With all of the disgusting actions of believers in our government and elsewhere, I think it is time to increase our opposition to religion and all unsubstantiated nonsense pushed by believers.
"Mockery of religion is one of the most essential things…one of the beginnings of the human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority, its indispensable." - Christopher Hitchens
“Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them...” - Thomas Jefferson
"Dear pious fellow! Our greatest hope for you is that one day you will understand that you have no enemy other than death, no port other than existence, no protector other than your own mind!" - Mehmet Murat ildan
Religion “needs to be ridiculed.
With contempt.” - Richard Dawkins
"The purpose of a democratic government is to protect the poor from the rich. The purpose of religion is to protect the rich from the poor." - Oliver Markus Malloy
Thank you for the encouragement
I’m capable of coexisting and even loving spiritual people that don’t try to cram their crap down other people’s throat. Ridicule only increases the divisions from my experience.
My approach is to simply set the example that a life without superstition is a very happy and prosperous option. Three of my nieces and nephews have confided in me that they are leaning agnostic in spite of their parents teachings. They haven’t found the strength yet to confront their parents with this resolution but they’re still young. We speak often.
I mock religion at every opportunity.
Yes indeed it is time to ridicule religion relentlessly, unmercifully, for they've now shown their distaste for our democratic Republic and all it stands for..no more patty cakes..
Include all the progressive woke imbeciles: clearly domestic terrorists.
FYI, nearly everyone on this site falls into the “woke” category. You’re either to ignorant or arrogant to realize that!? I’m guessing a fairly equitable amount of each is the culprit, or your a troll?!
Trolls at level 8 are rare indeed, so I’m just gonna say you’re one of those willfully ignorant fucks that likes to quote science, but hasn’t ever read a science book….
Keep reminding them that they're worshiping the Creator and Keeper of Hell, aka the Devil.
Careful most of those famous old white guy atheists came out of the eugenics movement.
I've actually gotten out of most atheist areas because people use this language to be bigoty. Wish it wasn't so.
I'm an autistic adult raised very atheist in godnguns rural Michigan.
When I see people ridiculing others for their beliefs I wish someone would punch them. Cocky racist antithesis incuded.
Doesn't necessarily include you but that'd the language they use to excuse it.
When they force their ridiculous beliefs to the point that it affects your life, you may change your mind.
I am a progressive antitheist and antiracist. I don't buy into that liberal view that everyone should get airtime. Religion has zero factual support and should be afforded that same amount of credibility. I am vocal and hated by religionists. All cultures with a judicial system have accepted evidence as how facts are established. Religion does not meet that standard and stands to damage it, in addition to being the primary cause of war. Beliefs and opinions that are not supported by fact should be ridiculed at every opportunity.
"...most of those famous old white guy atheists came out of the eugenics movement." And you can provide links validating that accusation?
As you say "When I see people ridiculing others for their beliefs I wish someone would punch them."
I happen to agree. I left Mormon country for the Bible Belt and I will say this: these Bitches are rabid out here.
I absolutely live in the closet. My Mormons know I'm a part time anti-theist full time atheist, and that's just gonna have to do so I make it outta here not dead. (Not really that dramatic, but.....)
If it weren't for the university here, I would literally very likely be, one of the only non-believers in the entire county. And these are fundies. Laying hands on and tongue talking. And Baptists. What a mix. I miss the Mormons, they just pity me and privately try to save my soul. It's just healthier to stay anonymous than to attempt to talk about my truth. The whole, "Your religion made me suicdal as a teenager, so fuck off batshit crazy person!" would just fuel these fires. They'd never leave me alone. No thank you.
@SeaGreenEyez Yes, we should always consider and know our environment.
Yet, sometimes it's the slightest things, the little digs while questioning them, that start them questioning themselves.
Their ideologies are bringing an end to humanity, yet we have no right to ridicule?! You’re a fool…..
@nogod4me I'm a 43 year old opinionated atheist in rural Michigan. Like I said I've experienced it. But not nearly as much as people seem to say.
Bigots are bigots. Regardless of their beliefs. It's easy to slip into that and it's seems to be a theme in atheist areas these days.
Ive also got a kid who seems to be rebelling against the local godnguns bigots, (as well as myself and her Guatemalan catholic dad) by converting to Islam and wearing full coverings. So I've contemplated hatefulness toward other people who don't know things about more deeply the last few years. Shit puts real people in real danger.
@nogod4me, @LovinLarge bigots are bigots. You have every right to express your opinions but this particular line of action makes me look bad as an atheist.
It's also simplistic and classist AF.
@MsAl I disagree with everything you've said and you haven't supported any of it with evidence. I oppose religion because it has no basis in fact. That is not bigotry, it's rationalism. You trying to undermine the antitheist position is religious apologetics and bigotry. Perhaps a little work on your own backyard is in order.
I wholeheartedly agree! I was just saying that we should elect a young, dynamic, lefty comedian to the presidency.
They may not come out until their parents are gone. Many times the children don’t come clean for fear of breaking their parents hearts….