21st March 2013

“Discarding Christianity is intellectually easy, though it might be disagreeable emotionally.”

Andrew Alexander

4 Responses to “21st March 2013”

  1. R J Says:

    oh….BOO-HOO !!

    go suck your thumb.

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    How to Deal with Disagreeable Aspects of Christianity

    Read more: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/how-to-deal-with-disagreeable-aspects-of-christianity#ixzz2OBGytmSW

    Dr. William Lane Craig sets himself up with a softball then breaks into a sales pitch for his videos, tapes, and crap.

  3. D Says:

    The posting of this quote deserves some criticism.

    The entire article the quote is from may be found here:
    Alexander, Andrew. “Without religion, the human race will work out its own rules for right and wrong.” 24 November 2009. Daily Mail. .

    The whole quote is:
    “Discarding Christianity is intellectually easy, though it might be disagreeable emotionally, depending on one’s upbringing.”

    Why was the last clause completely left out?

    Since religion is such a strong emotional experience, both in its appeal and for the indoctrinated children that have grown up with religion, it benefits us all to acknowledge that fact and realize that it is very difficult for some. Greater understanding and compassion is needed.

    A “too bad” attitude in response to the misquoted quote, may be helpful to some believers who would ironically benefit from its reality-based shock value. Ultimately a person does need to emotionally deal with and process the emotions stemming from a change in belief. However, for many of the religious such a strong and chiding attitude up front may simply be off-putting and increase a religious person’s resistance to change when in fact, they should be learning their new human friends are more worthwhile to them than their make-believe ones.

  4. Jeff Says:

    For the best depiction of the emotional experience of a religiously raised person discarding their attachment to the God myth, I strongly suggest Julia Sweeney’s “Letting Go of God”. Even though she came to it as an adult, she manages to capture my adolescent experience quite well, as her comedic take on the process mirrored much of my emotional process.