Non Believing and the Workplace

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“How do you know that is wrong?” A coworker asks. The conversation pertaining pedophilia. “Excuse me.” I retort stunned that he would assume I would not know that pedophilia is wrong since I am atheist. I am constantly defending my morals and humanity to the religious at work. This kind of blind stupidity is what I try to raise awareness about constantly. I can surely guess that I am not alone. I know that there are more godless out there experiencing this same kind of badger. I’m also sure that their patience runs thin as does mine. How many times can I politely reason with people without yelling? How many times can I be spoken down to without a short response? I always advocate logic and reason. Stay calm and use reason is my motto. Especially since being a belligerent dick won’t do anything to help my cause. One can only drink so much. Any tips or pointers from my fellow atheists would be appreciated. Christians can give advice too just don’t offer to pray for me.

Do you feel left out?

Twenty percent! That’s the percent of non religious in the United States. One out of five Americans is labeled “atheist”. This is staggering statistics for a minority. Yet we are just that and what do we want?

Equal rights.

Did you feel left out during the inauguration? If you’re an atheist or Muslim or Hindu you most likely did. The Christian influence was drenching the ceremony in a country that declares separation from church and state. There was 2 Bibles and prayer and not a single thing for us “others”.

It is evident that our country is deeply enslaved by Christianity. It is not fair to the American citizens and we will voice our opinions and we will be heard.

We want no bibles or Christian mumbo jumbo in our schools.

We don’t want to see any religious symbols on any government property.

We don’t want our government taking advice from religious leaders.

We want religious establishments to pay the same taxes as everyone else.

This concludes my rant.
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Fishing for Fights: Atheism

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.
Thank you.

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.

-Adam

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