Originally posted by Coletti
Survey: Motivation for rejecting Christianity
Good for you, Coletti! Let those base emotions out...keeping them bottled up could lead to anti-social behaviour. However, allow me to take a look at your "points", shall we?
a) fear of truth
This seems to be the reason many accept
xtianity. Fear...that this is all there is, and sometimes life ain't pretty. There's no magical everlasting existence, no loving creator, no happy fairy tale endings. You get one chance to experience it, and then it's gone. You're scared, you can't let go of your ego, and thus are ready to believe whatever will soothe your angst.
b) poor father image
Xtians seem to be the ones suffering from this malaise, and you know it. Most of the non-theists (read: Non-christians) I know are not the ones looking for a surrogate "father".
c) to protect your image as a rogue
Is that how you wish to project your weakness in your faith on me? Calling me a "rogue"? Frankly, this speaks more about your self-image than it does about my character. Sorry.
e) desire to protect your false sense of value
My sense of values are not "false" any moreso than yours are "true".
f) you where/are a bed wetter and praying didn't fix it
g) hate to give up porno
Ditto. I can't say I'm surprised.
h) you read it in a book
And you've chosen to believe the bible because...what, again? You saw it in a movie, I suppose.
i) being born again isn't cool
Define "cool". On second thought, don't.
k) you think you're better than those "hypocrites" at church
So, you've never encountered an xtian who feels they're better than Unsaved Heathens Like Me. You might want to check the man in the mirror on that one, Skippy.
l) you think you're going to live forever anyway
No. I know I won't, which makes my existence here on earth that much more valuable. Unlike, say, a "Christian" who has somehow been convinced this life is worth less than the one he'll have after he dies.
m) someone told you that you'd get free smokes in hell
Wow. Wit as sharp as a banana, that's you.
I've rejected Christianity because there's nothing there. It's an exercise in ego-stroking, and I have no use for weak, empty minded drivel. If it makes you happy to continue to be spoon fed feel-good, security blanket doctrines designed to keep you ignorant, knock yourself out. Don't expect me to follow suit.