The Scariest Thing I Have Ever Heard A Christian Say.

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.)

 

Ahem,

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.

Douche bags.

 

 

Any who, I hear the rapture is back on for October.

-C

 

 

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Comment by BadHandshakers on May 25, 2011 at 2:55am
Yep. Your friend sounds a lot like my Dad, except with less concern to being internally consistent with the Nazi ethnic-cleansing Evolutionary God, but more to succumb and oblige to the psychopathic ways they believe is our nature. I think they take on after their "space-daddy", he was quite the evil bastard, y'know.
Comment by Jarrod Payne on May 25, 2011 at 6:35am
Nothing like an old-fashioned "Only god stops me from going on a eugenic rampage" argument! I also think that if the only an external locus of control enforces your morality that you are probably a sociopath without the strength of character to act on your convictions. Love your letter to him, i see this going down well. lol
Comment by ryan on May 25, 2011 at 10:14am

That statement shows a fundamental misconception of natural selection. Natural selection works without psychopaths murdering the weak and genetically inferior.

 

I suppose if his statement were true,  he would have to start with killing himself first since he is mentally retarded. I can take solace in that.

Comment by Walter Maki on May 25, 2011 at 11:06am
If your friend made that kind of statement in a court of law they would serious consider he be institutionalized for being a potential menace to society. The brainwashing is so deep they they seriously believe we can not be moral on our own. That is very scary!
Comment by Carol Foley on May 25, 2011 at 3:11pm

There is little difference between "I let them live because God tells me not to." and "I killed them because God told me to."

It is all pretty terrifying when your morality is based on the voices in your head.

Comment by Ronald on May 26, 2011 at 12:01am

Couldn't have said it any better. I've heard similar arguments on the web from people like your friend. It really is unbelievable and quite frightening to know that the only reason they think killing other humans is wrong is because its in the bible. I have friends that claim to be true christians, but they're really not followers, they're more like fans. Sometimes I wanna call them out on their BS and let them know that I'm way more christ lilke, as an Atheist, than they are as "true christians."

Comment by Wendy R. Dragon on May 26, 2011 at 5:36am
I have nothing to add except how much I like the post, and how apropos Carol's observation is. I never quite thought about it that way, Carol, but you are right, there really isn't much difference between the two.
Comment by Gloria Stevens on May 26, 2011 at 8:15am

When my house was broken into they stoled a laptop and loose herb tea I had in a mason jar (figure that one out - LOL).  I was talking to someone that said, "They must not have had jesus in their heart."

I didn't say anything, mostly because I was still in shock by the whole robbery.  But that implies everyone on TA, for example, has no problem stealing if you don't get caught. 

Comment by Nate Bauder on May 26, 2011 at 1:22pm

Ay yi yi. Please tell me you took a logical backhand to these fellas? Nothing gets me riled up more than people claiming that God is the base of all morals and that "if you don't have God in your life, you have no morals". Arrogant shits.

Comment by Alex on May 26, 2011 at 5:07pm

I wonder why people like this can't think "oh wait, there are consequences, I'll go to jail, be hated by everyone, maybe be sentenced to death, be ashamed of myself...oh wait, I don't need a god for me to feel responsible for my actions, I'm a mature adult!...oh wait, just because animals evolved through natural selection doesn't mean our society has to follow this cruel method..."

 

I like your post, especially "the only thing worth saving is your ticket to ride a fucking cloud." Priceless.

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