Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Years ago I wrote and performed a speech that gained a fair amount of press and TV coverage due to its "unbelievable" content and intense presentation. It was a sort of reverse sermon entitled BELIEVE AND BE DAMNED performed in the style of a fundamentalist preacher warning of the dangers of believing stuff; detailing the evils wrought by religious doctrines.

A Santa Fe organization of Unitarians, Humanists and Philosophers invited me to perform and I did. It was great fun and they were a terrific audience, singing, clapping and shouting AMEN and Hallelieuh at the appropriate times.

To give you a sense of this full volume speech, I quote one paragraph from the middle:
"My brothers and sisters, beliefs are like rats. But these rats carry a plague. And the plague that they carry is persecution and war and arrogance and guilt and wasted lives. If I had my way I would make one heap of all the world's old ratty belief--OPEN THE LID TO THAT FESTERING PIT AND SWEEP THIS ODIOUS VERMIN INTO HELL. UNBELIEVE! UNBELIEVE! UNDO IT, DUMP IT, SHUCK IT AND BE BORN AGAIN AS AN HONEST HUMAN BEING WHO DOES NOT CLAIM TO KNOW WHAT HE REALLY DOESN'T KNOW.

If you'd like the full speech, e-mail me at and I will e-mail it to you.


Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see the reaction of the true non-believers in that church if somebody would jump up and deliver a non-belief revival on some of the topics that THEY consider sacred and beyond rational argument.

Anonymous said...

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