Mar 4, 2012
Welcome to Sunday Mass…that is not Mass…Instead, enjoy your weekly, healthy prescriptive dose of Atheism!
Accusations of Misery
Atheists (and therefore, I) occasionally get accused of being “miserably unbelieving”; “just believe! Just have faith!” and other ludicrous suggestions. I often a more enlightening perspective. Instead of accusing atheists of being evil or “miserable”, look at the traumatic and indeed unfathomably tragic consequences of religion. It’s “miserable” to go about one’s entire life actually believing Santa exists, actually believing some Skygod created the planet earth in 6 days (and rested on the seventh); actually that miserably lost, confused, and misled that they believe some non-existent deity listens to their thoughts, created the planet, answers their unheard prayers (prayer is just a form of obsession compulsion and in my book Triple Cult, I thoroughly debunk “prayer”, illuminating it to be a very insidiously toxic behavior), and will judge them for their faults and good works upon their death; believing that one’s ENTIRE life, THAT is tragic, miserable and the perpetuation of such foul and obfuscating hallucinations is, indeed, evil. Religion trains its brainwashed followers to denounce atheists as evil, to look at people not blindly having faith as lost. This is another reason why I seriously hate religious people: their exploitation of fear. Much of the highly ludicrous and false beliefs of religion are perpetuated because of fear; fear of “the fiery pits of hell”, fear of the wrath of the non-existent deified entity, and the like.
Take for example, a scientist who devotes his entire life to discovering some species of insect. Six days a week he scours jungles of the world searching for this strange insect. He has theories, and botanical evidence showing where this never-before-seen insect may exist. And then towards the end of his 80 year-life the scientist discovers that his long-sought-after insect in fact does not exist and there’s evidence to prove that. What of the poignancy and purpoe of that man’s life? Is he not lost? Did he waste his life? Certainly not. However, it’s important to point out, what could be easily misconstrued, and this is that that mans’ life is nothing like believing in religion. Here’s why. That scientist was searching for proof of existence or nonexistence EVERYDAY of his life for that insect. He was equally hoping to find its existence or its nonexistence because science is open to truth. Religion is like a clunky, catastrophic train propelled by the momentum of faith always going in the wrong direction; science adjusts and constantly ensures it’s heading in the correct direction. That scientist didn’t waste his life because his entire life was based on discovering and finding evidence; he not once had the catastrophic behavior of “believing something just out of blind faith”. Such a concept is absolutely destructive on every level: “believing something out of blind faith”??? Are you serious? Faith is malicious because it can cause peopel to perpetuate destructive behaviors. Faith changes nothing; action is what changes things. If a truck is coming head-on to a bicyclist and the bicyclist, instead of taking some life-saving swerving actions, simply has “blind faith” that he will survive, what happens? He dies. Same scenario but the bicyclist doesnt’ engage the putrid habit of faith, and, instead, takes action, realizes he will quickly and instantly die if no action is taken, and then manuveurs taking action, utilizing his mind, and saves his life. Ironically, I’m sure that religious people would request that the biker who survived (ironically, but choosing not to resort to the diabolically destructive bad habit of having faith) thank “God” for dying, when, in reality, not believing in a God and not having faith is what saved the biker in scenario number two.