Delusional. Brainwashed. Indoctrinated. Crutch. Stunted. Those are the words I’ve heard from atheists my entire life. I grew up in the 60’s under the care of a couple of radicals who believed religion was one of the greatest evils on the face of the Earth. They were bound and determined to keep their children’s minds in a state of purity. That meant we didn’t go to school, we didn’t socialize, we had no TV, and we lived in total isolation. For a little girl who saw angels and talked to God, being used as a social experiment was not a good thing.
I remember when I was five years old, they dug a hole and buried my stuffed animals in it. Snoopy with the red ears was on top. They made me watch while they covered them up with dirt and told me that they were dying. This is reality, they said. This is what happens when you die. There is no God. There is no heaven. Your body rots in the ground and the worms eat you.
Growing up, I learned a thing or two about abuse, indoctrination, and brainwashing. I know the cruelty of atheists up close and personal. I’ve heard every intellectual argument against the existence of God that has ever been made. I’ve heard all about the evils of religion my entire life. Today, atheism is almost like a political party, it’s fashionable, tribalistic. People believe that promoting an anti-religious agenda is going to rid the world of evil. They view themselves as freeing hostages.
Atheism is not radical, it is not speaking truth to power. Atheism is simply the projection of your own wounds onto another person. Atheists are not morally superior, they are as wounded and broken as anyone else. In America, people are free to believe or not believe as they wish, but we have crossed a line in this country. We are now actively engaging in bigotry against Christians. The problem is, your rights end where mine begin.
# This is reblog from a post I wrote a while back