The Perks of Atheism

Reblogged this on Archon’s Den. I thought it was humorous, yet serious, and needed to be said. It constitutes my masterful research, rather than merely lazy plagiarism.

True Falsehoods

A discussion group put together a list of their favorite things about being an atheist. I really liked some of their answers, and wanted to share. Responses range from funny and inappropriate to thoughtful and poignant.

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13 thoughts on “The Perks of Atheism

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Jim Wheeler says:

    I agree with the comments although I can’t see myself as part of any kind of advocacy movement. The best part of Christianity is the Golden Rule, and that does much good in the world. Also, I think there is such a thing as a God gene – some people seem designed to be religious. It must have been a survival factor in evolution, I think. For some, it kicks in only in old age (for obvious reasons). I’m content to let people find their own way in this – it’s like politics. The more you take a hard stand the greater the push-back and the confirmation bias.

    Polls show that the trend is away from religion and toward secularism, at least in the Christian world.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I read a post last night about ‘How To Deconvert A Christian.’ It echoed all of your points. Through your observation and research, you have a good handle on it. As one Atheist wrote, “We don’t really care what you believe, as long as the Government doesn’t put it into law, or our schools.” 😯

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  3. BrainRants says:

    If I said, “I don’t believe in atheism,” does that make me a troll? How about, “I don’t believe in believing”? (Pretty sure the ? goes outside the quotes there, what say you Archon The Grammarian?)

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I don’t believe in having other people’s beliefs stuffed down my throat.
      Let’s see – the sentence is a question, but the quote is a statement….?? How do I Google punctuation? 😉 😆

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  4. Sightsnbytes says:

    this was an excellent blog….if you enjoy reading the rants of a lazy 13 year old who chooses not to believe in God because he rather sleep in on Sunday mornings…not for me, but everyone is allowed their opinion I suppose

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    • Archon's Den says:

      The author of this post is 26, and a PhD, hardly a mere, petulant child. We don’t go to funerals for the deceased. They no longer care. We go to make ourselves feel good/look good in the eyes of others. So it is with attending church on Sunday. Surely God is everywhere, and all the time. Those who feel the need to enforce this non-existent moral law, need to be reminded that, according to the inerrant Holy Bible itself, they are doing it on the wrong day, and disobeying one of the Ten Commandments.

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  5. ahtdoucette says:

    As a Christian who is admittedly not on church on Sunday mostly because I don’t want to have to deal with the Church hierarchy now or ever again, God(dess) willing, I heartily approve this message. =D While at the same time pointing out it isn’t necessarily like that, to believe in the God-being that is! Had to read this post because I thought it would be entertaining and it was a little but mostly it sounded like serious hurt of the kind that makes me want to apologize for many of my fellow believers, for horrible things said & done in the name of Jesus/religion of choice.
    Peace

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Ah, you also noticed the ‘hurt.’ I’ve done previous posts about religious inclusion vs. exclusion. This is what happens when (all too many) people get moralistic and judgemental, instead of accepting and supportive. They drive all but their definition of Good Christians away, and then complain of the rise of secularism. 😛

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