Continuing to baffle atheists and Christians alike, let’s take a closer look at some Brahmin loopholes. These are some I can think of on the top off my head, feel free to add your own:
– Too feel-good. Buddhism gives no space for the devil in men. Pure enlightenment will never be reached by a human, for mankind is fallible per definition.
– Too vague. A good religious code gives people daily instructions which both aid their daily live AND remind them who’s boss. Islam is very good at this, see 5x a day prayer and Ramadan. Buddhism does not give us anything except for ‘meditation is good’. Direct teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha are simply not concrete enough.
Although I like a lot of Buddhist beliefs, ultimately Buddhism ends up being a useful idiot for Kastriyas and an escape mechanism for middle-aged spinster women. Neither will die for their Buddhist beliefs.
– Made for a world in which all prisoner dilemmas outcomes are defect-defect. In this sense Mohammed serves as the perfect antithesis of Jesus, whose altruistic beliefs made Christians cooperate-cooperate on an unprecedented scale. Even though Islam is now able to abuse this altruism for its own good, Mohammed’s basic philosophy will prevent Islam from ever being a stable functional religion. Once it has succesfully waged war on the world, it will wage war on itself. Islam is much like a malignant tumor in this way.
– As I identify with Christianity the most it is the hardest to come up with Jesus loopholes. Overall I think gays are dealt with, and honestly I think the old testament deals with women pretty well also. Blacks I am not so sure. But perhaps the most pressing loophole is the fact that Jesus never tells us to ‘man the fuck up’. Yes Christians are friendly, yes they try their utmost to do good in the world, but they are overwhelmingly beta do-gooders who hide behind what is left of their community, inwardly feel superior towards atheists yet outwardly are shut up in every serious discussion.
– No prophet has spoken out against tobacco smoking. Tobacco only entered Europe in the 16th century so no blame for them. Generally though I am fairly sure that they would disapprove of the habit (or one would hope so). An additional commandment would perhaps be in place: “commandment 11: thou shalt not smoke tobacco.”
– So whats the deal with abortion, porn & contraception? Are these grave sins? Minor sins? In the category of murder or of masturbation?