So, I’ve tried this about three times before…
I used to believe some pretty strange things. No more. It took a long while to realise that believing and accepting anything without proof was just plain stupid. I’m a non-believer now, a skeptic.
And yes I’m an atheist. Contrary to popular opinion, this does not mean that I assert that there are no Gods. It just means that I don’t believe in supernatural deity’s, simply because there’s no plausible evidence of such.
Science has taught us that us that there is a natural explanation for everything. But science does not have all the answers…not yet. But I’m willing to wait.
I despise politicians, clerics, priests, preachers and holy men of all stripes. And I despise bigots, homophobes, patriarchs and fundamentalists. When they’re not looking after their own self interests, they’re busy tethering their allegiance to selfish Gods, archaic ideologies and vile masters.
I feel truly sorry for creationists, as the mental gymnastics required to maintain those beliefs must be taxing.
I’m all for gender equality and so would be proud to be called a feminist. I don’t care too much for authority though, and I’m non-conformist most of the time
I love science and history and books and music and cameras and travelling and writing. I don’t write as eloquently as others, but I write about what’s on my mind, with honesty and candour.
“Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense” -Chapman Cohen
“Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses” -Sigmund Freud
“Religion provides the solace for the turmoil that it creates” -Byron Danelius
“All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher” -Lucretius
“The need for religion will end when man becomes sensible enough to govern himself” – Francisco Ferrer Gaurdia
“Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt” – H L Mencken
“Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool”- Voltaire
“Religion, a daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable” – Ambrose Bierce
“So many gods, so many creeds
So many paths that wind and wind
While just the art of being kind
Is all the sad world needs” – Ella WheelerWilcox