posted on Jul, 8 2011 @ 03:26 PM
Yeah so as an atheist***, I'm pretty sick and tired of being accused of being a moraless heathen. To be perfectly honest, Christians tend to be the
most self-righteous, egotistical, and down right judgmental, group of all. They preach that their way is the only way and in some more extreme cases,
are preparing their children for a holy war (this is not a joke, check out the documentary "Jesus Camp" it will make your head spin). This post is
inflammatory, and speculative at best.
To me, atheism has freed me from the bonds of conventional spirituality, and has enabled me to think for my self, critically, and analytically. I
find myself to be a more ethical human being, with more compassion and empathy, than I was when practicing Christianity (albeit that was a decade
ago). I find that most religious people, are put in a bad situation, their thinking tends to be along the lines of "well, god has plan", or
"everything happens for a reason". This is scapegoating and will have a negative impact on your life, because it relieves you of responsibility.
In atheism, there is no thought train like that. If something bad happens, you don't chalk it up to a deity, you figure out what caused the bad
thing, and then attempt to work on a logical solution.
Atheists also tend to be more empathic than religious people. Atheists are more likely to support gay rights/marriage, more likely to be anti-war,
more likely to be pro-gun regulation, more likely to be feminists, and more likely to be anti-republican and anti-tea party. I'm not trying to say
that all atheists are better than all Christians, that would be insane and just not true, but how many atheists, are out there stocking up on food,
water, guns and ammo, and bugging out to secret underground caves, because they're convinced that their "maker" is coming back in October???
None??? Oh that's right. I'm not going to say that atheists are more rational people but... actually I AM going to say that we are more rational
***By the way, in regards to this post only, when I say 'atheist' I'm going to lump people who consider themselves agnostic into this, and most
people who are anti-organized religion.