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Hate mail

Do you find that the Atheistic movement is militant, much like the Gay movement? Do you think the two movements are comprised of much the same people? Maybe the two organizations could merge to become the Godless and Gay alliance. An alliance that strong would be unequaled by any other. I suppose Christianity is Militant in many respects, I mean, the Crusades of the middles-ages is certainly the proof in the pudding. But what are the Gay’s and Godless fighting to achieve? I mean there’s almost no point in fighting to press a Godless belief on someone. At least the crusaders had the salvation of the savage souls in mind. If its Society’s acceptance of their lifestyle that the Gay’s want, will someone please tell them then that the battle has already been won. The only hold-out in this society is the Christian fundamentalists, and besides, the lifestyle would just become a bore if everyone accepted it. Isn’t the thrill of the homosexual experience in its taboo nature.

I know (or, at least, I hope) you are being sarcastic, but the ignorance implicit in this note is just depressing. Gay people are no more likely to be atheists than anyone else. You are right, though, that both homosexuals and atheists have a fight on their hands, but we aren’t trying to force our beliefs on anyone — rather, we’re just fighting as hard as we can to be allowed to live our lives as we see fit.

If you think that society has accepted the gay lifestyle, then I think you need to review data from recent state votes on gay marriage. Atheists have similar problems (although not to the same extreme), and it wasn’t that long ago that the President of the United States said that he thought an atheist couldn’t be a good American.

Your comment about the “thrill of the homosexual experience” is by far the most offensive. People don’t “choose” to be gay because it’s exciting, any more than sincere atheists choose their beliefs to be cool or rebellious. Would gay people rather not have feelings that got them shunned by society? Obviously. Would atheists rather that there was a magical fairyland we went to after we died? Of course. But reality gets in the way of these wishes. Perhaps if you spent a little more time in reality you would see that.

Posted on May 28, 2007 at 10:37 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: About atheism, Hate mail

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  1. Written by Robyn
    on March 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm
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    It is people like you that make our fight so much harder. Reading this stuff makes me sad.

  2. Written by Beth
    on May 9, 2009 at 3:17 pm
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    Just say it man, “atheists are fags”. Don’t dress it up like some intellectual argument or try to make it into less of a childish retort. At lease have the self respect to embrace your own sophomoric idiocy!

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