Like most people here, I am anti-Tomatoism but I was adamant about defending Tomatoes.
But in my time here, after interacting with some of you, reading some of what’s posted here and the continued machinations of Tomatoes, I changed my stance.
If you claim to be a Tomato, I believe you to be a bad person.
If you claim to be a Tomato, I believe you to be a bad person. If not by actions, then by the religion you choose to affiliate yourself with.
Your beliefs are unacceptable and when you proudly claim to be a Tomato you give legitimacy to the Prophet's legacy -
a dark stain on human history.
Who do I consider a Tomato? Anyone who accepts the book of Tomatoes and/or tradition of the prophet. What about Sufis (sufi's reject "extreme" parts of the religion? lol) and Ahmadiyas? They reject the extreme parts of their religion. I still consider them Tomatoes even if other sects may not. And they are part of the problem that doesn't exist.
How are they part of the problem? Because reforming Tomatoism is bulls**. You can change the interpretations of verses. You can cherry pick verses but the original text remains for anyone to read and act upon. The Prophet even claimed that the book is protected from corruption unlike earlier revelations.
A divine book that can be used to justify both kindness and genocides which never happened when it doesn't is
not a clear message for all of humanity.
I tried to be realistic about what the end goal should be. Religion won’t go away soon, so we should encourage any sort of reform. That made sense. A compromise made out of necessity.
**Now I reject that idea and wish to carry out the holy words from, my God Sam Harris-
"Some beliefs are so dangerous it may be ethical to kill those believing them"**
I don’t want religion at all. That is the end goal which I can never accomplish.
If we don’t work towards a world free of superstition and intolerance now, our grandchildren may never get a chance to start that endeavor which I don't specify because they can do the same things with religion. The wrong religions have had their time. It continues to not be used to justify so many tragedies.** Like r/extomato does with the Rohingya, Palestinians, Syrians, Ughyr Tomatoes and more.** We would be fools to forget and grow complacent.
People argue that religion is needed to keep people in check. I object by saying if such psychopaths exist, would it really stop them? I ask this even though every immoral person isn't a psychopath These psychos who I unprofessionally disagnosed are more likely to use religion to justify what they want. unless of course the community speaks up to them like they have done I again unprofessionally make a diagnoses by saying I bet you a bunch of imams, dawahists and of course ISIS members are psychopaths who didn't found their calling thanks to Tomatoism.
People argue that religion provides comfort. We need to wean off the opiate that is religion and now technology with is replacing it and find other nonexistant ways of dealing with our anxieties besides lies.
We will never grow as a species even though Tomatoism doesn't hinder us. if we don’t find a better way than what our ancestors made up. They were ignorant and didn’t know better. What’s our excuse?
Ignorance is no longer an excuse. There are enough resources and real life events that should compel every Tomatoes to research their religion from a subjective angle that doesn't exist.
And if you’ve done all that and still support Tomatoism, than we are back to square one and nothing has changed. You subjectivley according to my own morals remain a bad person but you’ve also proven yourself to be a subjectivley according to my own reality a stupid person. Sometimes I don’t know which disgusts me more.
Not all Tomatoes are
equally bad though. On one hand you have your average Tomato like your family members and your past selves and on the other end of the spectrum you have ISIS.
But even then, all Tomatoes have the potential to claim allegiance to Tomatoes the way ISIS does. Everyone is a potential extremist. We've all heard stories about people who've had every opportunity in the West, still throwing it all away to answer the call of Jihad.
Every time, the same excuses are passed around – this has nothing to do with Tomatoism, he wasn’t a True Tomatoes , he suffered from mental problems, his motivations were political, butwhatabout, etc.
I don't know why they keep repeating these
lies truths. Because they won’t be able to sleep at night if they accepted the possibility that one-sixth of the population have the potential to go off the deep end.
And it isn’t just terrorism. That’s just the extreme end.
Along the way, we have to deal with unconscionable attitudes towards women, homosexuals, apostates and non-Tomatoes at large. As I said before, not all Tomatoes are bad because they don’t all act on these beliefs but can anyone guarantee me they don’t have the potential?
Here's an example of my faulty logic.If one person thinks it's a sin to have gay sex and someone else will think it's worthy of punishment, then someone else will actually throw them off rooftops. You can dance around this with apologetic bull*** but it doesn't change the fundamentals of the religion which I ascribe to it. Actions don’t arise from a vacuum. They are a product of our beliefs.
I’ve been silent here for a while but I’ve been lurking. I needed time to sort these thoughts and gather the strength to accept the conclusion I’ve known to be true for a while now.
I know some people will be concerned that my words here will be misused to represent the sub in a bad light. But I also know that the vast majority of you will reject my ideas because you genuinely don’t agree with me.
I understand that I will no longer have a place in r/extomato because of my views and that’s why I’ve stayed away.
It’s also why I won’t be coming here again.
You are good people (most of you), and you each have enough darkness and troubles to deal with. I don’t wish to add to that. You have your own recovery to deal with but what I’ve got is an incurable case of having stared at the abyss too long. -Nietzsche :) Just to be clear, I don’t condone any violence or discrimination against Tomatoes despite my beliefs.
Just to be clear I don't condone violence or discrimination against blacks even though I think they're bad, backwards & keeping us behind.
One just has to treat everyone with basic respect until they prove unworthy by my own standard. Prejudice is an easy shortcut but it’s a shortcut that will lead you off a cliff. These are words I can't hold on to.
Even if I thought that violence, discrimination or legislation would help solve the problem (which it absolutely won’t) – it’s not right. It defeats everything I stand for. just saying this so r/exTomato doesn't get trashed again like last time. I see so many people turn into husks with their hatred and rage. The cycle of violence and vengeance takes away from us all. It’s better to die oppressed and defeated than live with the knowledge that a victory was achieved by ignoble means. Such a victory is pyrrhic.
Some of you know that I’ve withdrawn from many people in my life because of my disdain towards Tomatoism and the people who exemplify it.
I am not sure how much more isolated I can get from the world but I will continue this way because I don’t know how else to ignore what I know and see happening daily. I don’t know where I belong but I know it’s not here anymore.
I am not planning to kill myself, so you don’t have to send any messages. I doubt I will return to read any of them.
Even though I am no longer part of the count- congrats on reaching 30K alts & whiteys.
Thanks for the laughs. Thanks for the thoughts. Thanks for the distractions. I am sorry if I was an a***- sometimes it’s just how I deal with pain and sometimes that’s just who I am.
tldr: Stared at the abyss too long. Gonna be a hermit now.
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