Saturday, 9 March 2013

Atheists have their own myths

I don't care about the Christian vs
Atheism arguments. But it's odd how
atheists think in much the same way
as religionists, except that atheists
think that they're objective when
actually they're a bunch of stupid
nerds, wasting their time tilting
at windmills.

Case in point was a story that is
a few years old (I've been busy).

The Atheists, with a capital A,
just like a religion, wanted to
do good. a public service, in fact.
They wanted to make people feel
joy and the way they felt that would
be done was through aleviating
their fear and shame that they
acquired from their religion, I guess.

The message goes like this:
There's probably no God, now
stop worrying and enjoy your life.

Where do I start?

Already said that they think that
religionists are sad, and miserable
perhaps because they won't let
themselves cavort and have sex
 in public.

Next, I like the "probably" as if
they're hedging their bets.

And the kicker is their belief that
being an Atheist, like them,
will make you happy. Meanwhile,
these same Atheists look like
nerds who are so meek, they have
to pay for the graffiti they want
to put on a bus. That, my friends,
is a sign of happiness.

 checkit: canwest (borrowed from Dawkins site)

Atheist bus ads 'pathetic:' Philosopher
Thanks to Crapsquire for the link.
Canada's most renowned philosopher has weighed in provocatively on the debate surrounding the "atheist bus" campaign, describing as "pathetic" the cross-Canada advertising effort to promote the idea that "there's probably no God."

In an interview published Monday by the British-based magazine Philosophy Now, McGill University professor Charles Taylor first labelled as "hilariously funny" the controversial bus-ad crusade, then compared the humanist groups waging the campaign to reactionary 19th-century bishops who got "very rattled and very angry" following the publication of Charles Darwin's landmark 1859 treatise about evolution, On the Origin of Species.

"Putting things on buses, as though that's going to make people somehow change their view about God, the universe, the meaning of life and so on," scoffed Taylor, a defender of religious faith and the recent winner of philosophy's two most prestigious international prizes following the 2007 publication of A Secular Age, his latest acclaimed critique of modern life.
"I'm kind of flattered that he would comment on our bus campaign — though he's not terribly sympathetic," said Justin Trottier, the Toronto-based Freethought official who spearheaded the probably-no-God publicity blitz.

"But I think he misses the point on a number of fronts," argued Trottier. "The point of the campaign was not a response to rising religiosity, it's an affirmation of the rising number of unbelievers. Unbelievers have never been organized to the extent that they are now — whether they call themselves atheists or humanists or freethinkers . . . The movement for science, reason and secularism has never had these numbers."