this could probably use a re-write, but i'm too lazy... mostly written 17/7/2013, mostly...
religion would die a lot quicker if the people rallying against it would stop focusing on all the petty, stupid, bad and just plain silly bullshit that forms the majority of religions, especially christianity.
The followers of religion simply don't give a fuck about all the petty and stupid stuff that forms part of their religion, they don't give a fuck if it's right or if it's wrong, they just want you to believe it and it doesn't matter to them that it is or isn't correct!
So just what makes people think that they can change somebody else's mind about something they love by ragging on the stupid bits of it? And yes people do love their religion, it doesn't matter that it hurts them or keeps them dumb, they *love* their fucking weird-arse stories anyway and I'm no different, I just don't consider the weird arse stories I love to be a fucking religion!
It's like pointing out an insignificant flaw in someone's favourite movie and expecting that they will never watch that movie again because it was *you* that pointed out that flaw... big fucking deal and seriously, just how up-yourself are you to think that *you* can get somebody to stop loving something because of some trivial aspect of it that you've pointed out?
As an example: the Bible and its story of the "Great Flood" ... ahem... So-fucking-what if the world could not possibly recover after Noah's Flood in less than a few thousands years, seeing how nearly all photosynthesis across the entire globe was suspended for a year because the earth was allegedly covered in kilometres of water!
So-f-u-c-k-i-n-g-what!?!?!! Noah and the Ark is a *story*..
That Ark story was totally full of shit but it was a totally full of shit good story. I liked it, it's more than likely that the totally unbelievable story of Noah and his Ark that was what made me realise religion was a piece of shit in the first place.
People just don't give a fuck about your opinion about the things they like/love that some busy-body like yourself thinks is stupid.
Try and tell a Star Wars fan about one single flaw in the Star Wars saga or a dozen flaws in Star Trek to a "Trekkie" or hundreds of flaws to a Doctor Who fan who has watched and noted those very flaws in the dozens of times that that fan has watched all of those episodes, in fact, that particular fan of Doctor Who is probably *where* you got your list of Doctor Who flaws in the first place.
So have I made my point yet? Ragging on what people love is NOT the way to get them to stop loving that thing, in fact, if you rag on something a person likes, then they are just as likely to clutch even harder to that thing and like it even more, just to spite you.
eg. if somebody ragged on Doctor Who, I'd just say "fuck you!!" and then go have a Doctor Who marathon in honour of the dipshit fucktard who just tried to rag on Doctor Who.
Sooooo.. what is the solution?
Instead, the anti-religionist should focus on the minuscule amount of good stuff in religion that the religious don't give a flying fuck about either...
i mean, seriously, how can anybody in the overly selfish Western society seriously claim to be christian?
seriously? come on! really? hmmmm... I seriously doubt it ....
The purpose of following christinsanity is that you get to have eternal life in heaven if you're a "good" person, right?
But what a lot of people conveniently forget is that this Jesus character apparently said that to be a "good" person, you have to actually *do* good deeds without any thought for reward in order to get into heaven...
From the bible itself (and please, read the whole chapters before saying that they are out of context, I fucking did)
Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come [and] follow me.
Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Are christians willing to sell off all their stuff and then give up all that cash they've just made after selling all their shiny things (probably for way less than they bought them) and give that money to the poor?
Well?? and please, don't lie, it's not very fucking christ-like...
This is exactly why I don't follow christianity as it would be a lie for me to think that I was getting into heaven unless I willingly sold my things and gave that cash to poor people in need and then willingly chose to live in near poverty.....
fuck that!! I'm not giving away all my stuff just so some strangers can eat, I like my stuff too much to go and do something like that.
I seriously doubt that there are christians who would give away all their stuff and then give that money to the needy. It's just not practical to give away all your money, but that is exactly what that Jesus guy said to do, so if you aren't doing that, then you can fuck-off with this fantasy of getting into a christian heaven because you aren't getting past those pearly gates.
Oh what's that? You *do* give away some money to the needy? *some*?? ... No... that's not how it works.. there are still needy people in this world in spite of you giving a little bit away, so as it stands, good little christian person, you have NOT given away *enough* of your possessions to be calling yourself christian because there are still needy people.
Seems to me that most christians are getting a free ride on the backs of other christians who actually *are* doing Christ-like things, who actually *are* donating significant amounts of money to the needy. No, that's not how it works either. *YOU* *yourself* have to do good deeds, not lay claim to the good deeds of other christians just because you deem yourself to be a christian as well.
How much is enough then? 10% ... Half? How much then? hmmm... well? If the richest ten percent of christians (about 100 million people) gave up 10% of their income, people in need across the world would be a thing of the past...
So in summary, the true way to destroy religion is to berate religious folk for not actually following what their precious religion supposedly taught them to do.
ie. Jesus said to love everyone, so anyone claiming to be christian that shows even one iota of bigotry or intolerance or hatred towards anyone at all, is not a christian. People opposing religion should focus on the greatest hypocritical aspect of religion: The fact that little to no-one is actually following it and those who are actually following it are unlikely to be in your face arguing with you about the trivial and alleged aspects of their religion so pretty much *Every* argument against religion is already won unless, of course, you like to argue about stupid stories that somebody made up thousands of years ago?