Re: Tim Thomas Had a one liner today on his face book
posted at 7/28/2012 4:16 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tim Thomas Had a one liner today on his face book
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Tim Thomas Had a one liner today on his face book : "Pretty much everything we've made progress on as a society has been done by ignoring religious doctrine... " You have already provided all the content. That is a sad, spiritually vacant and factually ignorant comment. It is as far removed from reality as one can get. Coming from someone with such a distorted view of the free world that we are fortunate enough to live in , I'll take "empty-minded as a compliment
Posted by JWensink[/QUOTE]
I enjoy it when the bible thumpers tell me that I'm "as far from reality as one can get" when I express skepticism that an all-powerful spirit in the clouds reads our thoughts, occasionally grants us wishes, and will one day come back from the dead and rapture all of the members of his cult to a place of complete happiness and leave the rest to burn in fire for eternity.
Sounds like a fairy tale to me. Sadly, you buy into it, never question it, and call people that don't buy into your bs-story "intolerant". Sorry, I won't sit idly by while fanciful children such as yourself attempt to make other Americans obey the worldview outlined in an obvious work of fiction.
If you want to argue that although religion is complete bs, it gives many people a sense of community and social structure, which is a good thing... I could grant you a few of those points. Unfortunately, you haven't made any of those points so we can't openly prosecute them.
As far as specifically Christianity standing in the way of progress, let's just say that from understanding the cosmos, to slavery, biology, to stem cell research, to contraceptive use, to women's rights, to the inquisition, to burning "heretics" for causing rainstorms, for exposing epileptics suffering from "demonic possession" to exorcisms, to the demonization or normal sexual behavior whilst covering up a massive network of pedophiles enslaving orphan children, the history of the Christian faith and its respective establishment has not helped rid us from the very evil that it fears so much.
Don't even get me started on Islam. Let's just say I'm thankful that Christianity at least went through a reformation and produced a new book that is less violent than the previous book; therefore, the consequences for delusional fundamental religious beliefs in the western world are generally more socially aggreeable than literalist Islam and it's brigade of bomb-strapped aspiring martyrs headed into crowds of children whist accompanied by the literal anticipation of paradise and virgins.