Archive for April, 2010

No Religion

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Not only am I an atheist, I am also an anti-theist. Especially the deity worshiped by the adherents of the abrahamic religions is, according to their “sacred texts”, an arrogant, vile, and hateful deity, so that it is incomprehensible how an educated, enlightened, modern person can possibly follow such a figure as their role model. To quote Richard Dawkins (whom I only partially agree with but who puts it eloquently into words) I say “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully”. I do indeed consider following such a deity a flaw of character.

There is simply no justification for adherence to YHWH (or whatever name is assigned Elohim/Allah/Jesus) that is not in violation of the very founding principles of western societies. YHWH and the religions built upon this concept of deity are the antithesis to human equality, individual freedom, and peaceful and environmentally compatible human co-existence.

Over the last 30 years I have experienced all the religionist propaganda and the vain and empty “arguments” they come up with, so I will not descend into discussing all the same over and over again. I have indeed no problem talking or writing articles about these religions and their history and the historical context out of which they developed, but I will not suffer anyone expressing statements that the biblical deity is real or that require the base assumption that the biblical deity is real.

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