Can I just say this real quick? And I understand if anyone gets offended, so I apologize up front, but I really hate some christians. Especially the ones that believe that “good christians should give every sinner the gospel because that’s their salvation” or whatever.
Stop confusing faith with truth! They are two very different words. Faith is the belief that it’s the truth, and truth is the actual truth. No one knows the actual truth, so stop pretending your faith is the actual truth. It’s just some idea you have passed on by your parents who had it passed on by their parents and so on and so forth.
If you want to be an educated and good person, get out there and get that education! Question what you learn, don’t just accept it because someone says it’s true! Be good for the sake of being good! Don’t be good just because you’re afraid some goat-legged red dude with a pitchfork will get you if you aren’t! Why would anyone ever stop trying to learn more? Why would anyone ever choose to stop thinking for themselves? And seriously. I mean, truly serious: How can anyone claim to be a loving and good person when they focus so much of their time on hate? When they can hate a person for simply falling in love with a consensual adult who just happens to be the same gender?
When are these wannabe saints going to open their eyes and see how stupid they’ve been? How the female and the black populations have been oppressed and their rights hindered, only to overcome? How religion has done nothing but hold progress back! It just baffles me.
I’m cool if you believe in God. I’m cool if you believe in Allah (same dude, by the way). Hell, I’m cool if you’re some Scientologist or other obscure faith. However, I am not okay with you trying to oppress others simply because your religion says so.
Here’s how my dreamworld religious debates will go:
Christian: Hello, I believe in God.
Muslim: Hi, I do too, only I call him Allah! What do you think of all this, Atheist?
Atheist: I actually believe in neither. I’m more of a science kind of guy.
Scientologist: I believe that we are immortal beings.
Everyone: Right on, that’s a cool belief you have. I’ve never thought of it that way, but you could be right because no one knows what the actual truth is.