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Atheism is not a Religion

Since I’ve taken my shots at the Catholic Church and religion in general around here, I need to be fair.  Atheists who think their mission is the destruction of religion are no better than the believers they are trying to destroy.

Yes, in the name of religion, much harm has been done to this world and more will be done in the present and future.  But, it is not the religion that does it, but the men and women who fail to understand their religion is a faith that is not based on proven fact.

Atheists’ mission should be to allow for tolerance of all beliefs.  It’s really what everybody should be pushing for, whether believers or not.  You have a right to believe what you wish and live your life consistent with those beliefs.  But you don’t have a right to try to force those religious beliefs on others.  Catholics shouldn’t be trying to convince me that Jesus is the Son of God.  Catholics should be allowed to live their lives consistent with Jesus’ teachings.  Atheists shouldn’t be trying to destroy Catholicism, Christianity, Islam, or any other religion.  Atheists should be allowed to live their lives without being forced to do so based on the tenets of a faith they don’t believe in.  Neither should Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, and all of the rest.

3 responses to “Atheism is not a Religion

  1. Robert Nielsen May 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    In fairness, I don’t think many atheists want to destroy religion. We don”t like it but its here to stay whether we like it or not. Its like the Republican Party. I’d rather it didn’t exist, but its a free country

    • kingmidget May 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Robert — thanks for commenting. I agree with you that most atheists don’t want to destroy religion. Just like most people with religious faith don’t really care what other people. It is the minority within each group that tarnishes the rest.

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