Of course you don't become an atheist if you really believe in God. But if you logically have come to the conclusion that there is no god, should you still lie to yourself? I don't see what good it will do. On the contrary, a false belief in gods has several disadvantages. As an atheist:

1. You don't have to believe the preachers on funerals when they tell you that your loved ones where sinful. (I found it extremely bothersome on my grandfather's funeral that the preacher talked about sin all the time; and I'm glad I could reject that as religious superstition. Unfortunately I had to listen to the bullshit though.)

2. There is no one watching you when you masturbate, have sex, go to the bathroom or do anything else private. If I believed in such a god, I would certainly become totally paranoid.

3. You don't run the risk of being punished eternally for your opinions. (i.e. you are not sent to hell for not believing the bible)

4. You won't be as easily fooled to give away all your money to impostors

5. There are no evil creatures or devils to fear (except for religious fundamentalists. Some of them are really dangerous, such as people that blow up abortion clinics, kill doctors or issue death penalties on authors)

6. You don't have to waste your time reading ancient myths to decide how to live.

Simple :)

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Comment by Morgan Matthew on December 31, 2008 at 12:39pm
lol that picture is awesome with this post :P
Comment by Dinah on January 2, 2009 at 6:49am
that's awesome!

yup i agree with you, for the number four, i was thinking of priests who take the money we put in church
Comment by Frink on January 2, 2009 at 5:26pm
Haha, nice post.
Comment by Gina on January 2, 2009 at 9:53pm
:) MAAATTTTHHHH!! :P
Comment by CJoe on January 2, 2009 at 10:11pm
I think most people who would fake belief are those that are surrounded by other believers (like myself). I've only recently started to be more open with SOME of my friends... those I know at least respect me simply because they know me. It can be really scary! I'm reading The End of Faith right now and I can't even imagine trying to "come out of the closet" during the Inquisition... or if I were a Muslim NOW!

Blah. I really hope Atheism catches on and people wake up before they bring about the end of the world by self-fulfilling prophesy.

LOVE your pic!!!
Comment by Frink on January 27, 2009 at 10:27am
Bahaha, I have now done this.

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