So I was on facebook and talking to some girl I had just recently met. I will admit she is pretty attractive, we got on the subject of tattoos and she asked me if I wanted to get anymore. I said yes and explained to her that I want ἄθεος on the inside of my right bicep. For those of you that do not know, ἄθεος is Greek for Atheos, meaning without god. I told her what it means and she said "O......wow really? Thats kind of messed up"
By now Im starting to get the hint that she is a religious person So I asked "Why the disgusted response?" This is what I got back "I'm Christian, so I wasn't sure what else to say." I told her that I dont see a difference between me putting ἄθεος on my arm and christians putting stuff about god and crosses on their bodies. Her response was "Thats fair enough, I suppose. That's an excellent way to look at it. To me, I don't think I would ever put anything on my body that like did that to a religion though, bc you never know what you'll go through, what you'll know, what you'll believe in 10yrs."
Like it will all of the sudden just hit me and I will all of the sudden believe in god.....really? What I know is that god is not real. I sent this response back to her. "What do you mean "did that to religion".....what did Atheism do to religion? Atheism is as old as Theism itself. But I dont see me believing in that F.U.B.A.R shit at any point of my life. Its almost like asking me if I will believe in leprechauns in 10 years....its not oging to happen because it is such a far-fetched concept. I dont see how people could get crosses and praying hands tattooed on them after what god and Jehovah supposedly did to the people of Egypt."
I mean, she asked what I wanted to get next as a tattoo so I told her. She didnt have to act like I was some freak show for wanting that. Atheism is now a big part of my life and defines me who I am as a person today. I truly believe that it has made me a better person, so for her to be disgusted by that is just wrong in my opinion. I can see where she is coming from in the aspect that tattoos are PERMANENT, but I do not see me regretting this decision. She could have just said "Oh thats cool, get it if you really want it" or something to that nature. It just pisses my off that people like this perceive Atheists as a "social outcast" and that WE are the ones with the wrong idea....like theirs is anymore believable. They believe that Jesus went up to "heaven" after being murdered, and that this Jewish zombie will someday save us all.
I havent gotten a response back but I will continue adding some funny "come backs" she has to throw at me in the comments.