Christian Rhetoric

posted May 12, 2011, 11:44 PM by Garrett Fogerlie   [ updated May 13, 2011, 8:24 AM ]
By Garrett Fogerlie

Churches stress the idea to their members that the world is full of secular non-believers; and that believers are the minority so they should stick together and fight with all they can to prevent ‘Satanists’ from prospering. They train their members on how to combat the heathens. When in reality Christian's/Catholics take up almost 70% of the American population. I know that I'm making their point by promoting Atheism, but both myself and other Atheists/Agnostics are by far the minority. And beyond just being the minority, survey after survey, and debate after debate shows that Atheists are more moral than Christians and Catholics!

As a member of such a church when I was a child, I was taught lessons, like having a person stand on a chair (representing a Christian being above Non-Christians) and someone standing on the ground tries to pull him down while at the same time the person on the chair is trying to pull the person on the ground up. This was used to show that you shouldn’t associate with non-believers, because it is much more likely that they will pull you down to their level instead of you pulling them 'up' to yours.