July 21, 2008 8:09pm
I don't contradict myself. God doesn't exist. Therefore cannot be active in the world. I direct your attention to the Epicurean paradox. The world is a festering pool of hatred, violence, and fundamentalism because of religion. Countless atrocities have been committed by nearly every religion in the name of their respective god, Christianity and Islam being the biggest offenders. If god existed he'd never have allowed this, logically. IF a god exists that lacks logic, then he's fallible and not truly a god. Therefore, god is a construct of man, not the other way around.
You want real hypocrisy? How about the most common argument christians use for creation? "Everything is so complex it HAD to be created rather than develop from a quantum singularity and simpler forms of life." Well, the problem there is, that the creator would have to me much more complex than the creation. This argument shoots itself in the foot, because the creator would have to be created, and so on and so forth. At some point something came from nothing, either way.
Evolution isn't a religion. A theory, in scientific terms, cannot become such without base evidence, and empirical or observable evidence, or both. Which there is. Show me a list of scientists that say evolution isn't scientifically sound, and I'll show you a bunch of ignorant fools that most likely aren't biologists and are intent on further perpetuating the creationist lie. The evidence for evolution is over whelming and irrefutable. The majority of the scientific community, SPECIFICALLY biologists, who are the only group of scientists truly qualified to have ANY say on evolution or anything regarding the development and workings of living things, stick by evolution because of how much evidence there is to support it. There's still not a single shred of real evidence to support "intelligent design" or any creation story.
I suppose you're going to say the 2nd law of thermodynamics disproves evolution, like most church members do, because your pastor said so. Well he's wrong, and you're wrong. Thermodynamics doesn't apply to living organisms, and furthermore, the 2nd law of thermodynamics applies only to CLOSED SYSTEMS. The earth is not nor has it ever BEEN a closed system.
"Free Will" is the excuse christians use for why god doesn't do anything to fix the problems we have on this planet. Yet in the bible, god intervenes NUMEROUS times, so that argument doesn't hold up. In the old testament he kills millions of people for exercising free will.
"Sin" doesn't exist either. That's a word that's part of the fear tactics that are the base of your belief system and the core of spreading it's plague of ignorance. Actions are based on motives, and motives are often left out of things.
Here's an example of why sin is a flawed idea. One of the ten commandments is "thou shalt not kill" (Hardee har har, even your god doesn't follow his own rules.) Therefore, killing is a sin, correct?
A man kills another man. Has he sinned? Answer that before you read beyond this sentence.
He killed the other man because the man he killed was a threat to the safety of his wife and children. Is he still a sinner? If you say yes, then you're a horrible person. If you say no, then you're a hypocrite because according to the ten commandments, that is supposed to be the moral core of your religion, and the god you worship who supposedly wrote them, say it is a sin. Wrap your minds around that.