Once again an atheist is a rotting corpse.

I poke and prod at people about their religion.
I post atheist quotes and videos on my facebook page.
The people on my list can, ignore, comment, agree, disagree, whatever, but it will get them thinking.
Last night I posted this:
"What happens when we're dead? The irony is that all our questions will be answered after we die. We spend our whole life trying to figure out the truth and the only way we'll find out what it is, is to get hit by a bus. And the only comfort that religion offers is that God is driving that bus." - John Ryman, When Galaxies Collide

"oh jay, it's sunday morning.... such a heavy topic for early in the day!!
hopefully your family doesn't fight too much over the money and stuff you've accumulated, after they dispose of your rotting body and/or burnt flesh which may now be a pile of ashes that you get in a cardboard box.
have a great day, jay! xxx"

So often believers go right for the cadaver. As if they escape the maggots cuz jesus told them so?
Isn't it odd how often they want us to rot and burn?

I plan on this reply.

" K, I thank you for your reply, I love all dialog on heavy issues like this..this is what I do. My stance is that religion is poisoning our society. the dark ages are over, and I want people to think. (for themselves) and I am providing an atheist's view point . I can be very militant, but untill there really is separation of church and state, and the suicide bombers are gone, I'll keep trying to make a difference in my own way.
Would posting this on wednesday be better? ( and as far as early in the day, sorry I have insomnia) It's not a bible verse. I see enuf of those , it's the religious belief systems that promise pearly gates and 72 virgins and fly in to buildings, rape children and murder doctors.
I live for today. My corpse will be donated to a medical school. My kids don't care about my stuff. My daughter knows to call an estate liquidater.
If I posted "Praise the lord jehovah and ...." would that be perfectly acceptable? Can an atheist stand on a street corner and proselytize like christians do w/o angry slurs hurled at them? (NOT in Tulsa for sure) From the little I do by posting quotes on FB etc...not so much.
Do you know about Sharia law in Britain? or the Blasphemy law in Ireland?
I apologize for being the one in the crowd that pokes people into thinking, seeing and getting riled up.? um, no. ----- enjoy some nature and the people in your life today.. get your camera out? and have a great day taking pictures maybe. "

did I miss anything? should I delete anything?

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Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on December 6, 2009 at 1:21pm
Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Kirk Holden on December 6, 2009 at 1:46pm
Great to see you shaking em up and making them think. But...

I am struggling with the idea that belief in god alone drives individuals to do bad things to each other. Daniel Dennett illustrates the idea of memes with the story of the ant that has a tiny organism called a fluke in it's primitive brain that causes the ant to climb to the top of blades of grass. The fluke takes over the ant to get into the stomach of an ungulate to reproduce. The fluke is like a meme in a human brain that takes over-rides the survival instincts of the host.

But humans are not ants. When the IRA plants a bomb in a pub in Belfast the proximate cause is religious partisanship. But the ultimate cause starts in the genes. Life for some people is nasty, brutish and short whether they believe in one god, many gods or no gods.

A knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing fundamentalist will find some meme to satisfy a genetic and environmental longing for nastiness. And that applies to some non-theists as well.
Comment by Monique Reimer on December 6, 2009 at 1:56pm
My freethinkers group recently had a meeting about dealing with this. It's morbid, but it still needs to be thought about. Not enough time really goes into what goes on after, or what people would like to do. A woman in our group works for a memorial company and she said that most people who come looking for a way to remember their loved one don't wind up putting religious verses into it anywhere. One guy loved his dogs, so the family got dogs put on the stone. Another had always run a fishing getaway so the wife got a picture of their lake on his and the company logo.

In the end it's far more important to be remembered for good reasons. Who really cares about heaven or hell if people haven't cared for their children, you know?
Comment by a7 on December 6, 2009 at 5:57pm
nice post pal

In the end it's far more important to be remembered for good reasons. Who really cares about heaven or hell if people haven't cared for their children, you know? nice reply man

take care man


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