I got into an online argument the other day. A person posted that atheists, when arguing about religion never have an argument but just make things up. I won’t go over the entire argument but I ended it when his main argument was to call me ignorant, which is what many people do when they feel they are on the losing end.
The actual truth is that the whole argument was moot as gods existence cannot be proved, nor can it be disproved.
The truth is that if that person of religion could show me definite scientific proof that god exists I would accept that, whereas if I show them definite scientific proof that god does not exist he would deny the science. This does not apply to all people of faith as I do know some that would accept the science.
I don’t like labels, they belong on clothing to show size or in grocery stores to show brand names. I do not claim to be an atheist, agnostic, christian or any religion. I just am.
If I live to be eighty or one hundred eighty I will be no more than a small flash of light in the frying pan we call time, and then I will be gone. I don’t mean to sound morbid but that is just the way it is. Time goes on forever but life is but a sliver.
The idea of a god has been around ever since man took his first steps upon the earth and the first worship has been around since man built the first civilizations in Mesopotamia and Mesoamerica.
If a person is religious, I have no problem with that. In all probability that is the way they were brought up or something in there life happened that, in their mind, could only be attributed to god. I will never call them ignorant or naive or any of the other names I have been called because of my non-belief.
Where I do have a problem with religion is when it is used to get rich or to do evil.
In 1987 Televangelist Oral Roberts told his parishiners that unless he got 8 million Dollars within 30 days he would die. His reasoning was to send out “missionary healing teams.” He must have gotten the money because he lived several years after that. Below is a photo of one of the houses Oral Roberts lived in. Not bad for a lowly preacher.
In 2018 televangelist Jesse Duplantis told his “flock” that god wanted them to donate fifty four million dollars for a new private jet so he could carry his ministry around the world.That was the fourth private jet his parishioners bought him. Two things here, he could have reached a world wide flock on TV and the Jesus he says he worships would have been happy riding an ass. And here is a pic of his home.
In October 2016 a far right activist on the Jim Bakker Show (another crooked televangelist) a right wing activist, Lance Wallnau declared that Trump was sent by god to save America. Do you really think that god would send anyone as corrupt and unfeeling as Trump to do anything? I doubt if Trump has ever seen the inside of a church.
There are many good Christians. Christians who actually go to church and try to follow what they believe is god’s word and the teachings of Jesus. If I use the word Nieve it is not referring to them, rather it is referring to those that follow these people, the televangelist, who are no more than a scam artists