One of the things I want to be sure of with this blog is I am making out and out attacks on the faithful and people of faith just because they are faithful.
I will attack people for being idiots, for being hate-filled assholes, and for be general shit-heads.
I do want to be clear that there has been good done by religious people, but there is also plenty of bad.
One only needs to look at the number of hospitals, charities and the like to see that religious folks can do well. The problem arises when places like this start to deny their charity to others that don't share their beliefs. For example Catholic Charities in Illinois denying adoptions to gay couples.
I am not going to beat the dead horse of the Crusades, wars, the Holocaust, 9/11 or all the other killing done in the name of your/their/a specific god.
As I evolve this blog and learn more about what I want to say and how I want to say it I am sure my ideas and my writings will also evolve.
A couple things I want to look into.
1. The Evolution of Morality. How do we have morals. What do they do? How are they tied to religion?
2. The Anti-Evolution Debate. I am a strong proponent of the Theory of Evolution (and I know what a Theory actually is) there is too much evidence for it. Yet people still seem to think that it is not possible. So I want to read/hear their side so I know my own arguments better.
Hate in the name of religion seems to be the only socially acceptable kind. A "friend" of mine on Facebook posted a pic mocking atheism and atheists. I was appalled. I was friends with her despite the fact that I find her obnoxious constant evangelism absolutely idiotic. I never criticized her faith or laughed at all her stupid posts about bible quote and other things. Why does so many hate-filled things get filed under "accepted" because they fly the flag of "religion". Maybe atheist SHOULD call their principals a religion to attempt to attain some equality.ReplyDelete
Trela, I could not agree more. I have also dealt with this and cheerfully ignored them. After a while it really does wear one down. Of course if you were to speak your opinion then suddenly you are the one being insensitive.ReplyDelete
Yeah. I think we should.