I’m a bit confused

Published August 14th, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

I’m a bit confused about this website, and maybe someone would kindly enlighten me… Why take so much trouble to try and dismantle fundamental Christianity if you all sincerely disbelieve it?

I wonder why this whole movement feels like they’re so threatened by Jesus if he’s not real.
-Cato



207 Responses to “I’m a bit confused”

  1. enneract says:

    because christianity is a mentality, based on a piece of nonsense fiction, which espouses not only converting everyone else to said mentality, either by force or by coercion, but encourages decision making based on things which are not real.

    it preys on children, teaching them when they are young that ‘faith’ (of which, a working definition as ‘some idea which you hold to be true in face of directly contradicting evidence, the proportion thereof being the measurement of faith’) is more important than reason.

    it preys on adults, teaching an attitude whereby no bad action you take is truly your responsibility (jesus forgives you!). Interesting statistic, feel free to look it up, is that roughly 17-20% of the US population ‘at large’ considers them self either atheist or agnostic, while nearly 99% of the population of US prisons considers themself christian.

  2. Techskeptic says:

    I think Greta Christina said it best.

    We don’t care what you believe in. Tooth fairy, santa claus or Jesus, its all the same to us. But when you impose your beliefs on us in the name of your sky fairy, we respond. If you didn’t understand how this is an answer to the nonsense that went on in Kansas, perhaps this will help.

    http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2007/10/atheists-and-an.html

    Yeah, trying to put yourself in a non-christians shoes may help.

  3. Ben jammin' says:

    We don’t believe JESUS exists, but the fact remains fundamental Christianity does. If you disagree with something, that would in most cases make you more and not less likely to try to dismantle it. If we felt threatened by Jesus, we wouldn’t be proclaiming the might of the FSM’s Noodly Appendages for fear of “burning in Hell for all eternity”

    Besides, how can you speak, trying to cease the propagation of our delicious faith which you have clearly not tasted fully.

    RAmen!

  4. Pirate Max says:

    I love the “why are you threatened” argument.Many christians “feel” they need to force their beliefs on the rest of us. They “feel” that that creationism should be taught in science classes. I “think” that this is very bad and is threatening. How much time and money do the christians waste trying to convince the world that they are right? Why do you “feel” so threatened be all of the other religions, or by the non-believers? As for dismantling christianity, if you investigated and “thought” about it, you would realize that it wasn’t mantled(?) very well to begin with. Please, Have a hot bowl of noodles and start THINKING.

  5. catfish59 says:

    Because “Jesus” and his followers are a threat to the rights of folks with different “beliefs.” I would prefer to use “knowledge” instead of belief.

    Catfish

  6. Meh. says:

    Silly Cato. You’ve misinterpreted the whole thing.

  7. MAS2008 says:

    Let me clear it up for you.
    Religions are not the problem, the idiots who follow them are the problem.
    They try to set societal policies based on archaic bronze age scribbling.
    Stay the hell out of reality, and we’ll have no need to even think about your superstitions.
    This religion is no less valid that all the others.

    Ramen

  8. shiftysquid says:

    Besides the fact that it’s not the goal of the FSM community to “dismantle fundamental Christianity,” your question is nonsensical. Are you saying a group of people should only try to “dismantle” that which they sincerely believe? Why would you want to do that? It seems to me that if, in fact, we were seeking to take down Christianity, this would make perfect sense in light of our “sincere disbelief” in what the religion claims.

    Nobody’s “threatened by Jesus.” But many people are threatened by Christians and what their faith drives them to do.

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