There is no God. The Absence of God: Religion; the Active Prevention of Common Sense

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Religion; the Active Prevention of Common Sense


Over the course of time, polls show that the United States has progressively become less and less religious, with around 16% of Americans identifying themselves as either atheists or agnostics. Although there is no existing data regarding the percent of the Americans who considered themselves religious when the nation was originally founded, it is safe to say that there were almost no atheists back in the 1700s, which, by the way, makes perfect sense, since modern science had just started to develop in that period and God was still the best explanation for the ultimate question; how did we get here? But despite this frustratingly slow, yet definite growth in atheism throughout the country, the views religious people hold because of religion towards many issues, and atheists themselves, have scarcely improved.

Here is a brief list of problematic beliefs Americans hold, because of their respective religions, that prevent this country from moving forward: An overwhelming majority of Americans would not vote for an atheist president, doubt of evolution is higher in the United States than in any other industrialized country with the exception of Turkey, support for gay marriage is dead even in the United States, with the bulk of support coming from younger, less religious Americans. Opposition of gay marriage on the other hand, is much more frequent in the so called “bible belt states,” or the black churches who were a big reason for why the bill banning gay marriage and civil unions was passed this week in North Carolina.

As you well know, the bible condemns homosexuality, which explains the lack of support for gay marriage. But in the bible, more specifically the Ten Commandments, God makes it clear that he wishes us not to believe in any other Gods or theories, but only in him. In other words, he is a jealous God. So this very well might explain the resistance to the theory of evolution in many parts of this country, especially the 20% who are hardcore evangelists. This jealous God may also explain why so many Americans, something like 48% (with many undecided) would not even consider voting for a president or congressman who declared himself atheist.

This lack of support for any of the above ideas in the United States have everything to do with the lack of tolerance for, atheism and the push for religion to keep its almighty power, something that it has managed to keep for thousands of years without much difficulty.

4 comments:

  1. Please explain to me why being against homosexuality is a bad thing and how it keeps America from moving forward. I mean, with divorce rates up and all that jazz I don't see why Americans should support another form of marriage- it's not like gay marriages are going to work out better than heterosexual marriages so I don't see why we have to support gay people if it's all going to end the same way anyway. Divorce, prenups, what ever...
    jesus_screwed@yahoo.com

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  2. Well you can't let one group get married, while preventing people who are "different" from doing so. Whatever your views on marriage are, there is clear injustice in that.

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  3. GAY PEOPLE ARE BAD BECAUSE THE LORD GOD IN HEAVEN SAYETH SO. THEY NEED TO GET ON THEIR KNEES AND REPENT OF THE SIN AND THE ALMIGHTY WILL HEAL THEM OF THEIR GAY AFFLICTION. AMEN

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  4. I KNOW ONE THING FOR SURE BECAUSE GOD REVEALED IT IN MINE OWN HEART WE ALL
    MUST CHOOSE THE FOLLY OF CURIOSITY OR THE ALL POWERFUL TRUTH OF GOD. TWO HANDS CLASPED IN PRAYER WILL ALWAYS ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN THOSE WHO TRY TO UNDERSTAND A UNIVERSE THAT WAS NO MET FOR OUR MERE MORTAL MINDS. SCIENTIST AND THINKERS MUST PUT ASIDE THEIR MEANINGLESS WORK AND FOCUS ON GAING EVERLASTING LIFE IN THE LORD. AMEN

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