started 31st March 2010…
i don’t consider my an atheist .. nor do i think about myself as being “spiritual” and i certainly don’t fit the model of a religious person either … but having said that, atheist is still probably the nearest term used to describe my lack of belief, but atheism is not a label i would wear, coz it doesn’t mean anything to me, so why would I call myself an atheist?
but don’t worry if you do call yourself an atheist, some people *hate* atheism, the same ppl that tout a philosophy of love and tolerance for everyone, I do believe.
So that’s one reason to call yourself an atheist, it *pisses* religious people off, but there is also another reason to actually call yourself an atheist, and that’s to let it be known that it’s OK to be an atheist, maybe I just had an open upbringing, because it never occurred to me either way that believing or not believing, *actually* mattered.
and for those two reasons, I would call myself an atheist, because there is great satisfaction in doing NOTHING and knowing that doing NOTHING and that believing in NOTHING actually *pisses* the religious off!
religion is dying, the fact that the mere existence of non-believers is enough to rattle the unshakeable faith of the “faithful” is more than enough of a pathetic example to show that religion is in it’s death throes… if there really is a biblical god, then god is going to far more pissed at those people claiming to be believers but have their faith rattled by *NOTHING*, than those who admit upfront that they don’t know what to think about god or those who deny it’s existence outright.
so just what does atheism mean to me??
“atheism” doesn’t really mean that much to me, but I did briefly call myself an atheist, but that was just a fad to “fit” in
now I’m not going to grab a dictionary and cut and paste that definition to you, because it’s obvious to me that the definition of atheism is so far up in the air, that far more meaning is given to the term “atheism” than it deserves, regardless of the dictionary definition. eg. amongst other things, the following have been labelled as “atheist” things
communism, fascists, russians, germans, nazis, stalin, hitler, evolution, genocide, eugenics, racial purity blah blah blah.. the list goes on… somehow, all of these things are linked to atheism, but how can that be? they should not be!! …. but thanks to idiotic assumptions and prejudices from judgemental “christians”, they are associated with atheism *anyway*
This misunderstanding of what atheism is, is often demonstrated, and it’s not something that we should let slide either, so seeing how everyone else is making up their own definition of “atheism”, I’m going to use *my*own* definition as well, but let’s see if you agree with it first…
Atheism is the complete lack of believing in any god and/or any religion..
simple right? what part of that is too complicated for the mentally challenged “christians” out there?
It should be simple, because in other words, there is nothing to atheism *apart* from the negative assertion of not believing in god or religion, so it can’t be any much more simpler than *nothing*.
If atheism was somehow my job, I would be paid to do nothing!
My definition of atheism is such that .. NOBODY SHOULD EVEN NEED TO SAY THAT THEY ARE AN ATHEIST, because, in essence, you aren’t declaring what you are, you are declaring what you are NOT, and since when do people go around say things that they aren’t?
I know for a fact that some christians go around telling ppl they believe in christ, they tell me all the time, with the often obvious and rude implication, that *I* should too.
And let us not forget that these ppl have assumed that i was not a christian in the first place (heard of Matthew Chapter 7 Verse 1 much?) because they didn’t *ask* me if I believed or not when they have told me to believe in Jesus!! no, what they did was took one look at me, and thought “OH MY GOD!! *HE* NEEDS JESUS RIGHT NOW!” .. that’s rude, if your dumbarse didn’t realise!
Now I know I wasn’t a very church going little christchimp, but ppl telling me to believe in Jesus, were *exactly* the ppl who turned me off the whole thing… moral of the story, shut the fuck up before you put anybody else off your religion, oh wait that’s *right*, you can’t HELP YOURSELF… so carry on destroying your religion… it’s hilarious…
LABELS ARE STUPID ANYWAY
So to the stupidity of labelling yourself an atheist, urrr.. you don’t go around telling people that you are *not* wearing a hat do you? that you are *not* a stamp collector, that you are *not* an astronaut, that you are *not* going to have bacon, eggs and sausages for dinner, do you? Do you walk up to pretty girls or handsome guys and tell them that you are *not* gay or straight, depending which way your spoon bends, do you?
So why then, do you need to *tell* people that you are NOT religious? Why do you need to tell people that you do NOT believe in god? why do u need to tell ppl that you do NOT follow the bible/qu’ran/torah?
You should only ever mention these things when it’s the topic of conversation, and you should never be the one to start that conversation either, as it should *never* occur to you to say out of the blue that you are an atheist in the same way that Jesus followers insist that they are “christians”, and those “christians” should not need to do that either, being a christian should be fucking obvious by how overly noice and helpful they are being!
Oh thanks for helping me pick up my books off the ground, you *must* be a christian..
Part of the problem, is that atheists GIVE a positive answer when they are asked what their beliefs are, you don’t have beliefs if you are an atheist (well at least supernatural beliefs) and your answer SHOULD reflect this.
When people ask you what your religion is, you should NEVER say “atheism” as your religion. *EVER*
You *should* say, “I don’t believe in anything” .. or if you want to simplify it even further, say “NONE” or “NOTHING!” .. or better still… shrug your shoulders as if to say “religion? what’s that? isn’t that that thing that caused the dark ages?”
or even better still *yet* – tell them that you are human, and then ask them in return “What are you? are you not a human first before your religion? because if you are not, then you can fuck off with trying to speak to me from this point onwards…”
Humanity *trumps* religion, put your religion before humanity, and *you* are belittling humanity, and seriously, that’s the exact attitude that caused the dark ages.
and when somebody asks you, “oh, so you’re an atheist then?”
you then say “Well, if that’s what you want to label me, then sure, knock yourself out, if you feel a need to categorise me as an atheist…”
The first time somebody called me an atheist, I said, “atheist? What’s that?”
So given the definition I gave above for atheism, do you not belittle yourself by saying that you are an atheist?
“Belittle myself?!?! what what what?!?! what *do* you mean??!?!?”
Well, all these religious types, who declare what their religion is, are actually saying “I’m such and such, and *everything* that goes along with that such and such, well, that’s part of me too”
often whaty they are saying is, “I am better than you!” and worse is that they don’t realise it, their arrogance is so entrenched that they see their religious intolerant ideals as “normal”.
This is arrogance, do not fall into the arrogance pit as well, as that’s the problem with religious people, they assume their truth is *the* truth, by saying you are an “atheist” you are making some declaration to them that you are smarter than they are, which you probably are according to statistics, but there is no need to brag about it as that creates divisions in society as well, with the “atheist elite”, which is exactly what *religion* has already done, with their “religious elitist” (lack of) thinking.
From another point of view, by answering “atheism” to the “what is your religious affiliation” question, you *are* asserting that you believe in nothing, which dumb fuck religious artards then take LITERALLY… and what do they come up with since you have said you have no beliefs? those fuck heads claim that you have no morals whatsoever, that you have no soul, that you are a brutal animal driven by instincts only, that you are Hitler’s love child, or indeed, that you are Satan herself.
If atheism had an atomic number, it’s number would be ZERO, *not* 666
And the fact is, they are *right* – you’ve played into their little game by putting “atheism” up on the same pedestal as a religion and *anything* can beat atheism in a battle of morals, because atheism *has* no morals, it teaches no such thing, there are no holy books, no dogma, no bishops, no priests fucking little boys and girls in the mouth, no doctrines….
atheism has NO identifiable parts.
Frankly I’m tempted to call myself an atheist for the EXPLICIT purpose of pissing religious people off, seeing how I *know* that doing NOTHING causes some of the religious much grief, because if i was purely an atheist, I would have no emotions, no morals, I would be a robot.. in fact.. I would probably have to be god to truly be an atheist… and we all know god is an atheist, I mean there was no religion a million years ago and god is supposedly eternal, right?
If atheism was a temperature, it would be absolute zero..
So when smart arse christians speculate that I have no morals whatsoever, they should be thankful that they are LYING and that I do actually have some morals, because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t think twice about dropping a nuke on the spot they are standing on, because what “true” atheist would hesitate to eliminate people who are a pain in the arse? there would be nothing they had learnt to hold them back, seeing how they were *never* taught any better!
Atheists have morals, atheism does NOT
So, you should probably stop calling atheism a religion, because some religious freaks are just too fucking dumb to get that atheists get their moral guidance from other things.
Atheism is *supposed* to be about individuality, you can’t be an individual if you write a label on yourself, especially a label that doesn’t ACTUALLY MEAN ANYTHING.
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