Actually, this isn’t so much a discussion on why religion does or does not deserve special privileges, but rather it’s just my way of gently introducing two YouTube channels related to atheism and religion. But I will say this, and which I’ve mentioned briefly in another article, religion does not deserve any special privileges; it is not immune to criticism and I will object to any laws or “politically correct” influences that seek to protect religion or not cause “offence”. Any “offences” that religious people feel, I think, may be the result of a deep split within their personalities where their rational-self is trying to get to the surface but is pushed back down by the irrational-self. This battle probably goes unnoticed by the person but if they really thought about it they may perhaps know that there’s something not quite right. And rather than explore and understand and admit that they are wrong they, instead, lash out at the external, the rationalists, the critical thinkers. They want this nice, cosy world that they’ve built around themselves and are afraid to venture out, afraid to grow-up, afraid to confront reality. This may be something that will form part of a rather longer article but I fear that I may just end up repeating some, if not all, of the points made by Richard Dawkins in “The God Delusion”. But I do still think that it may be a worthwhile activity to see where it leads me; I may even be surprised! However, I digress.
I came across these two YouTube channels and really enjoyed them. Some may be offended. Tough.
- FactVsReligion’s YouTube Channel
- ZOMGitsCriss’s YouTube Channel