Imagine yourself lazing around one fine Sunday afternoon. Suddenly, a man knocks at your door and tells you, “Congratulations! You won a million dollars and a round trip ticket to Hongkong! All you have to do is hand over your wallet. ”
You vaguely remember betting on a lottery and you never met or heard about the man in your life. Would you hand over your wallet without asking for evidence of the man’s claim?
It seems unwise for you to do so.
What if the man claims you won eternal life and to claim your prize, you must believe an ancient book, an old institution and in a powerful being whose existence have not been proven? The man cannot give you evidence. The man tells you to take it all on faith. If you’re living in the Philippines, chances are you already did, your parents encouraged your decision or you never really remembered making that decision.
Religion knocked at your door and claimed great rewards or punishment await you. Religion asked for your money, time, mind and most likely, you gave all these without asking for proof. Religion has not provided any extraordinary evidence for its extraordinary claims and it will continue not to do so.
Will you keep taking it all on faith?
This is the blog of The Atheist Freedom Wall.
We’re a group of (Filipino) atheists, agnostics, skeptics, secular humanists and infidels.
Atheism is NOT a religion. It’s a result of skepticism and critical thinking.
We do not seek to forcibly convert. We ask that you think.