I told myself I would stay away from the religious argument (not because I think that it is a waste of time, it’s only because I enjoy the fun side of MyNews24 and those articles can get really heated and serious, plus my scribbles are no work of literary art) but here goes.
I am an Atheist… It’s as easy as that. No lightening bolts crashed down when I wrote that, nobody gasps for breath when I say it. So why do we get articles starting with : I am not religious, but I am not an Atheist, or I don’t believe in God but I am not an Atheist, or I am spiritual though I don’t believe in God but I am not an Atheist. Say this with me : If I don’t believe in any God/s I am indeed an ATHEIST.
There’s no shame in saying that. Maybe it’s fear of being struck in the face with some “you’re going to hell” verse, or “you’ll die a thousand deaths” verse, or something to that effect (since I grew up without the constraints of religion, my knowledge of the Bible is, to say the least, very VERY vague).
If you don’t want to be labeled, or whatever, please just leave the BUT I’m not an Atheist part and just say that you lack religion. If you think admitting that you’re an Atheist will mean that you will be associated with baby eating psychotics, well then please do a bit of research.
Besides, we only eat babies on the 2nd Saturday of every month, and it’s not compulsory…
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