After many years of careful study, and because of blogsville, it is safe to conclude that the quote above could only be uttered by a mind full of bias, mental blindness, and spiritual myopia, not to mention selfishness and the inability to judge a matter squarely and fairly. What reasonable person would say this?
In addition, it is my critical opinion that the more famous the atheist, the more vapid is the tongue which suggests such devious and slippery thoughts. Darwin, Maher, Sagan, Nye, and the ‘religion poisons everything‘ copyright by a member of the so-called intellectual club, Chris Hitchens, is proof enough.
Of course those of you with the ability to count to 3 know this is a statement from the mouth of fools: ‘Religion poisons everything.‘ Of course it is, as common sense prevails. Let’s dissect this a bit shall we, and then decide if it is true, or simply wishful thinking by the atheistic worldview.
I had observed at another place where this quote is enjoyed by the godless that ‘pure religion,’ as described in scripture, is not only good, but is very good. ‘To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction,’ is cited as ‘pure religion,’ in that wonderful book of James, and I dare any fool to find fault with this statement. Scripture, when read properly, has a tendency to correct such wayward thinking. But people are lazy thinkers, poor readers, and sloppy writers, hence such a detestable statement as ‘religion poisons everything.’
Picture an older man locked in a nursing home, having nobody of blood to visit him, no kin, no family in his life, or if he does, they are not around or just plain do not care. Why? Because he is old, has ‘nothing’ to offer, as his days are spent, and all he has is a wheelchair to comfort him.
Along comes a young man or woman, or a middle-aged man or woman, totally unknown to him, and sits to ‘visit.’ Wanting nothing, they sit with the elder fella. A little bit of ‘pure religion’ here, inspired by the good book, because as you know, time is oh so fleeting, and before long, you and I will meet our end of days also.
Some will say: you don’t need ‘religion’ to visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction, as many people do just that. Fine, go for it, but please note, you are being religious. The essence of humanity is courtesy of He who created the heart, unless of course, you agree with the lunkheads who think the human heart designed itself from a rock which had no brain to even consider what a heart was, but I degrasse, I’m sorry, I mean digress.
PURE religion is non condemning, is full of mercy and good fruits, is kind, seeks no recognition nor reward, motivates and inspires to be lawful as opposed to a miscreant, understands truth as opposed to guesswork, and recognizes that the Creator made one moon for our viewing pleasure, and one sun to supply heat, as opposed to a hundred suns or moons all competing for our attention. Right, pure mental poison that the Creator chose to grace us with only one of each.
In the good book a man is told to love his wife, but religion poisons everything.
A child is told to obey his parents, religion poisons everything.
A man is told to pay his taxes, but religion poisons everything.
A woman is told to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, but religion poisons everything.
A man is told to forgive his enemies, but religion poisons everything.
Are you noticing the inability to connect the dots of reality as far as religion is concerned? Do you note that it is only a delusion of fools which suggests that religion poisons everything?
But the atheist will praise two men getting ‘married,’ they will praise a rebellious child, because little junior should have no boundaries; they will praise a man going into a girl’s bathroom, because they are superior minded and liberal; they will praise girls being admitted into the ‘Boy Scouts’ because after all, to delineate the sexes is soooo Wilma and Fred; they will praise a tax cheat, as long as he is not a believer, and they will blame a mass murderer on the effects of ‘religion’ because an idiot read the bible in Sunday School once.
Yeah, religion poisons everything all right, and I bet you believe that the godless scientists have more knowledge and wisdom than the Creator Himself. Yeah, and ‘religion poisons’ the life and times of the Amish, who go about their business quietly, working harder than mules, because their bibles tell them to live peaceable lives. Sure, some real poison coming out of those carpenter shops, sawmills, leather shops, and fruit stands. I forgot, religion poisons everything.
A man and woman home school their children because they are better equipped to teach, and spend valuable time actually teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic, as opposed to sitting in a classroom lectured by social engineering people regarding the ‘value’ of same-sex bathrooms for 7 year olds. But right, ‘religion poisons everything.’
An armored truck overturned on the freeway, and a hundred thousand dollars were grabbed by passersby because they thought it was ‘free money,’ yet a believer turned in a bag of two hundred thousand dollars because the good book says: ‘thou shalt not steal,’ but I forgot, ‘religion poisons everything.’ (whether or not an atheist returned the money is irrelevant; this example shows the mettle of a mans decisions based on scripture. Period.)
If you have any sense of mental balance, and one drop of fairness, you must conclude that the quote ‘religion poisons everything’ statement is pure delusion, and cannot stand three seconds of serious scrutiny. I could write much more on this, but reasonable people already agree, and the atheist will not care, as blindness is the preferred meat of choice on the menu.
(If you care to venture into that place where this post sprang from, do offer a word of daylight to a much-needed cadre of folks who do not know the difference between Genesis and Revolution, as they pretend to be oh so learned, and oh so elitist)