Ran across this post over at The Musings of Thomas Verenna, and I think he makes a great point. He states that the image below is something that’s going around Facebook right now, and what it claims is simply incorrect.
If you’d like to see all the reasons why he finds fault with this image, check out the link to his blog. On a broader note, I think this is an issue we non-believers need to take very seriously. There really are religious people who are open-minded enough to consider our point of view. So when we have an opportunity to tell them why we don’t believe in their particular religion, we can’t waste our chance giving false information. Because as soon as they realize that the info we’ve given them is inaccurate or not the full picture, they’ll dismiss every other point we made.
Many of us who don’t believe were raised with religion, and it took us a long time to dismantle the false view of the world we had been taught. We, above all people, should value truth and honesty. Let’s make sure we keep each other straight so we don’t become guilty of the same kinds of misinformation, inaccuracy, and group-think that plague most of our religious friends.