(Disclaimer in an attempt to make it really hard for to misunderstand me: I’m not saying all Christians are evil. If you are a Christian who believes I have a right to my uterus I have no quibble with you. My views don’t represent all atheists and this is a not a statement on the behalf of the atheist community.)
Teh Faith: 1.The ultimate resource in a loosing argument. 2. A shield against acknowledging reality 3. Confidence, often unjustified.
Every time I feel like I’m getting into a worthwhile argument with a religious person I am confounded by the invocation of “Teh Faith.” Apparently their faith lets them know they are right. If I said my faith in the evil bitch goddess of feminazis lets me know now that 4+7= 5 you would think me crazy. So, understandably, I think that people who reject evolution based on their faith are a couple sandwiches short of a picnic.
I was a Christian when I was wee girl. I prayed, occasionally went to church and enjoyed the sweet siren song of faith. Having a warm and cuddly blanket of knowledge in my particular Sky Daddy made me feel special. I was afraid to examine that blanket, the one that got increasingly threadbare the more I learned about the Bible and religion’s history.
What really infuriates me is people justifying their need for control of my body with “baby Jesus cries every time aborts a baby” or something equally stupid and fundielicious. Give me the chapter and verse where the spokesmen for God their own views wrote, “You shall not remove a clump of cells from a woman’s body, or let her have the right to her own uterus.” People usually mumble something about how they know, because of “Teh Faith.” It amazes me the number of people who haven’t actually thought about it, and only believe xyz because their priest said xyz. The Bible doesn’t mention abortion. Abortion isn’t an evil thing Satanists just thought up. It was happening in ancient Rome. Abortion isn’t something that will go away if it is banned. Every time you pass a law making it more difficult for women to get abortions you are condemning women to death and to serious injuries. Women will seek abortions, legal or not.
Drat, I’ve wandered from my original point as I feel somewhat protective of my uterus whenever I think about religion. Anyway, you can use your blanket and huddle beneath it. Outside can be a cold, scary and downright depressing place. If you don’t want to trade fuzzy happiness for sharp truth, keep the damn blanket. It’s just that this obnoxious atheist would appreciate it if you didn’t hide under your blanket whenever you get into an argument over her uterus.