Thursday, November 26, 2009

Belief in Belief.

Often times the right to believe crowd is heavily atheistic and some of the loudest voices against criticism are those of atheists. I've rarely encountered such examples but... seriously wow.

You have no place to tell me that my beliefs are wrong. I am not religious. I do not believe in god. However, I do believe that if someone wants to believe in god, then that's up to them. You can't tell people what to believe. Let me rephrase that since you obviously aren't understanding what I am trying to say. You shouldn't tell people what to believe. People will think what they want, they will believe what they want. Being arrogant won't change that.

To which I replied:

Your beliefs are wrong. You think that my right to criticize denies another persons right to religion. That's silly and wrong. I'm not telling people what to believe. I'm pointing out that their beliefs are wrong. Whether they want to continue believing in something that causes sexism, homophobia, slavery, murder, genocide, and xenophobia is up to them, but I have the right to point this out to them at every turn. People will believe what they want, but when they believe evil crap that makes the world a worse place, they will be forced to do so over my cackles and rebukes.

It's times like these I'm glad I bookmarked Kazim's Korner's post on mockery.

Well worth a read.


Mike Messerli said...

"I'm not telling people what to believe. I'm pointing out that their beliefs are wrong."

It's interesting that you deny the existence of Deity and then claim deity for yourself. It's a bold move on your part, but a little arrogant, don't you think?

Tatarize said...

I don't claim to be anything. I'm not telling people what to believe. I'm pointing out, in detail, how their beliefs are in error.

It's hardly a god-complex it's a conclusion based on the evidence. I'm not denying the existence of God, I'm pointing out that the evidence for God is on par with the evidence for werewolves. There's no evidence to be in denial of or to be denied.

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