I recently asked Christians, mostly as a rhetorical device, to give up their Christianity, and work on recruiting fundamentalists who are no longer allowed to be anti-gay, to join us.
Christianity is a Mind-Worm, a Brain Slug, that has infected us for 2000 years.
Why do I call it a Brain Slug? Because it is all based on scare tactics. It does not offer anything verifiable. If you do no follow Jesus, you’ll go to hell. If you offend Christians, you’ll lose my support and your mindweapon will go out with a whimper. (implying that his support was essential to the effort, which it may or may not be, but there’s no evidence that it is). Without Jesus, you can’t win. Without Jesus, pride goeth before a fall. There’s no atheists in foxholes. (fear of mortality).
Also, I have seen how people use Christianity to actually forgive themselves their own sins, constantly. So Christianity actually makes a lot of people less moral. It creates a rhetorical hiding place for psychopaths and sociopaths and predators. White parents who love Jesus so much will say, “I don’t care if my son/daughter marries a black, as long as he/she loves Jesus.” I’ve heard this with my own ears. Jesus talk is real real easy. It’s an easy con, and white Christians are easy targets.
If you want to defend Christianity, on this blog, you have to use something besides unverifiable scare tactics. You have to show where Christianity makes life better and makes people better and results in superior life outcomes that have nothing to do with fear of mortality or the afterlife.
You have to do something besides scold me, in other words.
Also, no Bible quoting is allowed. No Bible quoting, and no finger wagging type talk, “If you don’t X then you won’t y! No Jesus no Victory!”
And please, no threats to walk out the door, to abandon the effort, to go away. If you want to threaten to leave, just leave. If your comment is a threat to go elsewhere, save your keystrokes and just go.
I want to see if the Christians have anything besides threats to leave, prophecies of defeat, and other scare tactics. The ball is in your court.