27th July 2009

“Let us be honest, it is not reasonable to believe things for which there is no evidence, one might as well make up beliefs or choose them at random.”

Anon.

2 Responses to “27th July 2009”

  1. Chris Says:

    Self honesty is NOT one of the hallmarks of religious believers. I think their faith in iron age mystics is ludicrous and they think my requirement of proof is arrogant.

    Yet they don’t, for the most part, rely on this faith when they get sick. Those that do, and for example, end up watching a child die of an easily treatable disease, get prosecuted. And their co-religionists are by and large in agreement that they should be prosecuted.

    Why? Because though they can’t/won’t admit it, they mostly know they may as well be praying to a rock.

    If most people were capable of facing up to this reality, we’d see far greater numbers in the unbelief column.

  2. holysmokes Says:

    “Making up beliefs at random” is a very good point. It makes me wonder, just exactly WHEN did Judaism begin? If we set that whole biblical Adam & Eve thing aside for a moment, what point in history …and what set of circumstances started people believing in this particular religion? It appears to have been created as a subservient tool to keep people in line, just like tens of thousands of other gods over time. Still, a fact-based time line would be interesting.