Former Atheist Tried to kill his father; says Jesus saved him

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MythLord
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DakEcY7Z5GU

An, albeit old, video from David Wood I came across. In this video, Wood shows his psychopath self as he talks about how he felt nothing when people died, learned how to make bombs, and then tried to kill his father just to see what it felt like.

He then proceeds to explain how Christianity saved him...

I don't know about you lot, but I'm agnostic and I don't feel the need to bash anyone's head in with a sledge hammer. The scariest part is how the comment section encourages him...

Surtur
People who don't commit crimes merely because a sky god tells them not to are unhinged psychopaths.

MythLord
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socool8520
Yeah, I've been an Atheist for as long as I can remember and I have never wanted to kill people for no reason.

ArtificialGlory
Just wait till Jesus starts telling him to kill the whores.

Emperordmb
Not gonna comment on this weird shit specifically.

But for most Christians I know, their drive from their faith to be good isn't due to a fear of Hell. It's due to their belief that embodying and acting out love is a redeeming process. In my own experience I can say that the closer I am at any given point to that, the more I feel free from the torture of my own shame and self-deception of my own arrogance, the more each moment in the world lights up around me for my appreciation, the more I feel pulled to act in service to the people around me, and the more I hope I can actually open something up in other people, and the more I seek for other people to open up something good in me.

I certainly can't speak for all Christians, but I can speak for myself in saying I am not primarily driven by a fear of punishment (I'm a universal reconciliationist after all), and I can't speak for but I can speak about most of the Christians I personally know and say I trust from all I've seen of them and all the time I've spent with them that they aren't that way either.

This shouldn't be taken as me arguing for God's existence in this thread, or arguing atheists can't be good and moral people, after all my best friend, the person who was with me in the most defining night of my life for me who comforted me and spoke with me and helped me understand myself and the importance of love was an atheist.

This isn't me trying to incite some pissing contest about religion vs atheism, this is simply me stating that for a decent number of people who have become better people because of their faith, it's an unfair characterization of them to say that everything about that comes from a fear of punishment and that they would be some of the worst people imaginable if they did not believe in that punishment.

NemeBro
DMB would be a child molester if he wasn't afraid of the demon rape after he died.

NewGuy01
laughing out loud

Flyattractor
Yes. There is not Demon Rape DD. Go ahead and Rape Those Kids! You Literally have NOTHING to Fear!

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by MythLord
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DakEcY7Z5GU

An, albeit old, video from David Wood I came across. In this video, Wood shows his psychopath self as he talks about how he felt nothing when people died, learned how to make bombs, and then tried to kill his father just to see what it felt like.

He then proceeds to explain how Christianity saved him...

I don't know about you lot, but I'm agnostic and I don't feel the need to bash anyone's head in with a sledge hammer. The scariest part is how the comment section encourages him...


I'll have to check out the video when I get a chance (just out of morbid curiosity and I'm a glutton for torture sometimes), but...

...it doesn't sound like it has anything to do with whether or not Christianity is true. It could seem like a convincing story, and I'm glad it seems to have worked out for him, but it says nothing at all about whether or not Christianity is true. And it's entirely possible that belief in unsubstantiated religion could help some otherwise psychopath be more moral, but the truth is that people generally do not need such unsubstantiated beliefs to be moral. And to imply otherwise is quite frankly rude and intellectually dishonest.

Rockydonovang
soo, what exactly happens if god tells you to kill someone?

Like, assuming they're believing he's a thing... is there something that stops him from doing that?

Putinbot1
Religion is about social control and moral codes. Simple as, there is no god but don't tell my servant as he will slit my throat in the night and rob me etc.

Surtur
Originally posted by Rockydonovang
soo, what exactly happens if god tells you to kill someone?

Like, assuming they're believing he's a thing... is there something that stops him from doing that?

If someone believes in religion, how would they even be able to be sure that it was God doing the talking and not Satan?

Lord Lucien
Kinda weird how the guy who tried to kill his father stopped because he turned to the guy who was killed by his father.

SamZED
And whose father has ordered a father to kill his son.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Lord Lucien
Kinda weird how the guy who tried to kill his father stopped because he turned to the guy who was killed by his father.

Irony. It's lost on delusional religious folks. thumb up

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