Thursday, November 22, 2007


that's how life goes about and no one seems to be able to do much about it!

From: diana wilson
Subject: [Young_Atheists_Freethinkers] A THANKSGIVING STORY
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 03:36:30 -0800 (PST)
I don't get it. Of course there is so much that is irrational in religion, but this one takes the cake. Here is the scenario.

Once upon a time, there were 102 Christian Pilgrams who set sail to the New World on a ship. They arrived in the New World now called America. The Pilgrams came to America for a new life and to escape religious persecution.

They landed and praised god for their safe journey. Praying to god and thanking him, or it, or her...or whatever was what the Pilgrams did. But, in the next year, about half of the 102 Pilgrams did horribly from starvation, disease, or the cold.

Finally, the local Indians felt sorry for them, and fed them...and even taught them how to plant corn using fish as a fertilizer so the poor Pilgrams could stay alive. Finally, the Pilgrams began to prosper...and decided to "thank god" for their good fortune.

The problem is, that it was NOT god who saved their was the Indians who did not even believe in their god.

But, instead of thanking the real people who saved their lives....they thanked their imaginary god...and it was the very same god they prayed to who didn't hear a damn word ad 50% of them died horrible deaths.

So, the question is: "Why didn't the Pilgrams thank the gods of the Indians?" It was NOT the christian god that saved them, but the natural gods of the earth and sky worshipped by the Indians who taught them how to grow crops and survive?

I don't get it. Doesn't it make sense to thank the very people...and their gods who saved you, instead of thanking a god who didn't do a damn thing for you and your people and let you all starve and die?

It gets worse. Instead of being good neighbors as one might think the Christian Pilgrams would be, and thankful to boot for some of them remaining alive...just as soon as the Pilgrams got more people sent to America, they built forts, got guns, and began murdering the Indians....the very same Indians who saved their lives....

Of course it was easier to kill and murder people who were not like them, and didn't believe in the christian jesus and god...because afterall, christians are pure, they are chosen, they are forgiven...and they think they are entitled to do anything, say any lie, commit any heinous bring you to jesus.

Over my dead f____ body they are.



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