I was told the best thing a while ago about atheists or other non-believers that like to spend all their time pushing out “evidence” about the wrongs of Christianity. ” People only argue about things that bug them. If they truly felt there was no God, why would they care?”
Whoever told you that was trying to confuse you. Let me explain the many fallacies here to you. First of all, atheists or “other non-believers” don’t “push out “evidence about the wrongs of Christianity” in an effort to show their is no reason to believe in god. Religion is harmful and you’re wearing blinders, that’s why we’re vigilant about exposing the “wrongs of Christianity.” For example: Whether or not the Catholic Church is 100% right about it’s view of God is irrelevant when considering their involvement in a vast conspiracy to keep child molesters from legal prosecution. That’s not evidence about the existence of a god, it’s evidence of the danger of giving undue social status to an outdated institution. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints might be 100% right that god is an alien who lives in the physical world and Satan is Jesus’ evil twin brother, Native Americans are really the lost tribe of Israel, and black people are the cursed sons of Cain, but that has no bearing on the fact that they used money collected in Utah from people who thought they were donating to the poor to strike down marriage equality in California. See, churches are run by bad people. Every single one of them. They are bad institutions with an unearned grip on society. We trust the community priest, pastor or imam. They are held up as examples of good, respectable men (almost always men). Why? Why do we put school teachers, kids’ coaches, potential employees, contractors and even dates through the ringer with extensive background checks and not do the same for this untouchable institution religion. It’s a scam!
And as far as this absurd notion that if people didn’t believe in god they wouldn’t argue about it, you couldn’t be more wrong. By this logic, every pastor is secretly satan, Joesph McCarthy was secretly a communist, Martin Luther King secretly believed there was no inequality and every state Attorney General is secretly the head of the local mafia. What you’ve been taught here is the thought-terminating cliche “doth protest too much.” It’s designed to silence people who have real concerns without addressing the issue itself.
Here’s why I care: People act according to their beliefs. Beliefs translate into actions. If you really believed a meteor was heading for your house on Thursday, you’d probably vacate the premises by Wednesday, right? If you really believed your eternal soul was at risk because you didn’t do all you could to prevent some stranger from having an abortion, what’s to stop you from taking action to have a nearby clinic shut down, even if that action included using manipulation, terror, intimidation, arson, violence, etc? Your beliefs wound my social progress, constantly. And here in the West, Christianity is the king of it. Before I act I want to make sure the belief I’m operating under is true. I’m convinced that truth and a knowledge of reasonable expectations about the consequences of my actions is the most moral way to operate. When you think otherwise, you cause harm. I’m not here to stop you from causing harm based on your delusions, I just want to expose you to what you’re causing.