There has never been a better time to be an atheist than now. All over people are gradually coming to grips with accepting atheism as a normal view on life, and in South Africa it is no different. When I grew up I did not dare question the religion of my parents, their parents and that of society in general. Articles like this and those posted regularly here on N24 would have been banned and the author marked as an outcast. That is no longer the case and indeed the flood gates have opened for atheists to freely express their views, and challenge age old myths that till recently were blindly accepted as fact.
What I find extremely pleasing and incredibly amusing though, is the effect this change is having on our religious friends. It is clear that outside the comfort zone of religious protection by state and society, their religious views are unable to hold their own. Instead of providing the long awaited evidence of their gods, which they claim do exist, they randomly attack scientific theories and other views desperately hoping that proving such wrong would miraculously prove the existence of their gods. This is where the fun starts, those very individuals who cast aside all rational and logical thoughts when choosing their god, suddenly awakes as masters of complex scientific theories which they not only fully understand, but also tear apart and within a couple of sentences totally refute. This again confirms to them the existence of their gods. But is gets even messier, when the heat is turned on, some of these very individuals would then try and marry these devilish theories with their religion and claim that their god actually built this into his grand plan and therefore claim such to in fact prove their god, again.
A recent trend seems to be an appeal from the religious society begging for more tolerance from the non-believers towards their religions. This to me is probably the greatest victory for atheism as clearly these folks are unable to justify or explain the basic concepts of the religions they have adopted to rule their entire existence on earth. Instead of providing us with rational answers, they are asking us to stop asking questions. It is quite shocking indeed. But first prize should certainly go to our blogger (think it was Charles?) who recently called on all religions to take hands and unite against the atheist threat. I can only imagine how proud his god must be of him, calling in the help of other gods as clearly he realises that his god is not up to the fight himself! Priceless!!
So I ask my religious friends, if you are in so much suffering and feel so hard done by, why not end it here once and for all. It should be easy shouldn’t it? Aren’t you the ones with the tough man in the corner? Why not ask him to shut us up, once and for all. Or wait, maybe he can do one of his tricks; he can flood us again, or maybe just do a flyby? Alternatively why not give us some proof of his existence, you know, that obvious stuff that you keep referring to. I am not holding my breath though, but let’s see.
Until then, looking forward to much of the same, every moment of which I will enjoy.