Today is atheists day. It is a day that we atheists stand up be proud of who we are and show the world we are not evil, we're good hearted and have morals. We do not need a God to be good hearted human beings. Do you believe that people will start accepting us for who we are?
It is a very sad commentary on the USA in the 21st century that you need to ask that question. In the UK it isn’t an issue, not having a belief in god is not seen as evil, in fact nobody really cares whether people believe in god or not, and religion is rarely mentioned in everyday life. Here in Northern Ireland where I live, and where there is more focus on religion...it’s more an identity issue, Protestant=British v Catholic =Irish, and neither group show any animosity or antipathy whatsoever towards me and my atheism. I’m really sorry that the experience in the USA is so bad...does it apply equally all over, and in every State and city?
I heard a great comment yesterday on a Melvyn Bragg podcast about the Treaty Of Limerick in that if William has been defeated, and a Catholic took up the monarchy, most of the Irish would turn Protestant just to piss the English off!
Why should I be proud just because I came to some logical conclusions in regards to the non existence of a fairytale figure .This did not require any effort on my part .
I am not proud of being a non believer no more than I am proud of being Italian .Whats there to be proud of .This is not an achievement.Why should I be proud of having common sense and thinking logically .I was born with these characteristics .
Just another day of personal sanity in a delusional and insane religious world.
Accepting us? Most Americans don't even know what the actual meaning of the word "atheist" is. Confusion would run rampant should the words "agnostic" "theist" or "deist" be introduced. It's not that big of a deal outside Sunday services where the faithful are taught to help us find the Light & the Glory. I don't believe there's some Non-believers Police running around to out us and make us a target of public flogging. We each are really insignificant in the big picture.
That aside, I don't need to be accepted for my religious or lack thereof beliefs. I mesh into society and do good because I do. No labels necessary. And I give no one rights to the intimate details of me and quite frankly, no one seems to be intent to know.
People will respect you if you respect them . Which is how we should treat one another.
If one needs to profess who they are or are not to the masses they'll always find people unwilling to accept them. That's just a sociological mores/norm.
(And everyday is atheist day for me. Nothing new to see here.)
"Today is atheists day."
OK, as an Atheist I find this stupid as hell (No Offense meant)
"It is a day that we atheists stand up be proud of who we are and show the world we are not evil, we're good hearted and have morals"
That is every fucking day
A-Theism is not a thing, it is the lack of a thing. Making a special day to celebrate a lack of some thing makes no sense. You are trying to celebrate your humanity, your self worth outside of a religious worldview with a special day.
If you called it"Freedom from Religion Day"
THAT would make sense to me.
" Do you believe that people will start accepting us for who we are?"
If they do they are likely to be us anyway,
If they don't their only reason to do so is because they are brain washed sheeple, who think some supreme being who created everything takes a person interest in what they do with their genitals and then burns them forever for doing it,
SO not people who's opinion matters one jot to me at all.
I don't need a special day to stand up and be proud of who I am, I need idiot people to grow the fuck up.
EDIT I meant to write genitals not gentiles, my Jewish ancestry is making itself know.
No thanks. I’m good.
How do we celebrate? By worshiping Dawkins, eating BBQ babies and loving people of the same sex?
Who designated today atheist day ??
I like to think back on how Unthinkable having this day would have been just a few years ago
A solid Atheist every day … I’d gladly give this one back ..in order to erase all those others.. So sick of “Whatever Day!” Total crap, in my calendar.
Will we be accepted? If those attempting to follow religion simply wise up and shake it - they’ll be one of us. No acceptance required!
As is, fear & ignorance are a formidable tag-team
Well, Happy Atheists Day.
No because it's not about us, The only way that religion works is if it has an enemy. Especially Christianity, We can be saints literal saints And it doesn't matter Because we do not believe in their imaginary friend. Christians are looking for good people, They are looking for people to hate. So they can put themselves in a position to feel good about themselves press accusing people. The truth of the matter is this disease is only going to help them. They will use it to put false clings on those who do not believe their Dogma. And I am truly afraid that they are going to use this to start committing violence on people who were not of their belief. Basic leave you're not Christian you're not clean and the only way to become clean is through fire.
The religious would probably think better of us if we shared our best recipes for cooking babies. Doing what they do, they will just attribute to their god and how he/she/it has turned our heart or some crap. Doing something they would never have thought of but leaves a pleasant aftertaste in their mouths might change their minds. (Hope I mentioned that I have a dark sense of humour)
@JohnnyQB Glad to hear that you can still voice your beliefs when necessary. Nobody should go around announcing what they believe unless it is relevant, it’s a private matter in my opinion.