I hope I may (re?)gain some composure on the boards
I guess I've been getting to the sad reality that very few people, even rational thinking atheists, are finding it very hard to shake loose the concept of Religion(man's invention) and the concept of God(something no mortal being could even attempt to create a somewhat accurate representation of, if It even existed) as being anything but two completely seperate matters to be dealt with.
I must accept however, that weeks ago, this frustration towards everyone, was getting very out of control. I have cooled, and will not apologize. I believe my arguments were founded in complete rational thinking, as hot-headed, and as irrational as it may have seemed or sounded.
I believe I have simply come here to not argue the aspects of Religion, which yes, is very inane, and arcane.
The concept of "God" however is one that may never be fully understood, but only discussed and debated on a firm, level basis.
I am so sick of having God and Religion being ONE thing.
Because the concept of God could never be fully understood by a mortal creature, obviously the Judeo-Christian, Islamic, as well as any other form of God, is utterly asinine in it's description of such an entity.
Of course, any set of beliefs which states that I am right, and you are wrong, is a set of beliefs founded by a structure of ignorance and intolerance.
Does that mean God(if existing) is ignorant and intolerant, or simply the devices that has been used to explain such a concept, is ignorant and intolerant?
I guess I came to these boards, not to change the minds of free-thinkers, but rather came here to bolster my opinion on the world(not religion) from rational points of views. I however, am quick to observe that because I label myself as one who believe in a higher entity, I am myself labeled as ignorant and intolerable. In that, the views of many people on these boards could also be labeled and observed as being intolerant towards my beliefs.
I suppose, when coming to these boards, I would have found myself debating the existence of a higher entity, God if you may. That is after what your banner at the top of this website is stating.
I have however, found myself debating the foundations of religion, which I view to be, yes, very related to the concept of God, as religion is firmly based on the IDEA of God.
A rational view of a God, should be free of clutter, free of dogma, and free of the stranglehold which has been religious zealotry(is that a word?) that has dominated the supposedly "free" world for the past 2 millenia.
A rational view of life on earth up to the now is also very quick to point out that the world would most likely be a better place if such dogmatic beliefs would simply vanish. This will not happen, as radical Islamists and fundamental Christians are more quickly to "stay the course" as quickly as you are to even begin a discussion with such close minded individuals as to the validity of their entire belief structure.
-----------So what is there to do about this sickness that we can all agree upon which is religion?------------
Would arguing that because nobody can prove the true existence of such and entity, It MUST be merely a figment of our imagination, something that gives theists a "crutch."
Or would me arguing that because nobody can disprove the true existense of such and entity, then It MAY be something worth at least discussing, rather then completely throwing it out the window as if it was a foul tasting take out meal.
True, religion has been a pretty heaping pile of 3 week old Peking Chicken, but does that mean that the chicken still doesn't exist? May the problems that have been associated with the chicken not be the chickens fault at all, but rather the disgusting cooks faults?
I merely ask now, why did the chicken cross the road?
My only logical answer would be becuase he didn't want to be butchered by the same cooks which has worshipped the chicken for ages now.
(by making such statements I refuse to aknowledge if chickens do infact exist...in all seriousness, what the fuck are chicken nuggets anyways? I really doubt that it is chicken. and why does EVERYTHING taste like chicken? that's kind of ridiculous)
1 in 5 Americans believe we live in a Geocentric solar system. Who do you blame for that? God? I blame god.