Monday, November 29, 2010

The Indoctrinated Mind

One of the many things that fascinates me most about Christians, especially the fundamentalist kind, is their tunnel vision. Christians can't seem to see beyond the boundaries of what they have been taught to believe. They literally possess selective hearing and sight, and no matter what may be presented to them that is contradictory to their beliefs they will not be moved.

I have often stated that faith itself is the ultimate equalizer when discussing or arguing with theists about religion. The reason for this is that faith requires absolutely no evidence whatsoever to be deemed true. Believers love to wave the faith flag when they are backed into a corner, and for the most part it works to their own satisfaction.

I can sympathize with them myself because I was very much the same when I was a theist over 16 years ago. There wasn't a man in the world or any evidence that could sway my faith, I was like a stone when it came to my belief in the biblical god. I was unbreakable, immovable, and determined to let everyone know about my beliefs and about the one I served as lord and master of my life. What we must understand as atheists is that most Christians are happy with their beliefs no matter how ridiculous or false they may be.

Many are content to bury their heads in the sand and miss all of the joy and pleasures that life can bring. Most people I know including members of my own family have referred to me as crazy for not believing in the biblical deity they choose to believe in. Many atheists are treated as outcasts by their own families who in some sick way pity them for not accepting the indoctrination that they have.

Even the most atrocious acts committed by God in the bible are explained away by theists with such stupid quips as "he is our creator and he can do what he wants" or "who are you to question God?". Yet if any living man or woman did even half of the horrible things God has done to mankind according to their book of fairy tales he/she would immediately be called a tyrant, lunatic, mass murderer, and a host of other demeaning terms.

When your mind is clouded by faith nothing else makes sense, but the nonsense you spew. Faith makes fairy tales true, through faith it is easy to believe what is known to be impossible. Jesus ascended to the heavens, Moses parted the red sea, the walls of Jericho came down with a unified trumpet blast, etc. You don't need reason to be a Christian, all you need is its opposite: faith.


  1. That's exactly how my parents are. They really are happy in their faith. They don't want to hear about all the atrocities that their God has done. Because in their eyes he is justified. God is always right. And God has a reason for doing the things he did. It's like talking to a wall.

    But, they do have a right to believe in whatever fantasy they want to believe in, as long as it makes them happy and a better person. I don't know how worshiping a tyrant dick head like God will make you a better person, but hey, they obviously think so.

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  3. Just think, what person in their right mind would want to miss the golden opportunity to rise up from being a lowly worthless sinner and become a righteous messenger for Christ, spreading god's holy message and walking in divine footsteps doing the perfect will of god? After reading the Bible, many people become a
    divine employee of god.

    A group of white businessmen down south in Charlotte, NC in the early 50's were praying for someone to lead them to the word of god, and up sprang Billy Graham, just to show you an example of the power of prayer, now Billy Graham is considered the ultimate Christian authority on the Buybull. Of course he just happened to be a white man at that! What a friggin miracle? I just don't know what god would have done without good ole BG? The man makes me sick to my stomach!

  4. I'm wondering why none of the business men found themselves worthy to take the reins and lead others to christ? It had to be in the form of a sign, a message sent to them from god.

  5. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

  6. Anonymous you need to take that useless bible and stuff it. If you have nothing of worth to say and can't demonstrate anything more than how indoctrinated you are then you have nothing to contribute to this discussion.