posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:32 AM
Many so called Atheists on ATS are far more zealous and hate filled than a lot of the so called Christians here. But this old argument goes both ways.
Whenever we get an pro Christian or pro God or pro religion threads, and we know they pop up everyday, usually the first poster is a person from the
atheist camp always ready to mock, put down or basically tell us they know for a fact there is no higher power and we all need to listen to them
because they know. Same as when ever we get anti Christian or anti God or anti religion threads, and we know they pop up everyday, usually the first
poster is someone quoting long verses from the bible that in their minds explain everything and we should all just listen to them because they know.
We can all agree that religion has killed millions of people over the centuries through endless persecutions, and its not just Christians, its
Islamist, Hindu's, Sikhs, and hundreds of other sects and offshoots all over the world that have participated in murder in the name of religion. But
at the same time many peoples lives have been saved by various religious organizations through food, shelter, water and many missionary works all over
We can all also agree that science, which is really the religion of Atheists, has killed millions of people over the centuries through endless wars,
waged with weapons created with science, such as atomic bombs, chemical weapons,and so on, many atheists have blood on their hands through murder in
the name of science. But also at the same time science has saved millions of lives through vaccines, medicines, better health care for our children
and so on.
So the way I see it there is a constant balance between the two camps, both pro and con that will never end this debate. Unless people can put aside
their zealous beliefs in either camp and look at the bigger picture, this fight will never end.
I do not like to call myself a Christian because the term has been so tainted and dirtied over the centuries, but I do believe in the teachings of
Jesus Christ. I don't claim to have all the answers and I don't claim to belong to either camp, but to continually see this never ending battle here
and the way both sides dig in and the simmering hatred that ensues, really bothers me and doesn't seem to fit with the ATS spirit of tolerance and
To the Atheists: Just because we can't see something physically it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. We can't see air or the wind but we know it's
there, so If there are people on ATS who can humble themselves before an invisible presence and wish to express that feeling to others I don't see
that as a problem.
To the religious: Just because people want to chose their own path in life and be the controller of their own destiny doesn't mean they are going to
hell or God will stop loving them. The way I see it as well is God is science and science is God. If he created everything about us then he created
science and if people want to embrace science and they want to express those feeling to others I don't see a problem with that also.
So I plead to all members here to stop creating Threads just to flame either side and create further division.
We are all right and we are all wrong. Just take a second to think before you feel the need to flame and troll someones thread be it religious or