My last post on religion and atheism
Obviously atheism is not related to rape. I was conducting an experiment to see how many people I can offend by being honest (so far, quite a lot! fun times, fun times!).
I just picked a 2nd hot topic because my disgust at the right wing religious nuts has been building up for some time.
I don’t have to respect “belief”. That is a crock of shit that people have been spreading around for way too long. I have to respect your RIGHTS to your beliefs, and that is all. If you believe something stupid, I’m not only going to not respect it, I’m going to ridicule it. If someone told you they believe that everyone around them is a dragon disguised as a human, you’ll think they are crazy as hell, but tell people its your religion, and suddenly we are suppose to respect that; I will not. If you feel that evidence based science is secondary to “belief”, then please stop using electricity, stop using modern medicine, stop drinking pasteurized milk, give up all technological and scientific progress and go live in the forest; live like an animal and give up the right to use your advanced human mind.
Finally, lets be clear on what atheism means. Atheism is not the absolute assertion that there is no God. Atheism mean only that there is no evidence for god. God may exist. Personally, I hope it does, because I believe that if it does, it will tell me, “Thanks for using your brain to learn about my creation instead of denying the evidence that I created for you to discover.”
A later edit. Some people, mostly non-atheists, will argue the difference between being agnostic and being atheist. Most modern atheist will tell you that we do not make an absolute assertion that there is no God.
Most inclusively, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist.
As Bill Maher put it, “Atheism is religion like abstinence is a sex position.”