Sunday, August 20, 2006

Why I am Against Christianity (Among Other Religions and Systems)

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"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
--Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

1. It's a scam that hurts people

People are promised bliss and riches, after death, and the price is freedom.

2. Its values are backwards

Suffering is bliss, abuse is love, truth comes from imagination and wishes, dreams are real, reality/nature is corrupt, death is gain while life is meaningless.

3. It takes away one's moral autonomy

Followers are told judgement is a sin. It turns morality into an imaginary, arbitrary, subjective standard instead of a system based on the facts of causality

4. It causes humanity to hate and distrust one another

As stated in number two, nature is corrupt because Man is corrupt. Man cannot be trusted and needs to be watched over by a Transcendent Authority with a Transcendent Standard to mete out punishment. Individuals are given imaginary differences based on bloodlines/"nations," and are encouraged to prize these over Humanity itself. Some bloodlines/"nations" are told that the Authority has judged these "special." Through this the Authority and its scripture designates these different labels as "enemies.

That about covers Christianity. Please note that the terms "Government," "State," and "Democracy" can replace the terms "Authority" and "Scripture" in most cases.

1 comment:

breakerslion said...

For #1:

"...and the price is freedom" and whatever money the church can extort through shame and induced guilt.

For #2:

Death is Life. Down (burial) is up (heaven). Pleasure is sinful. Life is suffering, and justice exists after death, not in this life.

#3: Can't say it better than that.

#4: ... Divide and Conquer. Zealots to be used like scalpels.