and not even 5 minutes in your like "this is crap"?
so its been a while since ive watched a religious documentary on doc night. ive been putting this one doc off for awhile b/c i was afraid of how bad it would be. at the 3:18 mark the narrator says, "these ppl look so happy when they talk about Jesus, but are they the face of Christianity...is Jesus? what about these faces of Christianity?" and the first picture put up is Charles Manson. seriously?! how am i suppose to take this guy's word on anything when he jumps head first with that? crusades, sure...inquisition, a given...but Manson? just b/c he called himself Jesus Christ and lead ppl to kill doesnt mean he's a face of Christianity...i mean come on! if you say Osama Bin Laden is the face of Islam you'd be roasted, so why is Manson a viable choice?
i cant help but think it's guys like this film maker that give fundamentalists something to pretend to be threatened by. im gonna give it a few more minutes...just for a laugh.
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:55 PM on Dec. 6, 2012
Yes. It started with reading the Bible. I know, I know, that sounds like a gauntlet being thrown, but many atheists are atheist because they finally actually read the Bible - all of it. Recently, I was given a copy of the Book of Mormon, and am confronted with the same sense of amazement that it is taken so seriously by anyone. Regardless, I plan to work my way through it. I know people believe in those books, so the fact that I simply can't shouldn't be offensive to anyone. Nor should the fact that I express my opinion offend anyone. It is just my opinion, after all, offered in a section that is devoted to people having free expression of their opinions for the sake of discussion and debate.
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