Where did the christian boing-flip come from? It seems like they are always holding up a mirror to life so that then can get everything backwards. But even by their standards this is a ridiculous tactic.
Consider Ray Comfort, unpleasant though the task may be. Ray makes statements like
- "Evolution is a fairytale for grown ups."
- "you can lead an atheist to evidence but you cannot make him think."
- "Evolution is the dumbest religion ever invented".
If you're not sold on Ray then how about Rick Warren who doesn't "have enough faith to be an atheist"? Perhaps the celibate cult leader Cormac Murphy O'Connor who tells us that atheists are missing out
on a vital part of the human experience [at least I hope he's celibate but with a catholic priest who knows!]
Something's going on.
Amusing though this tactic is, it suffers from a predictable muddled-headedness. These people are using the words faith, fairy tale, and religion in a derogatory fashion. Well sign me right up, I agree. But do they seriously expect us to think they believe faith is a vice? It'd be great if they did, but more likely they are just smarmy hypocrites.
Perhaps it is a matter of pitching to your audience. These liars know we see blind faith, appeals to authority, and ignoring of evidence as bad things. Maybe they think if they can drag us down to their level we'll figure we've nothing to lose by swapping sides. After all it seems nothing is more convincing to a theist than Pascal's Wager! They just need to break us psychologically, then when we're good and irrational the wager will convince us...
There's an even darker side to the mirror they hold up to life.Certainly one where I cannot een laugh at them. Any attempt to make them confirm to the law
, or to restrict their bigotry
is, apparently, an attack on equality and freedom.
War is Peace, believers, and for you everything the party says is true. You need to wake up and realise you've had a free ride for centuries. As the threat of the rack fades you may find that you get less special treatment, but you need to grow up and live as part of society. If you want respect, earn it.
I guess it is nothing new to get everything completely back to front. These are people who believe that it must be dark and lonely to live without the belief that you were created dirty by a vengeful tyrant with soap to sell. Where do atheists get their morality they wonder, as they cherry pick the [few] moral bits from their bibles and ignore the rest. They believe a loving god sends people to hell. They believe that a watch implies a watchmaker but a god does not imply a godmaker.
Well at least whenever one of them steps too far out of line they can say that he or she was never a real christian anyway...