posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 01:08 AM
Atheism is the arrogant belief that a speck of a human on a speck called Earth, in a speck called the Milky Way, in a speck called the local group, in
the universe which may be a blast pattern on a single brane of a potentially infinite number of brane-worlds, has conclusive evidence about the
contents of all of that and beyond, and/or is simply "smart enough" to prove or "know" the negative: that a God or gods do not exist.
Atheism is also the spreading and evangelizing of that, yes, religious belief.
One unifying trait of the religion of Atheism, beyond simply an inflated, unjustified belief in one's own intellectual superiority over most of the
masses (due not to personal accomplishment, nor to actual enlightenment and betterment of self through the search for ultimate truth and wisdom, but
in the irrational proof of a negative) is the group mockery of any person of faith.
The evangelizing Atheist is relentlessly driven forward by 3 goals:
1.) Desire to feel a sense of belonging to the group system of beliefs (this one is shared by theistic religions)
2.) Desire to reaffirm and replenish one's own beliefs by inflicting them on others (this one is also shared by theistic religions)
3.) Desire to take away and extinguish any light of faith in others, both to punish others for possessing what they themselves do not and cannot have,
and also to make one's own existential atheistic suffering more bearable. This one is in direct contrast to almost all theistic religions,
particularly Christianity, whose goal in evangelizing is to increase the peace and joy of others by sharing their own positive, affirming beliefs.
Also, like other religions, Atheism will happily cite the worst examples of competing religions (crusades, jihadists) in order to paint a biased,
warped picture of reality in which their religion is correct and best. The flaws of their own religion (many, many murders by Atheist states) are
downplayed or ignored entirely.
At the end of the day, as an enlightened human, I judge the practitioners of religions on their actions, not their words. As an agnostic/undecided, I
can state very definitively that the core New Testament principles of the Christian religion, though sometimes abused by flawed human beings, are the
closest the western world has gotten to truth, wisdom, and enlightenment, and have more or less created the better points of western civilization as
we know and enjoy it. Furthermore, I would certainly rather be around most Christians than most Atheists. While I have met quite a few ignorant,
boneheaded Christians I can't stand, I have yet to meet a self-proclaimed Atheist whose entire state of being wasn't one of negativity, arrogance
and anger toward others.