There is a photo I saw on Facebook, and it said "When I see this 'Consider the implications of this fact: when the word became flesh, God was an embryo.' I read this 'If you have four pencils and I have seven apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof? Purple, because aliens don't wear hats."
I think that this truly captures the laughable absurdity of religion, and shows to anyone willing to think just how silly religion is. But unfortunately, I remembered that most theists who see that WON'T think about how that applies to religion. And of course, me being me, I got to thinking.
Why can't theists look at religion rationally? If I get one of my christian friends to explain to me what the islamic faith is so silly, and why they don't believe it, why can't they extend that thinking to their own religion?
It seems to me almost that they can't think properly. That may sound mean, and in a way, it isn't true, because several of my christian classmates are very smart, and they think very well, just not about religion. But the classmate whom I spent a week teaching how to factor polynomials, then a month later was insisting that she never learned it (I literally smacked her upside the head for that), I wonder about. She studies hard for quizzes, but a month later when we do a chapter test, she insists that "I never learned this. This is stupid, I'm not doing this."
I'm sure that not all christians are like her (she is a teenage girl, after all) but how different are they from her? Do they all say one thing, then say the complete opposite the next moment? Do they all accept material presented to them, obsess over it, then totally reject it soon after?
And what about other theists? Are they like that as well? Can they learn about how absolutely minute, miniscule and microscopic a proton is, and how many hundreds of trillions make up just one everyday object, and still believe that a supernatural being created everything around us in six days (which makes no sense because there wasn't such a thing as days and nights for first while)?
How can theists see so much, and still be so blind? How can they be aware and yet so oblivious? How do they believe it all? How can they think that praying actually works? And they pray for stupid stuff as well, like getting good grades, or getting over colds faster, instead of children dying all over the world, or the pointless wars that are being fought just because two people with power don't like each other.
It astounds me that many and most theists are very intelligent, but they just seem so...... stupid. I suppose that, being raised agnostic/atheist, I don't have the same take on this that many of you do, so share how you see this! I really want to understand how others think and see things, so help me out!
I could go on asking questions like the ones above for pages, even after I run out of ways to phrase them, but I think I've started to rant again so I'll stop :)
Thanks for you're input! It is very much appreciated and welcome! But no hating! If you want to get your panties in a twist because I said that theists are stupid, then 1) you need to learn how to read because I said that they SEEM stupid, and 2) you probably don't want anyone to rip you to pieces, so run along before I do.
Thanks again :)