Obama Supports Gay Marriage
So Obama stated in an interview that he does support gay marriage now. I am really happy about this because I have always supported gay marriage because I support human freedom. The one thing I truly hated is that in Obama’s statement he said that he came to the conclusion that it should be okay. What the hell is the conclusion that needs to be come upon. Marriage is an institute of taxation and census, how much should we tax these people and who is living in one household. The simple fact that Obama had to “come to the conclusion” that it’s okay after all means he is still using his religion to make political decisions about government that affect people’s lives. Whether or not homosexuals should marry should never have been an argument and even more so religion should have no say in the final decision. Religion has no rightful place in government when dealing with the lives of others. When a government makes decisions based on one religion’s view point when there are hundreds of religions and the lack of religion represented among the masses it means that people are being oppressed by the government in the name of a God. Marriage started as a business arrangement and evolved into an institute of taxation and census. Religion should have no place in deciding who marries.
I’ve been seeing this chart around quite a bit and I am happy that people are trying to make defining where they stand simpler but I do disagree with one big thing here. It is more of a philosophical disagreement though. The top part, signifying Agnostic tendencies, states that these are ‘weak’ arguments or stances. I cannot bring myself to agree with this because when it comes to a subject such as the existence of God it has been shown before that no one can prove with absolute certainty for or against the existence of God. So, to say that the side that admits the fact that they don’t know is ‘weak’ is terribly mistaken. If any one has read the Early Era Platonic Dialogues Socrates shows in several instances that it is only the fool who claims he knows with absolute certainty the answer to questions such as this and it is the wise man who knows when to admit he does not know and can only try, in his life, to work toward finding the true answers. I have my own answers and can say I am an Agnostic Atheist, I cannot know for sure but choose to think and live my life as if there is no God because it is what makes sense to me. To say that I know for a fact that there is no God would be absolute foolishness, but for me to say I choose to live my life according to my choosing and accept that I could be wrong, is at least one step I take toward a wiser life.
God and Science
They say God and Science are incompatible. Exactly right, leave it at that. When I talk against God I don’t say “because the laws of physics blah blah blah” I keep my argument completely philosophically oriented. I agree that God and Science are incompatible, the doctrines of religion talk about events 2000+ years ago, Modern Science came about 400 years. They are separated by 1600 years of history that had no orientation toward any sort of knowledge furthering. Everyone who studies any sort of science knows that science can never perfectly prove or disprove the existence of God. And religion can never truly show the existence of God with certainty either. If you want to disprove God for yourself, stop using Science, use the one that actually deals with those sorts of problems, Philosophy.
Give a robot religion and it will point out the logical fallacies and syntactical inconsistencies, program a robot with religion and you’ve destroyed the human race.
Hey, I've been thinking. What if you're completely wrong about this whole thing?
God. What if you die and your soul ascends to the Pearly Gates for judgement and St. Peter is standing there?
And he asks you "Why have your forsaken him? Why have you filled your heart with contempt for your lord?"
Simple, I'll say, "Because He is a fool. A fool who will promise us everything and let us die horrible deaths. A fool who will demand unconditional worship and not reveal himself to the world. A fool who dares to think we will sit quiet while he allows us to suffer under his cowardice. He is a fool." and I will step back and take whatever punishment he gives me, and I will accept it knowing I died without fear. Knowing I died not expecting more. Knowing I died having done everything I could while I was here. Knowing I died without God, and my life was all the better because of it.
Well, have fun in hell.
5,000 years of confusion
I do not and never will understand that a religion, which is completely reliant on the accepting, forgiving doctrines of their deity, can claim the right to persecute, slaughter, maim, and oppress and conduct genocide against anyone who does not subscribe to their lines of thought. This is why I am an Atheist. If a god lets his slaves run around slaughtering others screaming his name in salvation that god must either be a complete disgusting hypocrite not worthy of my faith in him or an utter and complete invention of humanity to serve a purpose of oppression. In either case, I refuse to accept the subjugation of tyranny he allows. I am Atheist because when I thought long enough I realized the only way religion could exist, especially forgiving religions, is if said god or gods were constantly intervening in our petty meaningless lives keeping our sadistic existence in line with what he wants, or we would have been created that way in the first place. But I do not see Allah reigning down, bringing peace to the Islamic nations, and I do not see God landing in Jerusalem taking his time to preach directly to the people of the world, nor do I see Krishna sitting atop a mounting accepting prayers of the Hindus outright. No gods have made themselves apparent to anyone in the world besides those determined to lock themselves in caves for decades with barely any food or drink. If these few, who today we would call psychotic, are the only chosen ones than it becomes apparent to me that god is simply delusion, invented in caves by schizophrenics.
My God is real and I know it. Because I know my God. My God is no creator or destroyer, but he does have the power to command what he claims. The kingdom is minuscule but extremely significant. My God is myself, and my God will never yield control to another.
Why I don’t believe in God
I don’t believe in God because I have found too many flaws in the doctrines of religion. The Bible says that god is perfect, kind and all powerful, I disagree. God is not kind. If we are all God’s creatures and he loves us why would put children through such immense pain in third world countries or cause toddlers to suffer through leukemia and countless surgeries that only lessen the chance of it coming back later. God is not a kind being he is cruel and sadistic and enjoys watching his pets flutter around in agony. That sums up flaw number one. Another is the thought that God is perfect. If God is perfect he would be incapable of creating something flawed. Humans are the most mentally screwed up creations on this planet. If God were perfect he wouldn’t put something on his earth that has the base function to destroy itself all others like it and the planet it uses to survive. If we are all made in God’s image and all we want to do, as our basest nature, is ravage everything around us than God cannot be perfect and or perfectly just and loving. That states flaw two, of several I found in the wonders of scripture. Lastly, I’ll close on a more gentle note, if God’s word is immutable than it should be impossible for more than one religion to exist. If the fact of the Bible is that God’s word is law and yet there are hundreds of different ways people use and interpret those laws than God’s word can shift and change to suit any purpose humans want it to. God’s word is not immutable, God is not perfect, God is not kind, because there is no God.
A word on religion.
Are we born with God? No. We aren’t born with any notion of God or of his child that reigned down from the heavens to save us all. Our first actions on this world are to simply cry, to cry and want food. It isn’t a divine presence that fills you when your first born, in fact the only way we come to believe in God is through the systematic brainwashing that our previous generations hammering into us either pathetic promises of salvation or idiotic threats of damnation. I cannot and will not believe in God, I can’t fathom it. It isn’t that I cant believe in a God who would let his people suffer or rather put people through suffering on purpose, that is one reason although not the main one. It’s that I cant believe in a God that lets it’s people run free and desecrate whatever they feel in His own name. I am not saying there are no good Christians left, I’m saying there are far too many egomaniacal, self-righteous, pathetic nut jobs out there for me to think that any all powerful deity would put up with it. I think there might have once been a God who cared for all his creations with finite love and compassion, but we have worn it down to a thread and that thread has finally snapped. God is no longer here. He has left, better yet we have killed Him. In the words of an allegory by Friedrich Nietzsche, “Whither is God? I will tell you. We have killed him- you and I. All of us are his murderers.”