It’s time to put a stop to it!
Finally, we have the technology to end it once and for all.
The solution didn’t come from religion.
Despite what you’ve read on billboards, the answer isn’t “Jesus”.
The secret to ending evil came from secular, non-religious rationalists.
Ready for the secret?
(You should probably sit down.)
We can put a stop to evil by refusing to believe it exists!
Do you feel liberated?
I haven’t been able to completely deny the existence of evil yet.
Probably because I’m so heavily indoctrinated with my “faith”.
Superstitious people in my life damaged me with lessons about right and wrong.
I grew up oppressed by the idea that my actions have consequences.
I was told that sometimes, I’m “bad”.
That’s all religious nonsense, of course.
But I have spoken with someone who is completely unencumbered by religion.
I asked if evil exists and was told:
Men do things we deem evil. But evil itself does not exist as a seperate entity.
It’s so simple!
Stop deeming things evil.
When we quit believing in evil, it will disappear!
Evil is a manmade construct.
An imaginary concept perpetuated by religion.
We need to grow-up!
There is no such thing as bad.
But we will need a way to refer to all that stuff we used to call “evil”.
We’ll need a rational, inclusive, non-religious term for referring to activities like:
- walking into a church and opening fire on innocent people
- kidnapping children to sell as sex slaves
- strapping bombs on children
- plowing your car into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators
- throwing homosexuals off buildings
- beating elderly women and stealing their medication
What should we call those activities?
Let’s ask the non-religious!
They’re the ones who solved the problem of evil.
They should tell us how to refer to our new, enlightened concept.
I think that’s a “good” idea.
** UPDATE **
The being responsible for the quote about evil is offended that I didn’t give him/her/ze proper credit. I will correct this grievous mistake immediately. The entity is known as “Ron”. I know nothing about this entity other than there is usually a teddy bear next to his/her/zir comments. Here is a link to the original comments for anyone interested in reading rest of his/her/zir verbiage.