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I'm over Easter already ...

And not because of the usual reasons.

I mean, yeah, I'm past being over the chocolate egg and hot cross bun pushing consumerist juggernaut force-feeding the hoi-polloi in a frenzy of mock religious ceremony.

No, this year the fun Easter activity is christian bashing. It's not sufficient to just poke fun at the religious meaning behind this national holiday, it's become a proselytising crusade to point out to people that they are weak and inferior - even abnormal and unintelligent - because of their beliefs.

Some people need religion to function normally. In this fast-paced, chaotic and scary world in which we live, what's wrong with a little faith if it helps us to make sense of it all?

And why all this vehemence? Why is it so important that these religious people (indeed religion itself) be vilified?

Missionaries go out and preach "the good word" in exactly the same way as these people seek to destroy it.

By all means, tell people that you have no religious beliefs but please don't ridicule them or tell them that they are inferior to you when they espouse a belief system that you don't follow or agree with.

"I do not agree with a word you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it" - Voltaire

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purples
Apr. 11th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
it seems to be quite popular to religion bash.

It seems to be the way some people want to prove they are more antisocial, more goth, more something than others.

I view that kind of religion bashing the same way I view fundamentalists - they are not secure in their beliefs so they must go over the top to prove it.

I am not religious, I personally do not believe in god and the devil but that is my personal view and if others have an opposing view then that is their right.

I totally agree with you in regards to some people needing religion. If it helps them get through life then what is the harm?
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