Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Christianity distilled

This succinct appraisal of the christian faith comes from an article about Atheist Discrimination by Dave Gamble.

Atheist evangelists at the door
The bottom line is that many do truly believe that there exists a supernatural entity that gave birth to itself so that it could kill itself, to appease its anger towards all of us because an ancestor of ours was tricked by a talking snake into eating an apple. To dare to suggest that this is not true, and that there is not one jot of evidence for it is indeed highly offensive to many. Being openly an atheist is a direct challenge, it underlines the fact that the believers have wasted their entire life for a delusion.  Read on, at skeptical-science.com.

I find that those words resonate with those of Bertrand Russell:

“There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting. But he dares not face this thought! Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not rational, he becomes furious when they are disputed."  --  Bertrand Russell

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