I’ve decided that I want to make some posts first to just generally tell you what I think about stuff.

This is not based off of any particular incident. I’ve been meaning to write an entry about this for a while. No particular sparking off point. And I refer to “god” as he in this post, but I know some religions view “god” as being female, or non-gendered, or have multiple “gods”. I’m just using he for ease of use.Β  And I’m not speaking for all atheists here, just myself.

Okay, so I’m not that big on religion.

I consider myself to be an atheist. No, I don’t consider that to be a religion. I just try not to believe things without proof (I am only human, and so therefore am not perfect)

I don’t hate religion. Worship and praise and pray and what have you all you will, for whatever religion you will. As soon as you start hurting people (human sacrifice = not cool, man) or trying to shove it down my throat, or legislate with your religious beliefs (I don’t care if your religion doesn’t approve of homosexuality, that’s not a reason to vote against. Separation of church and state, hello? And that’s assuming that laws are good and valid, but that’s a different post), I start having an issue. Keep your god-talk to yourselves..

I am tired of people telling me I am going to hell. I don’t think hell exists, so you threatening me with it doesn’t really bother me. It’s like telling me if I don’t go to sleep, the boogie man will get me! As far as I’m concerned, both are an attempt to get me to change my behavior by invoking some imaginary scary figure πŸ™‚

Yes, I do, in fact, have morals. Morals don’t have to come from religion. I’m not even going to debate this with you. I just don’t do to other people what I wouldn’t want done to myself, ’cause I’m not a dick. I don’t want someone killing me, so I don’t try to kill them. There’s your thou shalt not kill. πŸ˜‰ I look at the facts, and I try to do the best I can with what I do, and what I think is right and wrong.

Let’s see, other stereotypes I wish to confront…I don’t eat babies. I actually think babies are pretty cool. They’re adorable, cute, and easily amused, and they’re portable! The whole crying thing is kinda obnoxious, but, hey, no one’s perfect! I even hope to have one of my own some day.

No, I am not afraid of what happens to me when I die. I think I’ll just cease to be conscious, and that’s it. I think it’ll just be like going to sleep…

I might as well enjoy my life while I’m living, instead of restricting myself in fear that there’s some guy up there who will condemn me to an eternity of suffering. Guy sounds like a dick with a huge ego to me.”Believe in me, and only me, or you are condemned to eternal damnation” isn’t a very nice thing to say. If he created us, and cared enough to THROW PEOPLE INTO ETERNAL HELLFIRE, why didn’t he just make us all love him? Fuck that shit, man, I’d rather go down to hell than deal with an ass like that and the kind of people he would inevitable collect around him. I like to think that if god somehow exists, he’d accept people regardless of what their religious beliefs are, but based on whether they tried to live a good life while they were alive…or hell, just accept everyone as they are. He is supposedly all loving, isn’t he?

Anyways, I can’t really think of any other stereotypes. Again, I don’t claim to speak for all athiests, just myself. atheists are people just like everyone else, and so have a diverse range of opinions on everything. Their only for-sure common thread is that they don’t believe in god. Any questions? Leave ’em in the comments. I promise to answer all questions, and not delete any of them but spam. Go ahead, I don’t bite….hard….