Saturday, 4 August 2012

Things Christians say, part 27: Accountable for your own actions

A weekly series of responses to the things Christians say to atheists, based on the video reproduced here on 30th January 2012.  The aim is to tackle one every weekend, to give both a moderate, polite response to each question ('Piano'), followed by a more forceful rebuttal of the same question ('Forte'). 

Atheists just don't want to be held accountable for their own actions


Did you really say that?  Would you like a moment to reconsider?



When Christians start to say things like this you just know that they are reaching the point of desperation.  Finally there is compelling evidence that they are opening their mouths and putting their foot straight in!

Just think about what has been said.  Somehow it is the atheists who reject the concept of a father-figure in the sky that are accused of not making themselves accountable by that very action.  By rejecting gods we are actually taking upon ourselves the responsibility for our own actions and we are holding ourselves accountable in this life.

For us atheists, there is no more running away from accountability by claiming that God told us to do things.  We also tend to believe that it is important to be held to account in this life, not just in a fictitious after-life.

Why is this important?  Well, for a start ask the high officials in the Vatican that question.  They are not making any of the offenders in the Catholic Church accountable for for their crimes (whether they be against children, the poor or wealthy financial investors).  Somehow that church makes its own bronze age beliefs a reason to defy the secular authorities who would take legal action against the criminals that the Vatican is protecting.

How can anyone defend such outrageous behaviour?

Only by invoking God can that be achieved!

Last week: All the evidence you need is right here in the bible.
Next week: There are no contradictions in the bible

1 comment:

Kenny Wyland said...

Not to mention the entire idea that all your sins can be washed away if you just ask forgiveness, so the serial murderer rapist who genuinely repents is no longer accountable for all of those crimes in God's eyes.