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How I became an atheist - pt. 3
Roger Ebert: Jesus was a Nazi. So's your preacher:
"Nowhere does Jesus say, Hey, if somebody asks for your shirt, give your coat to the government and have the government give them a pair of slacks." Well, Beck has me there. It is quite true that nowhere does Jesus say that. Nor, for that matter, does he ever say, A wop bop a lu bop, a wop bam boom!

And that is why I am an atheist. It seems to me that a faith that has such wondrous things as angels (9 different kinds!), talking snakes, splitting seas, transforming water into wine, women made out of spare ribs and a whole lot of smiting and begetting should have a saviour that says things like "A wop bop a lu bop". It makes about as much sense as anything else.

Seriously, these guys are just making it up as they go along: The Nine Choirs of Angels. The people that believe in this kind of fluff have tremendous power over humanity, through institutions like the catholic church and religious politicians. That scares me. A lot. And what makes it even scarier is that somehow we have to engage these people on an equal footing and "respect" their beliefs and engage in a constructive dialog.

These people are batshit insane! I wouldn't trust them with my house keys, let alone trust them to do what's best for an entire country or the world.

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