What are atheists to do?

23 Jan

Recently there have been some high profile¬†consciousness raising efforts by Atheists, namely the Atheist sign in the Washington state capitol next to a nativity scene, Atheist billboard campaigns on busses and subway trains, and an attempt to keep “so help me god” from being said during the inauguration of president Obama. Someone in a forum I visit said “Don’t they see, this just makes people hate them even more…”

Well what are we supposed to do? Sit down and shut up? I’m sure they’d like that very much, if we’d just stop causing trouble and go away. But we can’t. Not when we’re treated as second class citizens in a nation that was clearly established with the separation of church and state. We can’t shut up and go away when the beliefs of 1st century tent dwellers are being used to try and legislate people’s medical choices. Not when people are flying planes into buildings or blowing up abortion clinics.

No, we won’t get any closer to our goals of a healthy, secular society by sitting down and doing nothing, yet I don’t know what we’re supposed to do if everything else just makes people hate us more….

2 Responses to “What are atheists to do?”

  1. chris January 23, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    OK, so you don’t believe in God. Don’t force it on the rest of us!

    • godlesspaladin January 24, 2009 at 10:25 am #

      We’re not forcing it on you, it’s you who is forcing it on us! Read the first Amendment, the government must stay out of religion, you’re the ones trying to push religion into the government. If we were trying to get the money to say “In god we don’t trust” that would be wrong too, but we’re not, we just want it left alone.

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