In Response to Lori’s comments
“I believe that people who do not believe in something greater than themselves are in the end, lonely, and selfish people.”
This is something lots of people say about atheists. Its interesting. Why does not needing to belive in fairies and ghosts and the boogeyman make me lonely person? I feel like faith in such things, even if it is just a spiritual belief, serves as a crutch in helping to accept the realities of the world in which we live. Being perceived as lonely is something i think people need to say in order to rationalize what a life different from theirs must be like, because if i am not lonely and i don’t need to believe in something in order to be a compassionate person, then what are you doing wasting your time with such things. The truth is that loneliness is something universal to all people regardless of belief, the difference between the faithful and me is that i know that the cure to such things can be found in friends, family, alcohol and internet porn. It’s not a selfish state, it is a state of self-realization and self-actualization, where my state being is not affected my the whims of antiquated supernatural beliefs.
“Christians are small thinking, prejudice people”
That seems a bit prejudicial, wouldn’t you say?
“We need each other and we are connected by some sort of energy or power or spirit or what ever you want to call it.”
We need each other? When it comes to the tango, arm-wrestling, or circle jerks, sure I’ll grant you that. But in a metaphysical sense i think others are part of the primary problem. I think that it is difficult and scary to confront the realities of the universe without the easter bunny, or the holy spirit, or a spiritual interconnection between all beings, holding your hand and saying “its ok you’re not alone”.
Believing that you can do it alone will make one very lonely because you can not do anything alone. Furthermore, believing that you are doing it alone makes you selfish because you are not doing anything in a vacuum.”
Believing that doing it alone might make YOU and very lonely [person] because maybe YOU can not do anything alone might be true for YOU. But i dont think it is true for me and its is certainly not true for everyone. You are projecting your needs onto other in what i imagine is a way to reaffirm what you believe, but doing this is no different from what every other system of belief in the world does, especially the small thinking, prejudicial Christians.
“So call yourself an atheist if you do not believe in God, but do not deny that there is some connection on some level that you can not explain, see or prove and that is a belief. This connection is an energy, some call it spirit, but non-the-less it is there”
I do deny that there is some connection on some level. Believing in the supernatural is believing in the supernatural. Whether you call the supernatural God, Jesus, or an unknown interconnecting energy.
“It is there when you are “alone” walking in the woods,or at the beach or in your room”
I like these kind of statements, I dont really feel a response to this is necessary.
Religion News of the Day
Pope: Jews not to blame for Jesus’ death
(Mel Gibbson calls for second opinion)
Religion Fact of the Day
James Caviezel, the actor portraying Jesus in “Passion of the Christ” claims to have been struck by lightning twice during the filming of the movie, once while filming the crucifixion scene.
Religion Myth of the Day
In the book of John, Jesus is said to have brought a man named Lazarus back to life after he had been dead for four days. Thats bullshit, those people were suppose to base their faith on actual miracles, and I’m suppose to believe because I’m told sunshine and rainbows are miracles?
Religion Quote of the Day
“If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and will never be allowed to divorce her.” – Deuteronomy 22:28-29
If a man is caught??
Religion Video of the Day
I think Bill Maher is a douche, but never the less…