Woah, hold on a minute here. Maybe you’re not sorry for this at all, but that’s a completely unreasonable attitude. Many believe in God largely because that’s what they were indoctrinated into as children, and the influence of their churches and social groups reinforce the belief - there’s usually very little impetus to question beliefs or abandon them.
I happen to know a physics major at this college who won a national debate tournament, has a 4.0 after 2 years of rigorous courses, taking differential equations as a freshman first semester, and he speaks of relations in electricity and magnetism as though the charged particles were bits of water to slide around and manipulate. Long story short, he is incredibly bright, studies philosophy and is a respectable thinker, and he believes God exists.
Whoever confessed this, I see YOU as a pretty prejudiced and bigoted individual. I don’t know much about you, just this confession, but I can’t believe you can be so quick to label an enormous population of people as “extremely” weak and gullible and dull. Seriously.
Re-blogging for the commentary, not for agreement with the meme. The way I see it there are 2 things going on with this confession:
- The person who submitted it was out for the troll/shock effect.
- They really believe this to be true and live a very sad life.
The majority of the people we interact with in our lives practice some form of faith. That includes our closest friends and family members. To hold this opinion of all people of faith is a position of inexcusable intolerance. How lonely and pathetic a life one would have to live if they were only able to respect those who were non-religious? Some of the strongest people I know personally are religious. The fact that I believe they had within them the power to overcome great difficulties without a deity, does not diminish my ability to respect them and acknowledge their accomplishments.
Gullibility is not only visited upon the religious. Many of us fall for things that aren’t true, and will probably do so again at some points in our lives, regardless of the depth of our skepticism. Atheism does not equate to advanced knowledge or common sense. Any atheist who holds the belief expressed in this meme would cause me to question their intelligence.
I feel like I’ve said this 1000 times already, but it needs to be repeated: I hate religions and the things that come out of them, but I do not hate the people. If this confession was submitted for the troll effect, it’s not remotely funny. If the submitter truly believes this, then they really don’t need to feel sorry at all. Their world will soon be a very small and lonely place, or they will have a miserable existence having to be forced to live amongst the majority of the population, who happen to be religious. Either way, it’s a sad existence.
I agree 100% with both of these commentaries.