What sort of faith does it require to be an atheist, or a Christian?
ArtieDent (Login ArtieDent) Sufi Posted Jun 22, 2012 9:21 PM
I have the imagination to believe in god, we probably all do.
What we dont have is the information to make a sensible decision about the gods existances.
With our imagination we might decide that Allah is the one true god, or vishnu, or the rainbow serpent maybe. History is replete with cultures that believed in thousands of gods, until another more exciting one was dreamed up.
History is also quite clear that the gods are geographically located in the areas that believe in these thousands of individuals.
What should that tell us?
That the gods themselves convinced people near them, or that human evangelists only did the work. Word of mouth?
It wasnt until humans went to other areas, and only then, did the gods spread. There are no cases of gods spreading unless "missionaries" did it.
It doesnt take much imagination to work out why. Peoples imaginations spread, not gods realities.
So maybe its that atheists lack the propensity that theists have for glossing over the inconvenient truths of where gods really come from, thats it.
For all those baptist and kiddy fondling catholic priests, not to mention the Onesogs, Nuccs and other gay posters inspired by that hippy, commie, man loving Jesus guy.
Zombie Jesus who sort of came back from the dead...
Away in a graveyard, a stone overhead
The zombie lord Jesus is raised from the dead
The bones and the corpses are at his command
And rise like their master to swarm o'er the land!
The women are screaming, then running away
Poor Mary and Martha are gnawed where they lay
I fear thee, lord Jesus, your curséd undeath
With worms in your bowels and rot on your breath.
Have mercy, lord Jesus, don't eat me today
Next year I'll be bigger, I promise! I pray
Some shaman or rabbi or priestess or such
Will stake you and save us from your deadly touch.
I know Bible literalists apologists have their explanations, but they are ultimately just band aids over bull sh!t.