Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Being Blunt

I can appreciate bluntness. (I work for a federal agency where we avoid being blunt like the plague - otherwise it might be interepreted as a "hostile work environment"). So I really enjoy it when someone quits beating around the bush and tells it like it is:

There is this old myth about a god who has sex with his human mother to give birth to himself, who grows up to be killed (but not really), and this depreciated sacrifice somehow means everyone else gets to go to heaven when they die. If they believe it, that is; otherwise they go to hell and suffer for eternity.

Now I'm supposed to…

…believe in this fairy tale myself;

…believe that accepting this fairy tale helps people be better human beings;

…believe that accepting this fairy tale helps people be better scientists;

…regard people who swallow this fairy tale with the same respect I do those who see through the nonsense;

…refrain from criticizing this fairy tale; and/or

…pretend this fairy tale isn't a load of ridiculous bullshit.

No, it's never going to happen. I will never accept or even respect your fairy tale.

Sorry.

10 comments:

David Williams said...

Aye...but it isn't so much blunt as simplistic. It could just as easily be describing the Ba'al cycle in Canaanite cosmology...only without the ritual copulation. Drat. Of course, the same could be said for most Christian's approach to our faith. So it goes.

As an articulate critic of theistic worldviews, perhaps you'd like to wander by my site and respond to a recent post. I'd considered going by the Rational Responders site, but from prior experience I know they'll just start shrieking and flinging their own feces.

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That's at www.xanga.com/Beloved_Spear...

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