Why I’m Angry: An Anti-Theist’s 78 Reasons

Why I’m Angry: An Anti-Theist’s 78 Reasons February 8, 2015
11. I am angry that the church gives the Bible to drug addicts, as if it is the answer. It works for some, but doesn’t work for others (I’ve seen this in person), and when you see the desperation in their eyes…it breaks your heart that alternatives are not offered to them.

12. I am angry that the church spends millions of dollars on buildings and salaries for ministry staff that comes from people in the congregation — the people feel obligated to pay for the very people who are perpetuating the fraud of Christianity.

13. I am angry that churches get tax-exempt status when they are heavily involved in politics.

14. I am angry that the Bible’s concept of turning the other cheek has been used to convince the underprivileged in society not to fight back.

15. I am angry that Christianity defines the entire worth of other people based on whether or not they believe one of the most fantastic stories ever told.

16. I am angry at the way Christianity utilizes verses like 2 Corinthians 10:5-6 that tell people to take every thought captive, effectively making sure its ideology traps minds.

17. I am angry that Christianity convinces people to love a dead person more than they love their own families.

18. I am angry that most Christians don’t read their Bibles carefully before sending the treacherous book to third-world countries.

19. I am angry that the dedication to faith leads many Christians to categorically reject any careful study that disproves any of their faith tenets, and yet many Christians insist they are engaging in rational debate.

“You give me the awful impression of someone who hasn’t read any of the arguments against your position ever.”

20. I am angry that people are encouraged to follow Christ for primarily emotional reasons, but when they use that same emotional reason to leave Christ, they are told that they cannot do so. Christianity often highlights people’s emotions and states that hard thinking and rationalization for your stances is unnecessary when you are in Christianity, but when you leave, suddenly your emotions are invalid, and in addition many people’s ability to rationally defend themselves is diminished by decades of encouragement for the rank and file in the congregation to “just trust God.” Furthermore, the emotion to love other people often is a reason people leave Christianity, and it is applauded UNTIL they leave Christianity. In other words, Christianity often develops emotions inside people that it controls through definition (it decides whether you are a loving person or not, for example), and then it often bars people from the rational development that it then requires from people in place of emotion once these people leave Christianity. This seems very cruel to me. I’m not making this up…there are plenty of stories from other former Christians to this effect, and I have experienced it myself.

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