Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A MESSAGE TO MISSIONIZING ATHEISTS

Atheism is, in the main, a reaction to Christianity.

While there are atheists who have left other religions, the per capita rate does not begin to approximate atheism among former Christians.

That is no wonder, given the fact that Christianity is a bastard, wholly synthesized religion that attributed godliness to a human being and demanded of its followers to give up rational critique on penalty of death. It was bound to fall on its face.

Add to that the fact that they have the bloodiest, most ignominious history of any religion on the face of the earth and we can fully understand why so many people wish to distance themselves from it.

But in leaving the church, it would serve former Christians well to leave their missionary zeal and delusions of cultural and intellectual superiority behind too and not try to convince the majority of the world, whose religions are not pathological, to leave theirs as well.

You have full reason to be profoundly disappointed with your wholly bankrupt farce of a religion. We do not.

Most of us find great redeeming features in our religions and if a good deal of excrescence, and even excrement, have attached to them, which demands to be excised, it is worth exerting ourselves to do so, as there is far more to salvage than demands to be pitched.

*You* hail from a religion that is a farce. That's *your* problem, not the world's and certainly not the fault of religion in toto.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel

DoreenDotan@gmail.com

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