First off, I am sorry for being late on this, I have had a lot going this past week, and I missed free write Friday cause I was out being a Zombie. Anyway I hope you all had a lovely Halloween. So my topic for this free write was actually something a good friend of mine pointed out, and that is Religious Sensitivity and the irony of it. A majority of religions believe that you will suffer forever if you do not follow there beliefs, and they seem to be very vocal in tell atheists that they will suffer forever if they don’t follow what they believe, this is not just Christianity, as Muslims also believe in this. The moment an Atheist says anything that disproves anything in any religion, it is immediately deemed offensive to people of said religion. I have an example, I posted some things on facebook that basically ripped a new one into Christian beliefs, within 5 minutes I had people removing me off facebook, and other people just straight up commenting telling me it was offensive. Then one of my good friends commented and said that it was double standard, that Christians, and any religion really, can tell Atheists like myself that we are going to burn forever, but the moment someone calls a person of religion out, butt hurt alarm goes off. I have never really looked at it this way, and I thank him for pointing this out for me. So if you are a religious person think about it from the other side for a second, and yes I am sure you are probably a little a butt hurt now, but one of my favorite round table discussions pointed it out and I never noticed it. Here is a link if you are up for a good solid discussion on Religious butt hurt. It does include Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clAol7vSyvE
So from this day on I am going try and do a free write on every Friday. I will pick any old thing and do basically write what comes to my mind. So today I have decided something a little serious that I feel being an Atheist has affected my views on. This week will be my first of many on this general idea, but I am going to go into a specific subject, and that is Politics, but specifically, abortion. Now some of you might already know or think you know what my views are on abortion, well I have been doing some thinking and research, and have actually come to, what I believe, a reasonable conclusion. There aren’t many cases for an abortion, but there are some, rape and situations where the mother and/or the child would die. I feel these are really the only acceptable conditions because they have terrible affects on others or the person involved. So just think about the people involved next time, don’t just think about your personal views, think about it from there shoes.
Christianity, a religion founded on many immoral, unethical, and a byproduct of human instinct for the need for an explanation of everything. Here are some of the flaws and areas where religion lacks logic. There are plenty more, I am going to be writing very brief tonight because it is extremely late.
My first part will be on the part in Mark 16:17-18. Here is what the King James Version reads
“17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
Well does this mean that any Christian that drinks poison it will not kill them? Is it possible for people that follow the Christian faith will be able to handle snakes, such as a cobra, and survive. I would like to see a Christian drink poison and see if he/she can survive.
My next point is Mark 9:1 of the Bible.
“And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.”
Does this mean that if the Christian faith was true, that Jesus would return in the lifetime of the people who stood at that sermon. I believe with a great deal of confidence that not a single man standing at the sermon still walks this earth. I am sure that they have died. If you can explain to mean this statement I would love to hear it, because this is one that has puzzled me for ages, especially since later we are told we will not know the time of the second coming and the kingdom of the christian god coming.
Now here comes a mind blower that I never knew until recently, David, a big figure of Christianity, was a descendant of a bastard, and no I am not cursing him, he was a descendant of Tamar, a harlot who gave birth to a out of wedlock set of twins, Perez and Zerah. Perez is in his family line. If you wish to follow it all the way feel free to check the book of Ruth, i believe Ruth 4:18, but not sure. If this is true, then David should not have been allowed into the life of God and into his inner circle.
Good day my fellow humans,
My name is Ben, I am a American, born in Fairfax County Virginia, and have lived in many different states throughout this country. My father is a British national, born in London, my mother, a southern born girl. I am 19 years old, and I consider myself an Atheist. I am sure that is why you are here, either to expand your knowledge as an Atheist, or here to try and find holes in Atheism, and use them against your Atheist friends. If you are either I encourage you to stay, and learn more about my personal views. I have been in your shows because I was a person who believed in Jesus, but I soon opened my mind, and gave myself the opportunity to doubt a god with very little proof. I feel that as an atheist I have the right to inform others about each religion, and the flaws and the lack of sense a majority, if not all religions. As I write this I listen to one of my favorite atheist speakers debate, the late Christopher Hitchens, who is discussing the circumstances which caused Jesus to be born where he was, if he was born at all. So thanks to that little tangent, I feel like the first religion I am going to place the cross hairs of logic on, is going to be Christianity, and Catholicism, which somewhat overlap, but there are some minor differences. I hope you continue to read, as I will be posting my next blog, which will be a little more in depth on Christianity and the flaws.