Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791 ~

Friday, April 9, 2021

Christianity Is Morally Repulsive

More than 8 years have passed since I was a Christian (or Christadelphian to be precise). Throughout this period I have increasingly moved away from religion and towards a more positive view of life in the here and now. Yet there have been many occasions when I have been forced to revisit various religious ideas both from my past and also ideas put forward by others in more recent times.

If there is one emotion that increasingly comes to the fore when discussing these religious ideas in detail, it is that of disgust. The kind of disgust you might have if you witnessed a fellow human doing something utterly depraved. Or to be clear I am speaking of disgust towards specific ideas put forward by otherwise seemingly-respectable people. To say that it invokes some cognitive dissonance is an understatement.