Unlike the theological religions, however, Damnitology is devoid of deities; for that, it might be a little more real than its competitors.
Whether a religion can actually be a religion without any deities is the subject of eternal debate. Personally, I'd have thought that the lack of deities would disallow religion; however, on the words--albeit misspelled ones--of a number of morons, atheism is a religion, because it worships the denial of an existing deity. Or something. There again: this is the stance of a number of imbeciles.
For the record, atheism translates directly to English as without deital beliefs. Where, in direct translation, these idiots are finding a denial of the existence of existing deities is unknown. Then again, existing deities are unknown too. Perhaps idiots are so used to encountering the unknown that they don't bother making sense to those of us to whom things are known anymore.
This much is currently known about deities: they don't appear to exist.
They evidently don't exist.
That's not to say that evidence exists to prove that deities don't; the simplest rule of evidence is that negatives aren't expected to be proved; id est: one is considered innocent until one's guilt is proved, because proving a negative against an unfounded assertion is a waste of everyone's time.
Deities have never been proved to exist. Until or unless they are, there will be no need to disprove their existences. Any more than it will be necessary to disprove the existence of goblins, elves, trolls, and intelligent
I'll amend that. Intelligent christians. I have, in fact, met a few intelligent theists; none of them has ever considered Y'shua to have been a deity; few of them have considered Y'shua to have existed at all.
Deities may well exist. But we don't know that yet. For that, we're agnostic, literally translating as without knowledge and used, in context, to suggest that we are without knowledge of deities.
Evidently, no one knows, for certain, one way or the other, whether deities are or have ever been in existence.
Let alone which, if any of those baselessly asserted to exist, might happen to be the existing deities.
So: without evidence supporting the assertions that any given deities exist, I, for one, see no need to pretend that any do.
Which somehow, according to these plebeians, subscribes me to a religion.
So: if I'm going to have a religion, I'm going to have a religion on my own terms. My terms include the necessity that my religion is called Damnitology.
Also that I get to write the manual for it.
So, I did. It looks a little like this....
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