Archive for September, 2009

The Thing That Actually Started Me Towards Atheism

September 25, 2009

It wasn’t some long, drawn out series of events, but rather something simple: I got knocked out, and I had no recollection of anything whatsoever. I know that sounds strange or maybe like a cop-out, but that’s the deal in a nutshell. I remember thinking, “Wow, I really can be ‘just dead'” and it was quite a new but perplexing thought.

So, it wasn’t that getting knocked out made me an atheist, not at all what I’m saying. What it did was get me thinking about a whole range of possibilities I refused to explore previously to this incident. I never really thought about much of what they were teaching in church; just kind of went through the motions, tried to make sure my mom and dad were happy, and that everything was cool. When dad or uncle “Elmo” (not his real name) would start going on too much about religion, well, I’d get deeper into video games. So what that means is, I didn’t get no real time thinking about death and stuff. I just swept it under the rug and tried to not shake the boat. Now, as I get older, I feel like yelling a big “Fuck you” to that.

I was raised religious, I just don’t feel like a spiritual person at all. Every day seems kinda mundane to me, but I don’t mean that as in, “I think life sucks and I have no hope.” I also don’t think less of my parents or brothers and sisters because they keep on being religious. They’re the same to me; I love ’em the same anyways. Their socks still stink.


One Thing I Don’t Get: Friggen Hypocrites!

September 19, 2009

One Thing I Don't Get

Religious people sometimes hold themselves to the most absurd of double standards. Take for example the fact we see religious signs literally all over the place, especially in the midwest, yet now all the religious people are going to piss and moan about this sign or that from the FFRF? (By the way, when I start making some good money, I think I’d like to join an organization like that, one that supports freedom of thought).

Seriously I mean we’re supposed to tolerate who knows how many crosses and Holy Virgins and whatever the fuck else (Oh my mom would freak if she knew it was me that typed that one), and now those who are religious can’t have any sort of representation? Taxation, but no representation? Make the money equal then damnit!

Sadly, it’s going to get to the point where nobody’s allowed to express anything because somebody will be offended by something anybody says regardless of anybody!!


September 11, 2009

I remember it was early in the morning. My buddy called, and said, “They’re attacking us!” I had no idea what or who he meant, I just turned on the TV, and that’s when I saw.

I don’t wanna commoditize this day and get all emotional or preachy like the rest of ’em, I just wanna remark that everybody’s got their own agenda even still to this day. I just remember the horror and the scenes of people jumping. I’m not gonna blame it all on religion like some are willing to do, for those involved bear responsibility (I’m not one of those strict determinists yet). On the other side of that coin, any dumbass who wants to say religion isn’t dangerous or can’t be used wrongly is crazy. Just look at 9/11. I mean, scientists have disagreements and stuff, but do they go around bombing “rival” universities and killing innocent people? OF COURSE NOT!

But, not to rant too hard here, I don’t want to be cliche about it. Other ranters better than I have ranted about 9/11 plenty before, it’s just that I had a discussion with a neighbor who lived near there and worked grooming dogs near ground zero. He told me some crazy stories. Stuff about nightmares and other high trauma type incident stuff. It’s stuff none of us need to share or see again, and stuff we can all avoid if we can just learn to relax and coexist a bit. I know, that sounds cliche too, but it’s true. Smoke weed! Chill out!

Some Disturbing News

September 4, 2009

American Idiocy Rates

I came across this image while doing a Google image search for “creationists.” It caught my attention before it depressed me thoroughly. I think one of my biggest gripes against religion is that it so often turns a blind eye to anything not in the official cover story. I remember having WAY TOO MANY discussions with my dad about the whole “biology and the Bible” thing. My dad is not an idiot; he’s an engineer, yet a YEC, and that’s one thing that made it so hard: I know he’s not an idiot. To be honest, sometimes I think he looks at himself as some sort of maverick.

The point is, what’s the point of education if nobody wants to listen?

(the image originally appeared on Pharyngula)