My purpose in the following is not to point out any particular blog, or blogger. My concern is with the all too common irrational behavior. While I don’t necessarily believe intense religiosity creates these behaviors, I do believe religion provides a nurturing environment for the underlying psychology, thus enabling these and other social aberrations.
Absolute truth, absolute authority, and the self-righteousness they foster in the damaged, weak, or needy are dangerous.
Two days ago, on July 1, 2014, I wrote the following comment on a god blog.
humanisthuman on July 1, 2014 at 5:17 pm
No, christ, god and the crew are not noteworthy in isolation.
Hatred, cruelty, misogyny, racism, and slavery tend to turn my head. Stoning gays to death is another bible motivated social activity that I believe is entirely inappropriate. Sadly, even today some would argue the contrary.
I hear many loud voices extolling the virtues of the hatred, the manual that prescribed the abhorrent behavior, or the faith system that supports it. I hear precious few condemn the evil and the evildoers.
Two days later, on July 3, 2014, the following response was posted.
I notice, or you elude to the fact, that it is, or remains, Christianity alone that “(still) stones gays.” I am afraid that you somehow equate the Old Testament (Israel) and the (now) New Testament (including Gentiles) as the devil being in the details. Yet, you say nothing of Islam and their practices herein our modern day. How bigoted this seems to me. Do you then silently condone Islam and their raping of women, suppression of woman’s rights and their folly of condemning Christians to death all right? It would seem so. For someone who hold such high regard for “doing right and condemnation” of hatred, cruelty and such you loose creditability in not condemning all those who do so……then we can talk. For I see no reason to converse with a bigot over bigotry.
May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless and keep you, and yours, always.
How about taking your bigotry and own hatred where it belongs…… to all those who perform the acts of which you despise the most… proving your distain for them by posting articles in condemnation thereto.
If anyone finds that I stated that christianity was alone in its hatred of gays, please point that out.
I am not obligated to give equal time to any other religions.
I condone rape? OYG. I’d say this is where the irrational graduates to aberrant (not scientifically, but in real world terms).
I am a thinking being. I value reason.