Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Preface: All Religions are Evil, Muahahaha.

No, they're not, but why be picky?

Before you get preemptively annoyed, I warned readers of this blog quite some time ago that there would be a series of “Evil Religion” blog posts, and that it wouldn't be what you think it is.

Guess what, it's still not going to be what you think it is.

I am sick and tired of the ignorant Bill Maher's of the world automatically blaming religion for everything wrong in the world. Guess what, Bill, people will still be stupid, with or without religion. I'd even make a case that people are dumber without religion, unless they replace it with philosophy – and there are fewer philosophy scholars than there are theologians.

The atheists I know personally are better people than I am, but then again, they tend to think; which is more than I can say for Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, or Bill Maher. I'll see if I can slap those three around at some point—since, let's face it, atheism is a religion too, and they want to be the high priests when they grow up.

I would include Christopher Hitchens in here, if I could take the man seriously. Most of his arguments are anecdotal, personal rants that are more about him than about theology or religion. It's less about atheism, and more about him being an obnoxious Brit ... which is redundant to me (I'm mostly Irish by background, I have to make fun of the British. I think it's in my contract somewhere.)

By the way, for the record, the only atheists I intend to drag into this mess are professional atheists, like Dawkins, Harris, or Maher. Because they make a living off of it. Because, in some parts of their philosophy, they really should know better, and because they're jerks.

Thus endeth the preface.  The war starts soon.


  1. Had to demolish your post:

  2. This is JohnK,honest, blogger isn't working with me right now.

    Matt ... You're going to demolish a preface? most people usually wait for an argument to start. Hmm....

    "Unrelenting geyser of immorality"? and "bible-thumping mongoloids"? Really? You mean you couldn't inflate that rhetoric anymore?

    Btw, if maher is a comedian, but that's all he can be, doesn't that sort of completely refutes his previous statements about Dawkins as a zoologist? Just a thought.

    Remember when I commented that you might want to fill out lines of reasoning in one of your blogs (this was months ago)? You might want to fill that in about the whole tax breaks / settlements, because it seems a little bit of a jump.

    And while Hitchens, Maher, Dawkins, et al might be something more than athiests, their athiesm is an integral (to varying degrees) element in their work and socio-political culture. You can't separate them. With a crowbar.

    And, I'm sorry, "Unrelenting geyser of immorality"? What?


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