So The Oatmeal put together a comic called "How to suck at your religion".http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion
It contains a couple of good digs at mormonism.
But it gets even better when somebody out there (a Catholic) takes offense and starts a blog which initiates clever erudite responses that provide me plenty more talking points.
Here's the response blog. I'd skip to the comments.http://catholicdefense.blogspot.com/201 ... -your.html
My favorite comment:
You are right however, religion is not a placebo, sadly it is more often a detriment to those who are forced to embrace it. If it were a placebo there would be no cause for concern among those who are without it. It would be better for religion to have no affect (like santa claus) then to be what it is, making slaves out of men and sinners out of the innocent, but it does. It is for that reason that it is important to question and protect ourselves against the wishes of the faithful zealots who want to cover the land in atheist blood and purge our country of any free thought and critical thinking.
The truth is when you ask someone to have faith in God you must ask of them to forget all other knowledge, to suppress any and all thoughts that may question their belief, and cast them out as evil spirits and workings of the devil. You ask them to subscribe to your political agenda believing that it is also part of the unquestionable will of God. You ask them to forgo human compassion, reason, and true love at the command of a God who is not there, and permit them to do heinous acts if it can be justified by "God's will".
The worst part is that no one is ever asked. What a pity that this indoctrination begins before a child has had a chance to think for themselves. They are forced to subscribe to this bullshit and become a prisoner in their own mind before the light of knowledge and thought has reached them.
You want to know why it is important to stand our ground? Grandma is not taking an empty pill. A child is being force fed a mind suppressing agent that will rob her of her life here on earth and force her to join the band of zealots. She will be told to submit her body to her husband and her mind to the Priest, told to give 10% or more to the pigs behind the pulpit, live a life of submission and then die still believing that she is not worthy of the grace of the God she served.
From the lucky few who have questioned and broken away from this, I ask you sir how can we stand by and watch the lives and mind's of others being snuffed out and do nothing? Most of us were in that same situation. Would it more sick to act or to stand by and watch as you would have us do?