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Atheism, Interwebs Style

So, I’ve decided to be an atheist. What should I do now?

I guess the best way to find out is to head on over to internetland.

I see. Hmmm…

It appears that now, having freed myself of the trappings and dogma of religion, I’m now expected to talk ┬áconstantly about God and religion, to the exclusion of almost everything else.

It would also appear that I have acquired a mission of sorts. It seems that, having received a revelation of the true nature of the universe, it is now my duty to attempt to convert the rest of the world to my way of thinking, presumably because I want to share the joy of no longer being told what to think. Sounds vaguely familiar, but okay – whatever’s clever.

And of course, having rejected the idea of ‘divine right’ and the implied heirarchies that go along with it, I am now free to look down on the faithful, dismissing them as emotionally crippled fantasists with defective minds.

You know what? I might just give all that stuff a miss. If you don’t mind, I shall content myself with not believing in God and applying research and evidence based reasoning in an attempt to understand the world around me. I get that a great many people appear to derive a great deal of satisfaction from separating into warring camps, shouting past their opponents and calling this a ‘discussion’. I sincerely hope that they are enjoying this as much as they seem to be – everyone, after all, deserves to find happiness in their own way.

I, however, have neither the time nor the inclination to engage in behaviour that makes me look as stupid and irrational as the people I am shouting at for being stupid and irrational.

Come on, atheists of the internet – we can do better than this. We are, after all, supposed to be the smart ones, aren’t we?


Category: Asinine


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