My name is Sarah . I am a 19 year old student. I came across your
webpage by accident, which apparently is how the majority of people find it. I
was impressed to see that you are passionate about your beliefs, but make no
mistake, it was offending. Now, what offends me is not that you have strong
opinions or that you are willing to speak up about them. Everyone is entitled to
at least that. What offends me is your lack of tact and tastefulness while doing
so. First of all, saying f*** God will not convince anyone that you are an
intelligent, well educated person. If you are trying to persuade people or even
trying to get them to listen to your arguments, this is a terrible way to go
about it. I believe with all my heart that people have a right to believe
whatever they want, but I would like to show you a flaw in your theory. God does
not cause things like the events of September 11 to happen. He allows them to.
And why? Well, because he allows freedom of choice. If you ask me, God knows
more about tolerance than anyone else ever could. Humour me for a moment and
pretend God does exist. Actually picture it in your mind. Well, I know that if I
were him, I would want things my way. Everyone in the world does. You do, or
else you wouldn't have created such an opinionated website. God, however, did
not create the world so that he could have millions of people programmed to love
Him. Wouldn't you rather have someone love you because they felt it in their
heart, rather than love you because they were forced to? What I'm trying to show
is that if God wanted to, he could have stopped terrorists from hijacking those
planes on September 11. Yes, he could have. But then he would have been robbing
us of one of our greatest gifts...free will. I am not saying that I wasn't
terrified or angry while I was watching New York City fall apart on my
television screen. But I am saying that it was people who caused that to happen.
Angry, unjustified people killed those people, not God. Well, I hope you have at
least taken into consideration what I have said. I do not want to force anything
down your throat because I also believe in freedom of choice. Something to
consider though, when you plaster your blatant hatred of God on the internet,
keep in mind that you may be doing the exact thing that you are speaking out
against. Hopefully, next time you voice your opinions, it will be respectfully.
I'm sure that the terrorists who murdered so many Americans thought that they
were just voicing their opinions too. We obviously know that they weren't
respectful in their protest. You should know that words can hurt just as much as
anything else. I hope you find the truth, I hope that all of us do. Just please
respect other's beliefs and faiths while you're searching for it.
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 22:54:29 -0800
From: Darwin Bedford <Darwin@atheists.net>
Subject: RE: Webpage
First I would like to say that I love you and I mean no harm to you. You say that I plaster my blatant hatred of God on the Internet, but it not God that I hate. God does not exist. So what I hate is people's belief in an imaginary figurehead that they refer to as God. Who I am is "the world an everlasting paradise" and what I am witnessing is that people's conflicting understanding of what "God" wants us to do or how "God" wants us to behave is causing great hardship to people around the world -- and may even be leading to overwhelming suffering of the human species.
You say that you believe with all your heart that people have a right to believe whatever they want, but if you found that a large percentage of the world's population believed that Osama bin Laden was the best person to rule the world I bet that you would do everything in your power to get them to change their belief.
Humour me for a moment and accept God does NOT exist. Then you would realize how silly it is to speak so knowingly of God. Saying what God does or does not cause is just silly nonsense when you know there is not a God.
Here is a list of things that you know about a God that does not exist:
- he allows freedom of choice
- he knows more about tolerance than anyone else ever could
- he did not create the world so that he could have millions of people programmed to love Him
- if he wanted to, he could have stopped terrorists from hijacking those planes on September 11
- but he did not want to rob us of our free will
So, Sarah, think about it. This bullshit comes from inside your own head. Other people dream up other nonsense about this human created idea of God and then there is conflict to the extent that they kill each other over what they believe to be true about it. It is really silly and in a future generation people will laugh about how it was when people used to believe in God.
The truth will set you free.