Karma is the balance of good and evil (through words and/or actions)I try my best to live a good, honest and right life and to do the right things. I’m not religious at all in fact I despise all religions fore there deeper messages of hate, but that does not mean I don’t have faith because I have tons of faith.
My faith is in mankind to do the right thing and that we can all live together with tolerance and understanding.

I have faith that mankind will all one day see how bad religion truly is and more people might denounce religion and begin to worship life and tolerance for all, rather than a book of rules that are making so many waste the time they have on earth praising invisible beings and wars in the name of religion.

I have faith that the many religions people will realise that they are not the chosen few so that they can begin to treat all others equally rather than as they do now.

If you are religious I do tolerate you whatever your beliefs as long as you can tolerate mine also.

I know that if I smile I might get a smile back that is the essence of Karma and I try my best to smile but I am very sad, sad that the world is so intense and sad that we are all having to work so hard to get through life, sad that we have so much anger and hate.

We can all change, I am no angel, I’m not whiter than white, I break laws when I feel they are unjust, I stand up for people event if I am not like them but I believe they are being unjustly hurt or affected. I’m not anti-social or an eco warrior, I don’t think I have extreme views, I just know what is right and what is wrong. If I see something wrong and I can make a difference I will not walk on by.

I have run pirate radio stations (illegally) I have run raves (illegally) I sometimes have driven 80MPH in a 70MPH zone, all might seem trivial to some but they are breaking laws all the same, and that’s the point I’m trying to make, none of us are pure or perfect or chosen and we have to follow our hearts rather than our minds if we are to do what we truly believe is right, even when the rules tell us the only way to be is by the law of the land or the bible or the Koran or what ever rules are written.

I don’t have a perfect life but I have a set of rules that guide me, they don’t come from religion they are born in almost all of us, they are compassion and respect for others, if you blend with society you will learn to nurture these feelings because we all want to fit in.

I know right from wrong and don’t need to be told it by any religious group as religions track record is a contradiction of the morals they claim to hold as values when the church is riddled with pedophiles and alike and they endlessly cover it all up.

I will always try to do the right thing but I know also that I’m am like everyone else just a human who can make mistakes or a bad choice so I will never be perfect but I try always to make the right choice and I do know what is unacceptably wrong and what is a mistake or just a bad choice.

I try not to preach too much but I will stand up and shout against things that I hope to change because I have to at least try to make a difference with my voice, Yes religion is a point I will speak up against but I don’t do it with any hate, I do it though sadness of what it does to the world.

What if the devil made those books to enslave you and trap you into making wars on this planet, now that's something I can believe in as it seems to fit with the reality of life.

Those books are just the rules with hate disguised as good. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, think about it? No tolerance for gays no tolerance for disbelievers, I could go on but I really world be preaching.

We are all born with a part of the brain that needs to reach out beyond what we know as real and religion tapes into this spiritual need to fill the gaps of the unknown, it captures people with stories of Gods and life after death and ties them into a zombie controlling cycle of praying and restriction all for a promise of things after life that can not be proven nor guaranteed, those people are destined to live out their lives as slaves and puppets and for what? A better life after death, really? Do you know how mad that sounds?

If we could imaging more hope in people and do more good right now, all that wasted time praying could be used to actually do something real and make a real difference to humanity, praying when there is an earthquake and millions die, do you really think someone is listening and if so why did they allow all those people to be killed? What’s the point in praying to them now they did nothing to stop it happening?
Millions are being killed every day in the name of some religion somewhere in the world right now. So many religious wars, Serbs, Bosnians, Croatians, Palestinians, Israelis, Christians, Jews, Muslims, always a religion behind every war. Clearly praying is a cop out and excuses to do nothing but pray, eyes shut; hands clasped and mumble to your invisible friend to wish it away.

I know the upside although distasteful in it’s comments does mean that the most extremely mentally ill will go fight some religious war and be killed and so hopefully will not affect the everyday people that just want to make a life for themselves and bring up a family in peace with others… and there in lies another point. That it’s the everyday people that are suffering for these religions because we do nothing to get rid of religion so it takes over and invades society until it has the power to make war.

How are we ever going to allow the everyday people their right to a life free from religious madness, The twin towers was just full of everyday people, Why should we tolerate these mad actions?

Religion continues to infect everyday society with new rules, and not just one religion, all religions, they are all deep down in their rules haters, just listen to what they say about gay people or non believers, they are all haters and should be expelled from every day rule making in society.


I continue to quietly ask myself, “When will that day come when religion is finally exposed and denounced”?
I think it’s starting, my words hopefully open the minds of others to see it’s all wrong and slowly we will denounce all religion as a mental illness that should not have any controlling power in society.

I truly do respect people right to believe in the fairies and if I sound like I’m ridiculing you well I am not, that’s my right to say it how I see it and express it for what it is in my mind.

If you have a strong belief then you see me as a non believer, infidel or scum but that’s your view so we are even on that point as long as you don’t bother me I won’t bother you and you will voice your beliefs and so I will voice mine and so far that’s the one right I still have left although I see my right to free speech on this matter becoming harder and harder which is another great wrong imposed by religion.

I say all this only to allow the debate so that people do not just say they are Christian or Muslim out of habit. I wish them to say they are a Jedi or a DJ or anything but religion in the normal sense of the word and to always do it when asked their religious views.

If they do this on forms it will slowly erode the power of religion as the government uses those forms to see who has a say in law making so we can marginalise the church of any religion by never saying we are a part of it.

If I am wrong then so be it, the nature of Karma is such that I might work it out.

If you do not support my music because of my views I will take that as negative Karma on me, and it’s ok.

I’m trying to change the world one person at a time with my worlds, My music is to help people escape this mad world we live in so they are two different issues but I can make a difference in both and so I will continue to try.

Be good and kind to each other


Mark Ryder


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