Tag Archive: stupidity.

So, I put up an apparently “controversial and offensive” status a few nights ago, on Faceybook;

“To those who prayed for the miners in Chile; …Well done. You didn’t do jack-shit. The people who built the rescue capsules did more than your “God”.

Respect the rescuers, first and foremost. Then the survivors. They deserve the respect, not any omnipotent beings.”

Now, I didn’t see the big deal when I posted this, as it’s just basically my opinion. I didn’t really attack anybody, and I didn’t feel it was overly antagonising.

I then got a load of comments saying “Waaah! I respect your right to disbelieve, but don’t attack my God! Waaaaah!”.

So, now, me saying that there is no God is somehow offensive? Since when? It’s my opinion, why can’t I express it?

This is like me telling someone to shut up for saying “Praise God! All 33 miners made it out safely! He truly was watching over them!”, which would be utterly stupid. Though I disagree with what they are saying, I wouldn’t get all butthurt over it.

So it seems it’s fine for them to shove God in all our faces 24/7, and we can’t say anything about it, but the moment us atheists express our opinion that God isn’t there, then we’ve committed some kind of atrocity?

Doesn’t seem very fair, to me.


Pointless (But comforting) beliefs.

You know what? This isn’t really so much an atheistic rant, but it involves the same kind of stupid beliefs which people force themselves into believing, in order for themselves to feel slightly more comfortable about life.

Horoscopes. Yup. Stupid.

Seriously, I bet most (if not all) of you reading this are on facebook, and chances are, you have a horoscope app which sends you daily horoscopes, of you see a friend’s horoscope updates on there.

Ever read them? Notice how completely vague they are? It’s because they don’t mean jack-shit.

I’d place money that if someone took the daily horoscopes from a newspaper, cut the actual star-signs out of the page, and rearranged the actual horoscopes and the starsigns to go with them, that people would still read into them and say “OMG LOL IT TTLY CAME TROO!” the day afterwards.

Try it yourself. Next time you see an aquaintance (Preferably somebody with an obscure birthday) on your facebook news feed with a horoscope thingy coming up, read the horoscope. See if it could be applied to your day, in any way, shape, or form. Then read what the starsign is.

Also, the most obvious thing is the simple fact that the same events can’t happen to ALL Pisces at the same time, the world over. That’s just obvious.

How do people manage to persuade themselves to believe such crap? Simple. It makes them feel like there is a guiding force in their lives, watching out for them, bringing them some modicum of success or happiness.

Here’s news for you.

There is no guiding force in your life. Get used to the idea of random chance, and the fact that some people just are in the right place, at the right time, others aren’t so fortunate.