The Talking Moose (thetalkingmoose) wrote,
The Talking Moose

Because It's Sunday

Inspired by a large number of things I've read online over the past couple days, some things that never cease to befuddle, amaze, anger and/or disappointment me (in no particular order):

  • The number of Christians* who believe that financial success is a sign of God favorably looking upon your actions, despite Matthew 19:24, "And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Note that by most other standards in the world, most Americans are indeed rich.)
  • How Christians can complain about the government infringing upon their ability to practice their faith as they see fit (see Catholic complaints about Obama administration regulations regarding health care plans) while simultaneously attempting to change secular law to enforce their religious beliefs about how society should work.
  • The ability of anyone to simultaneously insist that when prayer works it makes a difference and that when it doesn't work then it was God's will. Isn't it always God's will and God's plan? Are you saying that praying enough will cause him to change his plans? If that is possible, then isn't it awfully capricious of God to allow prayer to change some things but not others.
  • The chutzpah of those who claim that it is impossible for atheists and agnostics to be moral to rationalize and justify their own immoral behavior. Some of us non-believers actually have an innate sense of right and wrong and don't need the fear of hell to do the right thing.
  • How anyone who claims to follow a faith that preaches good will and tolerance towards others can engage in rhetoric that divides people in to "us vs. them" (if you're not with us, you're against us).
  • Non-religious catagory: how anyone can claim that the Second Amendment right to own any type of gun is sacrosanct and should never be infringed while also professing that American's gun violence problem is the fault of the media and the answer is censorship (i.e., infringing up on First Amendment rights).

I swear, there are days where I feel like an alien amongst my own species. I just cannot comprehend the hate, proud ignorance and lack of logic/curiosity expressed by such a significant percentage of the human race.

*The use of the word "Christians" is highly generalized and does not denote all of those who practice Christian faiths.
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