Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Immoral people need to believe in a god

Yet another story of a religious man disgraced by his own lack of morality. I found this story about a pastor who actually claimed to have cancer.

Here's how the story goes. The pastor, like probably all pastors, was addicted to pornography. He feels bad about it, so he creates this story that he has cancer as an attempt to hide his addiction. How that works, I have no idea. But it seems he ran with the cancer story for a couple of years or so, appearing in front of his congregation with tubes sticking out of his nose.

He collects thousands of dollars from his followers, even makes a fricking album of church songs, with one being about his fight with cancer. Total jackass.

According to the video, he revealed his scam to his congregation through a written statement which he did not read to them himself, but had somebody else read. What a cowardly disgrace.

Watch the video here.

Now, here's what I think. It is often said by the believers that atheists don't want to believe in god so that we can be as immoral as we want, without having to accept consequences. Having never faked cancer, or any other terminal disease myself, I'm going to claim moral superiority on this one. Religious people are weak individuals who have no idea how to be a good person, and therefore need to believe in god so that they can believe they'll be forgiven for all of their immoralities and weakness. They believe that they can do whatever they want in life, because their imaginary god will grant them forgiveness and send them to heaven, while the good atheists burn in hell for eternity with serial killers and politicians. Without their fictional holy books they probably wouldn't be able to form a reasonable opinion of right and wrong. I am a morally superior person to them because my strong sense of right and wrong comes from my own understanding of the world, and belief in the rights of others, not from fear of eternal punishment by a magical sky fairy watching everything I do. I've posted on this topic before, and that post can be found here.


Anonymous said...

The only problem with the above comment is nobody came back to tell us that God existed or not.

Admin said...

I'm sorry, what?