Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Assessing The Logical Impairment Of Religious Individuals

Because each person has such a unique view about everything, I don't like to assume someone's beliefs based around what they call themselves. For example, a man might only call himself a catholic because his parents told him he was catholic. He never really went to church, never really thought about it, never thought it was important. He might not hate gays, oppose gay marriage, oppose abortion, oppose birth control, and believe in the 7-day creation, but those are usually the traits people associate with the word "catholic".
So before you start judging the person for their immoral belief system, it's important to assess what they really believe. 

A few important questions for assessing how bug-nutty bat shit crazy a person's beliefs are.

0 Points:
  • Believe in a god
    Believing in a god get's no points? Yes, if that's the end of it. At this stage of human knowledge, it is only a little illogical to believe in a god that created the big bang, and it pretty much affects nothing to do with that person's life, so it's essentially irrelevant. 

1 point:
  • Against premarital sex.

  • Against self pleasuring.

  • Believe in Noha's flood literally.

  • Believe in that guy in the whale literally.

  • Believe in the 7 day creation literally.

  • Believe any of Jesus' miracles literally (walking on water, water to wine, etc.).

  • Believe in Heaven and Hell.

  • Saying the words "you can't disprove it".
2 points:
  • Believe atheists are going to hell.

  • Believe those who believe in other gods are going to hell.

  • Don't believe in evolution.

  • Believe the earth was created 6000 years ago.

  • Believe there would be no morals without god/their religious text (Eg. Bible, Koran).
3 points:
  • Against birth control.

  • Against abortion.
5 points:
  • Against homosexual marriage.

  • Support slavery.

  • Think creationism should be taught in schools.

  • Think evolution shouldn't be taught in schools.

+2 points for each belief they think can justify. Limit 6 points.

So there you go. If you can think of any others, leave a comment.
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