A Christmas present from yours truly


Men who irrationally assent to anything, resemble those who are delighted with jugglers and enchanters. For as most of these are depraved characters, who deceive the vulgar, and persuade them to assent to whatever they please, this also takes place with the Christians. Some of these are not willing either to give or receive a reason for what they believe; but are accustomed to say Do not investigate, but believe, your faith will save you. For the wisdom of the world is bad, but folly is good.

From The Arguments of Celsus against the Christians

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

28 thoughts on “A Christmas present from yours truly

  1. Mordanicus says:

    The Buddha already warned against blind faith around 500BC, instead he encouraged his followers to critically analyse anything, including his own teachings.

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  2. Uncle Tree says:

    Poets and sages seek the Truth religiously, methinks.
    Merry Christmas to you – as you would have it!
    Peace always, Uncle Tree ▲

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  3. “Celsus”

    Where have I heard that name before?

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  4. john zande says:

    Merry Christmas, brother! Hope you have a great one.

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  5. mixedupmeme says:

    A gift of foolish folly
    It’s all hallucination
    With goofy gods and goddesses
    I want no association

    Your generous generosity
    Needs a thorough examination
    To accept this senseless silliness
    Would ruin my reputation

    Your daftness and your drivel
    Need careful verification
    Forgo this flimflam falderal
    And enjoy your vacation

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  6. Daniela says:

    My friend,

    While I am writing these lines to wish you all the best and thank you for your support throughout the year, sun is shining relentlessly in my little corner of the world and Christmas day is in a full swing. People get together whether Christians or not, whether religious or not … some good deeds are done, and some humanity extended … and that seems good enough to me.

    Wishing you all the best in 2014 and beyond!

    Daniela

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  7. Here’s my own Christmas present, Mak:

    “Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!”

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  8. Sonel says:

    Thanks Mak. Have fun and be good. 😀 *hugs*

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  9. Happy Holidays, my dear Makagutu!! 🙂

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  10. shelldigger says:

    Ah, the old keep em dumb as a stump routine. If the people start asking questions, they might learn stuff. If they learn stuff, they will see our answers don’t jive with reality. Better to convince them to remain stupid, like a stump, so we can hump the kiddies rumps. All the while raking in the cash to stash, but use some for pomp and panache.

    I honestly don’t know where that came from…but I’m gonna let it ride.

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  11. happy holidays! excellent quote from Celsus.

    From my experience, religion only can exist with willful, or enforced, ignorance.

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  12. foolsmusings says:

    Happy Holidays 🙂

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