A friend of mine posted this on facebook. Of course this kid was the biggest, shady drug addict and thief when he was a teenager. Then he "found god". I try really hard to ignore shit like this the best I can. What would you guys do? Not specifically for this actual posting, just in general. When people you know post crap like this online, or you overhear friends making snarky comments what do you do? I didn't comment on this. It's kind of funny. If it was malicious, then I would have.
To be honest, from games like Black and White, Spore, and Sim City... I probably would've done the same. Or used Godzilla(simcity)... or even better, taught my Tiger-Creature to just eat the villagers and firebomb their houses(B&W). That was epic.
So I guess in conclusion... there are no gods because game developers possess more creativity than bronze age religious fiction writers? ...I think I lost any semblance of a point here. Man-eating, firebomb-throwing, Tiger-Creature = Godliness done with Epic Win. Wine, zombification and water magic = lame.
i get multiple posts on facebook by friends and relatives who are faithheads. it would take up my entire day to counter their bullshit, so if it's a joel osteen biblical quote of the day, i just block it.
on the other hand, i do not shy away from posting things on my board like this.
most of the posts (if not all of them) are made by unsinkable ducks (to take james randi's expression) that are locked into their worldview. even if you were to explain atheism is not a belief, even if you were to explain that atheism has nothing to say about the origin of the universe, even if you were to explain that atheism has nothing to say about how the universe is expanding, even if you were to explain that atheism has nothing to say about the origin and evolution of life on earth--- they most likely will not listen.
they did not get to their religion for rational reasons, and you won't be able to use logic to get them to see your point of view. if you just want to stir up shit, post something like this:
Thank you, how wonderful. I will be spreading this video to friends and family, though they are all atheists so its preaching to the converted, maybe not converted as most were already atheist but you know what I mean.
By the way........my oldest (almost 11yrs) and I watched the video. I deliberately made no comment as it ran but after I asked Hilke what she thought, she replied "Religie is heel dom. Kunnen we kijken Harry Potter vanavond?" ("Religion is very stupid. Can we watch Harry Potter tonight ?"). All things considered I agree with her and Harry Potter is better and makes more sense.
Smart girl. :)
I forgot about his website. I learned about it through Letter to a Christian Nation a while ago. That video is great! And so is the sign you posted. Thanks!
I did something similar when someone badmouthed (ie saying it was 'only a theory) and I replied with several paragraphs detailing the difference between the cultural and scientific words 'theory' and 'hypothesis'. I also brought up that gravity and germs were 'only theories'. His reply was just said that I would not be sucessful in 'converting' him.
I felt better afterwards also.
Stop teaching the children music... its ONLY A THEORY!!!!!!
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Or teaching them about colors... they're only a theory.
I ignore it, things like this prove the author had no idea of the subject matter, if they did, they would understand atheism is not a beleif, and does not presume to explain any origin story.
So in a social media setting, some one reposting, is just regurgetating what they have been told....nothing more...
I think active speaking up about religion does little more than give religious nutbags a chance to "prove their faith" by remaining impervious to your arguments. Remember: they always have "the Lord works in mysterious ways" or "the mind of God surpasseth human understanding." How can you argue against that sort of hokum with people who take it seriously?
If it was directed to me I would have probably flipped a biscuit, but something like this is just a little irritating when I see it. Yes, if it was like what happened with people wanting to kill all atheists on Fox News a few months back I would have to start banging heads, no matter how peaceful I try to be.