Godless atheist? from S’pore

I some how got linked to http://www.singaporeatheist.com/ because of his rant about a Singaporean lady-pastor who’s shot to stardom lately. Reading his “my background” page struck me … with what’s going on in his mind. And it makes me wonder “how” I would relate to him if he’s sitting in front of me right now, and “how” I’d engage his thoughts …

Here’s some excepts (not for the faint hearted!):
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The main reason I converted was I found a strange sense of unity amongst these people, sharing their lives, worshipping god, always happy, no matter what happened. The fellowship I experienced in their presence was certainly very heart-warming, something I had not experienced elsewhere. …

I ignored all reason when praising and worshipping god, gave out of everything I had to the church building fund (boy, what a scam!), got myself baptised, even went round evangelising to total strangers in my university and actively read the Bible. Ironically, it was by doing all this that I came to slowly realize that all that I have been believing in, was just a glorified fairy tale at best, and plain dangerous, evil bullshit at worst. …

Questions I had never bothered asking myself before suddenly started to spring up in my mind, fueled by my intense love for reading. The more I read, the more I began to question, and the more I realised how badly I had been conned, by myself. I read books by religious people, including the Qur’an, (I had already read bits of the Geetha and other Hindu texts), C.S. Lewis, Ravi Zacharias, Josh McDowell etc. and atheists like George Smith, William Harwood and others. I found the arguments against the existence of a god far more convincing than those for. …

The church from being seen by me as a benevolent body of people who truly care for others became an organisation that perpetuated mindlessness, narrow thinking, glorification of the mediocre and stimulation of anti cultural values. This “love for god” caused people to sell houses, cars, and jewellery, all in the hope of building god’s kingdom and seeing paradise. …

This page will always serve to remind me of how stupid religion can make people when taken too seriously, and how much vile hatred is spouted by those purporting to carry the message of love. I do not aim to convert anyone through this page, nor do I intend to make you “see the truth” or any such horseshit. It is just a small venting off point for me. I thank religious fundamentalism for making me the godless atheist I am today. Without it, I wouldn’t even have given a shit. …

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One Response to Godless atheist? from S’pore

  1. DB says:

    wow, what an angry young man who in spite of his claim to intelligence has completely missed the point. I wonder if he could have his demon’s cast out……… I hope so

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