Most Religious Views Insult Reason
By Greg Vanden Berge 12/22/2011
Have you ever heard a religious follower say something
Have you ever asked a religious follower a simple question about their religion and received a ridiculous answer?
If you have, then welcome to the club and if you haven't, then you either aren't asking enough questions or aren't paying attention.
Let's examine this simple question.
Where did God come from?
Simple question, yet difficult to answer. I’ve asked plenty of people this question, but haven't met anyone, who can actually answer it... rationally.
Don't get me wrong, I've heard plenty of people provide me with their opinions, but that's about it. I've heard things like, God came from nowhere, God always existed and even that God had parents.
What about this one, “God created everything.”
Okay, do you have any proof? Do you have any satisfactory scientific evidence that would provide us with an explanation that could no longer rationally be doubted?
I didn't think so and that's usually where most conversations like these end.
What about this comment?
My God did this and if you don't believe in my God, you're going to burn in hell, for eternity.
Okay, where’s the rational evidence?
You don't have any, I'm shocked.
Oh you do have some evidence, but it's a “The Book” that can't be validated.
You know what I think it is, religious views don't insult reason enough, to make most of us change our minds. Even when someone provides a religious believer, with something reasonable, it usually ends up going in one ear and right out the other.
Yes, that makes a lot of sense. I never thought of it like that. Maybe I should do some research.
That's usually about as far as a religious follower, takes it. The next comment usually has something to do with food. I'm hungry, let's go get something to eat and it isn't long, before they're talking to another person, who convinces them, to keep the faith and forget about reason.
Does this sound familiar? Maybe you shouldn't even be reading this article, because it was written by someone evil.
Well that's possible, but if I applied a little bit of reason and started to examine the word evil, it wouldn't take me long to realize, it wasn't the case.
This article was written by someone who has a valid complaint. The author of this article is simply looking for the truth and is no longer interested in ridiculous opinions, which are often presented as facts.
I'm tired of religious followers, convincing other religious followers, to believe in things that cannot be validated, while ignoring the things that can.
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