People tell me that god is the god of love and justice. I read in the bible that truth will set me free. I also read a list of lies, distortions, delusions that rival any of Brothers Grimm's fairy tales. I read and see murders, genocides, obscenities to match any pornography of modern authors and wonder if anyone who believes in god has ever read this sacred book. I watch as people who claim to be full of love and compassion carry signs declaring hate for women's right to control their own bodies or hate for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual people. I wonder how so much hate can emerge from the minds and actions of so many who claim love and justice.
'Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistant that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel."
~ Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason
I am called an "angry atheist". I am an atheist, but the anger is not in me. I merely describe what I read and see and hear. I am a witness to the anger of others.