"Faith is not a good reason to believe in any one thing. It's a bad reason to believe in everything. Faith is not synonymous with any one idea; it is synonymous with any strongly held idea, true or not. But one thing faith is not synonymous with is a logically justified idea."
June 28, 2010
The second situation is a private message I received from the friend of a friend. I have posted it below...
Christian: ur mesed up dude
Me: How's that?
Christian: u pic about jesus.. i respect ur belifs but not wen u make them public
Me: Oh, so you respect my beliefs so long as I don't speak about them? Well that's funny because you're Catholic (according to your profile) and if anyone is outspoken about their personal beliefs it's the Vatican. So maybe you should shut up too? The fact of the matter is this... Religious freedom means we all have the right to believe what we want. Not because it's true or smart to believe in some things, but because it's impossible to enforce beliefs. No one can make you believe something, they can only force you to conform to it's rules. Religious freedom also means that we all have the right to express our views openly and publicly, no matter who doesn't agree with them. You don't agree with me because you think Jesus died for you sins. I don't agree with you because I think you're a delusional moron. You can wave your cross in public all you want, and I can post pictures making fun of your savior all day long. Who is allowed to speak in public about their beliefs is not what should be discussed. What should be discussed is whose beliefs are more likely true, and whose beliefs reflect reality best. In that case, I win. You lose. So you can keep on believing in the invisible man in the sky who loves you unconditionally; unless you're gay, Muslim, atheist, a blasphemer, cum on the floor, work on Sunday, and any other number of unforgivable sins... Me, I'm going to keep exercising my freedom to make your religious beliefs look as stupid as they sound.
It's obvious I didn't give him an inch to work with. I wanted to squash this conversation quickly. I'm tired of people coming to me and telling me how offended they are at anything I say. I do not care. Offense is something you take. It's not something that can be given. If you dislike something, argue against it. If you can't argue against it, take a breather and reconsider your beliefs. That's what a smart person does. They don't continue to persist in delusions.
When are we going to admit that it's not just the Muslims who come after you when you post pictures of the prophet. When you post negative pictures about Jesus, the Christians will come after you just the same. I've received death threats before. I'm not scared of them, but I would be willing to bet that if they truly had the chance, there are some Christians who would actually end my life to make themselves feel vindicated. It's happened before to many other people. Why not? Christians, even the modern ones, have as much blood on their hands in the name of God as do the Muslims in the name of Allah.
Author: SgtHaile at 6:47 PM