Thanks a Lot God (for the tornado)

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First, I feel absolutely horrible for all the people affected by the tornado in Oklahoma.  No one, especially children, should ever have to suffer like that.  I can’t imagine how terrible that must be and feel lucky for my safety.

What I have difficulty with is how social media sites blow up with messages of “pray for the victims,” or “have faith that God will get you through this horrible time.”  That logic absolutely escapes me.

For those who believe in God, don’t you at least have to believe that your God is an evil and unsympathetic God?  How can you rationalize children being buried alive and killed by a tornado?  What did an innocent child do to deserve that fate?

How is that part of “God’s Plan”?

When I’m confused about religion I often turn to Pat Robertson to explain.  I’m guessing that Pat may think there were a lot of gay people in Oklahoma who needed to be purged from the planet (similar to the earthquake in Haiti).  Shame on those gays for pissing off nature again.

Interestingly enough, Pat backed away from his usual delusion-filled comments and gave a much more comforting answer.

“Why do you build houses where tornadoes are apt to happen,” said Pat Robertson.  Well done Pat.  So basically, all those poor people are just idiots who don’t know where to build a house.

Just when I thought I had heard it all, Pat went on to say that praying would have helped and that “Jesus could have stilled the storm.”

HOLY, FUCKING, SHIT.

I think someone needs to start a new campaign and it’s titled: PUNCH PAT ROBERTSON IN THE MOUTH UNTIL HE CAN NO LONGER SPEAK

He should not be allowed to walk on our planet.  Oh well, maybe if enough people pray hard enough, Pat could be swallowed by a sink hole and we would never have to hear him speak again.  That would be incredibly ironic.  But then again, what types of morons build houses where there could be a sinkhole.

Duh’Merica wake up, it’s almost too late.

 

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Atheism, Religion & Why We Could All Be Wrong

“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.” Bertrand Russell

I like to sometimes write about my opinions concerning atheism and religion because they are topics that are important to me personally. I am continually intrigued with the discussion of religion and how other people feel about it.

I also become somewhat frustrated and disappointed in how much arguing seems to transpire when this topic is discussed. I very much enjoy people commenting back and forth and discussing what they believe in. I appreciate people who are passionate about their beliefs.  But I never appreciate ego and arrogance.

I understand that religion is an incredibly polarizing topic, but I am always amazed at how nearly every person feels that their specific belief is the correct one. I think it’s important for all people to understand that whatever they believe in could be wrong or could be right. Why is that so hard to grasp?

What’s the Deal?

I guess I don’t quite understand why it is so important for religious people to constantly attempt to prove the existence of God to atheists. I do understand why they want to prove God, but you should realize that atheists aren’t going to believe you. I’m an atheist because I don’t believe that it is possible that any god exists. That’s my opinion. Continue reading

SHOCKER- Religious Hypocrisy

So the other day, I made a rather harmless anti-religious comment on a post about Haitians changing from practicing voodoo to becoming Christians.  Well, at least I thought it was harmless.  Honestly, I didn’t even realize I was commenting on a pro-Christian blog.  In retrospect, I absolutely should have paid more attention.

Here is the comment I made, “Great, so they are switching from and incredibly unrealistic belief system to an equally incredibly unrealistic belief system. I guess whatever helps them sleep at night.”

Here are the responses from the Christians, my favorites are italicized (My responses are in BOLD):

“Yeah because the religion of atheism worked out so well for everyone…”

“What on earth are you doing, sandy tongue – commenting on this Patriotic, Christian Blog?

I don’t even want to contemplate what your name means, but I know what your comment means.”

“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” Psalm 53:1

“Click on his icon Sage, his page says it all.”

“I’d rather not. His comment says it all. Icky.”

“EEEWWWwww ~!
Clicking on his name takes one places that decency does NOT want to go~!
sandytongue, some day you’ll have an experience that will knock you to your knees,,, and you’ll be damned fortunate to EVER get on your feet again~!,,, Reason is, because you’ll deny the reason you are on your knees in the first place~!,,, and no, this is NOT a threat in any manner or form, but a forewarning of what can come into your own purview~!” Continue reading