Originally posted by MrXYZ
Those fundamentalists are America's village idiots...best to just ignore them
No point in taking clowns seriously...
If only they didn't hold important positions as judges, politicians and teachers.
If religion instills morality and places more of a value on life than atheism does then why is it seemingly so easy to recruit jihadist suicide
bombers to kill for Allah, and make them believe they will be rewarded with 70 virgins and rivers of milk and honey in the afterlife?
I'll tell you this, the 3 major religions are responsible for more mental illness than all the atheists that ever existed. The Bible is mental
illness "by the book."
First we are introduced to fully developed humans who are immediately expelled from the divine for falling for a trick, out of naivete. We have no
history of a loving childhood or a relationship in a loving family setting, which we would emulate in adolescence and pass on to our children in
adulthood. The Biblical God provides no positive role model for humanity.
So we start out with a generational curse, separated from the divine and at the mercy of the rest of god's creation, fallen angels. After a collective
trauma, of the flood and all the previous rape, we are given a list of rules to follow, if we want to reclaim our relationship with divinity. These
laws are flawed from the get go.
Then this supposedly loving God sends his son to be murdered by an angry mob, to cleanse our "sins" if only we believe the story. We are promised the
2nd destruction of the world, by the return of a vengeful God, who is to separate the good people from the bad, who are doomed.
Today, a good Christian is one who has no devotion to the earth or the future of humanity, and prays for end of times destruction to come sooner
rather than later. Is it no wonder this deranged young Christian man went on a shooting spree?
The Bible, and the religions that it has spawned, is no bases of true morality, in my opinion. It is the basis of mental illness. There's nothing
divine about the God of the Bible.
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