Wednesday, December 21, 2005

What about us Atheists, New York Magazine?

Really, as an Atheist I feel completely discriminated against. We Atheists also have an unshakable faith: we believe that God is a human construct and not the other way around. It is as strong a creed as any other. Or stronger. We constantly have to defend ourselves from the relentless barrage of God-oriented everything, from stupid holidays, to stupider holiday music, to dollar bills, to assholes like Bill O'Reilly. We suffer in silence. We are disregarded, disrespected and ignored, despite being the smartest and less conflictive of the bunch. I'm sure there must be a great number of the Godless in this great metropolis, and I bet many of them are to blame for its high quotient of tolerance and cool.
If you can include Bahaiis, Zoroastrians, and Hare Krishnas, the Temple of the Evening Star (huh?), the Church of Humanism (!) and Scientology (since when is that a religion? Last I heard it's a dangerous sect that makes people jump on couches and purchase personal ultrasound machines). Why not the Church of Elvis, or Reverend Billy from the Church of Stop Shopping?
I belong to the Church of Netflix, which has many faithful members. Why not us? Why not the Moonies? How about Jews for Jesus, who may be for Jesus but they are most certainly not Jews. What about the enlightened few who prefer Arturo's Pizza to Joe's or Lombardi's? How could you fail to include a single Atheist, or even one poor, confused Agnostic on your list? We live here and believe here too, you know.

1 comment:

  1. Luc On The Move9:33 PM

    Why, because Atheists don't share the love, the insecurity, the secret shame and the denial. We just scare the living hell out of those poor believers.

    And you know what happens to scary people. They always get killed in the end of the tale so the audience can fall sound sleep before it's 10 with that warm and fuzzy feeling.

    Oh, we're so going to hell.

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