Journal Entry #412
April 16th, 2011
I saw a posting today in Face Book that once again reminded me that I need to define the term Atheist. Now I can only speak for myself and I certainly do not expect people to agree with me or even care what I think as I will say again that the term has become a label that has taken on a life of its own, a life it should not represent.
By using Atheist in the form many have chosen I feel it is counterproductive and will create division even further than it already exists. My goal is to not create division but find commonality.
There is a section on Face book that asks you to define your religion and in this people are putting atheist. It is not a religion but appears well on it’s’ way to becoming one, the religion of “NO GOD” which is absolutely ridiculous. Under this section people who are non-believers should not even enter anything and ignore the category. Once you give credibility to atheism in this form you also give credibility to religion which should not be the goal. The idea is to not give legitimacy to a concept that has not been proven. It is fantasy as it stands.
This was posted by someone;
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Gary David Currie …..The only reason I am an Atheist is because people publically claim gods. I am not proud or unproud of this it just is. If no one declared this I would have no need to challenge however I am proud to be a person who cares about humanity, who… values truth backed up by reason and the scientific process. I am proud to associate with others who care about positive change towards a peaceful world. I would much rather be promoting peace than challenging claims of gods and other silliness but unfortunately that is what must be addressed first.
Now I certainly will once again not fit into the accepted mode of thinking. I do not believe in declaring being an atheist as the method to challenging religion but in promoting truth and how we determine it. I have no problem with having the label of atheist but it is not part of my belief system it is simply a position against theistic claims and that is all.
This method that I see many taking will only further the delusion held by many of the faithful that there is an enemy that must be challenged. It should not be a battle but an process of discovery for many. I can respect the person but not the belief and it is the claim of a belief that I see no evidence for that I challenge.
I am bothered by the term Atheist movement so I offered in earlier post the name “The Second Age of Enlightenment”. So far no takers but I will keep trying. Am I opposing like minded individuals from becoming united, not at all I am promoting a togetherness based on truth. I am sure I will be mostly ignored but I still must stand on the position that I fell is the best course for all of humanity.
You see this is not just about religion as there are all sorts of other delusional beliefs out there and the label of Atheism just doesn’t cut it. Labels really do box one in and divide.