Saturday, October 4, 2008

Religious Discrimination

America is supposed to be a land of religious tolerance. But according to the video below, atheists are the least trusted minority group in the world, even less so than Muslims. If a person is criticized because of their beliefs, or lack of beliefs, then that is religious discrimination.

As you will see in this video, the annonymous couple were basically shunned by the so-called religious community in which they live. No one would let their kids play with their son and their landlord made them move out.

You see, people live with this delusion... if you hang around an atheist, you might get some on you. You might somehow get infected with something bad. People who shun someone sole because of their religious belief (unless that belief requires them to kill people who are not of that belief) are hypocrites and do not understand the message of Jesus.

The Constitutional right for religious freedom was not written just for Christians, as they would like to think. It was written for everyone. Atheists too.

As the second video demonstrates, people mistakenly believe that since an atheist does not believe in god, then he believes in NOTHING. So not true. Atheists believe in plenty, just not superstition.

Religion is the cause of much hate, prejudice, and violence. People think that their god is the only true god, and since someone else believes in a false god, then the real god wants that someone else to die or go to hell.

You know what phrase really gets under my skin? "God Bless America". What? You think that god only loves Americans and despises everyone else? Why can't god bless other nations as well? Even non-Christian nations? Americans are so arrogant that they literally think god loves America and hates everyone else. But isn't god's love and mercy supposed to be extended to all? See, people think that god built this nation and so it must be his favorite. Give me a break. Did god fight the American Revolution or did patriots? Did god write the Constitution or did the founding fathers?

I once saw a bumper sticker that read: "God Bless the Whole World". While this person still believes in god, at least he's not arrogant enough to think that god should only bless America. I was tempted to pull this person over just so I could meet them and congratulate them for their non-arrogance.

Get over yourselves, you self-righteous, hypocritical, and condescending believers who think you're so much better than a non-believer. Let me tell you something... Jesus sat and ate with sinners, but despised the Pharisees who were pure hypocrites. As an atheist, and therefore a sinner, I've got a better chance at getting into heaven than does anyone who condescends because they think they are saved!

Please remember, people, that atheists are people too. We have the right to not believe if we don't want to. Think about this... most, if not all, of the founding fathers were god fearing men, but they were still wise enough to understand the importance of separation of church and state.

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