reply to post by calstorm
I respect the way you approach this subject, simply because the majority of such opening posts on religion are usually self-righteous and arrogant.
Which brings me to the reasons why I think Christianity (or rather those involved in the progression of the religion) is so hated.
Firstly, it is arrogant.
It is arrogant in that it demands that all who do not follow are wrong, immoral, ignorant or even evil.
The faith itself could be used for good, and it is true that such faith offers a great deal of comfort to many. But that is where it should end. It is
a personal view, a personal choice.
My primary argument is against those who choose to believe then feel this desperate need to force everyone else around them to live by their rules.
It's little better than Islamic extremists blowing themselves up and killing hundreds to force their opinions on others. It's the same principle,
religious extremists doing whatever they can to FORCE THEIR OPINIONS AND BELIEFS onto the rest of society.
The Christian faith affects so many aspects of every Human on Earth, through Education, Law, Science, Media...
They demand that gay couples shouldn't be together, even though it has zero bearing on Christian followers.
They demand that religious teachings be forced on children, even though they are not their children.
They demand that Scientific progress in certain research be halted, because they personally do not agree.
They restrict the lives of others through media censorship, because they don't agree with nudity or violence on TV.
They criticise art when it challenges any aspect of Christianity, even to the point of attempting to pass draconian laws preventing any such
And then they have the arrogance to state that all of this is justified because they are right and everyone else is wrong.
If Christianity (or any other religious belief system) just left the rest of society to live as they wish I would have no issue.
But if a person attempts to tell me how I can live my life in any respect, when it has NOTHING to do with them, then I will fight back with every
ounce of my being.
Personally, I have little animosity toward the structure of the faith, I don't understand it, but it's none of my business. Neither do I have any
gripe or argument with those who wish to believe in such.
But when it starts to challenge my experience on Earth and my freedom to live as I choose, or when I am told by such arrogant people that I am living
my life incorrectly, then there is a serious argument to be had.