Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Did you know Santa doesn't exist?

Over the years I've been interested in the atheism/theism debate. I've read the articles, watched the videos, perused the blogs, and just kept informed on the issues. In January, I ended up getting into a written debate in the largest newspaper in our state. A University of Utah scientist even got involved in the publishing fray. Needless to say, I was quite unimpressed.

I have come to a conclusion recently: Argumentative, confrontational atheists are the most selfish people in the world. Now, before someone gets all huffy, I'm sure there's going to be an atheist who somehow stumbles onto this blog and vehemently disagrees. He may even decide to write a response. Well, I'm being very particular here. I'm referring to those who love to cause havoc on Christian blog sites, You Tube, and other places where there are forums. These type of people seem to enjoy arguing for argument's sake. If you're one of those, then yes, I'm referring to you.

The typical argument goes like this:

"It's blue." 
"No, it's red." 
"But look at the colors. It's definitely blue."
"You're such an idiot. It's red, it's so obvious."

And so on and so on. Some atheists don't bother arguing because, why should they? It just wastes precious minutes in a life that isn't long enough. Time for a Mai Tai. Leave me alone, they rationalize. And if their worldview is correct, they're absolutely correct. When I knock on their door and they politely tell me they're not interested, hey, I won't argue. It saves me time to knock on the next door. Why try to harvest where no seed has been sown?

Yes, the atheists I'm referring to love to get in the theists' faces, owning web sites and chat rooms where they can shut down Christians who dare to venture onto their sites to merely ask questions (trust me, I've been disconnected more than just once). In fact, I believe that these very well could be those cotton-picking kids who loved to waltz up to Santa Claus-believing classmates in elementary school, announcing, "The fat man doesn't exist. So there! Put that one in your pipe and smoke it, Geronomo."

The point is this: If God doesn't exist, then why wouldn't the hardened atheist leave the poor ignorant people alone? Sure, they believe in the fairy tale--of course, we're assuming it's all a big hoax--but they're not hurting anyone. Whether a person is deluded or a realist, in the atheist worldview, it all ends up the same at the end. We all turn to worm's meat, nothing is out there, and we really are all alone. So why are these argumentative atheists so intent on making the Christians look bad? The New Atheists (Hitchens, Dennett, Dawkins, etc) have worked really hard to make atheists tough and mean-spirited. And they have been most successful.

Some more questions: What kind of a kid would try to take away another child's belief in the mythical Santa, no matter how delusional it might be? Are they so spiteful so as to want to eliminate any hope the poor child has in the mystical and magical? I think we would all agree, this would be a very sick kid in need of counseling. 

Why not just let the child believe in elves, pixie dust, and perhaps even flying spaghetti  monsters? Let them announce to the world that such things exist. Privately, chuckle to yourself and roll your eyes. But to get into heated debates on the topic and campaign for your philosophy is surely a waste of resources. You have so many more important things to do, like climb mountains, make more money, and have an affair or two.

Confrontational atheists are the most selfish people on the face of the earth.  Just leave the poor theists alone and get a new hobby.

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Anonymous Keev said...

Whenever I read about one of the more vocal or militant atheists, I can't help but wonder who they're trying to convince.

6:01 PM  

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