I’ll be brief. Just watching a CBS documentary about the Lord’s Boot Camp where kids have do religion related activities in preparation for going to third world countries to help people (more likely try to convert the people to Christianity in addition to trying to help them). What saddens me is to see some of these kids say things like this: “I can’t believe there are people who believe in these things like the Big Bang and evolution and crazy stuff like that.” And then there was a former Atheist who said that it was hard to give up believing in evolution and science. One kid actually doesn’t care about the religion, she just wanted to go to Africa to help kids. She just went through the whole thing for that. The leader of the boot camp said that they are just bringing truth to these kids. I’d like him to say why he knows it’s the truth. Meanwhile, there are a bunch of kids in the USA who are going around to talk to kids age 10-19, and basically try to convert them to Christianity. One kid said that she felt sorry for people who wouldn’t take her survey. The kid talked to a Mormon, and said to her that she will pray for her to be a Christian. The Mormon’s mother was not at all happy!
I’d like to say one thing. If you are feeling sorry for me for not believing there is a god, please don’t. Don’t feel sorry for me. I don’t need your pity. I’m happy with my life, and I feel very fortunate to have the life I have. God didn’t give me life, my parents did. God isn’t in my heart, my family is. It’s the way I want to live, so please don’t try to change it.
Anyway, one thing that really struck me about this documentary is that some of these kids were against science. People who believe in science are crazy, apparently.