I come to you under no pretense of peace, so let me just get straight into this rant that you unknowingly requested for. Yes, I read souls in my spare time. Today, I’m coming for YOU. Yes you (abi na us) religious folk, who lack control, not to mention human decency (others will argue logic) during non-religous discourse. To help us identify ourselves, I’ve come up with four simple questions, and the answers to these questions should tell us all we need to know. Lets jump right into it, shall we? We shall.
Question One: Are you a member of any of these three religious denominations? Christian/Muslim/Men? (haha)
Question Two: Do you often engage in intellectual/social discourse? Or to further simplify, regular ig-nant ass conversation?
Question Three: To prove your point, do you find yourself usually quoting the “unquestionable” teachings/texts from your respective holy book?
Question Four: Do you either a) Forget that you’re conversing with individuals that may or may not subject to your religious beliefs, or b) Are completely aware, but believe it is your God-given right to disregard this fact?
If you’ve answered Yes to Questions 1, and 2, I’m happy to announce to you that you are the brand new winner of… NOTHING! Yeah, sorry.
However, if you’ve answered Yes to all of the above, then it is my pleasure to gift to you the keys to open the door to the left! *y’all are cheering at this point, obviously*
You see, it is with this key that you can open the magical doors to…. *drumrolls*… GO F*CK YOURSELF!!
Because you’re annoying. As f*ck. Initially, I was just going to leave the TNC squad to express them, and tell you why you’re annoying. However, despite your reliance on others being logical, and/or doing your googling for you, I’m feeling quite generous today. So I’ll start us off.
There is nothing (I repeat NOTHING) wrong with you having religious beliefs, and allowing those beliefs to guide you and your principles. What is important to note though, is the word “you” in the previous statement. Your belief is subjective and personal: it is yours. And as much as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, it’s also important for me to point out that unlike YOU, not everyone holds YOUR personal/religious beliefs. Therefore, not everyone can look at the world with the same lens with which you look at the world. Does this now mean that you can’t engage in conversations with “unbelievers” or people of different beliefs? Absolutely not.
In fact, what if I told you that you could do just that? What if I told you that you can debate, and have mentally stimulating conversations with people from all walks of life? What if I even took it a step further and told you that instead of doing that thing that you’re so used to doing, and whipping out your sword (read Bible please) whenever you feel backed into a corner, that you can actually just… Not. What if you just for once understood that your beliefs are yours, and that everyone isn’t operating on the same “moral grounds” you’re operating on? What if someone told you that despite their choice not to rely on religious beliefs, they are still very capable of not only debating social/regular ass issues, but they can even come up with solutions? Would it offend you if you were informed that your inability to reason beyond your Bible is actually lazy of you?
Because it is. If you’re going to have answers/solutions, make sure that they’re applicable to all of us. I’m hoping you can conclude by now that one of the things that make you so deeply irritating/annoying- yes, even to some believers- is your inability to do just that- your refusal to be inclusive, and to reason beyond what you so easily rely on.
I’ll stop here, and allow you to speak. Oh, and the others on TNC.