Journal Entry # 34
March 26th, 2010
The saying goes like this; getting (insert name) to get organized is like herding cats. For those of you who do not see the analogy cats are very independent and are not subject to a herd mentality. For my purpose here the names I will insert are atheists, free thinkers and humanists.
Who would you rather be?
I am an Atheist. Although I am proud to say this I hesitate to use the title because of the meaning many give it. It is just a statement that means I do not believe in gods any gods. I like to refer to myself first and foremost as a human being. People think that being an atheist means you are part of a religion. I just base my decisions in life on evidence, credible evidence. Most people who are free thinkers are generally more intelligent than the average person. They are usually not followers. They are not part of the sheeple.
Now I have been this way most of my life with many periods of questioning and searching. I love to have a good intellectual conversation but that is a difficult task with most people. It is not easy to search out the ones who are willing to do this. I recently decided to bring forth my position in a public manner to do my part in affecting much needed change to this world. It is the inspiration of people like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Maher and others that have prompted me to be more vocal than I usually am and I am not shy. I believe like others that there must be change but it must be the right change in order for humanity to rise to our potential. The place to start off is where the most prominent lies are put forth and that is religion in all forms..
Dawkins Hitchens Maher
I started writing articles in my local paper (opposite a pastors articles) unfortunately I have paid a price for my disbelief as most people in my area are believers. My business has slowed right down. I am a painting contractor. I have no proof of this but the timing coincides. I am also a musician so I thought the best way for me to continue this journey would be to put out a cd with the lyrical content having a message of challenging god and other issues. My hopes were that I would sell enough to at least pay for the effort. Now it is still early but I have made a large effort of promoting this project with little success. Maybe the music just sucks. I have also set up a website to promote the music and write a blog which of course this is one of the posts. No success. Trying to get like minded individuals to even hear or see this is difficult. It’s like herding cats.
I joined an atheist group near the town I lived in 2 years ago. Same problem very hard to get organized. Too many alpha males in the group. All people wanted to do was talk and I wanted to act so I did but with no support. Now the opposite of this is that the Christians for example are very well organized and supportive of anything that promotes their message. They will always be victorious until we change this. So if you are reading this and you feel the way I do support groups and artists who are promoting this message. It is important as you probably realize. You know the feeling of being alone in your views so support.
We ask that you support us by purchasing this Cd
I don’t want to appear as a Televangelist crying and asking you for your hard earned dollars. I am just asking that you purchase a product that helps move towards getting humanity to a better place. If we never try nothing will get done and the religions and other groups that support and promote lies will win as they have always. I am just sick of it maybe you’re not. I am trying what are you doing?
If you hear the music or have read a book you like pass it on. I and many others can’t keep doing this without support. I am just an average guy who has put his own money in to this and so are many others unless you are one of the successful ones like Maher and Dawkins. I am not complaining these are just the facts. Nothing will ever change until we change and become organized.
We see the problems and we have the solutions but that is not enough. We can still be cats and not sheep. Can you imagine what an organized group of cats can do? I can.
Seek the truth always
Gary David Currie