Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
So the Atheists will be driven underground; much like the legend that the Illuminati were hundreds of years ago.
The Illuminati, who were scientists, went against God... etc etc... See where I'm going with this?
I see where you're going, but, I'm fairly sure there aren't many if any Atheists sharing a seat in your jalopy along this road of fantasy.
Atheists won't be going underground any time soon. At least not in First World countries.
Certainly there's superstitious cultures still dominated by fantasies of invisible super beings meddling in our lives, which is really quite very
sad, and in such cases where these cultures persecute others for not being fans of their favorite kid's cartoon, there very well might be people that
pretend to a faith they don't believe as a matter of survival.
In civilized First World culture, however, where diversity is accepted and promoted, Atheists will thrive.
You may even know a number of them that are simply playing the polite smile and nod game in recognizing the ever so fragile and delicate nature of a
rebuffed person of faith on a personal witness crusade.
People of faith get ugly when you refuse a sit down to their imaginary mad-hatter tea party an call it for what it is.
Observance of Political Correctness when associating with co-workers and sometimes neighbors will require some observance of the old smile and nod
routine to avoid any squinty eyed foaming at the mouth religious crusade nonsense.
People of faith don't need to strap on explosive suicide vests to cause terror. In and of and by themselves they're ticking time bombs just waiting
to throw a walleyed fit over someone proclaiming that their imaginary friend is a bunch of childish superstition, an exercise in delusional magical
thinking, where they really should grow up, put away their plastic tea party set with dolly stuffed animal guests, and face reality.
All in all, in a few decades, we'll hopefully, eventually reach technological singularity such that we'll all be looked after, minded over cared for
and managed by Artificial Intelligences of incomprehensible cognitive reasoning and intellectual superiority that religious folk might just start
getting their psychological teddy bears talking back to them as the machines play pretend god in observance of the fragility of the human psych in
cultures that still cling to such silly notions.
Some of us, technology giving such, may have even adapted into "silicon" existence ourselves in exchanging our biological bodies for more durable
synthetic replacements giving us equal footing with the AIs we created, leaving the rest to play their childish games of subservient bowing and
scraping to invisible people in the sky, or whatever it is the faithful are so enslaved/addicted to wasting their lives in observing.
It didn't do the Egyptians, any good with all the glory and wonder of their astounding temples.
It didn't do the Aztecs any good with all the hundreds of thousands of human blood sacrifices and still beating hearts ripped from the chests of
It didn't do the Romans any good who eventually adopted observance of another faith started by filthy incestuous, slave owning, genocidal desert
There's no great halls of drinking in Valhalla for all the good it did in believing such for the Vikings of old.
All these other cultures had religions and faiths just as culturally significant, worthy of observation, and profound in philosophy and conviction as
anything in observance today.
What happened to those people?
2000 years from now, just as schools will tell in history classes about Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, South American Mythologies, and others,
so too Judeo-Christian-Muslim Mythology, the story of filthy slave owning, incestuous genocides also will be taught as just another ... mythology;
just as impotent, yet culturally significant for its time as all the other dead mythologies.