This post on my blog records the many disgraceful and disgusting comments posted by some atheists on twitter in reference to the tragic events of 9/11.
“If everyone were an atheist, today wouldn’t be a day of mourning. It would just be another Tuesday”.
By what methodology or logical thought process could the poster of this know this would be the case? Assume that everyone was an atheist. How would it follow that from that no one of those atheists or group of those atheists or even one of the atheist countries would not have acted in a similar or worse way on 9/11 or any other day? The problem with the post is that it assumes that atheism = good moral behaviour when atheism does not entail any such thing and that even if it did some atheist, group of atheists or atheist country would not act in the same extreme fanatical manner as did the extremist Muslims on 9/11 only for very different reasons.
“No religion, no 9/11”
This was posted on Twitter with the hashtag ‘fact’ next to it but it is far from a fact as the poster of it has absolutely now way to know what would have happened on 9/11 if there were ‘no religion’. It makes the same false assumptions and speculations as the first post above. It is further a gross insult to the victims of 9/11 both dead and yet alive who held to a religion which would never act, condone, or be involved in anything like 9/11 which was the work of extremists within one religion.
This picture post conveniently forgets that it is science, not religion that enables planes to be built and indeed the twin towers to exist as well as mistakenly equating extremists in one religion for all religion. As with the post above it, it displays complete disrespect and insults all those victims and their relatives who are religious in ways that would not lead to a 9/11 scenario. It also doesn’t even touch on what a world would look like that was without religion.
“Without religion, today would just be another 9/11, not the anniversary of the horrific murder of almost 3000 people”.
This post repeats the previous errors in thinking displayed by the above. It is pure speculation that no atrocity on a similar or worse scale than 9/11 would not have occurred if there were no religion.