Cusp of freedom. February 2, 2010Posted by thegodless in Uncategorized.
Tags: atheism, atheist, god, jesus, politics, religion, secular, skeptic
The reasons are many for atheists to remain hidden. For many religious fence sitters it is the way of the family that prevents them from taking the atheist plunge. It is a fact that, for many formely known as religionist atheists, the transformation comes with a sharp price. That price can extend all the way to their life. At this point in humanity, can we at least agree to not kill people for having no supernatural beliefs? For the majority of ex-religionists though, the price is at least less fatal. It’s a certainty that the newly gained nontheism comes with broken relationships, job loss, community banishment, or worse and all of the above. This oppressive climate leaves many poor unbelievers in a mental closet, knowingly living a lie. Many atheists go as far, to avoid being outcast, as continuing to attend church services among other religious activities and rituals. These, the religious fence sitters, who know better, but dare not speak, are tasked with making a daunting choice between tranquility and truth. They must one day realize that the tranquility they seek is only such because of their deception. They must soon realize that the world needs their voice, that humanity needs their voice. They must fear not the results of truth and instead fear the resiults of irrationality. It won’t be easy and there is no way around it, so they must quit sitting on the cusp of freedom and pull up their boot straps, grab some deodorant, and get to living in glorious unbelief, for if they don’t, we may all ultimately pay the price.
With violent religious fanaticism marching us to our deaths, is it time to put a little more on the line? Do we really have a choice? The doctrine of many religions say a resounding no.