Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Freethinker is Satan’s Slave


Most of us have seen pictures of this phrase on church signs and either laughed, muttered something under our breath or outright said “Fuuuuck youuuu!” Obviously this is nonsense since the Satan doesn’t exist, but how many of us really understand why some theists believe this? It would also be fair to ask how many theists understand why they think this way.

This fear, hatred, and disgust for freethinkers, atheists, agnostics,—and let’s be honest in most cases this fear, hatred, and disgust is extended to other “heretical” Christians and other religions—is a direct result of “presuppositionalism.” This is an apologetic stance which states that since the universe was created by God, everything is religious in nature and man is unable to determine truth on his own. Rev. Mark Rushdoony (Christian Reconstructionist R.J. Rushdoony’s son) explains: “Rationalism says man’s mind, his reason, can determine and know truth. Presuppositionalism says man’s reason is so dependent on his creator that knowledge must begin with God’s revelation of Himself.” By extending that logic; reason, intellectualism and seeking evidence is to actively work against God. This is why a literal reading of the Bible is crucial and any rejection of this concept is to reject God. Since all issues and all truths are religious, Man must submit to Biblical law. There is no choice. Even the concept of “faith” is seen as weak. You simply must believe and you must submit. It is a damn fine mechanism for thought control and the preservation of the religious meme.

Hence, a Freethinker is Satan’s Slave.

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3 comments:

CSA said...

They are fucking idiots with Middle Age mentalities ...

@blamer said...

Religious leaders can proceed confidently in any direction because their religion teaches them to trust that God is working through their church, and explicitly not modern academia.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! It must be very nice to have everything sewn up so tightly in a dogmatic straight jacket! No wonder these christians are so miserable most of the time. Poor bastards...