Thursday, July 18, 2013 7:57:20 PM
Strange thing about all religions. Before coming into contact with other religions, all religions already had similar stories about a supreme being and other similar stories. Maybe the bible was meant to be taken figuratively, not literally. Would the message be that bad? I think most of the problems with the bible is man's terrible interpretation of it. Maybe it`s real, maybe it`s not. Neither side has definite proof. So it`s annoying when someone takes to the stage and pretends to be all-knowing. Just like the preacher that claims to know everything. The point is, how can you totally discount one side? To me, the biggest a-hole is not the one who believes, or the one who doesn`t. It`s the one that believes that you need to believe what they do. Leave people alone, let them have their solace and comfort as long as it`s within the confines of law, so be it.
Monday, July 15, 2013 3:10:27 PM
He didn't answer the question.
He did, but logic seems somewhat esoteric sometimes. Here, I`ll give a more direct answer: if the only reason you believe in God is fear of punishment, fear that he would cast you down into a fiery death for all eternity, simply for failing to believe in him (not for being an evil person, not for mistreating others, not for stealing or raping or any other evil, but simply for not believing in him), then I would rather be wrong than believe in such a pitiful excuse for a Father.
My own father loves me, forgives me all manner of indiscretion and still hopes the best for me. Just as I do my own children. A parent who doesn`t, we humans call a bad parent. Especially when said parent gave me curiosity and the ability to reason, then would punish for actually using it, rather than blindly believing in him over no proof whatsoever.
Monday, July 15, 2013 2:31:23 PM
It is not nice to ridicule other peoples faith. If painting their navel blue makes them happy then why should we object?
I only object when they try to pass laws that affect us all based on their faith. If they want to learn Creationism instead of science, let them. I won't object. If they want to practice abstinence-only sex ed. Let them. I won`t object. If they want to eschew abortions, let them. I won`t object. IF they want to pray prior to a meal, let them, I won`t object. But have them pass laws on their religious beliefs that limit my ability to practice mine? To that, I object.