Today I was having another debate concerning religion. It was quick to turn into a shouting contest, something that usually doesn't happen in the debates I'm participating in.
But this post is about passion. I said things about belief and I was of course faced with the question/argument "But this is what they believe in and that's the beauty of belief, don't you think we should accept anyone's beliefs?"
NO! a big, fat N followed by an O.
It is not that i don't think we should accept it, it's that I think we shouldn't accept. The common acknowledgment that those beliefs won't hurt anyone are wrong. They hurt EVERYONE. Those beliefs make us stupid. Make us all dumber. Those beliefs slow us down as a species, slow us down as a community. They let us rely on false assumptions, and those beliefs are so arrogant, that yes, they bother me!
I have a problem with the arrogance, pretentiousness and false pretense of those wrong, incoherent and illogical beliefs - more commonly known as religions.
And why is it called Passion? because I hate those beliefs and I hate those religions. Really hate them... with PASSION!