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posted March 15th, 2016, 2:01 am


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April 25th, 2015, 1:48 am

GreenKrog

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I want to make this clear. I hate religion, and how deeply stupid it is for the Christian religion to have a god that deliberately made a garden 'to test us' and then damned us for it. That is like a parent turning on a stove and telling the kid, don't touch it, and then blaming the kid for burning their hand off.

That said, if I know I can't convert someone away from the stupidity of religion, I can, and will, work within context to show them why their religion supports whatever is needed to be supported. So Annie has heard from her religion what she needs to hear. And now her mother has. And hopefully the Christians on my audience will ignore this entire comment section and just read what was in the comic and walk away feeling happy with themselves.

Oh, also, this week, 4/14/15, two kids committed suicide solely because of Christian parents.

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March 15th, 2016, 6:19 am

Stephanie (Guest)

Yeah... but they're not all that way..

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I'm agnostic. I was raised presbyterian, but abandoned it as soon as I figured out that none of it made any sort of sense to me.

I'm sure that it helps some people that need a moral framework to guide their lives, but most of us have a strong set of morals and are able to live good lives without needing some magic fairy to tell us what to do.

When they say to love thy neighbor, but then turn around and selectively quote Leviticus to condemn us while ignoring the rest of it, they're showing nothing but ignorance and hypocrisy.

Either live it or STFU, but *WE* didn't subscribe to those beliefs and no one has the right to make us live up to someone else's inconsistent standards.

Since I had to sit through hours of catechism classes as a kid, I know enough of the bible to throw quotes back into their faces.

Happily, most christians don't irk me too much, but when obnoxious, judgemental ones do that "I'll pray for you" schtick, it makes me want to gag. It's the holy roller version of "Bless your heart" that us southern gals use.

Don't even get me started on the "Religion of Peace". I'm astonished how any right minded people could support such a medieval way of thinking and their treatment of women and LGBT people is abominable.

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March 15th, 2016, 7:42 pm

Yan Mouson

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That's an unusual analysis of the forbidden fruit. I've always thought it weird that the Original Sin basically consisted of acquiring knowledge. Doesn't mesh well with a supposedly benevolent god. It strikes me as a perfect metaphor for how religion works: they don't want you to seek knowledge, they want you to just blindly accept everything they tell you.

I also have to point out how twisted Annie's logic is right now. Sure, it beats "God hates me and I'm going to hell," but again, it requires some insane mental gymnastics to reconcile the idea of a benevolent god with said god picking children at random and deciding that they should be "tested" via suffering their entire lives.

That's something that always bugged me with the whole "my hardships are just God testing me" mentality. Why doesn't God test everyone in the same manner? Why do some people go their entire lives without ever being tested in a serious way? Doesn't that make God kind of a dick?

Personally, I choose to believe that there probably isn't a god, but if there is and he's the one described in the Bible, then he's a massive jerk I don't want to worship and I might as well pretend he doesn't exist. So really, I see no reason not to be an atheist.

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April 14th, 2016, 11:50 pm

Miiohau

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@Yan Mouson: First of all I agree "my hardships are just God testing me" mentality is ridiculous because God's love is unconditional.
That being said everyone doesn't have the same hardships because everyone is not the same. Those that 'seem' to not have any serious hardship in there life fall into two categories either you didn't see their hardship or yet to face it. To be fair some people are very good at hiding their problems.

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March 16th, 2016, 2:46 am

Jax Rhapsody (Guest)

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I was raised Christian, and grew tired of it. I became an athiest, wanted nothing to do with religion, until about four years ago, or so, I became Wiccan- it was the path for me, and I wish I had taken it sooner, but it wasn't the right time. I guess it is just a stupid religion, but to me, I guess you could say a different, better stupid, then abrahamic ones. It works for me, and it's basically; do what ye will, yet harm none. It's been hard, coming from Athiesim, but I'm doing it. I just remind myself, it was what I was looking for.

Well, blessed be.

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