Christianity is Stupid
A little rant, covering the frosting on the tip of the iceberg, of the complete utter nonsensical stupidity of christianity. Other western religions are also just as vile.
Writing is not my skill, but I hope to encourage others to write more, and start calling religion for what it is. The future of our world depends on it.
I am amazed at how completely utterly stupid christians are. Oh, and their other western religion cohorts (e.g. jews and muslims) are no better, but I will focus on christians here because they are of the dominant religious group in our country.
Christians are so stupid that they believe humans coexisted with dinasours just a few thousand years ago, and god put all that fossil stuff in the earth just to fool with our heads. What happened to the dinasours? Was there not enough room on the ark?
Speaking of Noah's Ark, have you christians bothered to try to comprehend the immense diversity of life forms on this planet? (Just one small corner of the world, the Darien's Gap rainforest, has far more diversity than humans have been able to grasp so far). Oh, and what about creatures that live only in freshwater? The Ark would need a large series of aquariums (several, to keep some creatures from eating others, and to accomodate different water temperatures (oh, and speaking of which, Noah would need to devise some climate control systems)). Oh, and what about plants? How did all the plant life survive the flood? ...from all the climate zones throughout the planet? How did Noah travel throughout the world to collect samples from every climate zone?
Ask a minister: "Is God Perfect?"; the answer, of course, will be something like "Yes, Duh!" Then ask: "Has anyone ever committed a sin?"; again the answer, again, will be "Yes, Duh!"
If god is perfect, then its impossible for anything to happen, anywhere in the universe, no matter how trivial, that is outside the bounds of EXACTLY what god intended. For if anything were to ever happen outside the bounds of exactly what god intended, then that would be an example of imperfection in god. A sin is, by definition, an act that is outside the bounds of what god intended. So perfection in god, and sins, are logically contradictory. This is very basic logic that even a fairly stupid person ought to be able to get pretty easily. But for christians, it is wwwwaaaayyyy over their heads.
I asked a christian about this once, and what was their response? That god intended for sins to happen! At that point I realized further discussion with him was pointless, but I was thinking, "Ok then, if god intended for sins to happen, then WHY THE FUSS! When people commit sins they are doing what god intended so why not bless their sinful actions!? Why do churches keep wailing on about how you are not suppose to be doing these things that god intended for people to be doing?!"
Oh, and still on the subject of sins. Isn't it gods fault? When humans commit sins, they are simply doing that which god's creations do. God has been creating humans for awhile now, and they have been sinning all along, so you would thing that god would know better by now and either revise the design to correct for this sinful behavior or just stop creating humans if he cannot get the result to his satisfaction.
If I were to, say, working on organizing and outdoor concert, and I wanted to make an outdoor heating source. I decided to get a really big tank of liquid hydrogen and another really big tank of liquid oxygen, and have them sitting right under the bleachers, and pipe them to pour out onto a barbeque. It would almost certainly explode and all the people in the bleachers would die. Then I did the same thing again, and again, and again.... Would I be able to pass the blame on my contraption? "Bad tanks! Very bad bad bad tanks!" NO! It would be MY FAULT. Likewise, if god keeps creating people that keep sinning the same old ways, well, its HIS fault!
NOTE TO HOMELAND SECURITY SPIES: No, I am not threatening to create some sort of bomb to be planted under some bleachers! That was a hypothetical example to illustrate my point. I have never worked in such a capacity and am not planning on it. I never want to do anything in my life to deliberatly harm another person. Get back to your maple bar and leave me alone.
There are other ways that christians divert blame from god. For example, (as explained to me by a guy from the seventh day adventist church), god didn't create the devil, so he can completely wash his hands of that deed. God created Lucifer, who was purportedly a good little angel. But then Lucifer decided "fuck this shit" and became the "devil". So it was Lucifer's fault --and not god's fault-- we have a devil. Just like with human sins, this is an example of god creating something, and then god blaming his creation for doing that which he created it as able to do.
Oh, and speak of the devil, and god, and their respective lairs, hell and heaven. We are suppose to want to go to "heaven" the lair of god. But god is extremely picky about who he lets in. You can't go to heaven if you don't kiss god's butt very nicely at least once a week. You cannot have any fun, for all fun things are sinful. Being in heaven must be a lot like walking on eggshells: a fearful existence where one minor slipup and you are drop-kicked out of there, off to burn in hell. Heaven must also be a lonely place, for only 144,000 people get to go there in the first place, but -sooner or later- you will accidently commit a sin and be kicked out. Only the most die-hard god-butt-kissers would remain.
Hell, on the other hand, is the land of fun and partyin! Satan loves you unconditionally. You can have fun and he still loves and accepts you. Feeling a bit horney? Well, in hell.... All the fun happens in hell.
Why is god a "he"? Why does he have a dick? Are there a bunch of really hot goddesses out there and he wants them all for himself? He doesn't want any lowly humans getting any action with those hot goddesses? That might explain his ultra sensitivity to people worshipping other gods and goddesses.
Doesn't god seem a bit sensitive, insecure, paranoid, and downright evil? Read some of that biblical bullshit (or just listen to a minister) and truly ask yourself this question. God seems in desparate need of intense mental health treatment.
In fact, god sounds so evil and brutal he makes Adolf Hitler sounds like a saint. For Adolf only wanted to torture and kill off a portion of the world-wide human population. God, on the other hand, with this whole Noah's Ark and flood ordeal, wiped out almost the entire human race because he disliked them. There were some other "incidents" as explained in the bible. God is the ultimate king of war crimes and genocide.
And his followers blindly follow his path of war crimes and genocide. They came to america, and obliterated the native peoples on the excuse that their christian god was vastly superior to that silly nature stuff the natives were into. They continue to perpetuate war and brutality at the direction of their leaders. Their leaders say "support our troops" means "attack iraq" and "support our troops" is a good thing, so their christian sheeple mindlessly "support our troops".
Christians are so incredibly stupid they cannot see their own extreme hypocricy.
Christians like to say they follow the teachings of jesus and the bible. Look in the bible and what does jesus teach?
- to love one another
- to not judge one another
- to not hoard wealth, but share it with others
- etc., nice things like that
Also, jesus himself never seems to speak of homosexuality. He talks about a shitload of other stuff, but, somehow, homosexuality never seems to come up.
Now what do christians do?
- they preach hate
- they preach judgement
- they hoard wealth and deny opportunities to the poor
- they get their panties in a bind over homosexuality
(btw, all you homophobes: I am a straight man myself. You don't have to be gay to not want to treat gays as garbage.)
It seems christians are among the most anti-bible and anti-jesus people out there. Those that are nonreligious (or not aligned to a western religion) generally live life far more aligned with the teachings of jesus than the jesus people do!
Oh and speaking of the bible, there are an awful lot of things out there that are sins that christians seem to completely ignore. They pick and choose from their bible what best fits their mentality. When they play football, they should hope those balls are not made of real pig skins, and that they are not playing on a saturday!
Christians defer all thought to their leaders. They like to preach that to be "saved" you must "know jesus". Ask them what about "good" people in primitive third world communities that have never heard of jesus? They say something like "well, they are not saved but you just have to trust that god knows best".
And why does god intentionally hurt people anyway? Come one christians, you know there are numerous cases where god hurts people, he even has some angels he created just for that purpose. When rapture comes up, all the "saved" people are taken away, and those left behind are subjected to a "gnawing and gnashing of the teeth" (i.e. torture). Why? It has already been decided that these people are not "saved", so they will live an eternity in hell, so reform is pointless. What is the purpose of punishing them? God can just turn around and walk away, and never have to deal with these rejected people again, but he chooses to deal with them some more and have some of his angels really stick it to them before walking away from them.
(I took a bible study class recently, in hopes of understanding christians better. These teachings came up, I asked these questions, was refered to the minister, and the minister of the church could not provide an answer better than "well, that's just the way it is".)
My rant has only skimmed the frosting on the tip of the iceberg. We could go on and on and on about the stupidity of christianity (and other western religions). But I will stop here.
I am not a religious expert. I grew up in a catholic household and went to their school because my parents forced me to. In later years I tried reading the bible to figure out why people eat this stuff up and was left more baffled then before. Quite honestly major chunks of it I just skimmed over as it seemed to be endless blabber of the going-ons with an occational wailing from god about something interspersed.
Why did I rant?
I am tired. I am tired of what western religion is doing to our world. I am tired of the utter complete stupidity that it fosters in the human spirit. I am tired of the control western religion has on our society and how it suffocates the human condition. Western religion is full of complete utter stupidity. I know many others can explain this far better than myself.
I feel that we need to stop letting western religion get away with grilling this stupidity into the human race without calling them on it. If we do not, humanity will not survive.
I was harsh, by refering to christians as "stupid" many times. It was not meant to degrade anyone. My intention is to simply get through to people. To wake up. This really IS completely stupid! Look at it!
I hope I encouraged others to write about this subject, and we can move to call western religion for what it really is. People need to read what you have to write about this.
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