Sunday, March 29, 2009

Brits De-Baptising

More than 100,000 Britons have recently downloaded "certificates of de-baptism" from the Internet to renounce their Christian faith.

The initiative launched by a group called the National Secular Society (NSS) follows atheist campaigns here and elsewhere, including a London bus poster which triggered protests by proclaiming "There's probably* (emphasis mine) no God."

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The bus-side posters that hit London in January sported the message: "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."

Full Article.

*I'm not sure how comforting I would find the assertion that there is probably no God, but whatever... I find it terribly ironic and hilarious when people say that religion, particularly Christianity, is the opiate of the masses.

As Dinesh D'Souza points out in What's So Great About Christianity, it is atheism and atheists that engage in wishful thinking and self-deception convincing themselves that no God exists. If Christianity, for example, were an opiate, why would the peddlers have included the doctrine of Hell? Or the most rigorous, demanding moral standard of any religion?

1 comment:

  1. I don't need to point out this is a massive category error.

    The temporary effects of a short 75year life span is nothing compared to an eternity of happy-fun-times. You don't need to be a math whiz on that one.

    Think about how you feel about Hindus, Bhuddists and Muslims. Thats what we think of your religion.

    Oh and before you make an assertion that Christianity is "the most rigorous, demanding moral standard of any religion" you need to give an example of at least one objective moral.