If you have reading this blog over the past few years you’ll know that I’m not a big lover of religions. It’s only a personal view, but I can’t see us progressing very far as a human race until we ditch the lot of them and the irrational need that some of us have for them. It seems to me that they are all bad including:
THE ZOMBIE CULT
THE RELIGION OF PEACE.
GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE
The format is simple. Two presenters sit in a studio taking phone-calls from the public about atheism. The people who phone up want to convert them to Christianity in order to save their souls, preach, threaten, object to the fact they are on the air, give personal testimonies of how God came in to their lives, or to explain to the presenters how they have just got it all wrong.
The callers start of with all the confidence in the world with the information that they have been brainwashed with at their local churches, only to find themselves slaughtered with science, common sense and logic. To them it looks so easy when their preachers do it on a Sunday morning, literally preaching to the converted. It’s a harder job trying to convince sceptics about creationism, miracles and hell etc. Even harder still is being put on the spot to justify the slavery, human sacrifice and genocide etc, that’s in the bible. It’s a significant fact that none of these people’s preachers take up the offer of phoning in.
The presenters, like most atheists, have to have a better knowledge of the bible that your average Christian (the best way to become an atheist is to actually read the book). In addition, to have more than a passing knowledge of; evolution, logic, circular arguments, biology, physics, geology, brainwashing, psychology etc, etc, etc.
I’ve seen so many of these now that I feel I have got to know the presenters. They are all are good, I like laid back Russell, but my favourite is Jeff. Jeff will be polite and suck it up until someone tells him that he’s going to hell, at which point he goes ape shit. “That’s a threat”, “Are you threatening me?”, “So you’re going to pray for me, does that mean your OK with sending me to hell?”, “So if I don’t do as you say, you and your God are going to punish me for eternity, are you OK with that?””So you want me to be tortured for eternity for what I think?”