Destroy this stupid question.

I posted my rant about people telling me their prayers were answered on facebook.  The first comment on it was…

So even if a god was shown to exist through demonstrable phenomena, you wouldn’t want to worship/know/follow it unless it lined up with your standards of character?

My standard is compassion.  If god is not compassionate, the you’re god damn right I wouldn’t worship him.  I wouldn’t even stop at not worshiping him, but would actively oppose him.

This underscores the horror of religion.  Compassion and suffering take a backseat to whatever god supposedly commands, which results in a lot of people doing completely cold, and often inhuman things.  No good person accepts a wicked master, and the implication that I should adopt the failings of the faithful just flat out makes me sick.

I’m going to take my nap now.  You lovely commenters can just destroy this so I have something to make me smile when I wake up to board my next plane.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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