All I am seeing by reading your post over and over is, you are speaking from just one side. You know a life without any religion. And I guess that makes you happy. But that means you cannot really say religion is unnecessary.Oh wait, of course you can say that, but that doesn't mean you know it to be absolutely true.Many people's lives revolve around their faith. Social order, daily routine, and many other day-to-day essentials.So maybe you don't pray and don't need it and don't feel empty without it.That's fine.But that does not mean that hopeless child, or that hopeful parent, or that believing teacher does not need a prayer to get their spirits up.Raw science and facts are not always enough for everyone. When the Depression hit, people may have seen the charts and facts about the economy. They may have seen that they would get out of the slump in due time.But the churches began to fill up once again. The people needed more than numbers and statistics. They needed much more. They wanted to feel that Someone was there, watching and helping them. Hearing their prayers. Wrapping His arms around them.
I am very offended. But it's not like you care, right?Don't you dare assume that you know what I have gone through; blowing off my testimony as just "another suicidal teen story" is blatantly insensitive, heartless, disrespectful, and thoughtless.I was an atheist and my life was a wreck. It was not until I became a Christian that I realized how miserable atheism was for me. I had nothing to live for until I discovered faith. You do not know how personally it has changed my life. You have no idea how unbelievably happy and joyful it has made me to know Christ. You do not know how dramatically my life was transformed because of faith, because of religion.But you don't care. You just spat at my testimony like it was some joke. "Well the flying spaghetti monster" --No. Don't even go there. I am appalled at how totally ignorant you are. It has nothing to do with your atheism. Not at all. Your ignorance comes from your bigotry, from your hatred of religious people. Your prejudice of people, human beings. You are completely blinded by arrogance and intolerance.
No offense Hayden, but who isn't suicidal when they're a teenager? Part of growing up in your teens is learning to accept that you don't control the world. I don't know why you were suicidal and maybe something serious did happen but for most teens it's just dealing with things they can't control.
If you're offended, I'm sorry Hayden, but you need to cool the s*** down.
Nate wrote:You said that you think that the world would be better without people such as myself that follow a faith.
You said earlier that you think the world would be better off without religion. So this does not seem to match with what you saying.
Are you ready to say that religion is no longer necessary for every single one of the nearly 7 billion people alive today?
A lack of belief in God is a doctrine.
One can still seek to force their lack of belief in God upon others. Moreover, while some atheists may indeed be neutral, that would not seem to apply to all atheists. Indeed, outspoken atheism is perhaps the most visible form of atheism today.
Indeed, outspoken atheism is perhaps the most visible form of atheism today.
I really could care less if someone is atheist or religious.
Voltaire wrote:What is tolerance? it is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly--that is the first law of nature.It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.
Matt Stone wrote:At the end of the day, if the mass delusion of a religion makes you happy, makes your family work better, is that bad or good?
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