Common abrahamic excuses that hold little water
"God gaves us free will, ergo it's pur own fault": Except that the Bible nor the Qu'ran put emphasis on free will. Hell, this excuse is so very recent, that, until a few centuries ago, the idea that God had absolute control over our lives was very popular.
"Its our fault; Adam and Eve's sin created evil, not God!": If you have read Genesis, you'll know this is bullshit (Hell, even Yahweh admits he created evil!). Likewise, at no point is the first sin ever considered a "Pandora's Box" situation.
"God is goodness incarnate! Evil is against his nature!":...have you even read the Bible? Yahweh is also considered to not be goodness incarnate until the NT and Qu'ran; in the OT, he is treated as a Lawful Neutral agent.
"Your're putting everything out of context!": Considering I actually bother to read the Bible/Qu'ran, while you only cherry pick passages your pastor dictates...
"He died for your sins! You should be grateful!":
1- His sacrifice was pointless, He only rescued saints from Sheol
Noah's ArkOut of all the violent, genocidal, incestuous stories in the Old Testament, there is one violent, genocidal, and incestuous story that finds itself as one of my favourites. The scale of its disaster and human murdering is far higher than any hyperbolised Hollywood film, and its conclusion is filled with more carnal details than a porn magazine mixed with 'A Game of Thrones'; this story is Noah's Ark. The real reason for my adoration of this story, however, comes from the startling psychological ramifications it possesses. Despite the obvious logical, mathematical, and even moral failings, this story is still held dearly in the hearts of otherwise perfectly sane men and women. Instead of viewing this story as a myth, or as an over exaggerated image of some obscure Biblical metaphor, this story is instead seen as fact; it's taken at face value. The entire concept is laughable, yet people use it as a literal example of a historical, factual world-wide flood.Noah's Ark1 year ago in Academic Essays More Like This
It's depressing to see the dep
You're Selling Broken Souls?You sell already broken soulsYou're Selling Broken Souls?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Blaming your customers for soul corruption
You're trying to sell us Free Will
Which we already own in abundance
Next, you tell us you know the cure
for the sad souls you barter
"Give us back that free will
or we'll just make your lives harder!"
You sell pre-corrupted souls
to hook us on the dream
You slander me, "Fool!"
for calling out your scheme
To vote against gays and women?
Then I will truly be free?
Turn around and call ME intolerant
When it's YOUR OWN bigotry being screamed
You sell me a damaged soul
that I neither want, nor need
You expect ME to fix YOUR product
Before YOUR god can feed!
Repeating meaningless praises
just to ignore his greed
Who cares about evidence?
Or Life itself?
When your place in heaven is "guaranteed"
You sell me a soul jam-packed with your filth
- a soul you have yet to show me
You claim the crime of an ancestor is my guilt
Hah! Well, you can go ahead and blow me!
If you can sway me without ins
Not THAT mysterious.Many times, when Atheists ask Theists questions regarding God's actions (or lack thereof), the Theists claim that God works in mysterious ways. According to them, we can't know God's reasons, because they are too complex for us to comprehend. Theists frequently use this argument, yet they make several mistakes.Not THAT mysterious.2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Their first mistake is that, even though they claim that we can't understand God's reasons, they always have other ways to justify God's behavior. They may claim that God allowed some disaster to happen because the people affected by it were sinful, or they claim that God allows bad things to happen because he doesn't want to interfere with free will. In all these cases, the apologist is trying to give a reason for God's behavior, and therefor claims to know his reasons. If they actually believed that God's reasons can't be known, they wouldn't be using these arguments, and would instead stick with the ''mysterious ways'' argument. However, they don't, showing that wh
Beauty is meaninglessDay without night: allBeauty is meaningless2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Will burn alive under
Intense, harsh light.
Without bats, the stings
Of a thousand insects will
Pierce your fell skin.
Without insects, you
Will wither as plants crumble;
Fitting a fate.
Cling on to what is
Beautiful, and rightfully
Does Hell wait for you.
You do not need "God" to be Moral."If you don't believe in God, then why believe in morality?"You do not need "God" to be Moral.1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
This question was once asked by a stampmaker who has since deactivated their account here on deviantART. To this person, it seemed that morality was something that required faith. Faith, in the sense of the word that the religious use in reference to their relationship with their particular god, and not in the other sense that is used when someone speaks of trust or confidence in someone or something, based off of previous experiences.
I have always been of the opinion that we do not need god to be a good person. Some have asked me, where does the concept of good come from, but from God? It's an interesting and thought-provoking question. Where does the concept of good come from? Is it something that is learned? And if not learned, is it something that we are born with?
I feel that the solution to these questions can be found by viewing our behavior in the same wa
More detailed explanationMore detailed explanation2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Sociopathy is described as at least three of the following:
- Callous unconcern for the feelings of others.
- Gross and persistent attitude of irresponsibility and disregard for social norms, rules, and obligations.
- Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships, though having no difficulty in establishing them.
- Very low tolerance to frustration and a low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence.
- Incapacity to experience guilt or to profit from experience, particularly punishment.
- Markedly prone to blame others or to offer plausible rationalizations for the behavior that has brought the person into conflict with society.
Most modern christians and muslims display the following:
- Absolutely no understanding (irony is great, imr?), concern or compassion for people who do not behave like they think they should, specially LGBT people. Constant praise of teen suicides, praise of organisations who restrict LGBT, atheist and pagan rights, callous disregard for the suf
If I was godI would first reveal my existence, I would prove I was by descending from the heavens and by completely restoring earth, all the natural resources, the effects of climate change all fixed.If I was god2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I would create an infinite, reliable energy source and food source that was accessible to everyone, not just the rich and eliminate poverty in the process.
To fix the over population problem, I would create another world similar to earth and with that a teleportation system that would allow people to move there, easily to start a new life.
If there was a war I would intervene, I would try negotiate for peace, I'd save innocents caught in the cross fire, I'd do something!
I would help people in life as much as I would help in death.
I wouldn't sit back on my arse, doing nothing, demanding that everyone worship me.
I wouldn't allow the injustice and cruelty that happens every second of every day to occur.
I am a deeply flawed human being, I am far from perfect but yet, I would do a better job than the
ZillyhooA young man stands in his roomZillyhoo1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
But little does this boy know
An adventure, by him, is to be taken
And the weapons, upon him to bestow
rearrangement of a tool
What started as a need for space
evolved into an amazing arm
to be used for this boy's weapon-base.
Claw, sledge, club
pein, mallet, gavel
so many types to choose from
an extensive selection for his travel
A simple conversation,
"he is silly" "who?"
the person you're referring to
Is the owner of the zillyhoo.
The StarsThe stars up aboveThe Stars4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They sparkle in my eyes
Why do they taunt me
Staying up in the sky?
I love all the stars
Though they stay in the air
So long as I see them
I will never despair.
the sky "poem"the sky "poem"4 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Clear is the sky
In it's radiant blue
And it's part of the sky
I wish to be too
When i look at the sky
I can't help but smile
If i start to laugh
I'll be laughing awhile
I am so low
And it's very high
I'm much much too far
From the beautiful sky
The sky holds the clouds
It holds asteroids and stars
And for many it seems
To grab peoples hearts
The sky is so nice
The sky is so big
The sky is so good
So sweet as a fig
However there are people
Who dislike the sky
And to those very few humans
I ask, "why haters why?"
For the sky i do love
And can't see it as bad
The sky's always here
not just a passing fad
nothing but a nobodyNothing but a nobodynothing but a nobody3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Nobody but a nothing
Known by no one, loved by no one
Nothing but nothing
No one sees me
Not anyone knows my name
No one cares for anyone
With not a chance of fame
To be a famous somebody
To be loved by any and all
To see so many nobodys
Can't be fun at all
Sure being a somebody can be great
You may think you want to be
A somebody loved by any and all
But it's better to be just nobody
Nothing but a nobody
Nobody but a nothing
Known by no one, loved by no one
Nothing but nothing
I get itI get itI get it2 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
You don't like me
I get it
Who you want to be
I get it
You want to have friends
I get it
You like to follow the trends
I get it
I'm not very cool
I get it
That you're just a tool
I get it
It's cool to make fun
I get it
My respect for you is done
I get it
you have new friends
I get it
This is now our friendship's end.
TruthWhat exactly is truth?Truth2 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Is it saying what is true?
Everyone says, "I want the truth"
But you don't know what you're saying, do you?
"The truth" is merely Comfort
Comfort or insult
If you want the truth
I'll tell you it's result
That's right, nothing
You did not hear me wrong
The truth, matters to nothing
Only to make our life prolong
All are born to this world
All humans, you and I
All are born pure and sweet
Never told a single lie
Yes we are raised
To tell no lies
But to everyone we've told many
Before we say goodbye
Even the smallest
Little "Harmless" lie
we have told quite a few
By the time we die
JobInto the world of painJob9 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I lurk, I invade
A mystery I need to solve
A unique force of enchntment dreams
Pills and pills
Are like candy to me
They seek the truth in me
Who would have believed they will listen to a false prophet?
I'm mesmoraized by the power that has been given to me,
So I make them sin.
IdentityYou're one of us,Identity9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They said, you're one of us,
You can't escape,
Infact, don't even try,
The woods aren't safe,
So go back,
You're one of us,
They laught, you're one of us,
They are who I am, but I deny,
I oppose to what they say, So I go far,
Into the woods, I penetrate,
And I go far...
And they were right,
I'm one of them, God damnit,
I want to die.
One Eyed KingIn the land of the blind a one eyed man is a kingOne Eyed King7 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Though there are many that tell you otherwise
Speaks no words of wisdom, but so charismatic he is
No one dares to disobey the man with one eye
A man so ignorant had fooled so many of us
Mesmerizing the people with his cowardly lie
One awakened oh so late to break the ice, and thus-
We were doomed to be punished for his crimes
In the land of those who see rules a man so blind
Though the oracle warned them to open their eyes
Sits high on a mountain, from the mob he tries to hide
Soon is the day, one will turn back and his reign will die
His aura is as dark as the depth of the Baltic Sea
Casts over those unfortunate enough its energy
God of war stands by his side, to demolish thee
Known to many as an alias for Ares is he
Inter caecos regnat strabus (Among the blind, the squinter rules)
Audite reproba ususfructus (hear the false profit)
Perdo vestri in suus telum (lose yourself within his hands)
Decido pro everto unum (die for the demoni
Sickening Neon LightSickening neon lightSickening Neon Light6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And fumes of burning scent
Hits my nostrils hard
One more heart that breaks
This is the same routine
There's no one I had never seen
Unless someone dies
Or another person goes in
I call this place "home"
Since I don't know otherwise
Shades of claming gray
That sparkles through my eyes
One last cigarette
I'm not even allowed to smoke
Before I lay to rest
My medicine goes through my throat
Never felt so numb
To my own thoughts and dreams
I know I used to have some
But now I'm blank within
Sickening neon light
Burns remains of my humanity
I hope I can sleep tight
And wake up with an identity
Melting of love...I was melting of loveMelting of love...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
like a snowflake in your hand
you were kind of rough,
but my love was real enough !
Why it is so easy for you?How did you do it?Why it is so easy for you?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm always thinking, running, worrying about things, racing with the time.
And you just stretch your hands and thank God you're still alive.
How did you do it?
Wait... I'll sit here, next to you
I'll stop for a moment... I'm tired too.
I'll just sit and rest,
Get ready for giving my best !
The little snoflakeHave you ever been kissed by a snowflake?The little snoflake2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Have you ever felt it, melting on your lips?
Have you ever felt it becoming a tear
and whispering to you about the lost love?
Do you hear this gentle whisper?
Do you feel the tears going down your face?
I can not forget the words of the little snowflake
" Believe in yourself and you will have no brake!"
But I'm so afraid of being hurt again.
So I'm just gonna feel the rain
and try to forget about the pain.
I just can'tI can't make the rain stop,I just can't2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I can make the smile shines on your face.
I can't make your dreams come true,
But I can be there when you need a friend.
I can't remove the wounds from the past,
But I can try to protect you from new ones.
I can't fix your broken heart,
But I can stay even when you say you want to be alone.
I can't read your mind,
But I can look into your eyes and trust mine.
I can't tell you everything's ok,
But I can promise you to stay.
Hey... What about you?
What will you do...?
If only, If onlyIf only, if only,If only, If only4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The lone tiger sighs,
If only my heart weren't as soft as the skies.
The wolf that's her sister,
Waits desperate and lonely,
She cries to the moon,
If only, if only.
BeautyBeautyBeauty6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What at first seems soft and gentle,
Turns cold up close, turns hard,
For that is the way of nature.
Nothing in this world is perfect,
Most things on Earth are not true,
Seeing is not believing, for most of the time, it's just a lie.
Humans just see what's infront of them,
Most don't look underneath,
They take what they get, and live with the consecuenses.
The world is cold and ravaged place,
Hurt and pain happen everyday.
If you can't adapt, if you cannot change,
It's just harder to live in this world.
There are kind souls,
Who help others and ask for no payment,
But, even with their help,
You have to live on your own.
'Every rose has it's thorns,'
And that is a fact,
Everything needs some protection.
Deciet, lies, a harsh fist and cruel words,
Those are the human protections.
To live in this world is to hurt others,
To cope is to hide behind a mask.
Humans are hurtful and ugly,
Beauty is just a concept.
Give me one thing in this great open Earth,
That is beautiful, inside and