Friday, November 23, 2012

Public reply to Bodie Hodge of AiG.

A reply to Bodie's load of shit at AiG

"Are you tired of all the evil associated with the philosophy of atheism—Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and so on?"

Bodie, no one associates those kooks with atheism except christians. Those tyrants were mentally ill. And in point of fact, Hitler was not an atheist, but a Catholic Christian. There is no evil associated with atheism except the evil you try to impose on atheists for not believing the same superstitions as you. Most atheists are good hard working people who are compassionate and generous. If atheism is inherently evil as you imply, why are atheists 11+% of the population at large yet less than 1% of the prison population? The numbers seem to say that atheists are more moral and law abiding than more so called christians. 

"After all, most murderers, tyrants, and rapists are not biblical Christians, and most have rejected the God of the Bible."

Wrong. Absolutely wrong. Religion has a gigantic body count. From the crusades to the inquisitions to the dozens of wars fought over religions and countless other despicable acts. 

"Even if they claim to believe in the God of the Bible, they are not really living like a true Christ follower (who strives to follow God’s Word), are they?"

Who's to say? The God of the bible has murdered millions by his floods or other so called judgements to ordering genocide by his followers. 

"Do you feel conflicted about the fact that atheism has no basis in morality (i.e., no absolute right and wrong; no good, no bad?) "

Not at all. Atheism speaks to *one thing only*. The lack of belief in gods. Period. It doesn't have any position on morality or any other matter. It doesn't speak to aesthetics or ethics or anything else. In fact that you and other christians keep spewing this "atheism has no basis on morality" is just intellectual dishonesty. 

Do you feel conflicted that your bible endorses rape and slavery and doesn't denounce molesting children? For a so called moral guide, your bible promotes the most vile aspects of human behavior. Do you feel conflicted that your god allowed the devil to murder people over a fucking bet? Does it bother you that in your precious bible, your god has a body count in the millions and Satan only one of 10? Seems to me you are worshiping the wrong character in that book.

"And further, knowing that you are essentially no different from a cockroach in an atheistic worldview (since people are just animals) must be disheartening."

Hardly! That we have survived to become all that we have is something to be proud of! We live in a universe that doesn't know or care we exist and has been "trying" to wipe us out for eons, speaks to our resilience! That is not something to be disheartened about, but is the sound of our triumph! 

"Are you tired of the fact that atheism (which is based in materialism, a popular worldview today) has no basis for logic and reasoning? Is it tough trying to get up every day thinking that truth, which is immaterial, really doesn’t exist?"

Again atheism doesn't speak to logic or reason. Just the disbelief of your god claims. Please try to get that through your thick skull.

That you don't understand that simple point makes it pointless to respond to the rest of your misguided claims.

"Invitation: I invite you to reconsider that the false religion of atheism is simply that."

I invite you to realize that your religion is a delusion. I invite you to join reality and leave your stupid beliefs behind you! I invite you to realize that atheism is not a religion any more than the color "blue" is part of the audio spectrum.  But till you accept those invitations and decide to be intellectual honest, I invite you to go fuck yourself.