Tuesday, May 5, 2009

How many of my atheist readers are rapists?

I received this comment from an anonymous poster on my Atheist's Riddle post:

"Wow, you guys figured out the riddle... Why don't you put those purses down, go on to that form (sic), and show that God loving idiot a thing or two. http://www.freeratio.org//showthread.php?t=135497&page=1
God sucks because he wants us to be good to each other. What a jerk! Without God in our lives we can all lie, steal and rape guilt free. See you in hell, losers."

You got it wrong. This site isn't written by 'you guys', it's written by one person, and that's me. Also, your god doesn't suck, it just doesn't exist.

This absurd argument you're attempting to make is one of the most ridiculously flawed arguments one can make about religion vs. atheism, and just shows how little you actually know or have observed about the world. This argument pisses me off, and demonstrates how stupid religious people can be, all at the same time.

What you really mean is that if YOU didn't believe in a god, that YOU could go around raping, lying and stealing without any guilt. For SOME OF US, WE DON'T NEED any belief in supernatural punishers to be good people, because WE WANT to be good. And in my opinion, which is of course, entirely valid, that makes me a better person than you! You're pathetic!

You need to ask yourself why you're such a bad person that you can't think of any reason to consider the rights of others, unless you believe in eternal punishment. You need to ask yourself why you have no compassion or conscience. You need to ask yourself why you wouldn't mind dishing out suffering to others, violating them in horrible ways, as long as you were gratified by it. You also need to ask yourself then why the world's prisons are not filling up with atheists. You need to ask yourself why the good ol' USA, among the most Christian of Western, developed countries, has one of the highest crime and incarceration rates (I believe it has the highest incarceration rate in the whole world). You need to ask why less-religious countries, such as Canada and the UK, have lower crime rates. And then you need to ask yourself why Japan, perhaps the least-religious developed country in the world, has among the lowest crime rates of them all.

It kills the religious, just kills them, to think that there are people who can be good without any superstitious belief. They're jealous of us. The religious are weak, and their religion is a crutch for their weakness. They have no idea how to be good, and would never be able to be good, if they didn't fear punishment. At least, that's what people like this religious commenter claim. Believe it or not, I give them more credit than that, more credit than they give themselves, and believe that it isn't the religion that makes them good.

As for your sign-off, stating that I'm going to hell, why don't you go fuck yourself?!

1 comment:

Grom said...

To further back up your claim. Czech Republic has one of the least religious populations in all of Europe. And "the Czech Republic as a whole generally has a low crime rate." (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic)