Journal Entry # 172
August 26th, 2010
As I continue on my quest to promote our music and engage people in meaningful conversation about pertinent issues of the day I have interesting experiences. While on “The Bible “ page on face book which I visit once in awhile to see what some of the faithful are saying I get this feeling of self fulfilling prophecy from many of them. While there today I noticed a posting to stop another page that was alleged to be run by Atheists as a fake bible page but it was the wording that stooped me in my tracks.
It was called “ Shut down the Gold Bible page”.
Underneath it stated “Stop the atheist enemy from spreading lies” I am paraphrasing as I was banned and cannot go back and get the exact comment. I did not realize that there was a war brewing and that I being an Atheist was the enemy. I was under the impression that we were all in this together. I wrote in the comments and was immediately bombarded. I will reprint the 2 posts I put but cannot put the responses. Most were nasty.
Gary David CurrieThe Bible: I am still mystified as to why you are all so concerned with blocking atheists. Do you consider us the enemy? The sidebar invites nonbelievers and I am sorry sometimes you have to take the good with bad. We are not the enemy we just don’t believe in your god until you give us god reason to. I saw a post here attacking Atheists and trying to stop free speech. You should be defending these rights it allows you to talk here. This is a chance for you to truly practice what you preach not practice hate. Don’t be so hypocritical.
Gary David CurrieThe Bible: I thank all who talked with me. I urge you all to dig deep into your scripture and practice what you preach. I ask that you stay away from harsh judgment that I so frequently see when I visit here. To those that continually ask what I am doing here please read the side bar, I am invited. I seek to build bridges and find common ground but I so often hear that there is no common ground and I feel the absolute righteousness spew forth that makes this world so dangerous to live in. Be the solution not the problem. Thanks for listening.
5 comments and then cut off.
I just don’t get it. They preach love and understanding and then they get all righteous. How do you reconcile the two? Many times I feel they are planning for the demise of anyone that is not like them. Is this dangerous? I do believe so.
So how do you find common ground with people who are not willing to even talk? I keep hearing that the vast majority of the faithful are moderate. I have no idea how you can be moderate when the books you follow actually teach what the fundamentalists are doing. So why don’t the moderates speak out against the craziness in all religions. Why because they know that the ones who seem crazy are actually the ones that are being true to the cause and when push comes to shove they will have to support them if they are believers.
This is another reason why religions need to be challenged. Call me what you want I am just a person who has had enough of the bullshit and sees the harmful affects that lying produces in all areas in life. I am just willing to do something about it. So sit back and ignore things until they are at your doorstep and that is when it is always too late. If we have trouble talking now what do you think will happen when that is no longer possible?
We talk to avoid violence. When those that support violence to reach their agendas are no longer willing to talk what do you think the logical outcome will be? You can see it in small doses around the world imagine when the wave comes. I remember hearing that WW2 was to be the war to end all wars but there are those who are willing to continue the wars. I am not that is why I speak out.
Seek the truth always
Gary David Currie