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You know what they say, never talk about religion or politics in polite company.

An edict I generally do my best to ignore.

I was listening to my fave radio station earlier today, and the presenter was talking about the different theories going around with regards to how man came to be.

As my regulars will know, I’m not a fan of organised religion. Too many crazies using God as an excuse to commit the most heinous of crimes.

Anyway, the radio presenter invited a guy from the Christian Voice Society (or some such nonsense) to give his views on the subject.

What a fucking arsehole.

He was the most jumped up, sanctimonious little bastard I’ve had the displeasure of listening to in a while.

Basically, the host referred to God, as “the big man upstairs”, and this so-called Christian totally went on off his head, and accused the presenter of disrespecting him and his religion. WTF? Talk about missing a sense of humour gene.

He then went on a ridiculous rant about how the radio host was a sinner, and started spouting hellfire and damnation crap. Sigh.

People like him, are one of the main reasons that I think organised religion sucks hairy balls.

Anyway, in spite of the wanker, I thought the discussion was interesting on many levels.

I myself, a self-confessed-almost-atheist, can’t decide one way or the other. I probably lean more towards Darwin’s theory of evolution, but I’m not totally sold on it. I think this is mainly because of my Sunday school brain-washing teachings.

Ahhh Sunday school days…… I always used to think that Jezebel rocked, cuz she wore bright red lipstick and she got all the boys. It was only later that I found out that she was a slut, and apparently sluts are bad. Sigh.

So anybody have any definite beliefs either way?


  • Avid Reader
    April 12
    8:45 pm

    People like him, are one of the main reasons that I think organised religion sucks hairy balls.

    I’m not a big fan of organized religion either for various reasons that would and could go way beyond the scope of this blog topic but yes, many people do use the Bible to judge everybody else by when it clearly says in the good Bible itself that man shouldn’t judge one another.

    I believe in Jesus, believe in grace, believe that everybody should love and respect each other as they would want to be loved/treated/respected back.

    My tech at work, during the Christmas holidays, thought she’d upset people by saying “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays.” She stuck to the former and most people either responded back or just didn’t say anything at all.



  • Megan Frampton
    April 12
    9:39 pm

    I’m a devout atheist who believes in humanity–I believe the potential for good is inside each and every one of us, and doesn’t need to rely on an external, organized power to harness it. I believe in Darwin, too, although I sure don’t understand it completely.


  • Angela James
    April 12
    11:40 pm

    Oh Lord (had to come back and add that was a totally unintentional play on words) don’t even get me started. Don’t you read my blog? *grin* I can go on for hours about the hypocrisy perpetrated in the name of religion.

    Am I an atheist…hmm…I don’t know. But I do know I believe in evolution. Does that discount a higher power? I don’t think so, but it doesn’t make me a very good Catholic girl 🙂


  • Shelby
    April 13
    1:20 am

    With all the fanatical crap in this world, it’s always surprising and pleasing to hear how many people have balanced, loving, hopeful thoughts about God and/or mankind.

    Nice topic, Karen.



  • sybil
    April 13
    6:59 am

    This is just one more reason why I like you :).

    on a different note:
    I finally read The Fifth Favor. I liked it and will check out more of Reed’s work. I do have to say I liked Fallen from Grace more but that was due to plot more than anything. I love the next door thing. Thanks for the rec.


  • Desiree Erotique
    April 13
    5:29 pm

    Speaking as a FORMER Christian Sunday school teacher, I feel that Jezebel was probably one of the coolest ladies around back then. Her bad press came from who? Writers of a religion that believed it was their god’s will for Lot’s daughters to seduce their own Dad. YUCK!! I take Jez’s bad press with a grain of salt… or maybe that should be a Pillar of Salt? LOL!


  • Sam
    April 14
    5:56 pm

    I was raised Catholic, went to Catholic school, and taught Sunday school. There was no better man than Jesus – unfortunately no one listens to what he says. Turn the other cheek anyone? Love they neighbor? He spoke about love and forgiveness and treated women as equals.
    Unfortunately, the church and politics have conspired to hide most of his message and now it’s amazing the ignorance and hatred spread by ‘religion’. *sigh*
    Well, I still say my prayers.


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