Rational atheists freely acknowledge that there are things greater than themselves. My idea of “something greater” is nature and the universe, but not as conscious entities.
Or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, as neither can be disproved right?
Yes, that’s the true arrogance. It presumes that people like Snow are more deserving of God’s help.
You’ve hit right on the head one of the main reasons why religion rubs me the wrong way. I remember as a little kid thinking about people in remote areas of Papua New Guinea, for example, who because they had no exposure to the Bible were not entitled to God’s “assistance” or “forgiveness” for their “original sin” purely as a result of their geographic location of birth.
Even if we were to take these holy books as the truth, isn’t it twisted that an omnipotent being would intentionally and literally make it impossible for some of his created subjects to reach salvation?
I could rant on about how this is yet another sign that religions were concocted by power hungry fallible humans and not by infallible invisible men, but that could take another 20 paragraphs!