As a general rule we try to avoid religious topics on this blog but this concept has been bleeding into my thoughts lately and was really spiked today by a comment from a church Deacon who showed up at a nursing home to offer Sunday service to the residents.
I don’t often admit it but I really am an Atheist. I’ve always believed God loved Atheists more because they weren’t always bothering him for stuff.
In short I guess that makes him a Roman Catholic Atheist. He’s not alone. I run into many who were raised Catholic and whether it was the buggering of alter boys, draconian views or whatever, these otherwise good people walked out of church one day and decades later never went back. Many are good people, volunteering their time in all sorts of places. This particular individual even stops bye at least once per day bringing his little dog to visit people in the nursing home. (You would be surprised just how many “good Christians” abandon their parent(s) at a nursing home. Some show up at Christmas, others don’t even bother then.)
Yes, I’m sure this post will inflame the mentally unhinged religious extremists of all faiths, but that’s a risk which must be taken. Most of them will burn in Hell anyway. They don’t believe it, but it is true. Why?
The ultimate sin of man is the forcing of ones religion upon another, thus removing “free will.”
If you use laws, arms, public shunning or any other form of coercion to force another to follow your religion in action, if not full practice, you have removed “free will,” thus committing the ultimate mortal sin. One has to choose, not be chosen for.
The frothing at the mouth religious extremists, in particular those seeking to force a religious decision which clearly violates the Constitution of the United States, will cry fowl and howl insults but it is a fact more and more people have come to realize. While there is a lot to be said about the Catholic church sex scandal driving members away, the real truth behind this