Jaclyn Glenn - Making Atheism Positive
Q:hey I saw that you're an athiest! and I just wanted to ask you if you HATE God?
I can answer this two ways:
1.) Do you hate the villain/antagonist in any fictional television series? Technically, it isn’t impossible to despise a character in a story. In this sense, yes, I think the Judeo-Christian god is deplorable and is probably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction.
Said character advocates slavery, rape-marriages, plunder, murder, genocide, infanticide, hating one’s own family, misogyny, homophobia, torturing/murdering non-believers, eternal suffering for finite misdeeds, etc., and is an overall vain and capricious twat who doesn’t even deserve the title of “god.”
I seriously cannot think of any other fictitious character that is more malevolent, let alone up to par in malevolence, than the god of the Bible.
2.) No, I don’t necessarily “hate” the god of the Bible, because I don’t believe he even exists. What I’d really be hating are the doctrines that are attributed to this god, as well as many of the Christians today who perpetuate them and act immorally because of their religion.
The Bible is just an archaic anthology written by some primitive tribesmen from the middle eastern desert during the Bronze Age who thought it was a good idea to create a set of rules that appealed to them, ascribe it to an invisible magic man in the sky, and declare it infallible.
The funny thing is, if you actually read the Bible, you’d know that it’s far from infallible. With the profuse amount of absurdities and contradictions within those pages, it’s hard to believe that this book was inspired by a divine, omniscient deity.
So, in a way, the answer is yes and no.
Q:You know that vaccines are filled with poisonous chemicals like mercury, right? Google it.
dat Richard Dawkins quote tho
Would you choose to live a life where you are constantly discriminated against and sometimes even disowned by family and/or friends?
Neither would gay people. Homosexuality is not a choice.
I used to be a big believer in ghosts and was fascinated by “haunted” places and “ghost caught on tape” videos. Now I’m fascinated in the belief in ghosts; or better yet, the belief in anything supernatural.
I find it interesting how easy it is to delude oneself and so credulously give in to gullibility and fabricate notions about the “unknown,” even though there are natural, scientific explanations for many of the things that we might consider to be supernatural — and if there isn’t an explanation (yet), then we should simply admit “I don’t know” and move on, instead of arbitrarily creating reasons based on emotion.
People tend to prefer things that they want to be true over the uncomfortable realities of life. People will find it more fun or pleasant to believe in things that give life some flair or even some greater meaning — as if the universe isn’t amazing enough as it is — all despite contrary evidence (you know, the evidence that they hardly bother to research).
So, in other words, I find willful ignorance, human imagination, and the need for certainty fascinating. I personally don’t require the idea of some supernatural phenomena to find the universe interesting, and neither should you.
A complete tearing apart of not only the infamous colloquial versions of Pascal’s Wager, but also the original wager itself. The video is a tad long, but it’s worth it. Show this video to anyone who dares using Pascal’s Wager.