Why you're an idiot if you believe in God!
Cal Woodrow 2011/12/02 17:53:54
So, this is going to be a rant; if you think you're going to be offended, you probably will be. But, it's your choice to read this, it is your choice to comment. I will tell you, I am a proud Atheist, I use logic and science to drive my personal thoughts on our existence, not a god or religions that are more a type of mythology. To me, somebody trying to justify religious thought, sounds quite like a 6 year old proclaiming the existence of "Santa Claus". I think that for many, religion is a convenient way to solve the question as to why we exist, it's right in our face, we're exposed to religion everyday (in America anyway...); it has formed our system of "morality", and because of it, is the foundation of our legal system. The idea of "Religion" is not bad in and of itself, for many it attempts to give meaning to their lives (that isn't bad!), and I'm not criticizing those people. But, those people are not logicians, or intellectuals and they throw any idea of being "intellectual" out the door when they unequivocally do not question the existence of god (ignorance is bliss). We fight wars over religion (the Crusades, even our modern wars in the Middle East; it's a war of the morally "Good" Christians of the western world against the the evil and "extremists" Arab nations), some even justify oppression with religion (Colonialism, where Europeans felt that natives of their respective colonies were not 'Christian' and therefore not 'moral' and equal. Religion (in many ways) is a tool used to justify hate, without any true explanation of our universe (earth isn't all there is to it; also, in case you didn't know, the sun (or the universe) doesn't revolve around the earth!) So, when explaining the existence of our Universe (not just Earth), astronomical science demonstrates the existence of "Red-shift" which is observed when astronomical bodies move away from each other; we can observe that galaxies are moving away from our own. This is where the Big Bang theory comes into play, if galaxies are moving away from one another at a consistent rate, then there obviously had to be something that has propelled them to do so, and thus you have the Big Bang theory; admittedly neither modern science or logic can explain why a "Big Bang" wound occur "from nothing". However that is far from being a justification of a deity! I believe that there is a scientific reason behind the "Big Bang", but for a second I'll entertain the idea of a "god"; the universe is a vast place, even if there was an 'intelligent design' of our world, a deity would of created a vast number of other worlds (there are billions of star systems ('suns'), galaxies, and planets); if you know anything about statistics, then logically you'll know that a god's emphasis on Earth would then be very minimal, a side project; why then would an Earth, our world, be important to that God? And so, if there is a "god", it isn't an Earthly god, it isn't the God in the bible. Do you think that earthly religious thought would of spontaneously occured on billions of other planets (assuming that advanced life does exist outside of Earth, which there is a large chance that it does), are people on "Alpha Centauri" reading the 'christian' bible? Hearing about Jesus? Are they fighting the same wars because of religious factionalism? The whole of humanity tends to have a big ego, some people see and experience earth and think that is all there is to the complex universe. These people give earthly solutions to a "universal" question. Just think, how much of an ego do you have to possess to think that our earthly god, the god in the bible, created the entire universe. I mean come on people, religion is quite ridiculous. If you're religious and religion is how you have meaning in your life, then more power to you; but take 'God' out of the American pledge of allegiance, stop this "marriage is a religious institution" bullshit ( it's an institution built by humanity, flawed humans), stop the hatred of others because of their religion (or lack of), stop claiming that people that don't believe the bullshit you do are "going to hell", stop the "America is a Christian nation" crap; and most of all, stop thinking that you're some type of morally superior person because of your religion, because to me (and many other rational thinking Atheist (or theists), you're a blithering idiot that can't think for yourself, you can't see beyond your own little bubble of security (because when you die, you're going to heaven, right?)
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