I’ve been asked “why are you so vocal?” or “why do you fight for atheism if you believe in nothing?”. I find these questions just as insulting as any other atheist. In this post I hope to discover what it is we fight for. Please add anything in the comment section as we all have our reasons.
First and foremost is how I am treated. This might be small compared to the big picture but its the most degrading. Friends, family members or anyone for that matter that know my beliefs that is not an atheist. The jabs or indirect comments are the ones I hate. The direct insults are easy to rebuttal. Whether its my family trying to indoctrinate my kids or friends saying they’ll pray for me it is all a bit humiliating. Why? Well first they feel like I have no morals or feeling since I’m godless. Wrong. Second they do not care. Third they think they are serving God by foolishly harping on me.
My next point is my children. As I stated in an earlier post they are my dearest possession. I want the most for them. This topic will lead to many off branches but I will keep them tucked in close for now. I try to stay away from negative terminology but here’s a list of don’ts.
Don’t indoctrinate my children while watching them.
Don’t tell them evolution is not real.
Don’t tell them about hell.
Don’t buy them religious propaganda.
Don’t do anything to hinder their growth.
Don’t make them feel wrong for being without a god.
Third is my money. My taxes, your taxes all go for government funded programs. Did you know churches don’t pay taxes? Who’s floating that bill? You and I my friend. Not only are they tax exempt but they don’t pay any tax exemption fees and they don’t have to report earnings to the IRS. The American Atheist recently sued the IRS for discrimination in this matter. Pending verdict.
Fourth. Worldly development. Seriously are we still disputing gay marriage and there is a rover on mars. Shouldn’t we be above this? Come on! Science and education have all been considerably handicapped due to religion.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Before arguing with an atheist remember we’ve been enslaved to religion our whole lives. Like it or not, so have you.
Thank you for reading.
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