actually for the most part that is untrue, and the issues where religion is part of the cause, they can be broken within the construct of their religion rather than deconscructing the entirety of Christianity.
|It seems like you think critics of religion are just being assholes. Of course people will be offended when you tell them that their worldview is ridiculous and damaging to society. There is no way to tiptoe around that. A divide is inevitable here, but being atheist and sharing your views does not create it since we are all born atheist.|
I don't think disagreement and debate makes someone an asshole. I don't even think you are an asshole... I just think you are someone who correctly recognizes some societal problems but have mistakenly attached a simple and broad answer to a complex question while unable to accept anyone could possibly explore all the options, and be knowledgable and still reach a different worldview and way of thinking that you have. And if that is the case you are going to yelling at a brick wall because you dont currently grasp what propels religious people to make their choices and therefore can't make them question them.
|Also, you are going to have to explain your negative criticisms for the website I provided, instead of just simply saying "lie, misunderstanding, straw grasping, and hypocritical!"|
Well they started off poorly with "Lying to the masses." considering they made a editorial choice to side with effective rhetoric rather than a correct statement of facts. They provide no backup for claims such as Christianity being the cause of the AIDs crisis (which is certainly an example of a complicated issue and fitting into a convienent box). They provide a statistic without a study "44 percent of Americans believe the world will end in their lifetimes and eagerly await it" without referencing it, and from a quick google search I found over 10 polls with numbers which don't even remotely represent that. (Most recent I found was 2 out of 10, with no mention of whether they eagerly awaited it). They applied ideas like stem cell research directly to religion/the Bible when the biggest issue is a continued attachment and misrepresentmemt of the media saying it is tied with abortion. They use scare tactics like suggesting there is some countrywide movement for a Christian Taliban. They paint broad brushes and grasp at straws by citing things like using an extremely small minority of Christians who reject modern medicine. It's a website pushing for logical and well defended decisions but fails to meet its own standard and makes baseless claims instead.