If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a (self proclaimed god botherer) whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. ~Isaac Asimov, I. Asimov: A Memoir
One thing you can count on with religious nutters there is no stopping them trying to push their beliefs onto you for your own good..even if it kills you.
As a rule a humour-less lot, but it should not stop the rest of us…
Just to be balanced, lest someone accuse me of picking on just one section of fundamentalist nutters, It was reported today in an “The Australian Newspaper”
“The Vatican has described the Protestant and Orthodox faiths as "not proper Churches" in a document issued with the full authority of the Pope.
Anglican leaders reacted with dismay, accusing the Roman Catholic Church of paradoxical behaviour. They said that the new 16-page document outling the “defects” of non-Catholic churches constituted a major obstacle to ecumenism”
An another huge religious leap forward in tolerance of others. Is there like one central cess-pool of intolerance that nutters all go to drink from?
It really is enough to drive a man to Atheism but the holidays suck, I guess I will stick to my own personal belief system about God “I will give Him the benefit of the doubt and He should return the favour”.
I still think its ok and probably a good thing to believe in God, but you should seriously question the sanity of those that claim to work for him.