Tag Archive: religion

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)



FTW FRIDAY, holy-shit-I’m-awesome edition!

First, Star Wars Win:


No real way to describe this one. I found it quite amusing though 😉

Next, glow-in-the-dark win!


Screw videos that won’r let you embed. I thought it was pretty cool, especially once I figured out how they did the floaty bits.

Next, go awesome woman win!


When a Saudi religious policeman sauntered about an amusement park in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Al-Mubarraz looking for unmarried couples illegally socializing, he probably wasn’t expecting much opposition.

But when he approached a young, 20-something couple meandering through the park together, he received an unprecedented whooping.

A member of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the Saudi religious police known locally as the Hai’a, asked the couple to confirm their identities and relationship to one another, as it is a crime in Saudi Arabia for unmarried men and women to mix.

For unknown reasons, the young man collapsed upon being questioned by the cop.

According to the Saudi daily Okaz, the woman then allegedly laid into the religious policeman, punching him repeatedly, and leaving him to be taken to the hospital with bruises across his body and face.

^_^ I don’t like violence, but this makes me squee a little on the inside.

Next, Star Wars Win 2:


And now I must get back to KotOR. Have gotten sucked in.

According to the Saudi daily Okaz, the woman then allegedly laid into the religious policeman, punching him repeatedly, and leaving him to be taken to the hospital with bruises across his body and face.


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.  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 🙂

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. 😉 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….

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