Sunday, September 20, 2015

"Don't Be Evil" Why I'm Giving Up The Google

Those weekly google doodles this year, promoting the neo-Roman gladiatorial celebration of violence and mayhem, American football, have led me to switching to some other search engine.  If it will lead to me to find another blog hosting service, I don't know yet.  It could.

While I have always loathed everything to do with football, as I become older and take what Jesus said more seriously, not to mention the Jewish Law and other insights into morality, I can't overlook that something that kills and maims people every year, that leads their brains to deteriorate, which encourage a huge number of serious moral wrongs, ego, vainglory, chauvinism - both local and in terms of misogyny and any number of other things is incompatible with honestly taking those moral teachings as how to conduct your life.

The demonstrations of religious profession associated with sports have always been hypocritical, especially in any religion which holds that you are to do to others what you'd have them to to you.  No one in sports wants their opponents to defeat them.  In football the attempted association of a game which is totally at odds with the entire corpus of the teachings of Jesus with Christianity reaches heights of vulgar hypocrisy that are matched only by associating Christianity with military conquest and capitalism.   The extent to which someone puts the teachings of Jesus into practice is the extent to which they are sincere in their professions of their faith.  Covering up the violation of those teachings with vulgar, elaborate, falsely pious demonstrations of religiosity only adds to the obscenity of it.  The protest that so-and-so is a nice guy is done only by overlooking what they have chosen to do and to become a part of.  If they were really nice they wouldn't be involved with something where people get killed and maimed as a part of the intentional design of the game.

Google's corporate motto, Don't be evil, is just PR unless they put that into their practice.

Update:  Competitions are for horses, not artists.   Bela Bartok

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