Keeping it Small and Simple

2008.03.06

Fuck fundamentalist atheists

Filed under: Religion — Tags: , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 01:21

There is a small but loud group of atheists who are giving non-religious people a bad name. This group behaves just like the religious people that they oppose. One might wonder if they were religious fundamentalists who switched over to the other side, much like a pendulum moves from one extreme point to the other.

Some want to burn the Bible. Why not burn Little Red Riding Hood (a book with equal truth value to the Bible)? Oh, I get it. Don’t worry, I can build a belief system around a little girl who gets eaten by a wolf on her way to Grandma. Does is qualify then? Fuck, the Bible is literature. Don’t go burning fucking literature!

The simple fact is this: I absolutely do not believe in a god. But, I cannot prove the non-existence of the god or gods in question. Doing that would mean that I have to check the entire universe at the same time. Needless to say, I cannot. I also don’t have the time nor the energy to sit and find justifications for my non-belief.

There is another point as well. Although I may not believe, I don’t want to remove my fellow humans right to believe. I may personally wish that they get freed from the constraints of religion. But I have no more right to force my ideas upon them than they have to force theirs upon me.

Finally, I have this little skeptic inside my head that keeps reminding me, “you know, you could be wrong!” For those who don’t know what too much certainty in your own ideas can do, read some history, for example, European history around the 1930s.

Therefore I feel it safest to remain a non-believing agnostic.

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5 Comments »

  1. I too was an agnostic, as little as 4 years ago. Just so you know, I am not here to force my beliefs on you or anyone else. I don’t think that would be possible. Real Christians know that only God can make someone believe in Him. Our only job is to tell people what we believe and why we believe, and show everyone the love that He has shown us, through Jesus.
    This being said, I agree with what you are saying in relation to “fundamentalist atheists” Why do they try so hard to make believers stop believing? Why do they feel it is necassery every Christmas to make a big deal about putting out their own holiday display next to a Christmas Tree and a Minorah. If you choose not to believe fine. Tell everyone that you don’t believe, that is fine as well. But what are you trying to prove?
    Christians go out and tell people about God, and His Son Jesus, because we believe it is our duty, and obligation. We believe that if we didnt we would be horrible people. If we know that our fellow man is on a path to hell, how wretched are we if we dont tell that person the truth, and try to show him what God has done, in order that he might be saved.
    If you are an atheist..what is your motivation?

    Comment by chriscanuel — 2008.03.06 @ 02:12

  2. @chriscanuel: thanks for the comments. You reminded me of Christmas. I was going to comment on that, but forgot.

    Christmas is a part of the tradition of every country that has a Christian history. It is a part of tradition just like Halloween or Thanksgiving turkey. Some people are able to realize this and celebrate Christmas without worrying too much. Others have fits of rage at the mere mention of Christmas.

    Comment by Lorenzo E. Danielsson — 2008.03.06 @ 02:25

  3. I believe that all religions are nothing more than a prision for the mind. In saying that, I believe that there is “something” more out there. Sometimes I may call it God or the Great Mystery in order to give it a name. I agree….literature is literature. It’s all good when one looks at it with some common sense.

    Comment by cheles — 2008.03.06 @ 03:13

  4. I agree with you that “religion” is a prison for the mind. Christianity ought not be a religion. Being a Christian isn’t about a set of rules, or a list of do’s and dont’s. It is about a relationship with God. That can only come through Jesus. That being said, there are certain things that Christians should and should not do. Choosing to follow Christ if anything sets you free. It sets you free from being a slave to your sin.
    Saying that you believe in “something” more out there, only confirms that there is a God. The Bible tells us that the existence of God is plain to see for everyone, all they have to do is look at His creation. The problem is that people close their minds to the possibillity that there might be a God, and that maybe Christianity might be true. They view it as blind faith, but nothing is further from the truth.

    Comment by chriscanuel — 2008.03.06 @ 22:59

  5. I also have a blog called blind faith..check it out if you’d like.

    Comment by chriscanuel — 2008.03.06 @ 23:01


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