Life in the Fail Lane: If it's fiction, why does it offend you?
Now, before we continue, I'd just like to clarify... we are going to be talking about atheists and religion. So caution to all who read this!
This is not a direct slam against any single person. This is my opinion. Also, I've met several very nice and courteous atheists in my life and I respect them despite our differences. And, if you're easily offended by religion, I recommend you leave now with your dignity because I'm going to be pretty darn opinionated.
Anyhoo, let's get on with it.
Atheists are a silly bunch sometimes. They get offended by something they believe is a myth and are convinced science is the answer even though science and religion go hand in hand in many ways.
Atheists have always had a tendency to get offended by religion, which is silly since they don't even believe in God, but anyway. Lately however there's been a lot of really ridiculous stories of atheists going apeshit over religion in the news. I'd like to add my two cents on it.
So, recently atheists have been throwing fits over everything it seems... from crosses on athletes' helmets, to teens praying in public, to Ebola patients thanking God for their recoveries.
Honestly I don't get how something that they believe doesn't even exist can offend them so much. I mean, the Tooth Fairy doesn't exist, but I don't get offended by her or by little tykes believing in her because she's fiction. Why would people take fiction so seriously? If God doesn't exist, why does my belief in Him offend people? It's my life, isn't it?
The best bit of atheistic idiocy that I've seen recently had to do with that nurse - the one in the news who had contracted Ebola and survived - who thanked God she was alive.
Some people on Twitter immediately began ranting that she should thank science and not God because science was the real reason she was alive.
This I found a bit ironic since many great scientists were Catholics... I mean, they have their own list on Wikipedia. That's how many there are people! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_…
These Catholic scientists thought of many things too... from the scientific method, to genetics, to the Big Bang theory.
Yes kids, the Big Bang
was thought of by a Catholic priest as a way to explain creation. Checkmate atheists?
As for evolution, well most Catholics support it and have supported it for quite a while... www.ucatholic.com/blog/pius-xi…
Another thing is, who cares if she thanks God? I'd be thanking Him too if I survived a serious illness or calamity. It's a pretty normal response for many people. If they would respond differently, that's fine too. We all react differently to things.
Then they got offended by people using the term "bless you" after someone sneezes. Okay, while that was originally a religious phrase, it's now just a courtesy which people of all walks of life do. Most people don't even put the "God" part into it anymore. Honestly I'd rather someone say "bless you" to me instead of nothing. Especially after my loud sneezes... I definitely want some blessings after those.
What I also find extremely amusing is that they're so against God as a group and yet they still use the Gregorian calendar. In fact, most of the world uses it! Whizzah-whuzzah?
The Gregorian calendar was a refinement of the Julian calendar thought of by Pope Gregory XIII in the 1500s. It's the one still used and adapted by most of the world to this very day too.
And it makes sense when you remember the year. The year is 2014 AD, or "Anno Domini"
(which means "in the year of the Lord.") Why is it 2014 you ask? Because that's approximately how old Christianity is. We counted down to it when we used BC or "Before Christ."
And now, we have a timeline to remember roughly how many years it's been since Christ came to the world (since it's hard to pinpoint an exact time that happened.)
Yet atheists still use the same calendar year, although they have tried to change AD and BC to "Common Era" and "Before Common Era" respectively...
But that doesn't make a lot of sense to me... "Common Era" of what? Of humans? Well, that's just silly since humanity has existed a lot longer ago than that. Christianity? Well, that is
what the year counts, as I already noted, but they don't believe in that. What could this "Common Era" be? They should really change it from "2014" to "however many gazillion years old the earth actually is" in order to make sense.
And they should stop getting their pants in a wedgie over other beliefs.
Honestly, fiction should never be taken so seriously. And if God is fictional, it's best to just let it go and move along and let people believe in it. We all get along better that way too, so it's a win-win!
Anyway kids, that's all for tonight! Take care and God bless!