Journal Entry #390
March 25th, 2011
Apparently this week is Atheist week. Who knew?
National Atheists Pride Week
This was posted on a Face Book friend’s page. He is an Atheist activist who works hard at promoting.
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 26, 2011 is Atheist Coming Out Day. What all will Atheists be doing in regards to that? Coming out if they haven’t yet, helping someone else come out, or just reminding folks you care about that you’re a proud Atheist. I will be making a video about Atheism, in public tomorrow. )
While there were many comments I am only going to post mine;
Gary David Currie……….. I hope one day we can get to a point here there is no need to come out as an atheist as this only gives the idea of gods legitimacy. That is the problem. It is like coming out as being gay it should just be a normal part of life. We continually give legitimacy to the wrong ideas. What this all really about is acknowledgment of the truth and I find that gets lost in the battle for a sane world. I applaud your efforts Joe I just hope that one day you will be able to focus those efforts on the other passions you have such as helping people in need of food. I hope you don’t feel I am diminishing the process. I just want us to be able to actually deal with more important things than battling lunacy. I realize this is a very important part of the process but we need to remember the real goal which is not to be an atheist but to just live in a sane world. I always tell people if you did not claim there was a god I would have no need to challenge it.
To even have this label is ridiculous,, the label of atheist. I have no probelm telling people that I am an atheist but it really is like saying;
It is National:
I don’t believe in Pixies week.
The moon is not made of green Cheese week.
Bigfoot was an Atheist week.
This is what everyone had as their profile picture this week.
I think you get the point. Although this like I said is all part of the process of getting to a sane world I cannot believe how much time, effort and money we as a species put into the indulging and the debunking of the so many fantasy concepts we take as true. Why this is necessary is a huge problem.
If you have read any of my blogs you will notice that I am about the truth that should be our focus. The truth is that we must contend with these delusions before we can move on and deal with problems that should actually have our focus. I am sure that many people who are proud Atheists will not agree with me on this matter but I find myself having to deal with the misconceptions we take as truth than the actual truth.