Sick and tired of god-stuff - an open letter to theists

First of all, I am an atheist. Most likely one of the most adamant atheists you’ll ever meet. Let’s talk about why, and what it is that’s got me completely fed up with a good number of believers of almost any stripe.

There is only one simple reason that I am atheist. There is ample evidence that the concept of gods is entirely man made, and additionally, made from ignorance. Most theists have difficulty with this, yet as a friend of mine says, we atheists simply believe in ONE LESS god than you Christians (or Jews, or Moslems, etc) do. I have yet to find a Christian who has difficulty agreeing with me that Zeus or Poseidon ever existed… yet they cling to the ridiculous short-circuited rationalization that THEIR god DOES exist.

“But the Bible says…" Hey. I don’t believe in gods so obviously I don’t believe in god-authored books, and therefore I have no interest whatsoever in arguing your quotations with you.

“How can you be moral and ethical without religion to guide you?” Perhaps theists consider themselves too dimwitted to sort out right from wrong, but I don’t feel that we humans really have that problem. More seriously, ethics and morals are very easily proven to be man-made - societally driven, in fact. That’s precisely why ethics and morals differ between cultures and groups. We can see, as communications become more global, that morals are becoming more similar around the world.

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Comment by Carol Everhart Roper on May 11, 2010 at 12:55pm

If it's not an imposition, it would be great if folks posted comments on the examiner site, as page views and such are how I get paid. . . pitifully paid, but still! I'm hoping this one might stir up some blood - my hits are running low this week.

Speaking of which -if there is anyone here who wants to write for Examiner, I'll be happy to give you advice and to sponsor you! (Yes, I do get paid for sponsoring a new writer.)
Comment by Sigmund on May 11, 2010 at 12:49pm
Good work!

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