Shaking Hands With a Clenched Fist

Do not fear the gods

Fear man’s religious beliefs

Dogma creates wars

No wars are more bitter than those undertaken in the name of religion.

Elisabeth Marbury

Mahatma Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” The more I study Abrahamic religions, the more I can understand why there have been so many wars over the dogma of religious beliefs. Unfortunately, the unbeliever of religions cannot escape the wrath of the believer.

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A Pint of Guinness For Me Please

Original sin

Means that hell is our default!

Does Gandhi drink beer?

“God has no religion.”

Mahatma Gandhi

From what I know about Mathama Gandhi, he was totally against any type of alcoholic beverage. And I don’t mean any disrespect to Gandhi at all. He was a great man! This has been a joke between me and my wife for years – not about Gandhi, but the Christian religion. Gandhi wasn’t a Christian and according to Christian doctrine, he’s going to hell along with two-thirds of the world’s population (and all of mankind before Jesus came to earth), just as soon as Jesus comes back to judge us all. It’s gonna be crowded down there! Anyway, I’m pretty certain that I’m going to hell just for writing this haiku. To continue the joke, I tell my wife, “I wonder if Gandhi drinks dark beer so that I could have a beer with him and maybe have a philosophical discussion about nonviolence, or something.”

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