So while researching something I stumble upon this site with a forum. Interesting. Oh look, there’s a religion sub-forum. VERY interesting. So naturally I have to examine this stuff. Pretty amateur stuff and silly arguments. It’s like an exercise book for a ‘how to confront theists as an atheist 101′ course. Now I know what you’re thinking. Why bother? It’s the same old shit, so why reinvent the wheel? Well to be honest, I personally haven’t had to go one on one like this very often so I figured it would be a learning experience.
Well I jump in and go through all the usual arguments. There’s the Josephus forgery, the ‘what about the OTHER gospels’ argument, the ‘what about the old testament’ arguments about stoning the kids, disproving the fallacy of the US founded on christianity, you don’t need a deity for morals, and so on. Well it seems I just was too disruptive an entity so I can no longer post there. One moderator considered my objection to someone who kept telling everyone they’re going to hell (including other christians who weren’t being christian enough for this guy) as bad and another simply gave no reason. Both are christians of course and the first one even made a lovely post entitled Why are Atheists so Negative?.
I know, I shouldn’t care but I do. I think it’s crap. I understand it’s a private forum but to silence objection rather than standing up to it is the tactic of either the lazy or the weak and it exemplifies what these damn christians have always done and are continuing to try and do in the US. It’s the tactic of all religions really, a tactic the muslims are having great success with. I mean, the shitstorm that erupted over a stupid cartoon makes the catholics silencing the South Park episode seem rather tame. It REALLY drives home the bullshit of their religions and the faith in them if they can’t resist a few postings by me or a cartoon or ANY objection. You’d think with a god who’s supposed to be all powerful on your side and holding a inerrant book of his words you’d feel pretty kick ass and simply laugh at objections, right? What could such things do against your powerful book and deity? What a fucking joke.