So recently I've heard a lot of negativity about Atheism. I mean the actual word and what the word conveys.
I've heard it's "too closely associated with Theism", "Atheists believe in nothing.", "Where do you get your morals from if not from religion?", I could go on but I'm sure most of you have heard them as well.
This to me is the good kind of problem. I am an Atheist. I can't think of a more beneficial decision that I have made in life than to not believe that I was "born wretched", "going to hell", that I am "a sinner", LOL! and even worse: if I believe Jesus is my lord and savior, I am going to heaven.
I am so glad that I don't have to believe that Gays are an abomination, That Ladies are below me, that the deluge story wasn't "borrowed" and I'm so grateful that I don't have to believe that as a teenager my masturbation habits didn't kill kittens -wait is that from the bible? I doubt that believers even know by now.
Atheism doesn't pay the bills in my case. I do love my part time job though. I'd also love full time but, I have a job. It pays shit but I'm getting paid. The good kind of problems...
I don't have what I'd call "enough" Atheist friends but I live in the Midwest -what can I say? I have a few. I can't complain. I'm breaking away from indoctrination -I ain't the same born again Christian that I was yesterday.
I'm surrounded by creationists, Catholics, cult members, and ignorant people that believe that there is a God, a Heaven, and a Hell but I'm not one of them. In comparison I am fucking free! The good kind of problems...
The only person that has hit on me recently was a 40 something meth addict who had open sores on her face and she even went as far as to stare lovingly in to my eyes. Don't think that I don't know how that religion is the gateway drug.
Had to break up with that girl "on the fence" because she fell off on the wrong side. It's not that it doesn't kill me but ...I'm still free and I'm glad to have been loved. Even though nobody is loving me right now in that "right way" I am absolutely lovable. Not "wretched". I don't have "Jesus in my heart". Good thing too -My heart is about the size of my fist and Jesus was a grown ass man. Break ups suck and they suck some more and then they suck worse, then one day you wake up and it doesn't suck anymore. All that sucking: The good kind of problems...
Another Jack ass has joined the forum. (Where is David Henson anyway?) My teeth are sharper because of them. The good kind of problem...
I am an Atheist. Whatever comes with that... I'm so glad. Very simply because I don't feel like am some God's piece of shit. Atheist (Atheos), Infadel -I don't care. The good kind of problems.
Got a good kind of problem?
Interesting Jared. I have many of these good kind of problems. I am an internet junkie, so I have to bargain between reading being on TA and sleeping and mostly TA wins lol.
I didn't know we have a knew guest, DH was fun lol.
I am overworked...but happy to be employed. Must keep mouth shut.......I am also surrounded by serious believers. Good choice, druggies love to bring take you down with them. I have escaped that twice.
Some people are good reminders of exactly what I don't want in life.
Nope. ...and nope.
LOL Infidel " SILENCE, I kill you"...lol I'm just joking of course I assume you have seen or heard of Jeff Dunham and his ventriloquist dummy Achmed the dead terrorist. If you have not seen it you will laugh if you do. Here is a link to it on youtube...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uwOL4rB-go
FFRF (The Freedom From Religion Foundation) is so jam-packed in their office space (because their membership has skyrocketed to approximately 20,000 members and they are doing a shit-ton of church state separation activism) that they have to build an addition. (Of course in an ideal universe they'd not be needed, but the good problem is they are getting a lot of support and bursting at the seams.)
Oh tell me about it Steve i have them on my Facebook and the discussion is non-stop
Think atheist gets me in trouble sometimes. I get so carried away in discussion i have told my other half I'm wrapping up my conversations now. He reminds me thats what I said three hours ago. I remind him you wanted me to find new friends right. You told me join forums. You can't blame me for enjoying intelligent conversations. End result he tells me go to bed. I usually listen because i look at clock at this point and its 4 am. lol. ( yes i know i'm one to blame not TA or other half ) though would argue if the people here weren't so interesting to talk to I wouldn't be online nearly as much.
I actually hear most of that sort of stuff here. I'm rather asocial and the people I do associate with, even if they do profess to be Christian, aren't very uppity about it.
I've got some fantastic problems! I won't go into them too much, but I will say I am grateful for some perspective that I have had lately.
Again, someone told me God is trying to reach me. I certainly don't know about that but some things have certainly lined themselves up nicely in my life. I have had my share of rough times and I am perfectly alright with having some smooth sailing for a bit.
My current problem is not having enough time in the evening to educate, nay armour myself against the nonsense we have to deal with. I fire up youtube and link after link from Hitchens to QandA, The Big Question and religious preaching show me that being an Atheist is the only result that a logical, rational mind can come to.