Sure, a statement like the above will clearly annoy any Christian and it certainly does me a disservice to generalize on what I would consider a collectively intelligent Str8dope community. So, the question, as Lib posed, is why?
Why be a hard atheist?
Why spend my free-time posting anti-christian fliers?
Why take the time out of my day to even bother addressing and arguing with people who constantly hand me pro-christian fliers on campus(well, when I was on campus, now i’m between undergrad and grad so I haven’t been to campus in months, but anyway I digress)?
Why challenge campus crusaders?
Why watch preachers on television every sunday morning as they wax poetic on the grace of a God while Africa is suffering the horrors of an AIDS epidemic?
Why listen to Christian rock music describing Jesus as “everywhere to me” and envision how angry I could make people by playing such a song over images of the holocaust?
Why lure people I don’t know into seeming Pro-Christian discussions, “have you accepted jesus as your personal saviour?”, only to trun the argument on its head by suddenly questioning the story’s validity?
Why laugh as people attempt to appropriate antiquated notions of God in, in my view, a clearly God-less world?
Why, in essence, be a hard atheist?
B/c, like the girl sings, Jesus is everywhere. He’s on billboards making annoying quips at me as I drive home. “You think it’s hot here?” – God.
He’s on busses I take home from school. “Isn’t Jesus great?” says the boy with the “jesus saves” tatoo.
No, he’s not. He’s dead. And he doesn’t care. And, I feel, you are deluding yourself.
“But I’m a good Christian,” you say. “I don’t agree with everything in the bible…”
Since when can a Christian pick and choose from the holy word of God?
I say you are not a Christian. You may be a good person, but do me a favor and stop with the Christian bullshit. You want to be a good person? Be good. More power to you. You want to love your enemies? Go ahead.
You want to tell me a book with countless flaws and contradcitions is the word of God? I’m sorry, no, it isn’t and i think you’re being silly.
But the real question is, if so many Christians are good people, who don’t proselytize, who don’t go out of their way to bother, why be so anti-God?
I suppose the best answer I can come up with is at one point I thought the story was real. I thought it was true and believed it happened. Then, I found out it wasn’t and I’m pretty pissed.
I feel like saying, “Why the fuck did you morons tell me this shit when to anyone with a bit of perspective can see it’s not true? You assholes had me believing any little thing I did wrong scarred my soul with huge black scars? I thought the inside of my chest was covered in huge black scars. What is wrong with you? You really think people are burning in hell? You had me thinking I was going to burn in hell? I was just a child. It’s not funny or Jesus-like to discover the band teacher at my former Catholic school was a pedophile and that one of the head priests was a pedophile? There’s nothing Christian in the Holocaust, why didn’t God intervene? Where, might I ask you, is your God?”
So, there you go, a little perspective on my Hard Atheism.
“But, Lolo, We’re not all like that.”
Yeah, great. I’m still pissed.
Nothing against you personally, I’m sure you’re a really nice person. I’m sure we’d get along great at parties w/o the slight mention of Christainity. “Fuck, soldier, you can some over and fuck my wife.”
I suppose, in time, the anger will subside.
thank you for your time.