Okay, this is something I am certain others have heard the faith-fools say: "If there is no god, then I should just do whatever the hell I want right? If there is no consequence..."
You know the drill, people who feel that there must be an external source of morality in order for it to be legitimate, that deep down inside the only reason we know right from wrong is because some dusty scroll told us so.
This conversation is one I have had with everyone privy to my atheism, but my best friend (he does have redeeming qualities, but this is obviously not one of them-) takes it a step further. While others merely suggest that no god equals no consequence, my friend has said it this way:
"If I were to lose my faith in God, I would start killing people. The only thing keeping me from doing this now is because I know God is real and heaven is real... I would kill the mentally handicapped and the terminally ill because they are polluting the gene pool. That is the logical conclusion of evolution!"
Now obviously I think this is unbridled insanity. I told him that if the only thing keeping him from these atrocities is God, then he actually does want to kill these people, and therefore isn't really all that Christ-like or loving now. He of course denied that and said he knows that they should be allowed to live because they are God's children.
Fuck the fuck???
So letting others live is only logical if we all have the same space daddy?
How is this for a response to that (Feel free to add or remove cursing as you see fit.)
Fuck you, you backwards thinking asshole. The fact that you only see humanity in terms of sinful nature and near murder worthy actions shows how fucking narrow minded you are you fucking fucker. The fact that you will look at a child with AIDS and think "God has a reason for this, and for that they should live," but never bother to think of mercy when it comes to birth control on even the simplest of levels shows that you are in fact full of shit.
You and your God may look down on the rest of us consequence-less peons and doubt our disbelief when we fail to fall below your standards of human decency and take mercy upon our fellow man, but you can stick this up your ass and pray to it... There are morals and goodness and knowing them and respecting them is what really unites us all on this fucking planet. The fact that most people find murder and rape and slavery WRONG isn't because God or god said so (because you know DAMN well he didn't speak against it in the Bible) it is because we have it rooted deep inside us. The golden rule appears in so many religious texts, not because it is sacred but because it is common fucking sense.
We want to fucking live, and be free to enjoy our health if we have it, and if we don't have it then a little bit of comfort to alleviate the pain. We want it not because some invisible god-figure told us so, but because that's just the kind of apes we are.
To say that there is no consequences if there is no god shows how fucked up you and those of your ilk are, to say that the only thing worth saving is your ticket to ride a fucking cloud. You all deserve each other.
Any who, I hear the rapture is back on for October.