GOD IS DEAD BECAUSE HE COULDN’T DELIVER.

Jasper King

JASPER KING

In a recent interview I was asked why Project H succeeded and religion failed. My answer was simple: tangible results.

Science has achieved what a billion prayers never could – saving mankind from possible extermination at the hands of disease-causing micro-organisms.

In the previous century, humans were at war against parasites that infected us, and we have evolved to be susceptible to them, which usually meant we lost the battle.

In this century, however, genome research gave us the weapons to fight back and win, with cures to scourges such as cancer and Aids.

Science delivered. God didn’t.

We have finally stopped looking at religious leaders to answer some of the big questions. Instead we depend on scientists, the real gods.

Evolution is at the heart of genetic-based research that has revolutionised the treatment of many killer diseases and has given us new insights into genetic engineering, a field that holds salivating possibilities.

Evolution is also at the heart of our very existence, which can be confirmed due to scientific evidence. How do you confirm a higher being creating life 5000 years ago? You can’t.

Evidence is based on seeing, hearing or feeling.

But even in the absence of physical observation, as in an anonymous act of murder, you still need a detective to gather the various strands of evidence to piece it together into a coherent story that will hopefully catch the killer and convict him.

You don’t just believe somebody when they say so-and-so is the killer. You have to prove it first.

Religion has always interfered with issues of progress such as stem cell research, genetic engineering and abortion.

Genetic engineering will allow homosexuals to have their own flesh and blood children, and help a marginalised and maligned community to become a more legitimate part of mainstream society.

The reason that science has succeeded is because of failure. If we can observe and understand why something degenerates we can discover how to regenerate it.

Trial and error in science and life is essential to progress. In the lab, we sometimes have to destroy life to save it, so why not in real life? Why not save a young woman from a life of misery by aborting an error?

Evolution is a blind system and cannot possibly accommodate whether a woman intended to become pregnant or not. Humans are ripe to mate and conceive regardless, and babies are not God’s little gifts.

If evolution has taught us anything, is that we are without supernatural assistance and that only we are responsible for our lives and future.

Spot on Mr. King. I used to be a believer when I was younger, mostly influenced by my family who were very staunch christian, but when I grew older and the things didn't start adding up, I had questions, and in my house you don't ask questions, you listen. I broke free of religion before Project H was introduced, but you helped legitimise my point of view. Now my family are converts too.

Posted by:
Andrew (16-Mar)

Jasper King is my hero!! Jasper for president!!

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CHOC_BLOC (16-May)

Eish, wouldn't that be great! Jasper King as our president! What I've read about him he doesn't seem too keen on politics- more interested in healing the nation and doing the good stuff! Why always the good ones that don't want to go into politics!

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Thandi (16-May)

I felt ostracised by my family cause I didn't believe in god. I was never invited to any family get togethers and eventually we just lost contact all together. I didn't have a bible or a church to back up my beliefs like they did, but since Project H I finally had my own "bible" so to speak, and now the whole country is my church. Some of my family became radicals, the others are now share my beliefs and we have never been closer. Thank you Jasper King.

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Frikkie (16-May)

Jasper King is a legend! Madiba may have done a lot for this country, but Jasper King brought us together like now one ever has. That's why he'll never go into politics. Politicians are all talk and no action, but King has walked the walk and brought us out of our misery of crime and poverty. Like he says, he just applied his talent and his remarkable abilities and saw a way to make something good out of it and help people realise that the only way to overcome our problems was to look inside ourselves and drag the solutions out from deep, deep, DEEEEEP inside!!! That's how he ggot us to where we are today. It wasn't really him, it was ALL OF US!! We salute you Jasper King.

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reechy (16-May)

I don't know how the radicals can cling so tightly to their beliefs that they're willing to even live on the streets. It's amazing to me the strong hold religion has on these people. I know they free to believe what they want and if that's what they want, so be it. But it just baffles me, honestly. My brother is living on the street and there's just no convincing him. I even bring him food and clothing and stuff but he refuses it. At least some other radicals accept our donations but not him. It's a damn shame.

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Glenda (16-May)

Glenda, I think these some deepseated animosity there with your brother. I may be wrong but it seems that there's perhaps tension between you personally and that's why he doesn't want to accept your generosity. Maybe you can have somoeone else bring him stuff.

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Frostie898 (16-May)

Ja Frostie, there is animosity between us for some time already. He's always been very religious, almost militant, and I used to challenge him about it all the time and sometimes it got quite heated, but before he went to the street we had a very bad fight, the worst one we ever had, and I so much wanted to work things out but after he became a radical it became harder to get through to him. I did try and let someone else bring him stuff but he always rejected that as well, mayb he sensed it was from me. I dunno anymore...

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Glenda (16-May)

It's sad to hear that Glenda. I had a close cousin who was a radical and I cried when she left for the streets because we were so close and talk a lot but she followed her boyfriend to the streets, and I used to visit her and stuff and we's chat and catch up. I had one of the Horizon Social Clinic social workers here in Cape Town speak to her and try and convince her to come home. Thankfully she actually came around and admitted she was actually following her boyfriend more than anyhting else. But I'm glad cause now she's back home and off the streets.

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Modesty_blaise (16-May)

Nice modesty! Glad to here you had a happy ending. Ag, I'm just hoping maybe I'll get through to my brother as well. It's sad but what can you do. I'll keep on tryinh.

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Glenda (16-May)

The Horizon Social Clinic does good work. They actually got alot of radicals off the streets and back into society. I know Cindy Hart works there, wife of that Inspector Hart guy. She's very committed, and I see her on the streets alot talking to the people. She's very tireless in her efforts and we need more people like her to cure this radical scourge.

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huggy_bear (16-May)

Don't give up Glenda! Keep fighting the good fight. He'll come around one day!

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Modesty_blaise (16-May)

The problem is is that we're up against people like Don Lion and others like him. These are very powerful and charismatic figures that probably would've been great role models here in the world but for some reason choose a miserable life suffering on the street. They very shrewd in the way they convince people to stay on the street and fight the cause and get new members. It seems as if as long as they're out there we've got a real battle on our hands.

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robot-warrior1678 (16-May)

Maybe we should outlaw the radicals. Maybe that way if they know what they doing is against the law they'll think twice and come off the streets.

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reechy (16-May)

Nah reechy, history has proven that outlawing and banning has never worked. It'll just send them further undergroung. Look how strong a movement the ANC became by being banned and moving underground. I rather want them where I can see them so that we're don't expect any surprises!

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Andrew (16-May)

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