I was checking out sites on the internet, basically doing nothing I happened upon an Atheist site called ‘Rational Response’ – seems to be related to a documentary I watched called ‘The God Who Wasn’t There’. I actually thought the documentary was done quite shoddy but I did enjoy the content and the story line.
The story of the documentary seems to follow some dude who goes back to his Christian school and kind of calls them on certain things – the scene with the principal was quite funny (he was squirming). At the end of the film he supposedly blapshemes the Holy Spirit – whatever that means I am not quite sure at this point – or what the disciples meant I am not sure – but this dude thinks he did exactly that in the show – whatev’s. The documentary goes into Jesus being a figment of the disciples imagination and that he fit 17 of 20 mythological traits – thus proving Jesus was a fake – I am like ‘whatev’s’. Basically, it’s a disgruntled ex-Christian school kid with an axe to grind and this was his outlet – this documentary – then I found the website.
I have conversed with many an Atheist in my life but this site is the icing on the cake. Now I don’t care if Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Brian Flemming want to knock the Christian faith – hooray, but for what exactly? This site is like so damn dumb, except the chat, that it defies even their supposed logic.
1. The whole ‘who can blaspheme the best’ thing is just ridiculous (can even send in a video). They wanna test your moxy and your faith in nothing, what’s the difference between that and believing there is a God? Both require some sort of belief/faith – even if it they call it unfounded.
2. The dude has an axe to grind and he blames God for those problems, or at least as a source of those problems – hey I hear ya bro – but c’mon, like church and God and all things related made a single person’s life turn out the way it did – whatever happened to choice and rationale? Each person is accountable for their actions, whether they follow a certain teaching or not, whether in this world or another.
3. Is the church solely to blame for the world’s problems? Is the bane of our existence this Christ figure and the faith established upon him? Seems to me a close look, and a little bit of un-biased rationale, will expose the very fact gov’t is involved in every step of the way in the evils of society (and at times they use religion as their side-kick). I look closely at history and I see politics and the working of that power as the one with the decisions to make to alter world events – not the church – the church has what for a power figure – the Vatican state – and they do what – tell people don’t do this or that? Last time I checked no Christian state had any earthly power including arms, law making abilities, and police systems. Why? There is no Christian states around – except the Vatican – whatever that is called – and it is vastly limited (in a war for example or world politics).
4. They are raising money, for what I am not sure, but I am guessing to keep their mission of denouncing Christianity alive. Now some people gave money to keep the site going and I am not knocking the power of people to give but is this really a worthwhile cause? Is it helping a single person in any single verifiable way? I mean, they have to own a computer to at least participate – thus meaning they have to have some cash or be ‘well to do’. I’m not sure but couldn’t they raise funds to something for somebody? Help the poor – start a soup kitchen? Visit the sick in the hospital and care for their costs? Visit the prisioner and possibly help them reach their family in these hard times? Use that money for something but to simply promote a bunch of philosophical bullshit and pretend that means something is just, well…as dishonest as churches that spend that money on bigger buildings – they are the hypocrite they despise. This is a sore spot with me – when I know poverty and the help some of these communities need.
Don’t get me wrong I am calling the site as I see it, a god-damn farce and only exists for us to play mind-games with one another – but if that’s the solution an Atheist is giving me – I’ll stay in the faith. It just pisses me off when someone has the audacity to rail on something yet they have no alternate solution – just some mind games to play. I am sick of it when Christians do it and I am sick of it when Atheists do it – present the problem but offer no viable solution to the problem – they just want to have some sort of self-righteousness about themselves. Get off that high-horse and think, I mean, on both sides they call themself ‘rationale’.
So don’t blame the church – unless you’re going to get involved and try to make a difference. Don’t blame the un-believer – unless you’re going to get involved in that person’s life – in some real, honest, touchable way. Don’t tell me about the problem unless you first sat down for at least a few hours and tried to find an answer to it – cause it makes no sense to merely bitch. I am calling a problem a problem and a problem won’t solve itslef – unless we have absolutely no rationale and think it might. No get involved in a real way or back the f*ck up for those that are. Last thing I need to hear is more criticism about faith, God, evil, the church, unbelievers, the poor, depressed, gov’t, etc…cause I live by this – as much as you can complain you can do just as much to solve the problem.