Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Is Christianity bad?

I am going to start with a premise. And the premise is that moderate Christianity is bad.
Why you ask should I say this. What does modern Christianity do that is bad.
It is passive. It doesn't harm anyone. They keep to themselves affirming their faith together twice or once a week, hurting no one. What is it that is bad?

It is bad because it shows disrespect for basic human thought. You see faith is easy. There is no reason for faith, no thought, no accountability, no human kindness, empty, and we call this good.
We call it good because we can then not be required to be accountable for our life. We can gather and believe things on faith, all the while agree silently about our bigotry, our racism, our fake love for one another by isolating others who are unable to compartmentalize this part of our lives.

It is bad because it promotes a lie. It gives us the excuse to not think, not reason, not love others equally, and lie completely about the history and harm we have caused over the years for entertaining these thoughts benignly. For witnessing to others that it is good we live in this way and set examples that others should live this way because we think faith is good.

I no longer think that modern Christianity is actively malicious. I mean, if we are standing in a stream flowing with drowning people and we pray, how is that at all malicious? We stand their singing joy oh joy we love our lord, these dying people will see you soon and it is good.

Is that bad?

Lying about the past. When I was in the air force, they taught us the past is done, move on toward future goals and leave it. They didn't say lie about it, they said be constructive, be real, and strive to do right in the future.

How do Christians lie about the past. What harm has Christianity done to people of other cultures in Africa, China or India to cause harm? Does feeding hungry people because they are hungry cause harm.   I don't pretend to be an expert on this topic, but I have heard that some of these things ultimately has caused irreversible damage to human pockets by trying to be "good". In many ways the art of Christianity is denying the harm caused in the past, and believing in faith which is said to be good by Christians. Proselytizing this belief system to weak people is not a cause for concern?

If any of it had one ounce of being real, there would be no need of the Sunday service. Yes they call it a service, like filling up with gas from service station. Without it, faith would die, and the real work, the work of reason can deliver us from evil.

I am hear to talk to you not about how we can use our anger about these things to run up directly against Christianity in all it's forms, but how we can use that anger, that energy to motivate constructively with our talent, out talent of reason, our talent of logic, our talent of art, our music, our paintings, our poetry and of course our love of others. The love of accountability, the love of saying we are only human and no God will ever change that fact, nor will a belief in God really heal us from the damage faith does to ourselves.

Moving forward, how can we logical thinkers give our premise of love to the world? By using our talents whatever they may be to share science, to teach how to love without bigotry, without faith, and give us all confidence in things that are of real value.




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