Posts Tagged ‘religion’

This is where my militant side arises. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and I would never infringe upon that right, that’s part of what makes America special, BUT that comes with conditions. One of those conditions, where I draw the line, is when your beliefs put someone else in harms way.

Prayer is “wishful thinking”, at best. No prayer has ever been demonstrated to have been granted. Most times, when an event pans out in someones favor they think the prayer has been answered…… what about amputees? I’m sure many have prayed…. I’ve yet to see a limb just grow back. I know many of you hold tight to your beliefs because there are things you can’t explain (read my blog on the “God of the Gaps Fallacy….yup… shameless plug) but that doesn’t mean it’s ok to just extend those beliefs beyond you to others. It’s called PERSONAL for a specific reason. Prayer is a way for people to FEEL like they’ve done something, without actually DOING ANYTHING. From public acts of terrorism to natural disaster, you always hear “send prayers”… HOW ABOUT…. send food, money, medical supplies, ect…. you can hope and pray all you want after you put forth actual effort.

With that being said, this couple has killed their second child because of their religious beliefs. If your religious beliefs cause harm to others, oppresses, or impedes the rights of others, you have a faulty belief system and you really need to check it.

The sad part about what’s taught in religion isn’t just the content, it’s that it should never be questioned. Children are taught this and they grow up to be adults that don’t question anything. Questioning information and authority is the FIRST STEP to breaking ignorance. You wonder why certain forms of hate and ignorance will always persist?… look at what we tell our children. OBEY, JUST LISTEN, DON’T QUESTION ME!! They grow up to be drones…. The world needs drones, I suppose.

Back to these two….. how about….. and it may sound cruel, but it’s no crueler than what they did…. we inject them with the same bacteria their child died from. Let them try to “pray it away” and put their beliefs to the test. If they seek any medical attention, arrest them and lock them up. PERIOD. That only proves they’re full of shit and that they deserve everything coming to them.

 

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Think for a moment…. Why would anyone all powerful being ever concern itself with people worshipping it? I see that as a flaw, something a perfect being shouldn’t have. The only reason why people feel the need to worship a god is because they have daddy issues. Lol…  OK…  But more seriously, it makes people feel more significant. I can’t think of any other logical reason. I’m sure many will give other reasons, but I can see it boiling down to what I already stated.

Most people don’t have a real big perspective on most of the world and what lies beyond in terms cosmos… So I guess I will shed a little light on it in the near future. Really give you an idea of just how small we are in reality.

As an atheist, I don’t believe in any sort of super-natural entities, ghosts, or santa, but I do have faith in humanity. I would say it’s wavering constantly when I watch world news, but every once in a while it’s restored by a genuine act.

ah, where was I…. sorry.

 

Yea, so like an atheist, I’m actually reading parts of the bible and Luke 6:27-31 really stuck out.

27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

THAT’S AWESOME.. why can’t Christianity, and other Abrahamic religions,  just focus more on this!? Now I’m not saying do this to a T, even I highly doubt I would be able to. But seriously, the world would be a much better place. But NOOOOOOO, the rest of the bible just HAD to tell you who to enslave, how much to sell your children for, who to  hate, ect. I find that I follow the teachings of Jesus more than a lot of christians… really….. the atheist! I believe we all deserve equal rights and every should be free to express themselves and love who they want without the harming and oppression of others. I don’t need a god telling me what’s right and what’s wrong. In fact, I feel bad for anyone that can’t figure out that murdering your infant child is wrong without an authority telling them. We have a special cell and medication for people like that.

I don’t hate anyone for something they can’t help. Besides it being a total WASTE of energy, there’s absolutely NOTHING that can justify it.