Many theists, especially Christians, are fond of touting the value of having faith. Many go so far as to say, “Facts don’t count.” like on this church sign:
The Priests, Pastors, and clergy in general of the Christian faith have always pushed faith as being paramount. I think they do this because they know they don’t have any facts that truly support their claims. I mean, if they did have facts, they’d undoubtedly use them.
Why is it that anytime I see someone say, “atheism destroyed”, they always end up presenting really weak arguments? Watch the below video and let me know in the comments what you think about Pastor Greg’s ideas on atheism.
Sadly, here I am discussing yet another story of a person’s religious belief harming a child. An evangelical Christian woman beat her son with a coat hanger leaving 36 vicious bruises. There’s a graphic image of the child’s back in the linked story.
I know not every child abuser does it for religious reasons, some are just abusive assholes, nor are all religious people child abusers. However, that doesn’t excuse or change the fact that certain religious beliefs are undoubtedly the reason behind some child abuse. Whataboutery won’t change this.
Throughout history, the gods’ men have invented have always matched the culture they came from and looked like the people of that culture (some exceptions apply). Often cultures would adopt & modify the Gods from neighboring or conquered cultures so they better reflect their own culture and then amalgamate them into one of their own gods or add them to their pantheon. This allowed them to integrate a culture into their own in a way that made them less likely to revolt.