Author Emily Dietle
My focus is on state-church separation & social issues. I'm an avid reader, and feel that one of our most valuable tools is the free movement of information and ideas. | @emilyhasbooks
You claim that “there is no such thing as an atheist,” and that those who claim to be atheists are “rebelling against God.” I understand the difficulty you face in grasping the idea that people do not believe in your god, I’ve been there. As a pre-teen, after years of being steeped in Christianity, it was inconceivable to think that some people didn’t believe in my god. I thought, rather, that they actually hated him and I rejected their statements of disbelief.
The fact is, I don’t hate your god or anyone else’s. In fact, I find some of the ancient gods and their lore to be highly entertaining- and entirely fictional. Perhaps a classic quote could help you understand my position about your particular god:
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. – Stephen F. Roberts
Furthermore, if there is a “creator of everything,” it certainly isn’t the Christian god, or the Muslim god, or any other of they myriad of despicable gods identified by mankind. If a god-like creature exists, it doesn’t deserve our eternal praise- for if it were “all-powerful”, it surely cares not for us- a glance at the totality of human suffering clearly reveals that.
Category: Atheism & Religion