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Playing with the atheists... [Mar. 24th, 2008|08:58 am]
I'd never call myself an atheist -- like their opponents, the more militant amongst them have given the word a bad rep, where suddenly it's not so much about not believing in God, any God, pick a God...sorry, where was I? Anyway -- as wanting everyone else to not believe in God and often branding all of those with faith as crazy.

I'm just live and let live -- I don't care if the money's got God on it, that God snuck into the pledge of allegiance...although I do believe we should revert to the original Godless version, because of tradition. Tradition's fine. So much of the music I love, the architecture I admire, was inspired by faith in one God or another.

I feel no need to talk about it, unlike so many people who call themselves atheists (I also can't type it properly, first time out) although once, when walking dogs with friends and friends of those friends, one of the women said "I feel so sorry for people who don't have God in their lives. What an empty existence they must lead." What a socially impaired graceless thing to say in a group of strangers, I thought. And I did feel the need to address it, although I limited myself to "Actually, you don't have to worry about us. We're fine, we're happy and we don't feel any kind of loss or emptiness at all." But generally, I'm just okay with keeping my opinions on religion to myself, which is very unatheist.

But I do subscribe to one proclaimed atheist's blog, because I do get concerned when people with Faith want to trample on my right to NOT have Faith, plus the guy's a science professor and has an affection for cephalopods and often posts fabulous pictures of them: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/

And I'm grateful for his blog pointing me to these funnyasdamnation websites: www.landoverbaptist.net (yes, it IS a satire, but it could fool you out of context) and www.objectiveministries.org, which is fun enough, but do go to their online store and check out the Baby Jesus Anti-Fornication Thong.

No. Really.

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[User Picture]From: the_mac_danee
2008-03-24 01:52 pm (UTC)
My Irish priest from way back once told me, D...as long as you are happy and a good person, that is all that can be expected. Works for me!
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-03-24 02:08 pm (UTC)
have you seen the movie Saved!? it's chock full of hilarious satirical goodness.

Mandy Moore throws a tantrum (and a Bible!) at a pregnant teenaged girl as part of her efforts to save her former friend, who is OF COURSE going to hell for being unwed and pregnant. it's *that* kind of good. it's sacrilicious. :D
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-03-24 02:56 pm (UTC)
You might find this website amusing: http://www.evilbible.com/ No cephalopods, tho'...
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[User Picture]From: im_geva
2008-03-24 09:01 pm (UTC)
I found this quote on A Word A Day:

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
-Abraham Lincoln

Sums it up nicely.
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[User Picture]From: regineaubergine
2008-03-24 11:42 pm (UTC)
Another great blog on this topic is Julia Sweeney: http://juliasweeney.blogspot.com/

Not hostile just speaking from what she has experienced.

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