"No, I haven't"
I thought it best to start by answering those who may think I've lost my senses.
|Makes perfect sense - to the senseless|
Is it just me, or does anyone else get annoyed when they hear someone say "God Help Me" ?
I often feel like saying;
"If there were a god, would She/He/It ( I'll use the acronym SHit for expediency) help YOU with your trivial problem when SHit doesn't help the millions of children around the world dying of malnutrition, fatal diseases and war ?"
|Such as this poor little child who just happened to be born in the wrong place|
"Are you so special as to deserve the help that your god does not afford to the countless others who need it much more than you do?"
|Victims of natural disasters...|
|and of wars...|
|often caused by tribal and religious differences|
"Do you NOT think little girls being savaged by Female Genital Mutilation in parts of the Muslim World deserve more help than you?"
Or "Jewish babies having their foreskins removed for no other reason than cultural/religious dogma?"
Even "Christian baby girls having their ears pierced (maybe less painful than the examples above but still) for decorative reasons and motives rooted in early Christianity?"
That's child abuse!
If those believers who commit these vile acts on helpless children really believe humans are created in god's image then why do they feel the need to rectify the works of creation? Are you all saying your god made a mistake? If you are, surely that's blasphemy!
I'd hate to think SHit may just grant my wish to solve the morning traffic chaos or abate the loud music from my neighbour's house instead of helping with the more urgent and serious cases.
How can anyone who believes in SHit believe SHit gives a shit?
To make matters worse, people in different parts of the world invoke different gods! Different gods depending on where they were born and indoctrinated. And most absurdly, they all think their god is the right one.
One thing is certain: They can't all be right.
But they can all be wrong. Of this I have no doubt.
Talking of doubts, Henry Charles Bukowski Jr once said, and I quote;
"The problem with the world is that the intelligent are full of doubts while the idiots are full of certainties"
He should have added a foot note stating "Not applicable to Atheists"
And to all those believers out there I say:
"With all the suffering pictured above, and many more tragedies constantly blighting our planet, what on earth are your gods doing about it?
If SHit is incapable of helping, why bother following, or worse still, invoking the help of such a useless shit?
Beyond belief alright.