I would like to begin with some insight into the thinking atheist brain to give a perspective on why we believe so strongly in DISbelief! Most of the atheists that I have spoken to give an explanation similar to the one that I give in that proof is non existent when it comes to religion. We weigh the FACTS and observe data that can be ‘categorized and easily referenced’ as Agent Mulder used to say. Yes there are those who would say that he used those words to disparage his peers for looking down on his belief in the paranormal, but he was also a character who did not believe in something posited with absolutely NO proof!
Atheists tend to scour studies and scrutinize data to determine whether or not something is worth believing in. The thinking atheist tends to not make knee-jerk decisions and carefully weighs the tangible to produce a conclusion that is reasonable and quantifiable. We shun the fantastic and the unbelievable when there is no reason to pursue it further and dismiss faithful drivel.
The following are examples of the reasons to BE an atheist and for atheists to continue indifference to religion instead of pursuing peace with it. I was witness to some VERY ignorant statements by some deluded faithful followers regarding the rescue of the 3 women found after ten years in captivity in Cleveland, OH. The bulk of the statements were of the nature of ‘Thank God these girls were found safe.’ or ‘God must have been watching over them.’ and even ‘God delivered them home to their families.’ What ignorant out of touch poppycock sentimental bullshit! I am so happy that there are stupid assholes out there who believe that GOD! stood as a perverted voyeur for ten years as these women were beaten, raped daily and terrorized for ten fucking years! REALLY?! Where was the Sky Fairy when these women were being kidnapped and where was ‘He’ when they were begging for their lives chained up in a basement?! If I was a colossal slope-browed dunce I would say exactly the same thing! IMAGINE!
No, GOD! was there when your fucking football team won the goddamned Super Bowl and ‘He’ was there when YOU got the last beer and ‘He’ was definitely there when the church pastor was killed in an auto accident but you were able to make it home after a few beers without getting a DUI! Good ol’ GOD! A helluva guy when your praying that you have a little milk in the fridge for that box of mac & cheese, but not so handy when 8 year olds are getting blown up in Boston or a 12 year old is stabbing his 8 year old sister to death! Shit, when I need my car to start on a cold day or I need those Death Cab tickets I’ll just hit up the Almighty for ’em, because he sure as shit is no fucking good at saving lives or preventing suffering!
I send this mostly to christians because we already know that Muslims kill over cartoon caricatures and if you happen to piss the wrong way so logic is totally lost on these idiots, but most christians don’t even really believe in god and are christians just for show anyway. It’s easy to claim but very difficult to actually believe. With all of the available knowledge out there most people have a basic knowledge of science and if confronted by the unexplained, they dismiss it or scoff. This includes claims of believers who say that they have seen Christ or God. Christians say hallelujah but inwardly think that the person is fucking crazy or trying to get attention. If someone were to invent a device that you could scan a person’s faith with, most christians would have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do!
So, I’m goin’ to take a shit and I’m praying for a good outcome and I played the lottery and am hoping that the good Lord will bless me with the right numbers! I will be careful on the drive to work though, because I sure as Hell know that ‘The good Lord’ doesn’t intervene in times of REAL emergency! Oh, by the way christians, when the guy next to you gets his brains blown out by the psycho gunman and you get passed over, IT”S NOT A FUCKING MIRACLE!! IT’S FUCKING TRAGIC FOR THE POOR MOTHERFUCKER WHO JUST ACQUIRED THE NEW ASSHOLE IN HIS FOREHEAD COURTESY OF THE BASTARD THAT YOUR GOD FAILED TO STOP!! Perspective folks, it’s all a matter of perspective!