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Japan

7 Feb

This is my first post with my new keyboard I ordered for my phone. Lets see how it goes.

I did a bit of research on Japan, especially compared to the US. The idea is based on how often people say that god is punishing America with natural disasters for all the atheist, gay people, and accepting them. Well, let us put them side by side and see how it holds up.

(Note: Feel free to question the reliability of this data. Don’t hesitate to correct me if I’m wrong. Theres a good chance it will happen.)

Now, this is a little ironic considering Japan has been having a lot of misfortunes, but I will address this.

First, lets compare the two according to religion. In America, 75% of us are Christian. About 10-15% are atheist/agnostic. In Japan however, its almost the reverse. Less than 15% believe in god, and less than 1% are Christian. Let me say that again. Less than 1% of the people in Japan are Christian. If the price for 25% of our country not believing in Jesus is every hurricane, earthquake and other natural disaster we’ve had so far, 99% should have sunk the nation.

The most obvious response to this of course is the fact Japan was nuked twice in 1945. Well, statistics show that religion in Japan decreased drastically from the mid-1900’s. So if the bombings were a punishment for irreligion then, Japan would be long gone by now. Instead it is a very successful country. I have some more statistics to share to show this.

Educationally, Japan appears to be higher than the US. In an international test taken by 8th graders, Japan scored the 4th highest. The US however was 11th.

Second, there is the average life expectancy. Here, Japan’s all the way near the top at number 5. On the other hand, all the way down at number 50 is the US.

My last piece of evidence is the line of poverty. Here however, both America and Japan are about equal. An estimated one in six people live in poverty in both countries.

Now that I’ve shown these, I should address the amount of disasters that occur in Japan. These seem to happen a lot; tsunamis, the earthquakes, the recent flood with nuclear disaster, every other fucking month. Here is my counter to this: Disasters happen here in America too. I do believe we are directly hit by every single hurricane that comes our way. Its not morality issues, its just geography. We live at a spot where hurricanes land. Same with Japan; locations of fault lines and fun stuff like that. If it had to do with religion, America would be hit a lot less, and Japan a lot more.

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Prayer

1 Jan

This post will be shorter than I’d like, but I felt like I needed to get one out. This post kept me up until 3:30 in the morning. I hope your fucking happy<3

Prayer is an interesting invention, and an ineffective one. I have several problems with the idea, starting with how little it works. You can pray all you want for world peace and starving children for all the good it will do. But if someone prays that they can find their keys, then bingo! Here they are! Wow, isn't god just awesome?! This can then be used as a story to tell your atheist friends, wondering how they could ever deny such a miracle was coincidence.

What. A. Joke.

First off, this has actually happened, and can be bent to fit other occurrences from finding keys to a loved one surviving cancer. Both are small in comparison to the large problems in our world and the thousands that die from natural disasters and warfare. Why are you special enough that god answered the easy prayers that could happen anyway? Well your not, he didn't, and yes, it was coincidence.

Coincidences do happen. If one in 50 survive cancer X, and your uncle does, then good for him. But you can't tell me this is evidence for god, especially when I can show you 49 others whom god apparently wasn't too sure about.

Prayer is ironic if you think about it. I mean, what happened to god's plan? Do you really think your going to sway him and change the whole fucking thing just by asking? Thinking your important enough with your small needs to change the entire script of you ASK is pretty arrogant.

Not that I'm saying a dying family member isn't important, but in the grand scheme of things, its really nothing. I thought theres supposed to be a purpose to everything, even death. I say this because as an atheist, I don't think there IS a grand scheme of things.

This post turned into a bit of a rant, but I had fun writing it. Also, it may be because it's 3:30 in the morning.

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