Monday, November 24, 2008

Atheist Quote of the Week 10

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means.
~George Bernard Shaw

Every time a person uses religion to support their point of view, this is a better-articulated version of what I'm thinking. They can make that book of theirs appear to support all kinds of bigotry, discrimination, and hatefulness, and yet all the while they claim it is really all about "love".

Bullshit.

If they really had kindness and love in their hearts for their fellow human beings, they wouldn't try to justify being hateful, prejudiced, ignorant jerks. They would stop doing it and start seeing other people as the equally important human beings they are, despite their differences from the Christian ideal.

Your interpretation of your poorly-translated compilation of thousands-of-years-old writings of men is not justification for supporting the willful discrimination against others. You are just a bigot and an asshole, plain and simple, so stop making excuses and stop trying to legislate your hate under the guise of "religion". One, religion has no bearing on what is equitable under the law, and two, that's just your attempt to rationalize the fact that you're afraid of people that are different and afraid of change. That's approximately the emotional development of a preschooler.

Grow up.

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