The problem with Religious Beliefs in the face of tragedy
All right..This is an overall rant over religious BS that pops up on facebook, but it’ll be heavily Christian in terms, etc. (mainly because that is the majority of stuff that gets posted to facebook feeds..at least in my experience.) That being said, let’s forge ahead.
By now we all know what happened in Connecticut today at the Elementary school. So I’m not going to say anymore about that specifically. This is about the stuff that popped up on facebook in the aftermath. We all saw plenty of posts, I’m sure, about sending prayers to the victims families, etc. I get that and it doesn’t bother me. What does bother me is when I see someone post a picture of a shirt that says the following:
Why do you allow so much violence in our schools?
-Signed a Concerned Student
Dear Concerned Student,
I’m not allowed in schools.
You have got to be fucking kidding me right? When I was in high school there were after school Christian, Jewish, and Muslim clubs. All of which would do their own form of bible study. We still say “Under God” in the pledge, even though it was only added to weed out communists in the 50’s.
I’m sick of this whole dual identity to things like Christianity. Where when things are going good they thank God for all they have, but as soon as something bad happens it no longer is because of God. Keep in mind, they state that God knows and sees all. The man has a grand plan, that we as humans are not able to comprehend. Remember “It’s God’s will” and “God has a plan for everyone.” That being said, that logic would dictate that God knew that the tragedy today was going to happen. So much so that he made sure everyone that he felt needed to be there was there. Meaning that every kid that was killed was killed as part of this grand plan of God’s. Yet we see Christians (again, mainly..not every single one) who deny that this was the will of God. Even though he knows everything. I’m sick of this bs that gets spewed by people that follow this. Christian religion teaches every follower that God knows and sees all and he has a plan for everyone. That literally means he planned this tragedy out. Without any hint of a second thought on the effect it would have on the families of those killed. That’s total BS. Especially when you then post something like the above pic. Per the teachings, the response from God would be along the lines of “Bitch, I’m allowed to be wherever I choose to be. You can’t control me. To show you that, look at all these kids I had created just to die. Because I can.” I mean seriously..The Monotheistic Deity is a cold hearted killer bitch. At least with polytheistic gods you can argue that it’s different entities fighting and making shit happen in life. Not a single dude that gets bored and decides to say “Let’s see what happens if I have this happen.” To the monotheistic god theology we literally are nothing more than an ant farm. How can that bring comfort?
One of the best quotes from the recent movie “The Devil’s Carnival” is the following:
“I’m not in the business of murdering innocent children, that’s God’s jurisdiction. I deal only with the guilty, Guilty John.” ~Lucifer
Because that is the truth as far as Christianity the religion teaches it. Lucifer tempts people to get them to sin. But in terms of killing Children, God has the numbers.
If you got offended, well…I grudgingly appologize as I was just ranting over the stupidity of one specific group of people that post mindlessly on facebook in an effort to make themselves feel better about their religious standings. That being said…People, posting a pic and saying “pray for” whatever..Doesn’t really solve anything. Take Hurricane Sandy. Saw so many posts of praying for the people who lost everything. You know what your prayer did for those people out in the cold with nothing? Well..NOTHING. You want to actually help people in these situations? Give them some food. Give them shelter. Give them money. Give them the stuff they need right now. Not some mindless “prayer” retweet or facebook post. Those don’t get them a bottle of water. And that is not what religions teach. If that was what they taught then the story of the Good Samaritan would’ve ended with something like: “Well, prayed he’d be helped. While I was sitting on my couch at home.