I am now writing from my dorm room. I moved in on Monday, and I now have a computer that works for tumblr. Which means I’ll be back on, ranting about religion. Like how there were these people a couple doors down who had their door open, and they were arguing about the difference between Christianity and Catholicism, and none of them were right, even though one considered herself Catholic and the others considered themselves Christian. Why do I know more about their religions than they do? I really wanted to go correct them and give them the whole “rectangle/square” parallel, but I had to be polite…
Tumblr is broken for me right now, so I can’t post anything until I fix this! Sorry! That “T” up there? That’s something I can’t delete… part of tumblr not working for me. I’ll post something once I fix this.
I’m finally back! I’ll be back to ridiculing religion in no time. I promise I’ll think of something clever to post soon. In the mean time, anyone want to give me a run-down on all of the “depressing for humanity” bullshit tumblr scandals that went on in the past two weeks?
Somehow I managed to reblog that post that pissed me off 3 times. My internet isn’t working so well right now. Sorry for the spam, I just realized that happened.
I’m leaving tomorrow for a trip to Arizona for a couple weeks, so I doubt I’ll be on tumblr much. It’s a part family camping trip part me going to a music camp where a bunch of famous people can tell me how to play my tuba better, so I’ll have most of my time filled up and not a whole lot of access to a computer. I’ll be back on the 1st, I believe, so be sure to leave me lots of messages in my ask box so I can have fun replying to them when I get back/the few times I’ll be able to get on a computer while I’m away. Thanks, followers, you guys are awesome. I’ll be back ranting and raving about religion in no time.
Anonymous asked: Are you from the U.S?
Sure am. Land of the theocracy. California, to be exact.
Minecraft gave me a great metaphor.
I’ve been trying to play Minecraft recently (and I say trying, because, as awesome as the game is, trying to run it on my G4 PPC Mac with 2 gigs of ram, only 1 of which I’m allowed to allocate to Java, makes me incredibly frustrated due to the lag), and it gave me a great metaphor. Minecraft is cool. I love making my big ass mines and fancy houses, but there’s a problem with it.
No matter how much time I spend, no matter how much I want it, no matter how fancy I make my house, and no matter how realistic I try to make the Minecraft world, it will never be real. It could be very realistic, but if it’s not real in the first place, nothing will change that by playing more Minecraft.However, I still play Minecraft. It’s fun, it makes me happy to play, and it gives me something to do. But why, then, do I not argue against the playing of Minecraft if it’s not real? It’s simple.
Nobody is told that if they work really really hard at Minecraft, they’re going to get eternal bliss in return, but if they don’t, and their house in Minecraft sucks, then they’re going to suffer eternally. Nobody is told that if they don’t kill people who don’t make their Minecraft mine like their own, then they are bad people, and that they must use force to make the other person want to play Minecraft the same way they do. Nobody is told that the people who don’t play are therefore immoral, because they don’t have Minecraft to dictate morality. And of course, no one is tricked into thinking Minecraft is real. If we understand that it’s all virtual, then, and only then, can we look into it and extract the good parts and use them as good things for the world.
Holier than thou atheists are just as bad as Christian and Islamic extremists.
Sincerely, an agnostic.
I think this can be easily cleared up by a few definitions. So please, do let me know what definitions of “atheist” and “agnostic” you are using, and I can let you know if they are false. Because hey, guess what? I’m an agnostic too! Agnosticism is not a “third alternative” to theism and atheism. It’s a qualifier. Just saying you’re an agnostic means absolutely nothing, until you attach it to a word to define your belief in something, or lack thereof.
P.S. I find it funny that you use the phrase “holier than thou” to describe the group at which you direct your misguided hatred, when in fact most of us don’t believe holiness to exist. Semantics and colloquial phrasing, of course, but funny nonetheless.