Sunday, January 3, 2010

Weary of Soul and Mind

Listening to atheists respond to a recent post regarding the resurrection of Jesus "Science > A Search for Cause" brings an ache to my chest that is similar to when I read about the sexualisation of our children.

Listening to atheists as they hopelessly pretend we are talking about a sun god instead of Jesus the Christ brings a weariness similar to when I hear about husbands abusing their wives.

Listening to atheist’s hopeless attempts to avoid historical facts creates a feeling in me that’s similar to hearing about starving children of the world.

Listening to atheists and their hopelessly childish comments (the disciples went to their deaths to meet a need for attention) brings a feeling similar to when I read about clean drinking water being denied the people of the world because of our greed.

Humans - hopelessly corrupt

Atheists - dull of mind, slow of thought and hopelessly, hopelessly lost

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

it's useless to argue any points of religion. Any follower of a faith who is outspoken enough to debate will be impossible to reason with. Because they have faith. Faith trumps all. Logic, scientific evidence, physical the-tears-on-that-Madonna-statue-are-vegetable-oil evidence, common sense, anything. They know they are right, they have faith in their beliefs, and nothing you can say or do can change that.

Medicine men, shamans, priests, they have all had thousands of years to build on their predecessors techniques and psychology. They have an answer for everything, an excuse for anything. As society became more sophisticated and murdering someone to bring back Spring got a little dicey, they formed larger structures, took responsibility for reading and writing(handy, that), rewrote their holy books with more sophistication, and redefined and retranslated as necessary to keep up with progress.

Ginx said...

I had a fight with my sister. Now I know how the Civil War felt...

JD Curtis said...

it's useless to argue any points of religion. Any follower of a faith who is outspoken enough to debate will be impossible to reason with. Because they have faith. Faith trumps all.

Eh. I don't know. If error could be clearly shown, then who knows?

Listening to atheists as they hopelessly pretend we are talking about a sun god instead of Jesus the Christ brings a weariness similar to when I hear about husbands abusing their wives

Why? Would you mind fleshing this out a little?

I had a fight with my sister. Now I know how the Civil War felt

Seems more typical

Makarios said...

It's the weariness, the hopelessness of ever seeing positive change.

I put the word "similar" in italics all the way through because I don't mean a stunned atheist is equal to ten thousand children dying today of starvation. I don't mean that husbands abusing their wives is equal to the flippant and mindless rejoinders of Ginx and Z.

Goodness, they are the same in degree at all. The post is about the similar overwhelming sense of never making a difference. The feeling that nothing will ever improve. As I look at humanity in general, I don’t even see a will to make improvements. We’d rather spend a trillion dollars blowing each other up or finding out if we can live in holes on the moon.

As Elise said, “It’s madness.”

Now, if I was serious about changing the minds of atheists, obviously I'm going about it all wrong. You don't poke someone in the eye and then say, “You should let me tell you about love.” That was never my intention with this blog. Even if it was my intention and even if I was trying to make a positive difference in the lives of the atheists that reply to blogs like this one, like Gutless says in the first comment here, the futility of it all gets to be a bit much.

I've been paying attention to the pattern of the tone of my posts lately and it really rises and falls with how tired I am, not OF trying, but BY trying, at almost sixty years of age, to raise a bunch of special needs children.

It's exhausting. Raising kids is a young person’s game (although the wisdom required doesn’t come till later). And if I ever allow myself to venture into thoughts of the future (I'm pretty good at not doing that but sometimes I fail) well, then I get overwhelmed pretty easily. Throw a couple of really dumb and wilfully ignorant atheists into the mix at the same time and I say things like I did in this post.

So, you asked for me to "flesh it out" and I made it obese. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Eh. I don't know. If error could be clearly shown, then who knows?

Acknowledged errors become "poetry", errors that can be ignored, are.