“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.” ~Richard Dawkins
I would like to start this off by saying that I am by no means against holding beliefs. By all mean, believe in whatever cracked out schemes you choose to. To do so is your right, and frankly, I don’t give a crap. An analogy I am particularly fond of goes something like this: religion is like a penis; it’s okay to have one, and it’s okay to be happy about it, just don’t force it down other people’s throats.
Now I know what you’re going to say, “But Drew, you marvelous specimen of a man, you too are proselytizing your beliefs.” To which I will respond: “You know what? You’re right.” And if you continue to implore as to how I missed this blatantly obvious hypocrisy, I will tell you why I support an anti-religion stand point.
To start off, let’s begin with a bit of background. The first quasi religions existed as a way to explain the world around us. These sort of religions were the type we see among traditional native Americans. For the most part, theses beliefs went pretty much unquestioned; or at least there is no documentation of this. I find this completely acceptable, due to the fact that we simply didn’t know any better. As a primitive race, we were technological buffoons.
As time has gone on, as a race, we have become more aware of the facts. Science in general has taken huge strides in the past couple of hundred years. Now let me make a preface here before I address my main point. What you are about to read does not apply to every religious person. Certain religious peoples make a point of standing in the way of science, knowledge, and fact as a whole.
To hold true to these beliefs in the modern day, such as that of existence being created by an all powerful deity, is laughable at best. This is a primitive point of view. It takes quite the uneducated person to see this as fact. I believe that we should seek truth in fact, not an ancient self-avowed book. To do otherwise is to ignore the truth.
I invite you, oh my dear audience, look upon the comments section of any Fox News article online, and you will see angered ignorance abound. Here people flock like sheep, baa-ing about the United States being a Christian nation, about the rise of atheism, and about Islam (this seems to be the topic that republicans seem to be least informed about).To see this ignorance so extant in the present day is astounding. I’m blown away as to how uneducated these people are.
Now I’m aware that most people think that atheists are loud mouthed dicks, which is at least partially true; a lot of atheist’s are vocal about their stance on the issue. In defense, let me ask you a question (I hate rhetorical questions, so please, do feel free to voice your opinion here): since when have atheists, as a group, denounced the advancement of human knowledge? As far as I’m aware, this has never been the case. I believe that this fact alone is reason enough to promote an anti religious opinion.
So onto the title: WTF Religion? Why would any sound minded person do such a thing? A belief system that promotes the dumbing-down of the human race is not a good one.
In all seriousness, the sort of people who are upset about Obama not mentioning their respective gods in various speeches need to step up their game. It’s a weak move to speak so offensively when you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.
May logic and reason prevail.
P.S. For the record, I have no support for either Republicans or Democrats, either way they’re just politicians.