Your religion would hack someone to death in the street.
This goes for some of you Atheists too by the way, although I know you’re all frothing at the mouth at having your belief system compared to a religion (said in the same manner one would say ‘gobba of snot’).
Hear me out though…
As a Christian – nearly 3 years ago now! – I wanted to strangle idiots like the Australian Christian Party who said, and still say, such stupid things as ‘Gay Marriage is equivalent to Child Abuse‘.
I would say to myself, ‘They’re misrepresenting the truth about what Christianity is all about!! Grace, love, acceptance…”
Ironically, that very statement itself contained the base ingredient for yesterdays horrific incident where two men used religious extremism as an excuse for chopping a man to death in the middle of a London street in the middle of the day.
And everyone asks themselves… how does this happen? Where does it come from?
There’s just one base ingredient for a religion – or belief system – to become capable of committing acts like yesterday as well as larger ones like the Muslim Conquests, Christian Crusades and Auschwitz gas chambers.
It believes it is right. 100%, absolutely, no room for doubt or changing of the mind.
This is called fundamentalism. And what it does, is substitute a personal decision about what you have chosen to believe is true, despite there being no conclusive evidence either way, and turns it into something that is absolutely, definitely true for the rest of humanity.
It takes belief and faith and turns it into Truth.
Beliefs aren’t dangerous. Fundamentalism is.
Believing that you, and only you and your extended network of same-believers, are right creates idiots out of everyone else. It’s just a bad-childhood, job termination, mental illness or lack of purpose* to turn Idiot to Opponent to Adversary to Enemy. An enemy who deserves whatever he was given.
Before it gets to this…
Before it gets to this…
Could we accept that we live in a world where we’re all not 100% sure about what is real and what is not (which is totally whacked up by the way) and we’re all doing our best to try and work it out? Some have drawn one conclusion, others another and some just haven’t really bothered to draw anything except a horse that looks like a dog.
Whatever works for you.
This is why I don’t call myself an Atheist. Regardless of what it’s proponents individually mean that term to believe, it has become synonymous with an unwavering 100% certainty that there is no god or higher being and anyone who believes differently is an idiot. Unfortunately you don’t know that for sure.
It’s also why I’m not a Christian. There’s no proof Jehovah Wanyonyi isn’t god-incarnate but my money is on him being not. Jesus or just god existing in the first place… same, same. Confession: trying very hard not to believe Jehovah Wanyonyi’s followers aren’t idiots.
Now is the time for a Christian who’s read two books by Lee Strobel to pipe up with ‘But Scientists turn belief into truth tooooo. It’s not possible to be 100% sure on anything. Even when you drive a car, you are believing it works, even though you don’t know how…”
First of all, please go read something not written by a Christian.
Second of all, scientists are not fundamentalists. It might take them 300 years to get used to the fact that the earth is not flat but eventually they (and the rest of humanity as well by the way) do get used to it, change their mind (<——— keyphrase, HERE!) and get on with the new reality.
If you are not willing to change your mind about what you believe is true or acknowledge that it is even a small bit possible you’ve got it backwards…
Your Religion Is Capable Of Hacking Someone To Death In A Street.
*Please forgive the stereotypical assumptions, I’m just trying to point out that other ingredients are involved in fundamentalism turning into death crusades…
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