May 25, 2012
Atheist and anti-theist.
What bothers me most about religion is the harm it causes. I quote Greta Christina: "Here is why religion is uniquely capable of causing harm. Religion is a belief in invisible beings, inaudible voices, intangible entities, undetectable forces and events and judgements that happen after we die. It therefore has no reality check. It is therefore uniquely armoured against criticism, against questioning and against self correction."
Shortly after I invited people to the pub to talk about atheism!
No, I tend to just politely disagree with people who have a belief system based on anything supernatural. When I am confronted by religious individuals, I use the opportunity to practice my critical thinking skills.
I do ask people why they believe in the existence of a god. I also question them on why they consider cruel and harmful laws in their holy book are worthy of respect.
Thirteen point seven billion years ago, there was an enormous big bang! Since then, things have calmed down a lot and since my ancestors evolved from ape-like creatures, life has improved considerably. I now live in London, which is nice.