heaven, hell, God, and salvation.

We believe that after death comes the Nothing
Because when you ask the dead what happens they say nothing.
If death is not the end, if the dead have lied,
then it’s compulsory heaven for all
excepting perhaps Hitler, Stalin and Genghis Khan.

We believe in Masters and Johnson.
What’s selected is average.
What’s average is normal.
What’s normal is good.

We believe in total disarmament.
We believe there are direct links between warfare and bloodshed.
Americans should beat their guns into tractors
and the Russians would be sure to follow.

We believe that man is essentially good.
It’s only his behavior that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.

We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him.
Reality will adapt accordingly.
The universe will readjust.
History will alter.
We believe that there is no absolute truth
excepting the truth that there is no absolute truth.

We believe in the rejection of creeds,
and the flowering of individual thought.


If chance be the Father of all flesh,
disaster is his rainbow in the sky,
and when you hear:

“State of Emergency!”
“Sniper Kills Ten!”
“Troops on Rampage!”
“Whites go Looting!”
“Bomb Blasts School!”

It is but the sound of man worshiping his maker.

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