Friday, November 15, 2013

The Angry Atheists

Atheists aren't angry because we're selfish, or bitter, or joyless. . . Atheists are angry because we have compassion. . . Atheists are angry because we have a sense of justice. . . Atheists are angry because we see millions of people being terribly harmed by religion, and our hearts go out to them, and we feel motivated to do something about it. . . Atheists aren't angry because there's something wrong with us. Atheists are angry because there's something right with us. . . . Greta Christina, speaking at Reason Rally, National Mall, Washington, DC, 2012-03-24 . . . For my part, I am angry atheist because of what Christianity has done to my people and to my country. . . We Filipinos are nothing but sick as a people, and nothing but sick as a nation. . . We all have been taught to believe that there is nothing precious in this life existing earthly in the here and now; only something heavenly later after death with the pie in the sky later by and by. . . Indeed, everything is a dismal failure with us Filipinos in the Philippines; except religion in its churches and cathedrals and in schools, colleges, and universities - religion has always been and still is a great success! . . . Consider the horrors with millions upon millions of us Filipinos in this already 21st century: we still do believe and have faith in the message revealed as the truth in the holy bible: "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John 2:15 . . . Thus, our traditional Christian approach to nature has been a major contributing factor to ecological destruction. The belief that there is a better world to come after death has led to our disregard even of our natural of resources. We believe instead that the only things of true value are those found with Jesus in heaven. Our country, our people and nature and the flesh - we see as low and depraved and unworthy and therefore should be of no consequence to life coming in the next life. Our country is merely a stopover on our journey to the next world with God in heaven. Therefore the less love and less respect placed on it and more love and more respect placed on God and religion the better our chances to win eternal salvation with Jesus in the next world. I am told by my enemies, friends, associates, and relatives that as an angry atheist I am full of hate. Indeed, I am full of hate and proud of it. After all, in the Philippines, when it comes to the evils of religion, we are way way ahead of everybody in this God-forsaken world. . . Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

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