Why You Simply Cannot Trust Believers
Seriously, how can you trust a person who claims to have a personal relationship, a personal revelation, personal insight, from or with God or whoever or whatever that person claims as the Creator of the Universe?
Who knows what the Voice inside that person's head is saying. And you cannot reason with people who claim such experiences. They simply do not care if you think they are deluded or crazy or mistaken because the subjective certainty of their experience trumps everything else. And there is ample evidence that such people are potentially dangerous, following the Voice inside over all else.
But leaving aside the flat out crazies, usually easy to spot online or within a few minutes of conversation, how can you trust the reasoning process of a person who claims the right to insert a supernatural variable into his calculations at any time and for any effect? You cannot trust his premises, you cannot trust his conclusions. These people have abandoned reason and assert that faith, and their faith in particular, is more reliable than rational thinking. Let there be no mistake about it, those who value faith over reason would take humanity back into the darkest days of human history.
Now I am not saying that those who are not believers, specifically those who are not believers in supernatural powers, are necessarily trustworthy either. The human race has plenty of fraudsters willing to prey on the gullible. But at least with those who do not claim some supernatural authority or supernatural insight, you can check their reasoning. Non-believers do not get all huffy about someone asking for verification of their claims, non-believers simply expect that if they make a claim they have to be able to back it up. That is not the case with believers, most especially with believers in the supernatural. Ask them for simple proof of their claims and the righteous outrage that pours forth is quite extraordinary. And to my mind, shameful for anyone who claims to be an educated person.
And finally, if it is not clear from the tone of this post, I think the self-righteous position that religious believers take they are the only truly moral people is simply bullshit. Honestly, how can your trust such people, especially given their abysmally violent and corrupt historical track record?
I see no double standard for me to call out a liar and one who brings False Testimony against a person in this Community - to tell them that they are Liars or whatever is appropriate. If you talk about sleeping with your neighbor's wife I will call you an Adulterer... if you steal your neighbor's cat and eat it - I will call you a thief... where is the double standard that you imagine that I am using?
Why do you not answer to what I opened up and showed you when you said I was a pedifile and/or etc.? when you were wrong about that? You get proved wrong and then you just jump to another thread and then do your troll thing like we never met before. What gives? I don't really care because I love you and I pray for you more than most... because it appears that you need the most prayer. Thanks for allowing me this blessing for you...
And nice try to recruit into your fold... but she is much too independent to follow or befriend such as you simply because you come against me without a cause - is above that sort of thing. She dislikes me for her own reasons which are different than those vindictive reasons you play with. is sincere with what she says to me and she truly believes what she says before she says it... you on the other hand are not even convinced in your own mind as to what you will say... though you write it. You are quite different and you attack for reasons only demonic, does it to clear her conscience and is not vile as some are. That is why I really appreciate her, she is rather cool and I do love honest rebuking - even if it is wrong on most counts against me. Nobody is perfect yet, eh?
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Christians, please watch this video and let it sink in for a while then tell me why you think your god gives a shit about a tiny rock orbiting one tiny star in one of billions of galaxies like this.
Ideologies of all stripes, especially religious and political, have the utility of promoting tribal identity. The downside is, they imprison the mind and make you stupid.
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