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High Priest of the Church of Free Planet

Posted on the 28 July 2011 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN
High Priest of the Church of Free Planet"High Priest of the Church of Free Planet," is that any more spectacular than Dinosaur Cradler?
Imagine that, High Priest of the Church of Free Planet. And why should one? Well, I've mentioned this before in the post Mike, is free planet your new religion? And while I'm still not sure I can answer the question, it's been plaguing me of late. I walk around the town of Oxford looking at the sheople, dashing from shift to shift and the question drills through my flesh, to the core of my being.
What can you teach these people?
I realise it's a lost cause, seriously, but I'll have to share my thoughts with you again.
For example, what does a priest do with his/her congregation? He passes on THE TRUTH (as he/she sees it) as it is 'ordained', I guess.
But what does it mean, Passing on the truth?
I was thinking the other day about the question, "Why do we teach our kids Sex Education at school?" I mean, what's the point of teaching them THAT? Why not teach them something more along the lines of, "There are too many of you, please stop rutting for a decade or so."
Are we teaching sex education to our kids so that we can have them finger pervert priests in a court of law for their paedo crimes? Rather than FIX THE PROBLEM by keeping priests away from altar boys and choirs, are we merely equiping these sex-educated children with the vobaulary and terminology to explain what 'the bad man' did to them? Don't think I'm being prejudiced either, here - I'll direct such social comment at Day Care Centre perverts, and Child Minder perverts and Junior School Teacher perverts who've also 'been caught with their hand in the cookie jar' of their innocent charges.
What's the point of kids knowing about that?
You realise the futility of my question, right? You realise that 'in my world' there's no need for a God, right? You realise there's NOTHING BUT US, all of us, from every country in the world, no barriers, no borders, no laws, no prisons, no factories, no slavery. You realise that my views are a little EXTREME or NOT THE EDUCATED NORM, right?
That's why I think PROFIT is the major driving force on this corrupt and criminal planet. Yes, I do, that's why I started the FREE PLANET movement. Why would you think otherwise?
But that's beside the point. When I was working in the games industry (3D character art and animation) I was always helping people with their functionality problems, helping them find some sneaky way to do this or that. I learn things in fine detail and am able to share this information with other human beings. I wondered whether I should be teaching. Teaching what though? How to use a ridiculously-expensive and environmentally-toxic slave machine to make too-much-profit for a (literally amoral) corporation? I think not.
And what is the Church of Free Planet? And why does it have to be a church? Why can't it just BE a Free Planet that WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE? Why can't Free Planet have no priests? Or is nanny-state hand-holding our foreseeable future, ladies and gentlemen of the internet?
The question quickly becomes, "What is worth teaching the people of a what is effectively a slave planet so that they'll fight with their lives to foster and promote a Free Planet?" and I don't really think you CAN teach these achievers, these consumers, anything. They're so used to being BOMBARDED by flashy advertisements and alluring billboards peddling unnecessary bullshit at them all day long that the majority of them don't know how to be critical any more. They're PHYSICALLY zombies of the mall or drones of the mainstream media message of GROWTH IS CLEVER, GREED IS WORTHY.
Can you go up to these brain-damaged-herding-animals and suggest that, "We need to protect our innocent delicate little planet from the continued ravages, the raping and pillaging, of corporate global governance?" I don't think they'd get it. I think they'd look at you with a blank expression and go, "Whuh?"
Or is there hope?

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