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Holy Mackerel – There’s Something Fishy Going On Here!

10 June 2014, 15:37

Atheitis’ article at MyNews24/Who-allowed-800-childrens-bodies-dumped-in-a-mass-grave-20140607 raises grave concerns for the thinking religious.  Atheitis asks where their god was when these atrocities (and others) were being carried out. The stock answer from believers is that these evil deeds were the work of men and their god allows for freedom of choice in humans. Sneaky argument, that – have you ever noticed how whenever a religious person argues a point, they do it in a way that would also fit around a non-existent entity?

It's sad, really... the catholic church is the ONE organization that makes a big deal out of its connection to its god, the ever-presence of the holy spirit of that god and the redeeming qualities of the son of said god - all manifestations of the moral grace of the Most High. Every catholic church supposedly contains the literal body of Jesus Christ (although in the form of bread), and catholics consume it weekly, some even daily. On holy days, priests walk through towns waving it about. That’s how closely they supposedly live to Jesus. Even popes are elected under the auspices of the holy spirit (although the last one told the HS to get knotted). Yet somehow, after all is said and done, catholics are no less prone than the rest of society to committing crimes of all sorts from petty theft to mass murder.

The same is true for all christians, especially those that eschew the "religious" approach in favour of an actual, living, spiritually intimate relationship with their loving brother Jesus, who ACTUALLY visits some of them at night - despite this, they perform no better as a whole than the rest of society. They commit the same crimes, are just as adulterous (protestants "invented" divorce), evade taxes, register on pornography websites, jump red lights and don't actually stop at stop streets (since when is "Stop" the new "Yield"?). And they also declare this proudly.

Despite their claimed spiritual closeness to Jesus, insurance companies and high-risk loan companies don’t seek out believers and offer them better rates because of the improved risk rating that should result. We don’t see prison populations exhibiting exceptionally low rates of religious belief – just the contrary, in fact. We don’t see high-profile crime suspects in court saying “I did it because I have no morals” – they usually plead to being victims of the devil, a christian creation (or at least the creation of their god, who himself proclaims at least two dozen times in scripture to having created evil himself).

You'd kinda think, given their claim that they have such unfettered access to the moral grace of the Creator of the Entire Universe, that believers would fare just a LITTLE better, wouldn't you?

Wouldn't you...?!

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