fuck idiotic people who tell me my ideas on religion are Obviously Flawed because of course, i couldn't have decided ALMOST NINE YEARS AGO that christianity was bullshit, and i couldn't have researched and read dozens of books about the subject in the last five years, both with an atheistic slant and with a religious one, and have AMPLE evidence to back my opinions up.
but i'm not a preacher, of course, so saying i know more about christianity than most christians can't be true.
because they know so much about their own religion. see middle of article.
of course, the fact i won't sit there and quote every single scientific study, book, movie, or website i've ever seen and read to prove my point must mean i *don't* have one.
fuck people who tell me that christianity/religion is not the problem, certain people who follow it are.
so if homophobia and sexism and racism and slavery weren't supported in the bible, they would have gone away long before 2000 years had passed.
learn your fucking history. the bible has been used for years to justify horrible things because THE BIBLE EXPLICITLY APPROVES THOSE THINGS.
oh, and fuck people who say that it's still christianity when you pick and choose. you want to hate gays? fine.
don't have sex with your wife on her period - in fact, if you read the lovely timing in the OT, it's perfect to get her pregnant as often as possible.
make her stay away from all men for two weeks after she's given birth (i believe it's two weeks).
stone all women who don't scream when raped in an urban area - or sell them to the man who raped them.
don't wear clothes with two types of fiber.
marry your brother's widow, even if you already have a wife.
don't get tattoos or piercings.
have servants, and treat them as if they valued the same as your farm animals or your pets or your wife, because in the bible they're all on the same level.
treat anyone with a skin disease as unclean - i.e. exzema.
don't try to justify any of that shit to me. it was created - yes, CREATED, not divinely passed down - to codify the behaviors of the society it originated in, and to justify them. it is no more applicable to today than Mother Goose or the tales of Aristotle, and they contain much less violence, rape, misogyny, child abuse, murder, incest, racism, slavery, homophobia, and truly IRRATIONAL behaviors and ideas - and if you don't realize that all that is in the bible, don't come to me and claim to be a christian, because you obviously haven't read it.
that's just christianity.
as i don't have the ability to read the koran, i can't express my opinion on it - those being the two major world religions.
but i can say what's wrong with religion as a whole. however, i'd much rather refer anyone with the balls to try to say religion is worth anything to read this book, which is in full text on google books:
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
because he does a much better job of dealing with the idiots out there than i ever could.