I am genuinely baffled by the continued gullibility of theists. In debate ( and I use that term loosely) their argument boils down to fact that their particular brand of supernatural deity loves them, that to behave responsibly they have to follow the bible for their moral compass and that in order to be less “hateful” I should read that lovely, sweet book of love – their scripture. Continue reading
His aversion to religion, in the sense usually attached to the term, was of the same kind with that of Lucretius: he regarded it with the feelings due not to a mere mental delusion, but to a great moral evil. He looked upon it as the greatest enemy of morality: first, by setting up factitious excellencies – belief in creeds, devotional feelings, and ceremonies, not connected with the good of human kind – and causing these to be accepted as substitutes for genuine virtue: but above all , by radically vitiating the standard of morals; making it consist in doing the will of a being, on whom it lavishes indeed all the phrases of adulation, but whom in sober truth it depicts as eminently hateful
– John Stuart Mill, on his father, in the Autobiography
A Christian Nation…
It has a connotation of being tolerant , forgiving and kind. Mistakenly it apparently denotes someone courteous, considerate, modest, helpful and generous.
Yes I know…….This is not how i see ‘christian values.’ Continue reading
The bible was not handed down by a god, it wasn’t dictated to a human scholar. It has nothing to do with a sky fairy, the bible was VOTED to be the word of god by a group of men in the 4th century. Simple as that. You don’t believe me? Continue reading