08 December 2009

If You Don't Believe in Santa, You're Going to HELL!

Crazy, huh? This guy writes a great post about what it feels like to be an atheist, using the analogy of being a non-believer in a world full of people that honestly believe in Santa Claus. It's a great read and can help explain how an athiest feels.

Now, as far as atheists are treated, I'm lucky to not have had many of these experiences MYSELF, but atheists are often treated as such. (Helps I was born and raised in NYC.) But as for how religion affects the world, he's pretty spot on.

(My only gripe with this analogy is the presents-giving portion of the Santa story. Do the people in this Santa-loving world actually GET magical presents under their trees? He never addresses that bit. But there's no such equating quality in god-belief (ie: believers don't actually get magical presents from god once a year either), so I guess it's okay to gloss over that bit.)

Anyhoo, I thought this was cool and wanted to share!

The End.

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