Tag Archive: atheism


Day 1 – Do you believe in god?/What religion are you?
Day 2 – Do you believe in an afterlife? What do you believe happens when you die?
Day 3 – Are you proud to be from whatever country you are from?
Day 4 – What is your view on gay marriage? Homosexuality in general?
Day 5 – Do you think sex before marriage is okay?
Day 6 – How do you feel that sex education should be handled in schools?
Day 7 – Do you want to get married and/or have kids?
Day 8 – Do you think any drugs should be legalized? Do you think there should be an age for drinking?
Day 9 – Pro-life or pro-choice?
Day 10 – Have any opinions about year-round schooling?
Day 11 – What do you think about prostitution? Should it be legal?
Day 12 – Do you think men today are too “wimpy” and need to “man up”? How do you feel about gender roles as a whole?
Day 13 – Do you think there should be an age to get tattoos/piercings without the consent of a parent?
Day 14 – Do you believe in aliens?
Day 15 – Do you believe in regrets? Do you have any terrible ones?
Day 16 – What do you want to happen to your body when you die?
Day 17 – How about that cloning stuff?
Day 18 – What is your take on people who self harm (cutting, burning, scratching etc etc.)
Day 19 – Do you think high schools should give out free contraceptives?
Day 20 – What do you think about plastic surgery?
Day 21 – What do you think about the death penalty?
Day 22 – Do you say your country’s national anthem/pledge of allegiance when it is said/listened to?
Day 23 – what do you think about thinspo?
Day 24 – Euthanasia – Your thoughts?
Day 25 – Do you think violent video games should be banned?
Day 26 – Which do you think should be taught in schools: Evolution or creationism?
Day 27 – “Illegal” downloading – Yay or nay?
Day 28 – Do you think zero tolerance policies are effective in achieving their objectives?
Day 29 – Do you feel as though women should be able to walk around topless like men? Why or why not?
Day 30 – Do you think the internet should be censored?

I don’t believe in a god type figure. Actually, I think of myself as an atheist. I just never felt in my heart like I could believe in something so fantastical just because I was told it was true, and I haven’t seen any sort of proof that convinces me that there is something up there watching us…
(side note: I don’t think that atheism is a religion. Some people have tried to claim that agnosticism is the only thing not a religion because atheism makes a stance on whether or not good exists so it involves having faith in god not existing. I disagree. I see it as a lack of faith, an absence of faith, not a faith in nonexistence. In most topics, if you make an assertion, if you don’t back it up with proof, it’s only natural to not believe a thing the person is saying until they provide said proof. I’m not saying that I know 100% for sure that “God” or whatever doesn’t exist, I’m saying that unless I see some sort of proof that convinces me, I’m not going to believe in him/her/it..otherwise, why not believe in Santa? Is a guy in a magical sleigh who has elves and lives at the north pole who magically knows who’s bad or good and gives everyone presents really less believable than a guy in the sky who somehow magically created everything, knows everything, and apparently REALLY cares about what you did in the bedroom, for instance? At least I’ve seen people dressed up as Santa, and had “proof” in the presents….)

I just don’t believe. I wanted to, believe me. I spent over half of my (admittedly short, but still…) trying to believe in something. I just don’t. And it would be dishonest of me to pretend otherwise.

Also, if anyone wants to know my religious path up through this point? Catholic (Was baptized as a baby, even!) » Pagan » Agnostic (and looking and reading about other religions, seeing if I managed to believe any of them) and then… » Atheism!

And I’d like to add that as long as people don’t try to convert me, I don’t have a problem with religious folk. I try to respect their beliefs, as long as they respect my lack thereof. I don’t think I know all the answers, so why act like I do? Some of my best friends are religious. We’ve just agreed to disagree.

I actually haven’t “suffered” much for being an atheist, I’m happy to say. I’ve heard people report problems with being teased or bullied or laughed at for being an atheist, but I haven’t experienced that much. I mean, some kids in high school made comments when I said I didn’t believe in hell (they were telling me I would burn in hell for liking women as well as men), and there have been a few rolled eyes or dirty looks when I’ve brought it up in class (relevent to the discussion of course) and endured a few conversion attempts, but for the most part, I don’t experience that much trouble in day-to-day life, the assumption that I’m either Christian or believe in a higher power, which is occasionally a minor annoyance but doesn’t tend to come up as often as you might think…). I’m apparently one of the lucky ones. My thoughts to those who aren’t so lucky, and keep it secret, in fear or ridicule or losing their job or any other such worries.

If people feel the need to argue, feel free to comment, but just know that my life is a bit insane, so I might not get back to you for a while. And I find I tire of internet arguments rather easily these days, so if I stop responding, it’s not because you won(I’d let you know if that happened), it’s ’cause I’m lazy.

And to end it on a lighter note, have some videos:
(Note: Not for the easily offended, although my idea of easily might differ from yours)


My post for today: A short story about something that happened to me recently ^_^

So, recently, I was sitting in one of my classes waiting for the professor to walk in.  When he does, I see he’s wearing a big ol’ A pin. Most of you probably have no idea what I’m talking about, so here’s a picture…

 

Atheism A

It looked like this! Click the picture for source

 

I was excited! I knew what it was talking about!

It wasn’t a reference to The Scarlett Letter as my mother thought. Oh no, it was an atheism pin! I had seen some online, and some references online, but it was the first time I had ever seen one in public.

Being quite an open atheist myself (I don’t know if I ever mentioned that here…hi! I’m Momo the atheist! If I haven’t, I’ll be writing a more comprehensive post about why I believe what I believe soon…) I had to go up and talk to him after class.

“Does that A pin mean what I think it means?” I asked, a hopeful note in my voice.

“What do you think it means?” The professor asked back.

“I think that it’s an atheism pin!” I replied back, excitedly.

“You’re right!” the professor replied.

“Awesome! So excited! I’ve seen those pins online but had never seen one in real life!” I explained.

He then went on to explain how more of the population is atheist than most people think and how just because someone doesn’t explicitly state they’re an atheist doesn’t mean they aren’t, and the like. Which was kinda meh, ’cause I already knew that.

The really cool thing about it happened at the end of the next class. As I was packing up, getting ready to leave, he came over, and asked, “Hey, want a pin?” and put something on the desk.

It was this:

 

A button

This is what he gave me...click for source!

 

Off topic, but that came from the same website the first one came for…hmmm….oddly enough, the guy seems to be a hardcore Christian….confuses me, but meh.

Anyways, I was quite pleased. He saw how excited about it I was so he gave me one of my own! It currently sits on the strap of my mini backpack (which I use as a combination purse/school backpack….just swap out the folders before you go to class the next day…), and decided it looked lonely, so I added some other cool pins/buttons I have. including my “I think therefore I’m dangerous” one, my “Free Hugs!” with a rainbow one, and my Bowie pin, among others 🙂 It reminds me of middle school and high school, when my friends and I used to sew patches onto our messenger bags and put pins all over them to show how “different” we were. I was so silly back then. But I like it, having the pins. I’ve been trying to avoid ruffling too many people’s feathers recently, not saying controversial things in class, or participate in online comment wars…I have to let off steam somehow 🙂

That’s all for today’s Momo blog. If wordpress likes me well enough, you -should- be getting a new post tomorrow. Hope all is well!

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