Faith in Falsehood
Christians often tell me that even if Christianity were not literally true, they would try very hard to believe it. It makes them feel good. I find this attitude odd. I can’t think of any other sphere but religion where people extol being wrong. Drugs also make you feel good, but that alone is not sufficient reason to embrace them.
Christians imagine that their faith makes them behave better, but by any objective measure, they behave worse than non-believers. Why would this be?
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- The bible teaches people to kill and torment others such as gays, non-virgin brides, non-Christians, black people, Sunday gardeners…
- Christians believe that a bit of ecclesiastic magic and a donation undoes the harm of any sin. The usual remorse acting to check bad behaviour is short-circuited.
- Christians believe they will live forever. Naturally, they procrastinate anything necessary to look after planet earth or their fellows.
- Because they are under the delusion they have an exclusive hold on absolute truth, they are insufferably smug. They would be unbearable, even if they were right. Not only are they dead wrong, they claim to be 100% right, without any reason.