As I gracefully pass into middle age, and having had the opportunity to observe many family friends and acquaintances for the last fifty-some years, I have come to the conclusion that religious people are categorically full of shit. In every case I have observed, when the decision to either truly trust in the power of their God to cure the sick, aid the poor or downtrodden, right the wrongs and protect them from whatever mischief might befall them, they nearly always hedged their bets on prayer and admonitions to said God with human intervention. In the cases they didn’t, the outcome was predictable, people died, the poor continued to be poor and mischief prevailed. What a surprise. If some tragedy befell another believer, then it was God’s will, or Satan or the Devil was implicated, they just could not seem to admit that sometimes shit happens, and there is no blame to place or reason for it to happen. If their God allows bad things to happen to good people, then pardon me, but he’s a prick, and quite obviously doesn’t give a shit about them. Those who promulgate religion on the ignorant masses are charlatans con artists, plain and simple.
All this touchy-feely drivel about being full of God’s spirit and the love of Jesus makes me want to gag. It has been programmed into people from birth and it is so much easier for them to believe lies than to face up to the truth, because the truth scares the shit out of them, precisely that there is no God, no Jesus, no salvation, no Rapture, no Heaven or afterlife, and when they die, that is it, they’re dead. Period. D E A D. Just another blob of biological material to be recycled back into the biosphere.
Case in point: On the local news tonight, a report of a man on his motorcycle was on the way to work on Sunday morning and was killed when an oak tree fell on him. The tree was apparently healthy and no one has an explanation why it fell at the precise moment he passed by, there was no wind or no other apparent contributing factor. So, did God drop the oak tree on him just for shits and giggles? Maybe God hates Hondas?
Religious people are full of crap and aren’t smart enough to admit it. They just can’t bear to get rid of their psychological crutch.
Grow up, get over it.