Haven’t really had long enough thoughts to make a full post as of late, so I figured I’d just throw out some of the random thoughts.
Â Â Â – I listen to a podcast called "Freethought Radio" which is sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.Â The show advertises itself as being the home for godless infidels and hellbound atheists (ie a clever way to say non-religious types).Â I do find it funny that they do sort of assume that no one who is religious would be listening (such as myself), but I do find their views interesting, and while I don’t agree with some of their core thinking (and they are extremely biased), I do agree with lots of things they bring up.Â I’m always tempted to email and say "what do you think of religious people who listen to your program, because I’m one."Â Similarly, I always wondered what Bad Religion, my second favorite band ever, thought about fans of theirs who are Christian.Â Just because I don’t share their same religious views, doesn’t mean I have to disagree with everything else they say.Â It’s frustrating when Christians take one little opnion or event and use that to discredit everything about a person or group.
Â Â – On Freethought Radio the other day they had a woman on who was an ex Christian Scientist, and she told a story about how her daughter had been diagnosed with cancer, and the church had told her not to follow the doctor’s recommendations, but to pray instead.Â So the child died, and the woman, obviously upset, left the church and Christianity in general.Â
Â Â Â Now obviously I cannot relate to the pain a mother must go through when losing a child, but to just follow the advice of a religious group like Christian Scientists (who hold the not very popular idea of not using medicine, but praying instead), have that not work, and then that’s it?Â It just seems to me like listening to an extreme religious view, and then saying "oh, all of it’s nuts."Â Fundamentalism is not the standard Christian view, it’s just the most vocal, and the easiest to criticize as crazy.
Â Â Â – I don’t understand how you could live in Vancouver and not believe in God.Â (if that doesn’t make any sense to you, just imagine mountains and ocean)
Â Â Â -Â I’m really bad at discipline, and it amazes me how hard it is to try to get in a daily habit of spending time with God when the only person keeping me accountable is myself.
Â Â Â – why is it none of the women grow armpit hair at all?Â Oh wait, that was a Lost thought, not religious.