“By now, you may already know the story of Alexander Aan of Indonesia: Earlier this year, after stating on Facebook his doubt about the existence of God and posting some satirical cartoons about the prophet Muhammed, Alexander was attacked by a mob, arrested for promoting atheism, and convicted of "disseminating information aimed at inciting religious hatred or hostility." He was then sentenced to two and a half years in prison and saddled with an exorbitant fine.”—Center for Inquiry, July 17, 2012

To Whom It May Concern:

Please! Don’t Care About Me. Let me die and go to hell if that is what you believe is my fate. Place me on a skateboard and point me in the proper direction because I hear that it is downhill all the way. Hades can celebrate me home and you can celebrate me gone. All I ask is one thing—end the stupidity.

What care you that I die and go to Hell? If I do not care, then it is not an issue. According to the rules, I cannot take anyone with me although I have filed a petition hoping to override that injunction. Why is it so important that anyone should believe in you? Thousands retired quietly to the “Graveyard of the Gods” without even a whimper; yet, you will castigate, incarcerate and even kill me simply because I believe in one less god than most.

And, what of you? You are omnipotent and that is confusing to me seeing that your power is capable of anything, anytime and anywhere. Why do you need the help of lesser beings, in this case humans, as enforcers to punish those that doubt your existence? Again, why is it so important? In a battle of wits, it is not my fault, nor am I responsible if the opponent shows up without it.

Why waste the time. More importantly, why provide marketing power for another position if it is not worthy of consideration? Watching the “Cadre of God” provides ample information about how to defeat armies of the pious who seem to be abundantly successful at making something out of nothing. Of course, that trick is the oldest trick in the book. Of course, you know which one I am speaking of.

Perhaps, I am too subtle in my request and should state it plainly. Mind your business. Go away. Cease and desist. Fuck off! Let the alleged damned be damned, but leave us alone with your incessant nonsense and constant holier than thou attitude. I am well aware of your doctrines, creeds, superstitions and hocus-pocus, including the 7-day trick. Let me burn in hell. Let me slide into the depths, but let me do it without your minions pestering me, your preachers begging, or your armies of ignorance persecuting me.


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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 26, 2012 at 7:40pm

I understand your anger, but speaking as if their supernatural being were real buys into their insanity too much for my taste.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 17, 2012 at 4:45pm

Around here you might get a R'amen ... noodles, that is!

Comment by Donald R Barbera on July 17, 2012 at 4:19pm
cAN i GET AN AMEN? lol
Comment by Loren Miller on July 17, 2012 at 12:33pm

Sorry, no can do.  Such people fly in the face of our belief.  They disturb our cocoon of self-delusion, which has the potential to unhinge our entire religious BS and we just can't have that.

So ... ANY ACT which contradicts our hermetically sealed and unquestionable belief system not only cannot be tolerated but must IMMEDIATELY be dealt with and the perpetrator punished, as our inerrant holy book dictates.

Our belief is EVERYTHING, but it is remarkably fragile.  Disagreement with our belief is therefore INTOLERABLE.

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