The word "god" does not make Christians/Catholics/Mormons/Muslims etc... beliefs anymore important, anymore sacred or somehow worthy of more protection than my beliefs (or lack thereof) or anyone else's. The "faithful" need to realize their religion is not above scrutiny just because they claim that they have the market cornered on truth and their religion is inspired by the "one true god". Nearly every time I point out a gaping hole in people's philosophies their reaction is invariably one of shock and incredulity, they can't believe how narrow minded I am for not blindly accepting their baseless claims. The burden of proof falls on THEM, the person(s) and/or groups making these outrageous assertions, not on me, the person who refuses to blindly accept their lunacy as fact without any actual proof. Furthermore, the fact they continually use the the bible to prove the bible, is also absolutely ridiculous, and logically it doesn't stand up. If you want to make claims about an invisible bearded man in the sky who bends the rules and laws of physics to his will, but only if I psychically convey my belief in his son that was born from a virgin, (deep breath) then thank him for doing something a million Americans have done for FAR less than the salvation of every soul on earth by dying and then COMING BACK TO LIFE! You're going to have to have that Caucasian bearded sky man tell him himself, in person, and I'm going to need about 10,000 witnesses with me to make sure it's not a hallucination. The amount of arrogance and ignorance it takes to sustain delusions as insane as these is frankly unfathomable. These people disgust me, I am f*cking furious! When will we finally be able to convey the fact that the high school dropout standing in the pulpit every Sunday, who went on to a bible college where he was brainwashed and indoctrinated by people just as ignorant he is does not in fact know anything about anything. Or the opposite may be true, what about the Harvard Divinity School graduate with an MBA that's running the mega-church down the block, who speaks about the joys of "giving" every other Sunday. Do you really think those people can be trusted? The same people that tortured, murdered and enslaved MILLIONS of people over the centuries and continue to oppress women and spout ignorant hatred towards gays and other groups the bible mentions in passing in half a verse somewhere.
Our nation is in serious trouble is we don' do something to stop these imbeciles!