This is a FB Conversation with my good buddy Melven
Melven: Religion is like the dotted line on the road .. its used as a guide …. but if you follow it blindly … you can also get into an accident …. all “holy books” have errors due to the knowledge at the time of publication… that was not corrected, that is why we have science …with good science comes good observation .. with that comes better understanding. so what religion was trying to do, is being taken over by science..a hypothesis is just that untill it can be dupicated..then it becomes a theory… which has to undergo peer review to be accepted …. religion dont have that type of scrutiny. so our current believe if we follow the “holy books” are based on testimony of events based so very long ago. Believe in whatever you want just dont force your beliefs on other people.
Philip: Let’s get it ONNNNNN… for example, if you’re neutral about terrorism, then you are aiding and tolerating terrorism. Similarly, if you choose a position of “believe in whatever you want, just don’t force it on my throat” then you are aiding religion. We need you to become a Millitant Atheist. We need to fight against religion, because allowing for ignorant fools to continue believing in a god, is detrimental to our mental health and wellbeing. It is a disease, a plague we have to eradicate #rant #satire
A militant atheist is one who is hostile towards religion. They differ from moderate atheists because they have the desire to propagate atheism and also hold religion to be harmful. Militant atheism was an integral part of the French Revolution, Soviet Union, Cultural Revolution, and is expresses itself today in the ideas of the New Atheist authors.
Melven: Militant Atheist .Erm No thanks……. let me get this right let me know if I’m wrong ok? ,from my understanding …your point of view is there is a line between “believers” and “non believers” and you are trying to get believers to convert back to non believing?
Philip: nope. incorrect. I’m saying, you are either a JESUS / “the prophet” / Buddha / Krishna- freak, otherwise, you have to be MILLITANT ATHEIST> otherwise you’d be contradicting your positions
I’m copy-pasting, but you get the idea…
Revelation 3:15–16, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.”
Prophet Muhammad once said: “The worst people in the sight of Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be the double faced people who appear to some people with one face and to other people with another face.”
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” “He is able who thinks he is able.” “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” – Buddha
Melven: i believe those verse were meant to advise people to think for themself and to make their mind up… like e.g make a decision on what to eat 🤣
Philip: Melven Intrigue affirms your first point in the original post about “usage your scriptures as a guide” and the ambiguity in the interpretations.. for example, you think it’s how to make decision on what to eat. I believe in a different POV in that god is telling us (via bible / holy scriptures) that we shouldn’t be on the fence (for example)
Melven: Philip Khor hmm….. and yet its hard not to be on the fence (on certain matter).. we can believe whole hartedly in one thing (at a specific period of time).. then another person comes .. gives you evidence to disprove you … and to avoid fights, battles, war …any reasonable man will draw the line (not) to give in but still not accept the evidence ..hence being on the fence . right ?
Philip: You know I’m just messing with you, bro… Let’s go for some Ikea Meatballs, anytime this week, just ping me. I don’t give two hoots whether you believe in Zeus, Thor or Horus <– look this guy up. Cheers
Melven: Philip Khor i dont mind, eventhough i called myself a christian, I’m open to other people’s believe and teachings…i may come off as being an Asshole when i question the believes .. but I’m more to questioning for curiosity.
Philip: Melven Intrigue deswai we click and can talk to each other openly
Melven: Philip Khor i kasi you satu like 🤣
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