If you are a Christian that is easily offended when someone has negative things to say about religion, you might as well stop reading now. There's your disclaimer...so if you continue reading and you're upset when you're done...then fuck you, because you were warned.
I've been racking my brain for years and years, but I still can't find one good thing to say about religion. I guess I should preface this post by saying that I don't have a problem with your religious beliefs, as long as those beliefs don't affect others. Most religious beliefs are instilled in most people at a very early age, most likely passed down from family. Same goes for me. I was a Christian as a child, but mostly because that's what I was SUPPOSED to be. It was taboo to be anything else. Well all of that lasted until I reached the age of reason, and was able to do some thinking of my own. With some research and, most importantly common sense, it didn't take me long to figure out that all religions are complete bullshit. So don't think I'm just picking on Christianity.
In the history of the world, there has been more wars, deaths, violence, torture, and hatred...all in the name of God. So how exactly is that a good thing? Just turn on the nightly news, you'll see a nice big dose of the atrocities that your God allows to go on all the time. People raping and murdering little children, natural disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes, and tornados, destruction, random shootings, drug and alcohol induced violence, serial killers...the list goes on and on. How could a loving god allow all of this to happen? Now, if you're like any other Christian, you'll no doubt start preaching to me about "free will". Well you can go ahead and save that speech, because I've heard it already a million times. And each time I hear it, it still doesn't make any fucking sense. Christianity has absolutely no rationality behind it whatsoever. There is no evidence, proof, science or anything to support the christian religion as truth. Nothing. The only way that christians rationalize their religion is to say, "Well you just have to have faith". They say this because there is nothing else to support it. Well sorry, I need to see proof of purchase before I go blindly basing my life on a hunch. Religion is synonymous with mythology. Sure, it makes for a great story, but there's no way in fuck it actually happened.
Now, like I said before, I have no problem with you believing in God. After all, it is well within your rights as an American to believe in whatever you want to believe in....just as it's my right to be an athiest (or as I like to call it---a Free Thinker). What I do have a problem with, however, is this need for religions to recruit. Look, if I'm interested in your religion, I'll come to you. But don't you dare step foot on my property and try to sell that shit to me. I will not hesitate to snatch that bible out of your hand and jam it straight up your ass sideways. And don't approach me on the street with pamphlets or brochures, either. Why is all of this necessary, anyways? Are you finding it hard to keep followers? Hmmm...I wonder why.
Christianity isn't just a religion, it's a business. And let me tell you...business is booming. Televangelists are some of the richest people. People pay pretty handsomely to be "healed" by some sweaty, fast talking piece of shit in a suit, dangling eternal salvation in front of these poor bastards like a leash in front of a chihuahua with one kidney. Hell, I'm in the wrong business. I'm willing to lie right to your face and make empty promises...all in exchange for a fast sports car and a giant mansion (all mostly tax free I might add). Where do I sign?
Look folks, religion might ease your fears about death, but as far as while you're still alive...well it's mostly just causing trouble. I can't help but laugh whenever I hear someone use the phrase "Christian values". Believe me when I say that I have WAY better values than 90% of the christians that I know. You don't have to be a christian to be a good person. When I hear "Christian values", I think about how I'm looked down upon for not believing as you believe. I think about a mother that drowned all of her children in a bathtub because "God told her to do it". I think about religious groups that protest in hatred at a soldiers funeral. So you have christian values? Well you can keep them, because quite frankly, I'm better than that. Use your own brain for a change, and stop thinking and believing as you are told by others. As far as I'm concerned, I can make you this promise: I will not judge you for your religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or opinions....no matter how much I might disagree with them. I will only judge you based on your strength of character, which is a lot more than I can say for Christianity. Cheers.