September 2007

Even though I’m an atheist, i find the IAmAnAtheist.com website a bit offensive. I mean, no one should have the right to say to anyone whether or not he/she is an atheist, or a christian, or a pastafarian. I know it’s supposed to be funny but still, it struck a minor chord (ha ha lol, geddit? minor chord?? lol). Also, I disagree with your second atheistic right / responsibility. The word “worship” has more than one meaning, one of which is “To regard with ardent or adoring esteem or devotion” (from thefreedictionary.com – a very good site). So perhaps a little rewording would be nice, yes?

I also want to say, W00t ATHEISM! GO ATHEISTS! ATHEISTS ROCK! I AM AN ATHEIST! Atheism gives me all kinds of perks! Like … Working on Sundays, and the Ability to Learn EVERYTHING through Experience! MOre FREEDOM! YEEEAAH!!! w00t w00t … YeeaahH!! And, if I was a weak atheist, I could go closer to ‘God” as I experience life and the nature of things. Yup .. I Love being an atheist. I am PROUD to be an atheist! I feel that I even have a special bond with the true nature of things. Whenever I think of myself as an atheist, I smile with satisfaction! And I just wanted to say that because I’ve never done so before. ^_^

I agree that the site might be minorly offensive if one took it too seriously. However, I feel it’s clear enough that it’s a joke.

The wording of Right and Responsibility #2 is meant to parallel the second of the 10 Commandments, so I feel I’m kind of stuck with it. I feel that, in context, it’s meaning is reasonably clear.

Regarding your final paragraph — please set it to music and send us an MP3. Thanks!

Posted on September 5, 2007 at 3:56 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Criticism, Pro-atheist

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  1. Written by theblackbook
    on September 2, 2009 at 8:05 am
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    “I mean, no one should have the right to say to anyone whether or not he/she is an atheist, or a christian, or a pastafarian.”
    ……………………………Why not? This kind of restricts freedom of religion a bit… plus that whole MOre FREEDOM thing you have going on. I’m an atheist, I’m proud of it, and I will tell anyone who asks. That doesn’t mean I go parading it around, but still. I feel I have the right to tell.

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