Monday, June 18, 2012

"You were a false convert" and other dumb statements

I am sure many ex-christians have heard this accusation from christians before: "You were not a True-Christian™"  If I had a dollar for every time some christian laid that line on me, I would be very wealthy. What christians don't understand is how insulting it is to say that to a former believer.

Or another of my favorites: "You don't believe in god because you love your sin too much." While not quite as insulting, it is a dumbass question. What do they expect us to say? "Well, I just love raping babies and pillaging towns. And well, my day just isn't complete without a few 'goddamn this and goddamn thats.'"

Or the assumption that the reason we stopped being Christians is that cue someone in the church hurt us or we lost someone.

These claims are moronic and small minded. They deny the absolute truth that people can and do leave the church and the religion because we simply cease to believe the same garbage they still do believe.

Romans 1 says "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse," (Romans 1:20 NKJV). This is pure bullshit. If it was true, then Christianity or some version of it would have spontaneously come into existence all over the world. Clearly this is not the case.

There are plenty of reasons not to believe in your god. If you don't like it, then tough shit. It's not a reason for your insulting baseless claims.

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