Friday, October 16, 2009
I saw this of Friendly Atheist here, and it got me thinking. Religion is an apathy tool. It allows you to be lazy and do nothing, yet not feel bad. Starving children? pray about it. Thousands dead in a tragedy? Give a heartwarming sermon. Without the 'get out of guilt free' card of religion, we, as atheists, are typically more motivated to action on the causes we care about. We strive to better ourselves, instead of praying a magic sky fairy will do it for us.