My main problem with most religions, is their inability to respect other people’s’ beliefs.
You all can fight with each other about whose religion is right; can place wars upon that concept. Commit genocide over religion and discriminate against us atheist. But DAMN us if we attack you! It’s called logic and reasoning. It’s not our fault that your religions are contradictory and make no logical sense. Don’t blame us! The same way you all can spread your religious incoherent gibberish I can spread my ‘garbage‘ around as well. Religion doesn’t get auto respect. Especially after all the evil things it has done to people and people have done in the name of it. Also believe in whatever I want ? I don’t believe in anything as lack of evidence is needed to believe in something. I accept fact and that’s it. The only thing I believe in are concepts such as love, world peace, and equal human rights.
Up to this point I haven’t talked to a christian explaining to me how the humankind came to be without taking words from the bible as an allegory. What is more insulting is how most if not all of them seem unable to directly answer the close ended question “do you believe in the creation as said by the bible?”
A relationship with Jesus is like the battered woman syndrome – “He loves me. He punishes me. What if he left me? He knows everything. I must love him so I don’t get punished.” The prenuptial is fake and no spousal support; it’s like he was never there.
Free will? Define free will. “You’re free to buy any color bike, but I’ll kill you if you buy any other than blue one” isn’t free will. You can believe or not believe but you’ll go to hell if you don’t believe isn’t free will. But isn’t God omniscient? He should know if we’d believe in him or not. If he knows I’ll be an unbeliever and still doesn’t interfere, it means he’s purposefully created me to send me to hell! God gave us freewill as a gift and yet if we use that freewill to deny him, he will choose to punish us. Stupid isn’t? Right, thought so. This is even more stupid. God creates man and freewill knowing we will use it against him, we sin so he gets a women pregnant so she can give birth to himself. He then speaks to himself and gets himself crucified for our sins which he knew would happen because he knows all and gave us free will in the first place and you believe this!?
Without religion, good people would be doing good things, bad people doing bad things. But it takes Religion for good people to do bad things and feel righteous about their thoughts and actions.
An atheist strives to do what’s right, not what’s easy. An atheist
believes a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist
believes a deed should be done, instead of a prayer said. An atheist
strives for involvement in this life, and not an escape into the next.
Some of us always fear that we might get hit by a bus or get murdered in our sleep. Sometimes, we’re afraid that the guy next door will ruin us. Maybe a meteor will fall from the sky at any moment or cancer may destroy our lives. But that is nothing compared to the damage we can do to ourselves–without even trying.
The only good thing that comes from the bible are some great quotes, (the one used by Samuel Jackson in pulp fiction comes to mind.)
“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the we…ak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”
Too bad too many religions poison and destroy people with their ignorance. So take a bow, fellow atheists. We are doing the good work by guiding the weak through their ignorance and hopefully to the light of knowledge.
Their book even says we are righteous!