megasamurai Posted July 1, 2018 Share Posted July 1, 2018 I've been thinking about my memories of what my parents used to watch on TBN when I was a kid. There were always these specials about scumbag atheists who abused drugs and were violent criminals. This is pretty obviously their smear campaign and way of spreading fear. Any memories of these programs? The basic claim is that people disbelieve to justify bad behavior. Atheism is all about smoking pot and having lots of premarital sex in its most benign form and at worst involves rape and murder. It's no wonder mom got pissed when I expressed doubts about Christianity. Although the TBN guy said that there is no reason but a selfish reason to disbelieve in god, I had an altruistic reason. Most of us have talked about how the fear of hell damaged us, but it wasn't necessarily the fear of myself going as much as people I loved. My reasons did involve altruism as I knew that god existing would cause far more harm than it prevents. There seems to be a great deal of care about the human condition that I see from atheists that TBN ignores. How many of us really deconverted just to live hedonistic or criminal lives? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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