If we can assure Christians here in the states that we're not against their "Christian morals", or their "Gad given" right to congregate in church on Sundays, but rather only their irrational faith in the things unseen, than maybe the atheist movement might not look as sinister as their televangelist would lead them to believe.
Perhaps this is where I should call myself Satanist instead of atheist, because I am against their morals as well as their congregative churches. Hell, I posted a few posts ago in a rant of a church arsoned to the ground. Although I can’t stand that church arson is a huge waste of great resources that could be used for something a bit more valuable, what the symbolism of watching a Christian church burn to the ground, I stand up for and advocate and encourage. Just in case anybody thinks I’m being a pyromaniac, the key word is symbolism.
I still remembered a time when either a spark from a faulty wire or an arson burned down a church in a town a few miles from where I lived. Not only did I see it as good news, but I still have the papers with the pics.
Thing is, we’ve been pandering so much to the Religious Reich, that even once they have done what you have said Wannabe, they are still afraid to open their mouths and express themselves, just like how most of us have to do to keep a job and put food on the table or for the safety of themselves or the family.
Rather than say that atheist or Satanists aren’t sinister, I’d rather say we won’t put a gun up to your head for believing differently.
For me, if I’m against their God, I have to be against their morals and culture, otherwise there is no point to being anti-God.
There's nothing wrong with mythology, on the contrary, the world would ring a little more hollow in the absence of Dante's "The Divine Comedy". Only when mythology crosses the line into reality in the minds of believers is there a problem. For now, atheist must combat the delusions of the religious, but there will be a time when humanity will read the Bible in the same way we now read the Odyssey or Stephen King. I eagerly look forward to that day.
From the way the status of society is going, we may end up seeing this 40-50 years down the road in the USA, and I can’t wait for this to happen. May have lived a shit life, but it’d be far worth it to finally live in peace from religion, even if I will be an old geezer by then
I also want to state that I agree with The Gawd and velkyn.