Religion

Anti-theist

I am an atheist, but I am actually probably more of an anti-theist.

Before you start your feedback complaint to me, I speak from a position of knowledge.

On my person at all times (when I have my phone) are the following books:

  • Holy Bible, King James Version
  • Holy Bible, English Standard Version
  • Quran: English Translation
  • The Torah

I have read them all. In fact, it is exactly these books that has driven my atheism and my anti-theism. I now use them to argue with religious idiots who try to convert me.

Disclaimer: I am not against personal religion. I think it's daft, but if that brings you peace, then go for it, with my love.

My beef is with Organised Religion. I think it is the most evil and destructive thing to have ever been invented by humans.

And invented by humans it was: In the beginning, Man created God

Below are some of the comments, responses and arguments I have had about religion:

Musings

  • If god didn't want us to eat from the tree, why didn't She put the tree on The Moon?
  • The war between Science and Religion was won the day they started putting lightning conductors on church roofs - shows a lack of faith, doesn't it?
  • Why do people pray? Surely praying is you wanting to go against your god's original plan? You suddenly think you're better than this thing that you think is omnipotent and omniscient? You are literally asking them to change their mind.
  • If a god had wanted you to know it was real, it would have shown itself to you. Directly. Not by creating a flower and making you think about its creator.
  • Humans have been on this planet for ~200,000 years. So, for 196,000 years your god sat back twiddling her thumbs and did nothing about the killing, rape, stealing, slavery, etc. Then she decided to intervene and then went dormant again for at least another 2000 years?
  • The question I get asked by religious people all the time is, without God, what’s to stop me from raping all I want? And my answer is: I do rape all I want. And the amount I want is zero. And I do murder all I want, and the amount I want is zero. The fact that these people think that if they didn’t have this person watching over them that they would go on killing, raping rampages is the most self-damning thing I can imagine. I don't want to do that. Right now, without any god, I don't want to jump across this table and strangle you. I have no desire to strangle you. I have no desire to flip you over and rape you. - Penn Jillette
  • Are you telling me that an omnipotent and omniscient god sent her son down to Earth in the middle of a desert sparsely inhabited by illiterate peasants? - When at the same time, the whole of China was there, educated, enlightened and ready for knowledge?
  • Go to Jerusalem and tell me how many men you find there called Matthew, Mark, Luke or John...
  • Of the 4000+ published gods throughout history, why is YOURS the only true one and everyone else's is clearly made-up claptrap?
  • Prayer is like masturbation: It only satisfies the thinker, not the ones they are thinking about.

Intelligent Design

  • Why would an Intelligent Designer make the tube that you breathe out of, the same tube that you eat and drink through? Choking kills thousands each year.
  • Why would a creator design a brain that needs to shut down (sleep) for one third of the day? Causing the animal in possession to be vulnerable to predators during that time?
  • The perfectly designed eye argument is obviously flawed when you look at the amount of people who wear glasses.