Top 10 Reasons To Be An Atheist

Here is my personal top 10 list of reasons to be an atheist. Most of the items in this list could be categorized as 'top 10 reasons not to be a Christian', but you could easily substitute other religious beliefs as well.

10. No reason to listen to Christian contemporary music. Boy, does it suck! (especially the repetitively dull Hillsong happy happy joy crap).

9. Free to enjoy real life and not worry about an imaginary afterlife. We atheist look forward to a bright future for mankind and not to the destruction of the world in holy wars or Armageddon.

8. Atheists can sleep-in on Sundays. Of course, we realize that most self-proclaimed Christians also do this, but we don't have any guilt over it.

7. No Bible (or other holy book). We atheists don't have to spend an inordinate amount of time defending ridiculous ideas, contradictions and atrocities from 2 thousand year old books.

6. Guilt Free Mocking of Pope and other religious nuts. Religion has given the atheist a plethora of wonderful characters to deride and mock at will such as Pat Robertson, the Nazi-youth Pope and Fred Phelps.

5. SEX! Atheists do not feel obligated to be ashamed of our natural human instincts and biology. We can fully explore our sexual selves without any inappropriate guilt imposed by some fisherman or religious nut 2 thousand years ago (or any other author of religious texts).

4. No Rejection of Science and our own intellect. Atheists do not have to ignore scientific evidence which demonstrates the falsehoods of religious dogma. We are free to explore our intellect without any 'blind spots' imposed by faith. I suppose this is why the average atheist is smarter than the average believer.

3. Atheists are in Great Company. Atheists and agnostics have always been leaders in the advancement of mankind from primitive thinking to an enlightened view. Here is a great list of famous atheists. Even if we (atheists) are wrong, think of how much fun Hell is going to be! I am sure that Mark Twain has swindled Beelzebub from power and Einstein and Thomas Edison have probably worked out the whole Hellfire problem to achieve a climate not unlike St Petersburg, Florida.

2. No Sky Daddy. Is there anything creepier than the idea of a great 'Sky Daddy' looking down at you at every moment? Or even worse, your dead relatives peeking in on your life at inopportune moments. We atheists take responsibility for our own actions and answer to our fellow man, not to some Santa for adults.

1. No Christians after the Rapture! This is assuming that they are right, which is completely unlikely. But even so, could an atheist imagine a better world than one in which all the 'true believers' were suddenly whisked away to free the world of religious division and hatred and allow mankind to put our effort into improving the real world and this life for a change!

George Carlin on religion

6 comments:

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James said...

Those are great. My favorite is the no "Sky Daddy." Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

maybe just maybe you are right. I am from the Christian crowd. not the ones described as following a system. we follow the one and true God. Do you know that there are only two forces in the world... this is regardless of religion. the thing is though that athiests do not belong to either. so yes lets assume you are right. then i have absolutely nothing to worry about because i chose a way of life that has far more quality than the one the rest of the world has to offer including athiestists(whatever). so i've got nothing to lose if you are right-right? but lets say i amd right-what have you got to lose? allot right?

what i like about your blog and why i keep coming back is that i find your comments, judgements and other is not actually directed at christians but merely at the systems in which they got themselves into, the systems which created this santa for big people.

I have said this to you before and i will say it again. if you believe there is no God go and search out a true satanist and ask them- who do they think is right... you do not have to hear it from a christian, hear it from the devil himself! Then again atheists are made of the same material as our hard rocks here in africa...

once again i pray that God may reveal himself to you and that you may accept him before its too late!

MothandRust said...

"Do you know that there are only two forces in the world... this is regardless of religion. the thing is though that athiests do not belong to either."

What two forces? Up and down? Sith and Jedi? Good and evil? Batman and the Joker? I don't think there are two forces.

"i chose a way of life that has far more quality than the one the rest of the world has to offer"

Whatever dips your chips I suppose. I can't fault the quality in my aint-christian world.

"so i've got nothing to lose if you are right-right? but lets say i amd right-what have you got to lose? allot right?"

What have you to lose if the muslims are right... or the JWs... or the whatevers, ya can't cover all the what ifs. That's just silly.

"what i like about your blog... your comments, judgements and other is not actually directed at christians"

Thanks, yeah, I'm trying to better myself and not personally lambast people. I didn't like it when I was Christian.

"go and search out a true satanist and ask them- who do they think is right..."

I don't think I'd have any respect for anyone's beliefs that include mythical creatures. However, most satanists I come across seem to be purposefully putting on an act to annoy REligionists. I like that.

"once again i pray that God may reveal himself to you and that you may accept him before its too late!"

After all the work on this blog?!! No way! LOL... Tell me when the rapture is a little closer. Then I'll try and get a plastic surgeon to remove the 666 I had tatooed to my forehead.

Here for a respectful laugh ;-) Thanks for coming back.

James said...

Oh yeah and I love Carlin...he's my favorite comedian.

King Aardvark said...

Great list. I personally can't stand the christian "music" that my wife listens to. It's an atrocity to my ears.