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I was reading the athiest facebook musings thread, and got a wicked kick out of it, and it made me think about something on facebook two days ago, I thought I would post it for you ladies to chuckle over.
Now I have a lot of religious people on my facebook, Normally I ignore their banter and go on with my day. I figure I shouldn't lecture them about their beliefs and more than I want them to lecture me about mine (or lack thereof). However a person on my facebook posted this:
My good friend Morgan posted this on his wall, and I feel the need to pass it on. Read on, ye unbelievers!
For some reason this just totally got under my skin. I posted: You won't convince an atheist there is a god any more than an atheist can convince you there isn't one.
And now there is a big huge facebook drama, and I guess I kinda started it, and I kinda feel a bit bad because I keep getting notifications of people posting.
The best excerpt from that article, and what I think made my blood boil to begin with:
"When an atheist rejects belief in God, he rejects any source of confidence beyond his own level of reasoning or understanding. The thinking atheist will forever be questioning the origin of the universe, will be perplexed regarding morality, and will be unsure of his own destiny and purpose in life. "
I do not forever question the origin of the universe, and am a very moral person without god in my life, thank you very much. I don't need a book to tell me right from wrong. My destiny and purpose in life is to raise my children to be the best they can be, and I am a very well adjusted individual. These people fancy us lost and wandering.
Ha! I once stirred up a big religious debate by replying to the statement, "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence," with "Nor is it evidence of existence." Boy what a sh*tstorm that started! LOL
I don't understand why people get so butthurt when they can't convert an atheist. They just don't understand that atheists are just as content with their understanding of the natural universe as they are with theirs. I've seen many religious people talk about how they genuinely feel sorry for atheists who don't "know" god. Meanwhile, I feel sorry for them for "wasting" their lives trying to please someone who I don't think exists. I guess there's a mutual level of pity, for similar reasons. But I don't bother trying to change their minds, I know I'd have better luck herding cats. I wish they'd just give up on us too though.
The reason it causes such a poo-storm is because it shakes their confidence. They aren't as sure about things as they like to seem. Our non-faith and our confidence in that non-faith threatens them on a deep level and causes them to question... ok, it's kind of like how some straight men feel threatened by homosexual men. They protest too much. Kinda like that.