Bigotry Amongst Friends October 8, 2009Posted by thegodless in Uncategorized.
Tags: apologetic, atheism, christian, god, religion, secularism, skeptic
What is it that makes a normally rational adult cling to their childhood superstitions? How can someone seriously believe in the boogie christ after acquiring critical thinking skills and a Master’s level education? I know that apologists have come up with all kinds of half truths and gaps in science to make it possible for the educated to not feel totally guilty, but we are talking seriously here. We are talking about taking an honest account of your level of intellect and examining the amount of silly irrational things you believe.
Did you know that the highest rate of religion in the U.S. lies in the state of Lousiana, which also breast feeds the less and has the lowest level of education? This is not just isolated to one state, as every state with high religion also rates low on education. As a social worker, don’t even get me started on the level of child abuse that occurs in the religious states of America.
What is your excuse?
Now for a true story break, although the names have been changed to protect stupidity. I, as a caring social worker, recently attended a staffing for a child’s abuse counseling. During this meeting, the lead counselor, who is required to have a Master’s degree or better in Psychology, while examining the child’s family history, concluded that a lack of any religion was one of the contributing factors to the child’s history of family abuse and neglect. Here I was thinking that it could have been from the family’s lack of education and their severe mental health problems, but of course I am not in anyway qualified to make that assessment, as I am not a counselor with decades of experience. Why is it that religion, which is notorious for making parents feel like they own their children and that they can beat them at will, is given a stamp of approval by a highly educated and normally rational counselor? Is it that somebody has found comfort in maintaining their childhood status quo?
Can we please stop pretending?