What habits or actions do you continue to do that would get your Atheism card revoked?  This is totally tongue-in-cheek, but I have realized how my somewhat religious upbringing has colored my language as well as other things.  

So, I figured we could have a confessional discussion where we admit our sins against atheism.  After all, if folk are going to persist in calling atheism a religion, maybe we should indulge a little and see how it works out for us.

My sins include using language like "God only knows" and saying to people who have sneezed "bless you".  What the hell are you heathens doing that is the antithesis of atheism? 

UPDATE: This post continues to get attention and one thing I have noticed, with both amusement and frustration, is that some people do not seem to notice that this is largely tongue-in-cheek.  I posted this as a way of acknowledging the influence that religion has had and continues to have on our lives, our society, our language, and our habits.  We all know that atheism is not a religion, goddammit! ;-)

Have a blessed day.

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i still attend mass on Sunday, though mainly against my will. I don't truly take part, I help my grandpa usher. But that's the only thing that's keeping me there, my grandpa. He and I have had many good memories, but he was in the war and saw many terrible things and lived through the Christianization of the 1950s. What I mean is that he holds his faith very, very dear and will never give it up I however, after researching the war and the horrendous acts committed during and growing up 1990's Information Age, I wholeheartedly stand against religion and find it curious that so many actually can believe such crap. Thus, when it comes to religion, me and my grandpa are on two different ends of the spectrum. But, I yield to his beliefs and go to mass every Sunday and help him Usher, for I don't know how much longer he'll be alive (he is quite old, lol). But it's not all that bad. For example, I mainly use this time to observe the religous in their natural environment, it's quite fun. Also, I like to hear the priest horribly misinterpret some Bible passage or some day-to-day event as proof of God's existence, tis quite amusing.
I actually wouldn't mind attending some church services.
This coming Friday night/Saturday morning I will be attending Temple and my cousin's Bar Mitzvah and I am very excited to watch as a "tourist". It will very much be like theater for me too. LOL.
This is great. The seven 'slightly unmoral acts but completely acceptable in todays society'.

How about, 'Not destroying a creationist's arugment before his/hers eyes and casting them aside in a torrent of reason and science: Sleuth'.
This is a good one! I was so tickled by the title. Let's see, my atheism sin...hmmm...I still say "Oh Lord" sometimes when something is funny or if there's something annoying me, but I'm noticing that's started to die down alot more. I don't say "bless you" anymore..I say "good health"...I got the idea from someone on atheist nexus a while back.

Here's a confession. My husband and I went to a church on Easter Sunday this year (his idea...though he's an atheist as well). He said he wanted to go for the "free entertainment".

Sometimes I still sing gospel tunes while in the house cleaning or I'll pop in a gospel cd. I was very religious and that was all I would listen to before deconverting (which only happened a little over a year ago) Sometimes I change the words though, and there are some songs that feel like they just hurt my ears now..lol...but this one is probably my biggest atheism sin.
Haha! Free entertainment. I guess you passed over the collection plate? ;-)
LOL! Yep!
Good job!
Some excellent food for thought. Thanks!

I capitalize the word God since it's basically become the English name of the Judeo-Christian God. If Christians usually referred to him as Yahweh, Elohim, or Bob the Cosmic Sock Monkey I'd capitalize that too. I don't capitalize Him or His when I'm talking about various gods except the Flying Spaghetti Monster (peace and prayers be upon Him).

I say bless you and never thought twice about it until now! I shall find a replacement immediately because that one is indeed just silly. I use WTH and OMG about 497 times a day and you can't stop me. I also take much pleasure on creative uses of the words Joseph (Smith) and Jesus in the right company - everything from crispy jumpin' Joseph to Christ on a cracker because my sis and I were raised VERY Mormon and even though it's been over a decade since we left, our family is still Mormon and we're still bitter heathens.

The worst is probably that I moan "Oh, God" a lot while doin the hippity dippity - a LOT. When I catch myself saying it, I stop. That's the only one I feel guilty about cuz well, yanno, give credit where credit is due amirite?
That was a thoroughly enjoyable post!


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