I don’t know if you realize just how offensive this is

Published April 19th, 2010 by Bobby Henderson

I don’t know if you realize just how offensive this letter is. Obviously, it’s satirical and some may think “clever,” but mockery is never wise.

I’ve never been able to understand why it is that those who call themselves “atheist,” “agnostic,” or whatever other label they wish can’t see that, in all reality, intelligent design (or rather a relationship with Christ) is the more intelligent route. If we (Christians) are wrong, then who cares? Nothing will happen to us because there is no after life, no higher power, no second death, but at least we lived a life worthy of something. We had something to look forward to, and hey, if it isn’t true then we’ll never know cause we’ll be DEAD. On the other hand, if Christians are right, those self-proclaimed atheists (etc) are pretty much screwed. What did you live for? Advancement of human life? By what? Living for yourself; living according to your own standards. In my opinion, your religion (yes, atheism is a religion) is selfish and irresponsible. The only reason you don’t want to admit that there may just be a higher power is because you don’t want to answer to it. You don’t want to have to change your lifestyle; to live according to HIS standards.

I’m so sorry that you feel this way. I pray for people like you each and every night. I pray that God will hit you over the head with some sense and knock you to your knees.

And FYI: Intelligent design has just as much (if not more) merit as the evolutionary theory. Evolution is a theory: it hasn’t been proven. There may seem to be evidence, but you may be forgetting one minor detail: care to explain how the first cell appeared? Where it all began? Good luck because, unfortunately for you, even if there isn’t “overwhelming evidence” that there is a God, we Christians will have lived a fuller life knowing and believing that we have been saved by the power of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. We are loved far greater than we can comprehend. And guess what, so are you. God loves you, even if you don’t know that yet.

-Carly



567 Responses to “I don’t know if you realize just how offensive this is”

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  1. theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

    Carly, do yourself a favor and read Jerry Coyne’s “Why Evolution is True”, then re-examine your beliefs. If page after page, example after example of evolution’s irrefutable proof isn’t enough for you, well, have fun in your make-believe world, and leave the thinking to others (oh – you’ve already done that?)

  2. Free Voice Network says:

    <em<"I’ve never been able to understand why it is that those who call themselves “atheist,” “agnostic,” or whatever other label they wish can’t see that, in all reality, intelligent design (or rather a relationship with Christ) is the more intelligent route." You can’t understand it because you have learnt like passive spectators to accept all the crap the offer you, without even questioning things you see in life. You are scared to face the reality as it is and you need something like a God to comfort your silliness. You feel alone, depressed, scared, you feel nothing more but an insignificant being toward a universe that looks infinite so your relationship with Christ is the only way out. “a relationship with Christ) is the more intelligent route.” Is it? Can you prove it?

    “If we (Christians) are wrong, then who cares? Me, and many others who want the future generation to learn about things in life that actually exists and not to talk with invisible friends, we care. Many of us who think that another world is possible without religious intolerance, social apartheid, sectarianism, oppression, divisionism, separatism etc etc we do care.

    “Nothing will happen to us because there is no after life, no higher power, no second death, but at least we lived a life worthy of something.” Worth of what? Of living in the shadow of your fears that you have not courage to face them? “We had something to look forward to, and hey, if it isn’t true then we’ll never know cause we’ll be DEAD. On the other hand, if Christians are right, those self-proclaimed atheists (etc) are pretty much screwed.” You decide to spend your whole life by worshipping an unprovable spiritual realm because you are afraid a brutal purgatory or the eternal hell? Did you know that fear is the greatest weakness that allows others to control us? Wait a second… Christ loves you doesn’t he? How can a God that loves you so much will allow any of us suffer eternally till the end of time? And if Buddhists are right? If Muslims or the Woodoos or the Hindus are right? We are all screwed after that (including you) aren’t we? So, who is right after all?

    “What did you live for? Advancement of human life? By what? Living for yourself; Yes, better living for ourselves rather than spending our life making stronger some religious leaders who take advantage of our fears, our unanswered existential problems or psychological impasses. We lived for equality, justice, peace, tolerance and yes advancement of human life because we consider more important when someone tries to hill cancer using technology and medicines rather than ordering a spiritual treatment from the invisible man.

    “The only reason you don’t want to admit that there may just be a higher power is because you don’t want to answer to it. Sorry I but I have just proven the other way around. It is you that you can’t provide any evidence that God exist. Just like the stone age people, when they could not explain the phenomenon of thunder and lightning they used to call it God’s wrath! They could not climb to the top of a mountain so this mountain was the place of God. Behind every human weakness, there is a God.

    “You don’t want to have to change your lifestyle; to live according to HIS standards”. Yes, we don’t want to live according to some standards, serving the ruling class’s interests who want us to be divided and hate each-other because “one has bigger Dick than another”. Of course we don’t live in the heart of darkness where having sex is a sin, having an abortion is a crime. Sorry for disheartening you, but you’d better keep your God home if you are so much scared to confront life as it is. And if you find us insulting, selfish etc ect this is NOT our problem. This is freedom of speech and perhaps your church has long forgotten that the Third Reich is gone.

    Organized religion is nothing more but a legalized form of organized crime. Religion is the opium of the people.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPOfurmrjxo

  3. Glenn says:

    “If we (Christians) are wrong, then who cares? Nothing will happen to us because there is no after life, no higher power, no second death, but at least we lived a life worthy of something. We had something to look forward to, and hey, if it isn’t true then we’ll never know cause we’ll be DEAD. On the other hand, if Christians are right, those self-proclaimed atheists (etc) are pretty much screwed.”

    Is plagiarism a sin?
    I distinctly remember reading this about 1000 times.

    • Keith says:

      I don’t think that chanting a mantra is plagiarism. It is tedious.

  4. Pasta says:

    “If we (Christians) are wrong, then…”

    Ah, invoking Pascal’s wager. Yet another example of how quoting from someone else can replace and imitate actually having a personal opinion… oh, wait – no, it isn’t.

    You see, Xian (best abreviation ever, by the way) , if you’re really wrong, it’s either the sceptical way (which simply does not determine *any* sort of afterlife, lacking evidence and all) or you could wind up in one of the dozens of different hells for all the other religions out there.

    There’s even a notion that Pascal himself, after passing away, was greeted not too warmly by a religiously diverse band of heavily armed pagan gods, for being too much of a smart@$$.

    Just saying, your god is not the only one in town.

    If you *are* right, however, the hell that supposedly is in store for us is so chock-full of logic holes, that we’ll be out and about faster than a seasoned DOOM player.

  5. Skot Dozier says:

    I actually know who this person is, she happens to be a family friend. It really is sad how completely ignorant she handled this situation, and its really funny because she is a very smart person. Just naive, naive and ignorant.

    • Liu says:

      it looks to me like everyone is naive here, they attack others while others attack them, and it just goes round and round, but the thruth is there is no right or wrong of what anyone is saying. everyone has their own oppinion and the wisest person in here would just appreciate what other has to say, and istead of attacking people personaly simply understand how they feel and why. If your attacking others than how are you any better then they are.

  6. mari nari saus says:

    Knock me to my knees? Is she (God) pretty? Remember he BOILED FOR YOUR SINS!!

    More strippers and beer please but watch out for that left hook from GOD.

    RAmen

  7. Raine says:

    Why should we believe in something because we’re afraid of the consequences of NOT believing in it? And no, atheism isn’t a religion. It’s like calling bald a haircut. If Buddhism is considered a philosophy, then there is no way atheism is a religion.

    • really? says:

      bald is a haircut…. its called shaved. And Buddhism started out as a life philosohpy so some people refer to it as that, some a religion.

      • Bob Smitty says:

        Bald is not shaved, moron.

      • wow.... says:

        i feel like some beat you repeatedly with the stupid stick, and then again with the stubborn and naive rock. not to be mean but i saw your other posts and you just contradict your own religion, invalidating your point. if your old and loose your hair, its not shaved, its gone and its not cut, it fell off. Buddhism is a philosophy and the only people who call it, atheism, or i’ve even heard of evolution being called a religion, is just trying to make themselves feel better.

    • The Minister of Silly Walks says:

      On your first sentence: There is actually an argument about this already called “Pascal’s Wager”. For those of you reading who’ve never heard of it, it goes something like this:
      The risks of not worshiping God outweigh the potential bebefits of not. If you believe, you get everlasting reward. If you do no, you get eternal damnation and torture (Assuming God exists). If God does not exist, in either case you get nothing, as far as the afterlife is concerned. Therefore, it is better to believe in God than to not and risk eternal torture.

      It’s such an unbelievably flawed argument that I can’t believe people actually take it seriously.
      For more torture, the Wikipedia article is below. The section on the criticisms is incredible. Obviously Richard Dawkins has been touched by His Noodley Appendage.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal's_Wager#Criticisms
      RAmen.

  8. Raine says:

    Oh, I forgot.

    RAmen.

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