USA ALL THE WAY!!
STANLEY IS LORD!!
Current Residence: Hockeytown, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Whatever fits
Favourite genre of music: Heavy Friggin' Metal (ya en espannol)
Favourite photographer: Who'll ever take pics of me NUDE!
Favourite style of art: Puff Style
Operating System: Winderz 7 (So far I think it SUCKS ASS!)
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: Turtle, Teenage Mutant Ninja style
Wallpaper of choice: Detroit Red Wing Stanley Cup Collage
Skin of choice: Tattooed!
Favourite cartoon character: Buttercup, Jenny (XJ-9), Luna Loud, Bevis & Butt-Head
Personal Quote: It'z No Place for a Nervous Person, M. Redmond
Point of Discussion #12 - Why Reject Religion?It occurs to me that one of the worst things a child can endure, insofar as it pertains to what the law says is not yet illegal, is to be told on the one hand that they are loved (IE - God Loves You) and then have demonstrated on the other hand a complete disregard for their value as a human being (constant criticism, corporal punishment and/or overt indifference). Now, I can't rightly say that every horrible thing I endured as a child was a direct result of religion, given that I can't go back and read the minds of my 'elders' in context, but I can be fairly certain that the patterns of thinking inspired by religion are at fault.
For me, rejecting religion (specifically the 'Evangelical Pentecostal Quasi-Dominionist' brand of christianity) has never been about rejecting a supernatural creator. I can't recall a time in my life where I actually believed this Jehovah monster actually existed, at least not in anyway that isn't akin to how a child believes in Santa in