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Taking Up Arms Against God

Here’s another quick thought –

If the Christian god was real, in all his unjust, vengeful, judgmental ‘glory’, surely the noblest thing any human could do would be resisting him? Trying to stop such a being, knowing that he is the creator of the entire Universe would be futile, but the bravest, most honourable act any one could do for his fellow humans.

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10 thoughts on “Taking Up Arms Against God

  1. But but but… he LOVES you and all he wan’t is to be friends with you! And if you don’t like it he will TORTURE YOU FOREVER.

  2. That sentiment would have to go down as the greatest example of futility the human mind can imagine.

    You seem to ignore than man is the cruelest beast alive. This world suffers because of the selfishness and greed of mankind.Every man does that which is right in his own eyes is a recipe for disaster as we are witnessing this very day.

    Dont waste your time criticising a God you dont know,spend your time cleaning up your own backyard.

    How can you ignore man’s inhumanity to man? Are you watching what’s happening in Syria? Do you care that the UN sits on their hands for political reasons?

    God is an easy target for your hatred while you ignore the real issues.

    Regards

    Glenn

    • Alex Botten on said:

      Glenn, please, enlighten me – how can one ‘hate’ something that doesn’t exist? I’d love to know

      • Certainly Alex, I would be glad to enlighten you.

        The thing you would do to show that you hate something that dosnt exist is set up a blog going over and over the same old tired ‘evidence” that this something dosnt exist.
        A Blog where other sorry souls with the same outlook can vent their lack of belief in something that dosnt exist.

        What is the point of this blog?

        I dont believe snakes can talk but I’m not going to create a blog about anyone who thinks they can.

        I simply would not care.

        The worst argument I keep seeing on this blog is the ridiculous statement that belief in God causes man’s cruelty to man.

        Bad people cause wars, bad people are involved in crime,bad people murder other people.

        Yet you blame something that dosnt exist?

        Tell me what is the point of this blog if God does not exist?

        P.S. Alex you said you own this blog, if that’s the case then Ive got to say ‘ole son you are a terrible moderator. You only address comments that you can ridicule the writer with.

        Why dont you answer the difficult questions?

        Lovely to talk, must run.

        Regards

        Glenn

  3. You do realize that a lot of man’s actions are a result of the belief in god? Without that idiotic belief, a lot of the barbarity that people do to each other would no longer have a justification.

    As for man being the “cruelest beast” alive: you do realize that it’s allegedly biblegod who once wiped out damn near all life on earth in that so-called global flood?

    • “You do realize that a lot of man’s actions are a result of the belief in god?”

      Ridiculous comment from a so-called intelligent human being !

      Bad people do bad things,end of story.

      Each Human is reponsible for his or her own actions, forget about blaming God.

      Please think a little more about what you are writing. you are just parroting the stereotypical Humanism argument.

      Regards

      Glenn

      • Alex Botten on said:

        Glenn, i have addressed your points, specifically i explained *exactly* why i think religion is harmful, i’m sorry if i used too many long words for you to understand.

  4. Hi Glenn,

    You wrote: “That sentiment would have to go down as the greatest example of futility the human mind can imagine.”

    I think the greatest example of futility is attempting to make the arbitrary come true.

    You wrote: “You seem to ignore than man is the cruelest beast alive.”

    Why do you label man a “beast”? Yet just a little later you write about wanting these same” beasts” to help other beasts. How do you reconcile this?

    You wrote: “This world suffers because of the selfishness and greed of mankind.”

    How so? Would you rather us deny ourselves and live for others and have us not want things for ourselves? That way you and all those wanting us to live that way could get what they want, but those of us living for you and others wouldn’t?

    You wrote: “Every man does that which is right in his own eyes is a recipe for disaster as we are witnessing this very day.”

    How so? Should man *not* do “that which is right in his own eyes”? In whose eyes should he do what is right, then? Someone else’s eyes? Perhaps some unnamed authority figure whose dictates we should follow?

    You wrote: “Dont waste your time criticising a God you dont know,”

    Would not wasting time “criticising a God” that we do not know be, in your eyes, the right thing for us to do? Or are you speaking on behalf of someone else?

    You wrote: “spend your time cleaning up your own backyard.”

    If I did that, wouldn’t that be a selfish and greedy thing to do? Cleaning up **my own** backyard?

    You wrote: “How can you ignore man’s inhumanity to man?”

    I try not to, by advocating and acting on a rational worldview.

    You wrote: “Are you watching what’s happening in Syria?”

    Yes. Perhaps I’ll watch a little more carefully now, though.

    You wrote: “Do you care that the UN sits on their hands for political reasons?”

    That doesn’t surprise me — after all, it is a political organization. And this isn’t the first time they’ve done so, is it?

    You wrote: “God is an easy target for your hatred while you ignore the real issues.”

    I think Alex and Reynold’s sufficiently addressed this comment in their respective responses.

    Ydemoc

  5. Glen is ignoring the motives of religious people who do bad things. Sure, we’re responsible for what we do, but to ignore the “WHY” would be stupid, if for no other reason than it’d be nice to try to prevent incidents from happening in the future.

  6. Pvblivs on said:

    Glenn:

         “Tell me what is the point of this blog if God does not exist?”
         Well, christians that want to impose their religion on everyone else do exist. The problem is not with the christian god, which does not exist. (There may exist some god; but we can rule out the christian god.) The problem is with the people who claim to speak for “him.” Indeed, most of the posts on this blog address the antics of some people who claim to speak for the christian god.

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