What is the Blue Snake?
A better question is who is the Blue Snake. She is
the creator of our world, and she watches us from the sky. You
cannot see her of course, because the sky is blue, disguising
her perfectly. Of course, you can read her holy words in The
Serpentine Testament, and you can know her through your heart
and your faith in her.
For those who have no faith, I can offer all the evidence
that others offer for their gods. Here it is between these parenthesis:
In fact, just as others use stars and crucifixes and cows
and such, this is one of the most important symbols of my faith:
an empty set of parenthesis.
I kneel before you:
And if you have no faith in The Blue Snake, I have
a name for you: Aserpentist - a non-believer in the Great
and Holy Serpent. I must also issue you the same challenge
that is issued to those who are called atheists for their lack
of faith in your gods: Prove to me that The Blue Snake does not
exist. I will take your lack of proof as evidence of my Serpentine
And how do I know that the Serpentine Testament is
actually written by The Blue Snake? Because she clearly says
so in the book, of course! Your gods may be better at hating
people, destroying towns and condemning minorities and women,
but I can worship no others because as The Great Mother
has said in her Ten Suggestions, "You might want to kneel
before me and give up any other silly gods."
Kneel to The Blue Snake and the empty parenthesis:
Some people will ask why I am making fun of people's sacred
beliefs. I have two answers to that. The first is simply that
humor can be more potent than reasoned argument at times.
I can explain that there is no evidence for the particular
gods that people believe in. I can point out that the very concept
of evidence has to be disregarded if faith is to rule (otherwise
if the evidence ever contradicts those sacred beliefs, faith
has to go). But these are dry arguments. Pointing out that the
Blue Snake is evey bit as rational an explanation for existence
as those provided by the various religions, while it may seem
silly, makes the point very clear: The ideas about "God"
and "His Word" would be just as silly if we were not
so used to hearing them, and were they believed by only one person
instead of millions.
The second reason is that mch of what constitues the beliefs
of various faiths on earth encourages evil. When the god of the
old testament calls for death to homosexuals or excluding cripples
from churches, these are hateful ideas. I do not accept that
only ideas outside of religion can be examined and judged good
or bad. Ideas have consequences. The wars that have killed millions
of people in the first ten years of this century have almost
all had religious ideas as one of their primary causes
For a better understanding of this, see the page Evil
Bible Quotes. You might be shocked at what people call the
word of their god.
For the record, I don't condemn or judge harshly people who
have religious beliefs. We all make mistakes, and in any case,
some beliefs that come from religious teachings are wonderful
and good. I happen to think Jesus and Buddha were very enlightened
for their times, and are very helpful to those who choose to
learn from them in a non-dogmatic way.
I also do not confront people with my opinions about their
religions - although I will be honest if they ask. I am not trying
to offend anyone. Many of my acquaintances do not know the extent
of my thoughts on this, because they have not asked. Meanwhile,
what I write online can only offend those who choose to read
it, and they can stop reading at any point.
The name of this website comes from this analogy of The Blue
Snake, but religion is just one minor area that is covered here.
The more general theme is that of looking at everything in new
ways, and discovering what is true - or closer to truth - using
our own minds. My ideas are all you get here, but that does not
mean they are meant to be adopted by anyone. To be honest, I
find fault with some of my own ideas a year or two after I write
them down. I think a person who does not change his mind from
time to time is just not paying attention to the world around
him, nor thinking too deeply.
My goal with this site, then, is to entertain while perhaps
opening minds and exposing readers to new ideas and new perspectives.