"Everyone just ignore the irrationalists that post on here. At the end of the day, arguing with someone like one of them is like playing chess with a pigeon; it doesn’t matter that you’re a world-class grand master with the perfect strategy - the little rat will just knock over all the pieces, shit all over the board, and then proceed to strut triumphantly around the table, claiming victory."
This one was Tori’s idea…
"Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers to think that they do. Most people would think it’s wonderful when someone says, “I’m willing, Lord! I’ll do whatever you want me to do!” Except that since there are no gods actually talking to us, that void is filled in by people with their own corruptions and limitations and agendas. And anyone who tells you they know, they just know what happens when you die, I promise you, you don’t. How can I be so sure? Because I don’t know, and you do not possess mental powers that I do not."
Religion: Were You Brainwashed?
(Note that I didn’t proofread for grammar or spelling mistakes)
When I was little I got in trouble with my mom, and I was fucking pissed, like really pissed, that kind of pissed only a 4-6 year old can feel.
I wanted to make my mom mad. I wanted her to be as pissed as I was. So I decided to strike a low blow, right into the one thing I knew she held dear.
I said to her that I don’t believe in god.
She said that I only said that to upset her and left me in my room to think.
And the more and more I thought about it in my 4-6 year old brain the more and more I realized that, maybe I did mean it. I’ve prayed that people get better who are sick but they’ve died still. I prayed about tons of bullshit that never happens. So I decided that I didn’t believe in god. My parents decided that my sinful ways could not be tolerated. So my mother brought over my grandma (She knew she’d need the big guns) and a book titled “Why God Exists” the contents of which were basically a 1,2,3 on how to brainwash a child who has a very small understanding of the world into believing in god. Of course I wondered why god was different from other gods. Because I knew there were other religions. Eventually I gave into the pressure from my parents and grandma, sucked it up said I was sorry and “converted” back.
Then in 9th grade, prop 8 came about, the California proposition threatened to rip away the right to marriage for gays in the state. I had gay friends and wasn’t gunna let this shit go by even if I couldn’t vote, so with some buddies and the intersection by Sunrise Mall, we joined in on a large bi-opinionated protest. We argued with Russian-ass-clinchers, black bible thumpers, and the dumbass republicans who voted for Bush. We screamed back and forth with these people and told them what morons they were. I realized however, that although I argued using our country’s beliefs of equal rights these people wouldn’t shut the fuck up about the bible…I felt like the whole protest was basically, people with at least half a brain vs people without any brains. They couldn’t argue using anything but the bible. I got called a fag, I got spit on, and while running into the mall to grab drinks with my friends some guys in a yellow truck with “YES ON 8” painted on the side kept driving at us revving their engines, screaming out the window that god hates me.
So after that my already doubtful mind was convinced, religion is dangerous.
Its possible to break out of being brainwashed by religion and also, if you were don’t take it personally, your parents were brainwashed to brainwash you, by their parents who were brainwashed by their parents and so forth, its a pattern that must be broken.
So if you’re religious think about it. Think about how much of that bible is true, and think about the hypocrisy around you “love thy neighbor” “KILL THE FAGS!!!”
I’d love to see a religion that purely was based off Jesus and not his daddy. His daddy was a douchenozzel who killed Jews with snakes if they doubted him for a second (Numbers 21:6), exterminated all life on the planet but 1 family and a pair of every animal, and kills everyone who works on Sunday (Leviticus 23:30)
Think about shit homies.