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Wednesday, June 09, 2004
 

Wierdo guy claims that government is merely a mass hallucination, and does not really exist


Oddly enough, some of his arguments, although at times questionable, are intriguing, to say the least. For example:

Now, the atheist says “Show me God.” I say, “Show me government.” I do not believe in the existence of government. Now hold your horses, I know that sounds silly at first, but let me explain.

Let’s say you were on a ship full of people. Now the people in that ship went insane and started hallucinating, thinking that you were an alien from another planet and that you must be killed. If those people on that ship killed you, you would really be dead, literally. Just because of the reality of the consequences of that mass hallucination (you being dead) does not prove that you were really an alien. It just proves that the people were suffering from mass hallucination. So, just because the so-called ‘government’ can arrest you and put you in jail, that does not prove the existence of government. It just proves mass hallucination.

Let’s start again now:

The atheist says “Show me God.” I say, “Show me government.” Now don’t tell me the White House. That is not ‘government’. That is a building. That’s just as if I were to show an atheist a church (a building), that would not prove the existence of God.

Ok now, you might show me a Police Officer in uniform, and offer proof on how he can actually arrest me, to prove the existence of Government.

Well, I can show an atheist a priest in uniform, but that would not prove the existence of God. Even if Congress gave priests the authority to arrest people on the streets that would still not prove the existence of God to an atheist. Just like a cop in uniform does not prove the existence of government, it only proves that the people are suffering from mass hallucination.

The article goes on to describe how those participating or believing in the "government" are in fact members of a cult, and that going to war is equivalent to engaging in mass suicide along the lines of Heaven's gate. This is, to say the least a very interesting perspective. This peice as a whole is interesting because it tend to alternate between drawing fairly convincing parallels between the activities of the state and those of your typical cult, and engaging in nearly incomprehensible religious ramblings. This guy is obviously a nutbar, but he's at least an intriguing nutbar.


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