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Christianity &Islam Johnson on 15 Dec 2008 12:10 am

Religion is Ridiculous

If you are a rational person and you look at the news on any given day, you can see the negative affect that religion has on people’s lives. Every day, religion sets society back in ways both large and small. Here are several recent examples of hatred and stupidity from the world of religion:

1) Faith Healing Parents Assert Religious Rights

2) Atheist may sue if law on Las Vegas officiants won’t change

3) Islamic governments are expected to join with the Vatican in protesting against a French-backed declaration in the UN General Assembly that calls for the decriminalisation of homosexuality worldwide

4) Salvation Army Captain to be Fired for Marrying Non-Member

5) Vatican condemns embryo stem cell research, cloning

6) Principal Kevin Bezy says the student’s piece on evolution needs to be revised.

7) Fox’s Gretchen Carlson: “I’m all for free speech and free rights, just not on December 25th”

8) She’s going to Hell

9) Blind man’s guide dog barred from restaurant for offending Muslims

10) More Americans Believe in the Devil, Hell and Angels than in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

There is nothing that society gains from this kind of hatred and stupidity.

If you are a Christian or a Muslim who would like to exit the world of hatred and stupidity for the greener pastures of rationality, this book can help:

- WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com

21 Responses to “Religion is Ridiculous”

  1. on 16 Dec 2008 at 9:18 am 1.Kneebow said …

    Do any of you read the Bible and pray to God for guidence?

  2. on 16 Dec 2008 at 5:24 pm 2.Elliot said …

    In reference to the first article, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say prayer doesn’t work? Does the fact that their children die do anything to change their minds? Or is it just the will of God? Well, as bad as it sounds, there’s one less crazy religious child to make the world a crappier place to live in.

    I’ve had a change of heart, I support no medical treatment for faith healers!

  3. on 16 Dec 2008 at 9:47 pm 3.loved one said …

    kneebow,

    have you prayed facing Mecca recently or sacrificed a virgin to the Sun God, visited a sacred buddhist shrine recently? have you fasted for 40 days and 40 nights? have you been baptized as a Mormon and gone on a mission?
    if not, then you’ll never know whether those beliefs are true or not. never. you have no right to claim superiority over anybody else in the realm of ‘belief’. none at all.

  4. on 17 Dec 2008 at 2:54 am 4.Kneebow said …

    [Jesus said] “I am the way the truth and the life no one comes through the father through by me.”
    John 14:6

    Muslims:
    How can they proport to know anything about a Diety that died many years after He was cruxified? The prophet of that religion said basically that the cruxifiction was only an appeared to be so, and that a man took Christ’s place. That is foolish. It is more reasonable to believe the eyewitness testimony of Jesus’ actual disciples Peter, who wrote under Mark, John, Matthew, and Paul, who, in the Book of Acts “reasoned” with the Jews to prove Jesus was and is the Christ (Acts 17:2.) Do you know anything about religion? Not all roads lead to heaven as Jesus said. Only by having faith in Him can you be justified before God.

    Acts 4:12: “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name given under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

    Why would I seek another religion anyways when I realize that, reasonably, God has loved me through Christ. It is in my heart and it is my testimony. You must realize that Christ, who scoffers deny, is the only way to heaven. To disbelive or say tbat any other way to heaven is possible is to cheepen the Svaior’s act on the cross.

    HE DIED FOR YOUR SIN AND NO ONE ELSE DID. YOU MUST BELIEVE IN HIM TO GO TO HEAVEN.

  5. on 17 Dec 2008 at 2:57 am 5.Kneebow said …

    Sorry but I but my overwrite button keeps comming on. The correct verse is: [Jesus said] “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.” John 14:6

    I am sorry I mistated the verse.

  6. on 17 Dec 2008 at 9:52 am 6.loved one said …

    okay, so the millions of people who worship in faiths other than yours are all going to hell because they don’t believe the same thing you do?

    how novel.

    funny thing is, they believe the exact that same thing about their religion. in their eyes, you are misguided, and theirs is the truth.

    you know exactly what it is to be an atheist in the sense that you are an atheist to all religions but your own. can you not see how silly this is?

    I just choose to take it one step further and believe in none of the above. there is an equal amount of evidence for all supreme beings and imaginary religious figures:

    zero.

    if you think you’ve got some real evidence that your god exists, bring it on. otherwise, keep it to yourself (ie. boring bible verses, hearsay stories of miracles, etc.)

  7. on 17 Dec 2008 at 3:53 pm 7.Kneebow said …

    All my evidence would come from the Word of God and so since you do not want to listen to God I cannot help enlighten you. I told you what Jesus said and you don’t even take it to heart and call Him a “god.” Do you realize how offensive you are? I used to do the same thing in my college essays but repneted from it. You’d capitlize your name, but not God’s?

    I told you why it is not reasonable to belive in Muhamaad(sp). The guy didn’t even perform any miricles, other than starting a religion for Edomities, who wanted an excuse to hate their cousins, the Jews, who where rightly entrusted with the real oracles of God. How can you redfine something that His disples said six hundred years before Him. He wasn’t even a witness to the act on the cross, how can He be a proper witness?

    Their is only one real religion and it is more reasonable to belive in it than any other. No other Religion has a real man, who is also God, die for our sin. All major religions confront sin, but only Christ saved us from its bondage.

  8. on 17 Dec 2008 at 5:03 pm 8.Hermes said …

    Loki is interested in you Kneebow. Better change your ways…

  9. on 18 Dec 2008 at 5:21 am 9.Zeusisthetruegod said …

    You are a fool Kneebow! Prostrate yourself before the mighty Zeus! He is the on and only God! All other gods are but playthings of His! If you do not humble yourself before Him, you will suffer eternal damnation and death!

  10. on 18 Dec 2008 at 12:38 pm 10.Hermes said …

    Zeusisthetruegod, while Zeus is a B.A.M.F., there are of course other gods. Me, for instance. This “Yahweh” character, though, doesn’t sound like any of the other gods that show up at the conventions. I asked around at one point … I said “OK, just to be clear … have any of you encountered this deity?” and the other gods just smiled and laughed, and drank ambrosia. (Then again, I was trying to be a ham at the time and there were plenty of jokes that were passed around after that. The muses were quite active that night!)

    Here’s what I don’t get. While it is clear that the Greek Pantheon is real, why do the Christians and the Muslims and the few Jews left intentionally follow a non-existent deity? Seems to be that the main factor seems to be fear.

    In their book, a pale one in comparison to the greats it borrowed from without even a simple byline, they have a passage I think is important;

    “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.” (1 Kings 18)

    So, where is this entity, this deity that it’s followers arrogantly claim the title “God” for it with a capital G?

    Is it afraid of both mortal and immortal alike, or is it just sleeping or on vacation elsewhere?

  11. on 18 Dec 2008 at 10:15 pm 11.Kneebow said …

    Even if God spoke to me you wouldn’t believe. You’d just balk and scoff.

    …Luke 16:31: “‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be pursuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’”

  12. on 19 Dec 2008 at 12:06 am 12.Hermes said …

    Yet, 1 Kings 18 still stands;

    “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.”

  13. on 19 Dec 2008 at 1:52 am 13.Hermes said …

    Kneebow, 1 Kings 18 still stands;

    “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.”

  14. on 19 Dec 2008 at 2:23 am 14.loved one said …

    “Even if God spoke to me you wouldn’t believe. You’d just balk and scoff.”

    actually, no. In the very same way I’d believe in alien abductions if I was abducted by aliens. In fact, I’m willing to believe in anything there is evidence for. Somehow, all religions have one thing in common. complete lack of any real evidence for their claims.
    I realize that’s exactly the reason for their success, but it never ceases to amaze me that people are willing to think rationally in every other field of human endeavor, yet when it comes to spiritual matters we are supposed to suspend all rational thought. It’s even considered noble in some circles.

    If *any* god spoke to me (not just the one you worship), I’d listen and I’d admit I was wrong. but amazingly, the millions of gods out there have never made contact. as a child, I fervently believed in the God of Abraham, yet despite all my effort, he never once spoke to me – and I have a pretty active imagination! I asked very clear questions and received nothing.
    now I realize that teaching kids such nonsense amounts to child abuse. It took me years to overcome this unnecessary guilt as it does countless people who make it out of these cults in one piece. I for one am just thankful I did.

  15. on 19 Dec 2008 at 2:51 am 15.Hermes said …

    Kneebow, I take it as a concession — that your deity is no more credible than Baal — that you did not address Elijha’s apt words … that I turn and focus on your claims about your god;

    “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.”

    1 Kings 18

  16. on 19 Dec 2008 at 2:59 am 16.Kneebow said …

    Elijha was mocking the worshipers of those gods. He doesen’t believe in them. What is your point.

  17. on 19 Dec 2008 at 4:39 am 17.Hermes said …

    Kneebow, what is good for the Yahwey Goose is good for the Zeus Gander. I ask you, in the same tone as Elijha in regards to Yahwey;

    “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.”

    The Greek Pantheon is real, yet I’ve yet to see your deity at the conventions. Is it on vacation? Sleeping? If so, when do you think it will show up? Haven’t seen it … well … ever. And that’s a long time for a deity.

  18. on 19 Dec 2008 at 5:10 am 18.Kneebow said …

    Read Acts 17:16-34.

  19. on 20 Jan 2009 at 12:29 am 19.equal time said …

    My latest attack on delusional thinking is upon the people in the downed plane in the Hudson.

    The people on board state that the big G was with them because the pilot made that impossible crash/ditch landing without more injuries.

    Frankly, I believe that if this postulate were true, then why didn’t God keep the geese from flying into the engines in the first place. He could have saved the plane, the geese, and all the passengers, there would be no big cleanup, no wasted news coverage and nobody had to get wet or take another plane later. :)

  20. on 28 Feb 2009 at 11:37 pm 20.iusemyskullasakey said …

    Kneebow:
    Couldn’t anyone pray for “guidance”, do what they want, and then say, “Oh, I guess that was God guiding me.” Honestly, how do you know if God actually answered your prayer.

  21. on 28 Feb 2009 at 11:40 pm 21.iusemyskullasakey said …

    Sorry, there was supposed to be a “?” at the end of “Honestly, how do you know if God actually answered your prayer”.

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