People believe a great many things.
Some people believe that rearranging furniture in your house changes the flow of energy in your life, so the correct arrangement and orientation of household items is crucial. The correct arrangement can lead to success, health and wealth. So don’t sleep with you feet facing the door, or something.
Some people believe aliens travel for billions of light years to land next to hopeless and desperate individuals to insert probes in their anus. I am not sure about you, but the idea of travelling across the galaxies to stare at someone’s ass is kind of odd, but then again I am not an alien.
There are others who believe the creator of the universe messed things up so badly when he gave us free will he had to take human form to kill himself and make it right again. Even then it doesn’t work unless you believe in him. Is that the best solution God can come up with? Really?
I really don’t really care about what people believe. I don’t. If you want to live your life according to ancient superstitions, or pseudo scientific “health” remedies, or you figure the Chinese had it worked out thousands of years ago yet our modern medical profession just doesn’t get it – knock yourself out. I don’t care.
However, when you think you have the right to enforce those beliefs on others we have a problem. When you force your beliefs on children who trust you to look after and protect them, I sense they are being indoctrinated and told what to think, not how to think.
When you pass judgement on others for acts that goes against the your silly superstitions, I wonder what business it is of yours. Many people don’t believe in your ideas, why should they live by them?
When you try to enshrine your idiotic notions of souls, demons, sin, and judgemental telepathic dead people, well then we reach the rarified atmosphere to lunacy.
Want to belief these things? Great! I won’t stop you.
If you really are concerned with potential human life, then start worrying about the thousands of potential people thrown in the trash during routine In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) procedures. If you want to prevent human suffering, then start worrying about burn victims, heart patients, stoke and cancer patients, and alzheimer’s suffers who are among the millions of real, fully grown individuals who could benefit from stem cell research. You have it ass backwards when you worry about potential people when real people are dying painfully and horribly.
You want to tell me there is no harm in crystal healing, taro cards, homeopathy, aroma therapy, and religion? Tell that to the never ending victims of these practices seen in the news everyday. In the news over the past few weeks I have seen babies dying form eczema, teenagers dying from diabetes, toddlers starved to death for not saying “Amen” after prayers. The last lot still expect the boy’s body to be resurrected a year after they stuffed him in a suitcase and put him in the garage.
Yesterday a woman cut the head off her own baby because “a demon told here to”. I am not blaming this behaviour solely on religion – this woman is clearly and seriously mentally ill. She needs real help, but I fear there are churches who would have given her a pointless and often violent exorcism to “cure her”. This incredibly stupid idea was held by the authors of the Bible some 2,000 years ago. Demons caused illness and madness and bizarre religious ceremonies using important sounding dead languages, magic talismans, and a lot of shouting will drive these spirits from the body. We have made great strides in our understanding of human biology, germ theory, bio-chemistry, and evolution in the past 2,000 years. People die during exorcisms and they don’t cure homosexuals, and they sure as shit won’t cure illness or insanity because the act itself is totally insane!
You want some special privileges for you stupid superstitions? Well, you ain’t gonna get it from me or a growing number of people who are sick of cowing to your dumb ideas. You may can laugh at Catholics, Scientologists, Hindus, Raeliens, crystal healers, Feng Shui practitioners, palmistry experts, reflexologists, moon landing and holocaust deniers – and you would be right to do so.
Similarly, I reserve the right to laugh at your stupid ideas. Hell, I might even try to explain to your dumb ass why I think they are stupid idea, but I don’t expect you’ll listen. You didn’t get into the mess you’re in by thinking clearly, now did you?
You really want me to adopt your idea so you don’t feel lonely in your beliefs? Show me some verifiable evidence that what you claim is actually true. Show me physical evidence the Jesus actually walked the Earth, was crucified and flew off into Heaven (no, an empty tomb won’t do it). Show me that crystal healing actually works, and I will ditch the medicines in my cupboard and buy a bunch of sparkly rocks. Show me an alien space craft, not a fuzzy saucer shaped thing in the sky taken by some whacko in the desert.
If your beliefs are true, then these things should not be hard to produce. If you can’t, then shut up, go back to our corner, and stop trying to make yourself feel better by convincing others of your delusions.