So Yeah, I’m trying to change to a much more casual, freestyle form of writing now on this blog and at the same time I’m trying to clear out all the junk that’s been sitting in the backlog… though it might not be junk. I don’t know really. I’m just gonna post it.
So anywhooo… this is something I wrote years ago and printed them out. I had it posted right outside my front door so that the Jehovah’s Witnesses would know who they were dealing with… but it didn’t deter them. They still came back every couple weeks and we’d stand in my front door for twenty minutes every time as they explained their religion to me with me only occasionally pointing out how they were wrong 🙂
Anyway… that’s the problem with me writing like this is I may wander off on tangents. Anyway, I’m not certain all these people identify as atheist. I think I got them from some big internet list and I don’t know what their criteria was. I like the George Bush quote. Shows how much people hate atheists… at least in theory anyway. I have not personally ever been a victim of discrimination due to my atheism so I’m not sure how prevalent that is but I sure do see the hate in the things they say on the internet and imply in other forms of media and in the church boards… but perhaps that is just me being… I don’t know… what’s it called when someone is searching for a way to feel victimized?
Anyway, this is a thing I wrote a bunch of years ago.
Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Bruce Lee, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Susan B. Anthony, Ernest Hemingway, Katherine Hepburn, Eddie Vedder, Gene Roddenberry, Isaac Asimov, Dave Matthews, KurtVonnegutjr.,Lance Armstrong, Bjork, Marlon Brando, David Attenborough, Frank Zappa, Robert Heinlein, Ani DiFranco, David Gilmour, George Carlin, Noam Chomsky, Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Jack Nicholson, Janeane Garofalo, Trent Reznor, Jodie Foster, Penn and Teller, Christopher Reeve, Warren Buffet, John Malkovich, Salmon Rushtie, Henry Rollins, Robert Silverberg, Mark Twain.
“No, I don’t know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.”
- George Bush Sr.
There are four famous Atheists that I feel can be very significant to the argument that atheists deserve equal representation and equal respect in our society. Those people are Bruce Lee, David Attenborough, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are significant because religious supporters often argue that religions do more charity work than non-religious individuals, but these two men donated a significant portion of their outrageous fortunes to the betterment of mankind.
David Attenborough is significant because the religious often argue that the existence of God can be seen in nature, and the more you appreciate nature, the more you can see God’s creative hands, but David Attenborough has made a career out of studying, and more importantly, appreciating the beauty of nature, and helping others to appreciate that beauty, and is arguably one of the most influential people in the world in that regard.
And finally, Bruce Lee is significant because of the mistaken impression that many religious individuals have that Atheists are not spiritual, or that we have a reduced level of spirituality as a result of our atheism. The martial arts is arguably one of the most spiritual of professions outside of the church, and Bruce Lee is widely considered to be the greatest martial artist of all time. For a spiritual person it’s very hard to imagine that Lee was capable of accomplishing all that he did in the world of martial arts without a deeply spiritual intellect.