The vast majority of humans, regardless of their specific beliefs or complete lack of any belief don’t behave like this. The point here is not to demonise people for having a culturally inherited religious belief, but rather to point out that if you invest too deeply in bad ideas and embrace them as literal truth without giving it too much thought, then you will end up saying and doing weird stuff.
I really have no problem with people believing whatever they wish to believe. What I do however have a problem with is when it impacts the well-being of others, and so criticising the obnoxious and absurd matters.
What happened This Week
Lots of daft and quite delusional Trump support popped up. It was all laced with the suggestion that criticism of him is evil incarnate …
- Christian Preacher Literally Blows Away the Demons Surrounding Donald Trump
- Bryan Fischer Rebukes The ‘Curse’ David French Placed On Trump’s Evangelical Supporters
- Lance Wallnau Guarantees Mueller’s Questions For Trump Are Based On Illegal Wiretaps Of The Oval Office
- Evangelical Trump Boosters Johnnie Moore And Sam Rodriguez Launch Yet Another Group
- David Barton Says Trump May Go Down As One Of The Top Five Presidents In History
Facing the wrath of God’s chosen people …
- Pastor Allegedly Keyed Car Illegally Parked in Handicap Space
Sexual abuse stories persist, these are a constant theme …
- Ex-Priest Who Admitted to Abusing Kids (After 124 Accusations) Lives By Schools
- Pastor Charged with Sexually Abusing Woman and Saying It Was Spiritual Guidance
- This Pastor Posed as a Teen Online to Get Underage Girls to Engage in Sex Acts
Irony overload …
- Christian Activist Hates Avengers “Fantasy” and Says Bible Films Are More Real
Many non-believers actually prefer Pepsi, and also most read more than just one book…
Fake claims …
- Alabama “Miracle Boy” Wasn’t Brought Back to Life by God Because He Never Died
Weird Conspiracy claims …
Attempts to impose one belief upon all …
Spotlight Item of the Week
ABC News and Washington Post ran a poll that reveals that religious affiliation is declining …
As the share of Protestants has declined, the number of adults expressing no religious affiliation has risen from 12 percent in 2003 to 21 percent of all adults in 2017. That includes 3 percent who say they’re atheists, 3 percent agnostic and 15 percent who say they have no religion. The proportions were similar 15 years ago.
The largest shifts during this 15-year period include 16-point increases among young adults (age 18 to 29) and political liberals. The smallest changes have occurred among Republicans, conservatives and blacks (+4 points in each group) as well as older Americans, +5 points.
Having no religious affiliation is most prevalent among 18- to 29-year-olds, at 35 percent, vs. 13 percent among those age 50 and older. It’s also higher among men than women (25 vs. 17 percent), among college graduates vs. those without a degree (25 vs. 20 percent), and among whites and Hispanics than among blacks (22 and 20 percent vs. 15 percent).
The very best argument against religion has not been non-believers pointing out that the beliefs have no evidence to back them up, but instead consists of the ongoing obnoxious behaviour by those that lift up and run with the beliefs into the public square so that they can shove it in our faces.
As illustrated by this latest poll, lots of people are walking away from it all.