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Christianity Johnson on 21 Nov 2008 12:30 am

The incredible arrogance of Christians

In this article, there is a quote that provides the perfect example of Christian arrogance:

Cell phone stops heart-bound bullet

The quote:

When he removed the nylon case of his Motorola Razr phone from a pocket on the bib of his overalls — over his heart — a .45 caliber bullet fell to the ground.

“I don’t look at any of this as coincidence,” said Richard, who suffered only bruising on his chest. “I look at this as God telling me to put my cell phone in that pocket, and I’m grateful and humbled.”

A rational person looks at this and sees exactly what it is: a coincidence. The man, named Ronald Richard, denies this obvious fact. Instead, he is claiming that an all-powerful God supernaturally reached down onto earth and told him where to put his cell phone. The subtext is obvious: “I am so wonderful that God chose explicitly to save my life.”

The truly sad part is that Christians carry this arrogance with them despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. People die of gunshot wounds every day. Take this 11-year-old boy shot in the chest about the same time:

Boy, 11, dies of gunshot wound to chest

An 11-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon of a gunshot wound to the chest that occurred while he and a friend were apparently playing with a handgun, Detroit Police said.

God (if he existed) could have jammed the gun, unloaded the gun, moved the aim of the gun over a few degrees, put a cell phone in the boy’s pocket, etc. But, obviously, the boy wasn’t as wonderful as Richard. So the boy died.

10 million children die of starvation every year. The only way to believe that God is directing you in where to put your cell phone is to also believe that God is purposefully ignoring the plight of these children. And that makes God a monster. Why anyone would want to worship such a monster is beyond comprehension.

If you are a Christian who is starting to see the monstrosity of this imaginary God, you can learn more here:

- Whywontgodhealamputees.com

53 Responses to “The incredible arrogance of Christians”

  1. on 21 Nov 2008 at 2:57 pm 1.Brian E said …

    Excellent article!

  2. on 21 Nov 2008 at 9:09 pm 2.Belladonna said …

    Excellent point. It is supremely arrogant to think that one is blessed or favored for absolutely no reason at all. You have to love it when you have a problem of some sort and your “loved” one says “I’ll pray for you”, case closed, problem solved! I think that such religiosity is an excuse to be lazy about thinking and being a good person. After all, if “God” loves you as you are, why should you strive for self-actualization, maturity, or wisdom? Yes, if “God” put the cell phone in that guy’s pocket, yet allowed the 11 year old kid to die, you’re worshiping an evil Satanic figure masquerading as “God”!!! Shoot, I gotta rush out of work so I can go get my Jewish slave before they’re sold out!

  3. on 22 Nov 2008 at 12:03 pm 3.Adina said …

    I ve seen your YouTube interview.. asking God.. why he refuses to answer.. From the pictures you post in your YouTube Interview with God.. Have you , intelligent person, try to shift paradigm, abandoning your arrogance, and maybe try to think he s speaking to you in metaphors?

    Human language, as developed as it maybe, is rather rudimentary,you must admit.

    Even fish have the ability to communicate telepatically with a tremendous precision and speed.. and maintain the community united against agressors in a silent, and admirable manner..

    rather superior to the noisy and chaotic, rudimentary shouting and strilling of the typical human crowd…
    on the other hand, Christians are indeed arrogant.

    But humans in general are rather arrogant, to demand a reply in Words that they exige to be spoken in their own language, wouldn t you, intelligent human agree?

    To resume everything to the terms that they can “scientifically” explain..

    Maybe God s words are under the form of a tree, or a buterfly, a coconut husk, or a mountain.

    Maybe he s desperately trying to call upon you, and begging you to answer to him, who is trying to speak to you as a friend, as a generous friend, who gave you so much beauty to be surrounded by.

    While all you do is ask. And defy. And deny.

    Maybe you are just as deaf to his words as you claim him to be to yours..

    Maybe you are too busy to prove his inexistence, and I wonder, for what purpose you strife so hard.. If only your effort would do something positive for humans. I am afraid you will only cut their connections with their inner spirit, and lead them to get higher and higher diplomas, expensive, but worthy, as according to you, they are the one to grant the needed intelligence.

    Maybe you are indeed doing humans a favour. Or maybe you ll just make many lose the last thing they have left: hope..

    Religion is indeed bad and hypocritical no doubt about it..

    Is it God s fault?

    Do you believe he wrote the books?

    Has anyone interviewed him in his language?

    How arrogant humans are.

    How busy to destroy and to prove themselves superior by all means..

    Live clean, live peacefully, mind what you believe, and let others be “ignorant”.

    They have the right to be, what they chose to.

    As for me, I like this: first they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.

    I think God spoke through Mahatma’s words.

    If God is one millionth of what I believe he should be…. he will not heal an amputated.. why would he?

    He ll let the consciousness manifest and decide for itself in its complexity… of which rational thinking is only a fraction.

    Selfish prayer for personal benefit should not and will not be answer.

    Evolution.. spirituality.. those are God s tool.

    Prayer is fool’s ransom on God.. discharging responsibility and seeking for refuge from the troubles that he himself and his fellow buddies put him to.. Nobody is sinless.. so spare me the assumption that god tortures innocents. If the kids in africa are dying is because richer nations exploited resources.. and parents reproduced themselves without consciousness, animal like. That s not God s choice.
    That s fellow humans at work.

    I also like this: a problem can never be solved at the same level of consciousness that has created.

    But why would a superior level of consciousness, who s already not arrogant, and more generous, and all encompassing, without a short term view, stop the development and evolution of lower consciousness levels by offering them easy solutions to their own problems, cutting them the opportunity to grow? (see spoiled kids with everything offered by the parents. most of the time, it s disastruous). This would answer your question why God is not “helping”.

    He s not helping in your terms. He s above the selfish dual thinking of the average man.
    God is great. Alive and well. You can ignore him, laugh at him, and fight him a
    s much as you want. He will win. ultimately.

    I m just sorry he s wasting his time on humans.
    We re too low for his genius.

    As much as you try to differ, through the assumption that college education and highly skilled job confer a certain supremacy, I pity humans.

    we are an inferior species.
    Grow up.

  4. on 22 Nov 2008 at 2:14 pm 4.Hermes said …

    Wow. Adina. Thank you for providing a stellar example of the damage that religion, and in your case Christianity, can do to someone. Your object lesson will not be forgotten.

  5. on 22 Nov 2008 at 11:10 pm 5.Adina said …

    I am not a christian.
    What speaks tons about your logic and thinking abilities.. is that….You can argue that God is not answering to you.

    But you cannot argue your incapability to shift paradigm. Read again my example, and see that Bible and God acting human like is not what i agree with.

    All I tried was to change your perspective.

    Let s say God is some universal law… something like + opposes + and + and – attract..
    I m sure you ll find a logical way to deny that too..

    So much about being an intelligent guy..

    Are you an intelligent guy, anyway?

  6. on 22 Nov 2008 at 11:26 pm 6.Adina said …

    Hermes..
    I just had a sudden realization.

    You know it All already.

    How universe was created, because you saw a You tube little movie on it.

    How God does not exist.

    How uninteligent and brainwashed me and other individuals are, before you even met and talk to us.

    Maybe, we could start calling you God… you are pretty mighty from what it transpires… and in the end, it is a matter of semantics and PERSONAL CHOICE.. whom we call God, although you certainly disagree with these points…

    So please, put your face instead of the Milk Jug in your little movie….
    That would do.

  7. on 23 Nov 2008 at 2:35 am 7.Hermes said …

    Adina, go to the forums if you want a detailed response.

    As for ‘not being a Christian’, you did say “God” as a proper noun. The Christians call their god God, and this blog post discusses Christians, so … why wouldn’t you be a Christian talking about capital G ‘G o d’?

    Choose your words better if you don’t want to be misunderstood.

  8. on 23 Nov 2008 at 2:03 pm 8.AgainAdina said …

    Forgive my sin.. I m not an English speaking person.

    my English is merely learned from TV series..

    So..

    Is it capitalizing g in God that makes one a Christian?
    Indeed , I shall be more careful..

    thank you for hosting my damaged thoughts on en exclusive Christian discussing blog…

    apologies for disturbing the converging thoughts here and the nectar of your souls with my poison :)
    :).
    Bye bye.

  9. on 23 Nov 2008 at 2:04 pm 9.AgainAdina said …

    By the way,… stopping my id from posting is a petty move. not suprised, coming from people like you.. can t take rational thoughts if they do not converge to your propaganda.. good luck
    losers.

  10. on 23 Nov 2008 at 2:39 pm 10.Greg said …

    Adina… since when do fish communicate telepathically? And seriously, where is the evidence for that? I’ll be honest, I stopped reading your post after that comment, did it ever come together and make sense?

  11. on 23 Nov 2008 at 2:46 pm 11.Joshua said …

    Greg: maybe Adina is a firm believer in the Church of Aquaman?

    That quip aside, maybe s/he meant that fishes communicate non-verbally and confused the two?

  12. on 23 Nov 2008 at 2:53 pm 12.lol said …

    lol who are you to say anything about anything, shut up, this site sucks.

  13. on 23 Nov 2008 at 4:02 pm 13.Hermes said …

    Adina: “By the way,… stopping my id from posting is a petty move.”

    I think you’re mistaken or (worse) paranoid. This site’s administrators rarely ban or block anyone … even the most strident and heckling people tend to get lots of leeway and then a warning before they are temporarily banned (usually for a day). I think I can count on one hand the number of times this has happened.

    Besides, if they really wanted to block you they could block your IP address — and you would not be able to post under any name. Blocking by IP is not entirely effective, but it tends to work against the casual abuser.

  14. on 23 Nov 2008 at 4:05 pm 14.Hermes said …

    Greg & Joshua, I think you’d agree that once someone starts to believe in one set of superstitions, they tend to believe in a great many more. Telepathic fish are probably only the tip of the iceberg for Adina.

    If only she’d post more or go to the forums … humour is sometimes hard to come by.

  15. on 23 Nov 2008 at 5:06 pm 15.Anon said …

    Adina,

    If you are being blocked, why are your posts still here for us to read? You are being silly, or lying.

  16. on 23 Nov 2008 at 5:34 pm 16.leo said …

    Its funny how angry Adina got over this article and the comments lol… he posts over and over before anyone else can even comment. Its like he needs to be upheld in his beliefs. Adina, do you believe that all humans are equal? God doesnt… he believes that gays and blacks shouldnt be acknowledged the same way as whites. Have you heard of fossils? Or is that SATANS MIND TRICK ON THE WEAK? Have you actually THOUGHT about counter arguments for the Bible? And i dont mean answering every unrealistic and faitytale story in the bible with “ONE MUST HAVE FAITH” Best part is… all the murderers in prison who take up GOD and believe they will go to heaven because they followed all the steps the bible teaches to clean yourself of sin… so they will goto heaven and at some point will meet the people they murdered and the family members of the murdered. NICE GOD… and you have to live with them for the rest of eternity! L O L

    You notice how priests and anyone who works for the church basically has a free ride in life? Everyone always told me if you want to be a bum why not work for GOD, same thing as being a door to door salesman. Pretty soon they will be extinct aswell… every generation is bringing less and less people who believe in a god and in religion, in about 50 – 100 years it will be the same as wearing black tophats and riding horses, there just wont be any reason for it. Unless its the middle east, where they FORCE religion upon you and kill you if you try to use your brain instead of following the herd blindly over a cliff. Thats basically all YOU are doing Adina.

    Use your freakin brain, your mother and father gave you that.. without them you would not exist, so worship them as your god. NOT the jolly green giant who doesn’t give a shit about you.

  17. on 23 Nov 2008 at 7:29 pm 17.cak said …

    Christians aren’t arrogant. They never think out the things they believe, or the things they say. Their though processes never get to the point where they consider that if god saved them, it would mean that god deliberately didn’t save all the other people.

    Christians are mildly retarded, this is the only explanation for it. They don’t think, and they don’t want to think. That is why Christianity is do great for most of them, they don’t want to think about big issues like this. Religion tells people not to think about things too much, just to believe in god and everything will be ok.

  18. on 23 Nov 2008 at 7:56 pm 18.Jeff said …

    Not to mention that the original story is a person’s interpretation of a an event and is wrong. He “felt” something hit him and when he pulled out his cell phone a .45 round fell out. A cell phone will not stop a .45 caliber round. .45 round can penetrate 6 inches of sheet rock. Even if it did stop the round, the round would be massively deformed and unrecognizable.

    I would be willing to bet my entire life savings that this is nothing but another case of “lying for Jesus”. It’s a way that the religious convince themselves that their beliefs are correct. They make up stories to support their beliefs. Sad really.

  19. on 23 Nov 2008 at 8:01 pm 19.One Salient Oversight said …

    The particular issue that you describe – of a Christian attributing coincidence to God’s providence – is not seen as arrogant by Christians, but rather the actions of a loving God.

    Christian theology often points out that God is generous and loving towards those who do not deserve it. Christians, in this theory, have been blessed by God not because of anything innately “good” about them, but solely based upon God’s acts of love and grace.

    There is a question over whether God is merely making arbitrary decisions or not. Unfortunately there isn’t anything the Bible can add to dispel this impression.

    As a Christian I am grateful to God for every moment of my existence, which is a gift from God. I am not the controller of my own destiny. My soul and my body are not mine – they belong to God.

    Does God favour me over others? Yes. Do I deserve such a favour? No. Are there any actions which I can do to “make” God act or favour me? No.

    If I’m walking along a street and some guy fires a bullet at me, then if God places something in the way to save him then he is gracious and kind to me. If he does not, and I die, then that’s okay as well.

  20. on 23 Nov 2008 at 8:42 pm 20.Hermes said …

    One Salient Oversight, how does your description differ from the superstitions of non-Christians?

  21. on 23 Nov 2008 at 10:30 pm 21.MA said …

    One Salient Oversight,

    Take your comment and replace every instance of ‘god’ with ‘The Great Leprechaun’ and every instance of ‘Christian’ with ‘leprechaun’.

    The leprechaun version makes just as much sense.

    Also, consider that the god you believe in is almost entirely dependent on when and where you were born. Your belief is not a matter of truth, simply an accident of time, geography and parentage.

    If you were born in India today you might be worshipping Ganesha, in Texas you’d be grovelling for Jesus to save your sinful soul and in Iran you’d be head-butting a piece of carpet 5 times a day for Allah. If you were born 2000 years ago in Denmark, you’d think Odin was the real deal and 500BCE in Greece, you’d be worshipping Zeus and The Gang.

    That’s just a handful of the thousands of gods people have invented over the millennia.

    It’s not really a convincing scenario if there was one true god, or any gods. Wouldn’t it be trivial for the creator of the universe to have all her little creations singing from the same book? Especially when most gods threaten eternal torment for choosing the wrong one. What sort of omnipotent, omniscient, ‘merciful and loving’ god would that be?!

    This should be an enormous clue that gods are man-made.

  22. on 24 Nov 2008 at 1:32 am 22.Adina said …

    Leo. Read my comments first before you rant. I am not a Christian. I do not believe in bible. I am not a practicing member of any religious faith. If any, I like the philosophy of buddhism, some of it s principle, but not the religious side of it.

    Hermes: my posts wouldn t go through as Adina. I posted as AgainAdina for them to go through. If I was wrong in my assumption, I apologize. Sincerely.

    Anon: I explained my point above to Hermes. If I was silly, I apologize. It is a matter of fact that only after I have changed my Id my post was accepted. However, it maybe a coincidence only. Hence the apologies.

    Greg: Have you ever witness in the ocean a group of fish moving perfectly aligned, and stopped still, at precise distance, without touching eachother, to prevent attacks? Fish have poor sight, and do not TALK. Yet they accomplish an amazing harmony within the group. My assumption was thelepathy only meaning a form of non verbal communication. But if you differ, and think that FISH DO TALK, you re free to do so.
    Secondly, stopping to read my points just because I may had made one/some mistakes does not qualify you for an open minded individual. Which you are free not to be, as far as I am concerned..

    To ALL:
    I am however surprised about one thing.
    How easily you point minor flaws, and try to ridicule whoever differs from your opinion.
    Without adressing any of the valid remaining points.

    E.g. the fact that Einstein said that he can recognize and revere a higher intelligence at work in the design of the universe.. maybe he was just another religious idiot, according to your logic.

    Your ridiculing and absolutist approach does not do you honor.

    And does not prove you better than the Christians.

    bye bye.

  23. on 24 Nov 2008 at 1:59 am 23.Hermes said …

    Adina: “E.g. the fact that Einstein said that he can recognize and revere a higher intelligence at work in the design of the universe.. maybe he was just another religious idiot, according to your logic.”

    It’s not nit picking, it’s the constant repeating of issues that are factually wrong — and easy to check!

    Like the Einstein reference you just made. You could have easily checked it to understood what Einstein actually meant. But, you didn’t. Instead of knowing Einstein’s actual thoughts, you took the low hanging fruit … you took what fits your personal bias and then claimed an authority also held that bias. Well, he didn’t. Go check. It’s not hidden. It’s not a mystery.

    If you were told that Einstein was somehow religious, you’re looking at an unreliable source. Stop that.

  24. on 24 Nov 2008 at 2:05 am 24.Adina said …

    Hermes.
    Einstein was not religious, tough he liked the phylosophy and principles of buddhism.
    what were his actual thoughts? you seem to know them. did you talk to him?

    really. Last one. I do not feel welcome here, and I understand when to leave.
    This is not a place for debate and argue, this is a place for people who think alike to ridicule the “retarded” ones..

    As such, I live you all to your consensus, not before i wonder tough..for putting so much effort to prove god does not exist, and to hate religious people so much, you must:
    1. either consider there is no higher intelligence than human in the universe,. so you are actually the living gods
    2. or be very envious/hateful against people who chose to hold hopes in a higher entity
    3. or fulfill some agenda for someone who WANTS people to be more confused, and to lose one of their last hope (maybe irrational and childish, but strong – FAITH) in this materialistic society
    4. or have been abused by some priest..
    hence..
    you have all my empathy and compassion.

    I m sorry tough we cannot together rationally convince the blindly religious, through carefully crafted arguments, to not listen to absurd ancient texts. We could do that without cancelling their right to believe in a higher power/force/energy/consciousness.

    By being hateful you only mirror those fanatic religious behavior and you ll never be able to convince them or the ones who are still in limbo but rather push them away.

    Between a cold hearted rational person and a warm hearted ignorant religious person, I always will chose the second.

  25. on 24 Nov 2008 at 2:12 am 25.Hermes said …

    You put words in Einstein’s mouth. You can use your own efforts to verify or retract them. If you find that it is harsh that I am calling you on your mistake, so be it. You could also spend that time and learn what he actually thought. Like I said, it’s not hidden. He was explicit if you read what he actually wrote and said and not the summaries you may have gotten your misinformation from.

    To be blunt, I’m not going to spoon feed you these details as you’ve shown yourself to be credulous about a great many things. To actually train you on the things you’ve gotten wrong already would take quite a bit of time. I’m not going to do that in a blog post.

    As before, if you want to discuss things … join the forums. If not, you’ll get my short and blunt comments.

  26. on 24 Nov 2008 at 2:33 am 26.Not Christian said …

    Circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works

    Et cetera…

    How can people honestly believe that sin, immoral actions, originated because a snake told a rib-woman to eat from a magic tree?

    How can people honestly believe that a cosmic Jewish man, who was his own father, exists, and that you can speak to him telepathically,

    How can people honestly believe that by eating bread (flesh) and drinking wine (blood) will save you from a heaven or a hell.

    Looking at Christianity objectively makes me laugh tremendously, and I can’t help but feel pretentious against Christians. I use deduction to reason, logic to explain. The bible is completely unverifiable. Not a single piece of evidence exists which might back up the religion itself.

    Give me one reasonable explanation, other than fear, as to why I should believe in any version of an afterlife, and I will consider the Christian point of view.

  27. on 24 Nov 2008 at 5:34 am 27.anonymous said …

    Adina: do yourself a favor and read this:

    http://blog.dreamslaughter.com/2008/10/you-can-take-your-governments-and-your.html

  28. on 24 Nov 2008 at 1:53 pm 28.MA said …

    Adina & Einstein:

    > Einstein said that he can recognize and revere a higher intelligence at work in the design of the universe..

    No. He, regrettably, used the word ‘god’ as a metaphor for the awe and wonder he felt in observing the universe. Here is what he really thought:

    “The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.” – http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/may/12/peopleinscience.religion

  29. on 24 Nov 2008 at 9:18 pm 29.loved one said …

    adina,
    why are you so bitter?

  30. on 26 Nov 2008 at 4:47 pm 30.karl said …

    are you serious? this site is a real hoot! just a look around the world and the events of the day proves the existence of God. it is not my intent to convince you, but you are sadly delusional.

  31. on 26 Nov 2008 at 5:07 pm 31.Gern Blansten said …

    “just a look around the world and the events of the day proves the existence of God.”

    There you have it, folks. The man is a true scientist.

  32. on 26 Nov 2008 at 9:22 pm 32.Smile said …

    God is not about what you see. It’s all about Fait my friends!

  33. on 26 Nov 2008 at 9:39 pm 33.Gern Blansten said …

    If I was going to invent a god, that’s the first rule I’d write: There’s no evidence; you have to have faith!

    Next, eternal damnation if you don’t believe.

  34. on 26 Nov 2008 at 10:27 pm 34.Hermes said …

    Karl, I’m open to your evidence. The problem is that when I ask for it from theists (not just Christians), I get two types of answers;

    1. Bare assertions without any evidence.

    2. The claim that in order to see the evidence, I must first believe that the evidence exists and that the claims the evidence supports are true.

    If the claims or assertions were consistent from person to person, and sect to sect, and (ideally) religion to religion that would be interesting. Yet, the claims tend to be different in substantial ways and are frequently contradictory.

    Yet, those making the claims have a very high assurance that the claims they are making are necessarily the one true and correct ones.

    Off hand, I can’t think of anything but claims about god(s) and claims about superstitions based on supernaturalism where this is the case. Everything else I deal with has normal considerations. As those other things are checked, they get more and more coherent. As I check into claims about gods, they get less and less coherent and the bare assertions become less and less supported not more supported.

    If you want to join the forums, I’d be glad to provide some examples and you can see for yourself. It’s not for a lack of asking others about the god(s) they worship that I’m an atheist. I just find the claims not credible even when the people making the claims are given as much time as they wish to make the case for those god(s).

    The forums can be accessed here;

    http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php

  35. on 26 Dec 2008 at 8:58 pm 35.MrMookie said …

    “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”

    - Albert Einstein

  36. on 28 Dec 2008 at 7:45 pm 36.loved one said …

    It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. (Albert Einstein, 1954, The Human Side, edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman, Princeton University Press)

    Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of nature, and therefore this holds for the action of people. For this reason, a research scientist will hardly be inclined to believe that events could be influenced by a prayer, i.e. by a wish addressed to a Supernatural Being.
    (Albert Einstein, 1936, The Human Side. Responding to a child who wrote and asked if scientists pray.)

    A man’s ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
    (Albert Einstein, “Religion and Science”, New York Times Magazine, 9 November 1930)

    I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature. (Albert Einstein, The World as I See It)

    The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. (Albert Einstein)

  37. on 28 Dec 2008 at 11:16 pm 37.Hermes said …

    Loved one, thank you for the list … though I can see it not making any difference to the unethical theists out there.

    I can see them already repeating the lies made about Einstein as if the authority of one person — claimed unethically through a lie — would make a reality out of a fantasy.

  38. on 31 Dec 2008 at 2:48 am 38.Phil E. Drifter said …

    Because people are stupid. that’s why.

  39. on 31 Dec 2008 at 2:54 pm 39.An Amputee said …

    Do Christians have nothing better to do than to seek out a-theist blogs and clog up the discussions?

  40. on 03 Jan 2009 at 12:51 am 40.Rob Groen said …

    Am i really clogging up the discussions? I don’t think so. I’m just one person; you are many. All I’m doing is trying to get people to think objectively about what they believe.

    Maybe I should ask, “do atheists have nothing better to do with their time than to post anti-Christian messages on the net?” It would be nice if someone could answer objectively without any needless hostility. I respect the people who write here.

  41. on 03 Jan 2009 at 1:51 am 41.Hermes said …

    Rob Groen, your question misses the point. If you want to talk, hop over to the forums and let me know. I have a standard comment and question that sums up my POV on why I’m here … and what Christians can do to get me to change my behavior.

    Forums: http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php

  42. on 03 Jan 2009 at 2:35 am 42.Gern Blansten said …

    “All I’m doing is trying to get people to think objectively about what they believe.”

    That has to be the most ridiculous line I’ve heard in months.

  43. on 03 Jan 2009 at 2:41 am 43.Neece ZeNeece said …

    Nice article. christians are so arrogant and self centered. Maybe Richard should examine why god was using him and his cell phone as target practice in the first place.

  44. on 04 Jan 2009 at 7:30 pm 44.Justin said …

    Being an Atheist myself, I think you sound more arrogant than the people you are accusing of arrogance. Let Christians do their own thing, don’t try to belittle their beliefs, and maybe they’ll do the same for you.
    God you’re an arrogant ass.

  45. on 04 Jan 2009 at 7:33 pm 45.Justin said …

    Most of the other people who are commenting sound pretty stupid also. Most of you are making the Christians seem pretty intelligent with some of the ‘tarded comments you’re leaving.

  46. on 04 Jan 2009 at 8:54 pm 46.Liz said …

    Wait…. WTF, fish aren’t telepathic, they react to physical shifts in the water from the other fish. Wouldn’t YOU be able to feel if your closest neighbor underwater moved? Wouldn’t you feel it if 100 of them did? Yeah, what the hell, that retarded remark just goes to invalidate your ability to reason and reflects badly on anything else you have to say.

  47. on 05 Jan 2009 at 3:47 am 47.ken said …

    I while I agree with some of what is being said. many pick the people that may not be in the faith and many who do not know it. I wish these sites had email so you can ask question back. god is not real and the 52 reasons which most are wrong and out of context snd not as logical when thought through.

  48. on 05 Jan 2009 at 9:38 pm 48.Hermes said …

    Ken, I’m not the person(s) who made this web site. I write enough on my own here as do other people who visit this site — from strict Muslims and evangelical Christians through to pantheists, some deists, as well as quite a few non-theists/atheists. For example, I’m an agnostic atheist.

    If you want to talk to someone else, go for it. The best place (I think) is in the forums, just make sure you can back up what you claim — or let people know what you guess but do not claim to know for a fact.

    If you only want to have a discussion with the person(s) responsible for this web site — good luck! I’ve never had a conversation with them directly (as far as I know!).

  49. on 10 Feb 2009 at 9:08 am 49.matt said …

    I see one gigantic flaw with this story. A motorola RAZR has little to no chance in stopping anything above a .22 round, let alone a .45. Maybe they forgot to mention that the bullet hadn’t been fired yet.

  50. on 10 Feb 2009 at 5:46 pm 50.Anonymous said …

    “Even fish have the ability to communicate telepatically with a tremendous precision and speed.”

    That is the freakin’ funniest thing I’ve seen all day. Telepathic fish.

    God so loved fish he made them telepathic. Not humans, with our reason and abilities. But fish.

  51. on 15 Feb 2009 at 9:55 am 51.Woody said …

    Years ago, my mother gave me a bullet…a bullet. And I put it in my breast pocket. Two years after that I was walking down the street, when a BERSERK evangelist heaved a Gideon bible out a hotel room window, hitting me in the chest. Bible would have gone through my heart if it wasn’t for the bullet.

  52. on 10 Apr 2009 at 8:55 pm 52.Br00ce said …

    Wow, this Adina is one mean bitch. Forget about the telepathic fish and get back in the kitchen.

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