2009-01-16

Christian cowardice

Haven't you noticed that christian blogs rarely have public comments? And that when they do they censor dissent anyway?

Here is a blog post asking why are we atheists, including his list of suspected reasons:

- You read the works of Voltaire and became a convert?

- You are a secret Luciferian posing as an Atheist.

- You are a Communist?

_ You went to church when you were younger but never experienced God?

- You want to make yourself God and do not like competition?

-You are a postmodernisand you believe that that there is no ultimate truth?

-You read the works of Charles Darwin and are writing manuscripts of the next “My Atheist Struggle”?

- A Catholic Priest made a pass at you and you blame God?

- You are secretly in love with Richard Dawkins and have not told your parents that you are not like other men?

- You are not convinced evil exists.

_ You believe the ten commandments are harmful to the well being of human kind.

_ You are following a trend?

Here is my reply which I doubt he will post:
My separation from christianity came in stages, first I rejected God when I read the bible and found God was nonsensical:

...an all mighty omniscient being taking any actions? creating light without stars? embedding spiritual beings into physical bodies when simple spirits suffice? eternally punishing weak and ignorant beings without understanding of evil? Using his magic to stuff billions of species into a tiny boat so his magical flood kills everybody in the planet instead of, you know vanishing them in a microsecond with his magic?...

and evil:

...since he already knew Abraham would accept to kill his son, the total result of the exercise was to make Abraham have a hell of an afternoon, whats up with all the slavery, bigotry, misogynism, homophobia and ultimately all the authoritarianism and insistence in obedience against any ethical concerns one might have? Why does he demands we believe without any doubt that he will answer our prayers while at the same times makes no guarantee that he will actually answer them? and then pretends that taking no action and letting matters take its logical course constitutes an answer?...

and poorly defended:

Lack of evidence? Just believe it!
Makes no sense? Just believe it!
There are better explanations! Don't listen, its the Devil!
But that's not fair! Do you want to discuss that in hell?...

But I didn't became an agnostic until I found that there are many other religions and that their followers are sincere.

I became an atheist when I found out that all of them are based on false claims that must be taken on faith.

Only science make a rigorous attempt to reach truth.

I finally cased believing in my soul and the afterlife when I learned about neurology (and evolutionary psychology, but mostly neurology).

It's simple, the mind is the brain, no brain no mind, we can actually predict what part of your mind you will lose if we remove specific part of your brain, etc.

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igetpissed said...

I think that basically sums it up for many of us. You may get a reply to this from some christian, but it will most likely read: The true life is in the Lord, Jesus is saviour, blah, blah, blah...They really aren't interested in any reasons we might have for being atheist, they are really only interested in rationalizing their own beliefs.

TW said...

Unusually your comment made it through.

It astounds me how so many of the Christian blogs (which often cry about how liberals are all commies who oppress free speech) heavily censor their own blogs, yet are the first to cry foul should they be censored in anyway.

rgz said...

Odd,splendidless comment posted at 6:59 was published before my comment posted at 6:56 so I assumed my message was completely supressed. Why did he wait so much to post *my* comment? (Although I don't think I'm the only one)

He's probably reading every comment very carefully before accepting it.