Monday, 23 December 2013

I am a theist I am entitled to my prejuidices

There was a time in the history of mankind when people were entitled to certain things. The most well known entitlements were the birth rights that were passed down to you in the Feudal system that dominated Europe in the 9th to 15th centuries.This feudalistic society is horrific by today's standards as it essentially was the oppression of the poor into indentured servitude. Even if the lord granted a person land, they were still subject to the Lord as they became a Vassal and as such did not have that much freedom to do what they wanted. These entitlements came from nothing and were passed down from eldest child to eldest child. These entitlements also allowed these Lords to carry/learn prejudices as they were "better" than everyone else in their land.

This is the problem essentially with entitilement, it breeds prejuidice.

When a theist believes in a god they think they are entitled to believe certain things which are not true. In fact this false belief can then lead to the creation of prejudices which a person feels entitled to. One just has to consider the stance of the church against homosexuals. Let me make this clear, I am not talking about gay marriage I am talking about homosexual sexual acts. Even more interesting, is that this does not stop at homosexuals this is also true with sexual acts between heterosexuals. The church does not want you to be having sex before you get married, the church does not want you to masturbate, the church does not want you to use a sexual intercourse position other than the missionary position.Actually, I would go so far as to say the church does not want you ever to enjoy anything sexual. Its there one method of control and they do not want to lose it.

In general I think it can be said that every theist thinks they are entitled to the one and only way to go to heaven or nirvana or whatever else they want to call it. Christians believe the Bible is law, the Muslims the Koran and so on. But this is an entitlement that you think you are better than others, that you deserve special treatment. This kind of thinking makes you believe you are entitled to your racial/sexual/gender prejudices.

In closing let me break it down for you. You are not entitled to be prejudiced ever.