Every Day of the Weak
A Little Self-Incrimination
Simple observation of the world demonstrates that we seek what’s lacking in our lives. It’s our nature to do so. And we do so subconsciously as much as we do so consciously.
When you’re hungry, you seek food.
When you’re cold, you seek warmth.
When you’re tired, you seek rest.
When you’re weak, you seek strength.
If you don’t look for your car keys unless they’re missing, then why the hell would you seek strength unless you’re weak?
Answer: You wouldn’t.
Weak to the Core
People who believe in god are inherently weak and have little or no inner strength.
Ouch. That stings a bit, doesn’t it? Perhaps, but it’s true. And how do I know?
Simple. Theists tell me.
Don’t Say The Words If You Don’t Like the Label
Look, I’m bald. I really don’t like it much, but there’s no denying it. It’s self-evident. And I talk about being bald…a lot. Sure, it’s my shtick, but I am bald. It’s observable, it’s obvious, and I’m more than happy to point it out regardless. I say the word often and I don’t mind the label.
Okay, so The Godless Bastard is bald. And Christians are inherently weak. Maybe they like it, maybe they don’t. I don’t know and I don’t care. But there’s also no denying it. It too is self-evident. They talk, sing, and pray about it, and they do so…a lot.
If you’re a Christian, your nature will tell you to take offense to my commentary. And I suppose you should. It’s an insult to your character. I mean, who wants to be labeled as weak? But before you label me unfair in my assessment of Christians as a whole, know this: I’m the first to concede that it’s perfectly human (and normal) to be weak. I just call ‘em the way I see ‘em.
Although, I just have to laugh my ass off at the observable reality that Christians, being hypocritical to perfection, think it’s perfectly fine to speak of (and actually declare) their own weakness, but then take great offense when assholes like me point it out. (If you’re a Christian, please prove me wrong by praising me for doing so.)
Imagine me referring to myself as a bald ugly bastard and then taking offense to someone pointing to my ever-increasing bald spot and my less-than-Adonis-like looks. That would be hypocritical and just plain unfair game play.
Written in Ink
I can’t imagine any statement being more resolute, absolute, unchanging, and defiant than one written in indelible ink.
Okay, nice guy. fine. No argument here. But he’s so incredibly weak that he physically (and indelibly) labeled himself as such.
His fairly large tattoo screams: “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
Res ipsa loquitur. The thing speaks for itself. This is self-professed weakness. And again, there’s nothing wrong with being weak. Just don’t turn yourself into a walking indelible billboard (or other means of conveyance) and then throw a hissy fit when someone like me points it out.
Take a few minutes to visit our friends at Google and search for “god give me strength” or “god give us strength” or some other similar phrase. You will receive, literally, millions of hits that confirm undeniably what I’m asserting here.
I found this rather disturbing declaration of personal weakness and complete absolution of personal responsibility and accountability from the Miracles Prisoner Ministry:
“God is my only strength. We can do nothing without Him. I get up every day and pray for God to do His Will; not by my will, I realize I can’t do anything by myself. It has to be through God. His grace is sufficient for me.”
I realize I can’t do anything by myself? It has to be through god? Never have I seen such repulsive cowardice and a complete absolution of personal accountability. Someone this weak shouldn’t be trusted with anything of importance. Someone call Child Protective Services because if the author of this quote is responsible for the welfare and well-being of minors, crimes of extreme negligence are most certainly being committed.
Stay Away From My Pink
This one (also shown below) deserves Dishonorable Mention. Make sure to read the tripe her supporters post below her entry. It’s sad and funny on so many levels, but I’ll leave that up to your own powers of perception.
Dangerous thinking, people. Really fucking dangerous thinking. Christina’s mentality cultivates the kind of absolution from personal accountability that’s more likely to get her into trouble than keep her safe.
The second you start to pray for something that’s ENTIRELY within your control, you begin to let your guard down under the delusion that something greater than yourself is looking out for you.
You hate the person you become when you drink, Christina? Then don’t fucking drink. And ask a friend to punch you in the face repeatedly if and when you do. Or how about just not going to parties where alcohol is served? How about having your own god damn parties and not allowing any booze through the door? Or perhaps you should join a credible alcohol recovery group [read: not Alcohol Anonymous who forces you to swap one addiction for another].
There are so many concrete options in your life that you can control. Why in the world would you give up even a morsel of that control by praying to an invisible god who’s given you freewill that he won’t interfere with? What, you want us to believe that you’re praying for wisdom and strength? What a mind-numbingly stupid and disingenuous bullshit excuse. You’re just feeding your delusion that you can’t do it on your own, and that’s where the self-destructive absolution from personal accountability grows to fruition. It’s like you’re asking for an excuse to fail. And you will.
See For Yourself
Click here and go blind reading the never-ending examples of self-professed weakness. Then click here and listen to what it says. Then do your own search if you’ve got the guts to confront what everyone else already knows. You don’t have to like it, but (just like my baldness) inherent Christian weakness is self-evident, self-declared, and therefore undeniable.
Go ahead. Take to the internet and see for yourself, or spare the wasted time by stipulating this undeniable truth: Christians as a whole are weak people by their own constant declarations.
I Can’t Feel Inadequate If You’re There With Me
File this one alongside Misery Loves Company…
“We are all weak, finite, simple human beings, standing in the need of prayer. None need it so much as those who think they are strong, those who know it not, but are deluded by self-sufficiency.” – Harold C. Phillips
First, who exactly is this “we” you speak of, Kemosabe? No one likes to eat alone – and no one wants to be seen as the lone idiot who believes is seemingly impossible faith-based hooey. But what cracks me up is this pervasive textbook Christian mentality that compels its adherents to try to turn the tables on those with true strength. Nice try, Harold, but who the fuck do you think you’re kidding?
Ever hear an atheist invoke the memory and essence of Charles Darwin and ask it to provide strength and wisdom to endure some profound attack of adversity? (No. Never. That would be pathetic as well as stupid.)
Ever hear a Christian ask god to give them strength? (Yeah, constantly.)
But here’s the thing, and there’s no getting around it. Christians haven’t cornered the market on adversity, trauma, and tragedy. And atheists face just as much of it in their lives as even the most devout Christians do, yet they seem to endure it like anyone else. This is an unshakable and undeniable fact.
So the question must be asked: How is that possible?
The answer is really quite simple: Belief in (any) god is not necessary for the acquisition of strength or courage. Atheists get theirs from within, not above.
And if that’s the case, one fair question must be answered: Why can’t Christians do the likewise?
This answer is also quite simple: People who cling to god have little or no inner strength and courage because they’re inherently weak.
Note that this does not mean that they’re inherently stupid or immoral. And I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with being weak either. Human frailty is perfectly normal and perfectly acceptable. I’m just calling it as I see it.
But what I find most amusing is the defensive posture by Christians who take offense to this charge. Ironically, if they truly had any inner strength they wouldn’t take offense in the first place. You know, sticks and stones…
Feel Free to Prove Me Wrong
Anyone with true inner strength would ignore my charge as I ignore comments about my baldness or general stupidity for not seeing the proof of god’s existence. But the truth strikes a nerve in those who are weak, and this is why Christians get so defensive when labeled as such.
But even more to the point, if Christians had but an ounce of that strength they wouldn’t feel the need (or have the desire) to believe in a supreme being in the first place.
I challenge all Christians to prove me wrong by facing all future tragedies without calling upon their god for strength, courage, or wisdom…just as atheists do. And we get by just fine.
A Final Note on Duality
The next time you encounter a Christian who professes their weakness, call them on all of the aforementioned and watch them backpedal their way out with double-talk to preserve their dignity. You see, they want to have their cake and eat it too. They can call themselves weak in submission to Jesus, but you can’t.
Help me! I’m weak! Wait. No, I’m not!