I am sometimes reminded of the incredible fact that atheism is, in fact, a religion. I’m baffled at how someone concludes that I worship Satan or Science or something like that. When I didn’t return a book, someone told I burned it to appease my gods of atheism.
There are many reasons for this tactic. It seems offensive, because Atheists hate religion and couldn’t bear the fact that they are, in fact religious. This backfires incredibly because the word religion is used as an insult, and it’s questionable who should be offended. However, there are similarities between the groups. Both seem to have some sort of prophets (even though Dawkins is lame, he never does any of the cool stuff like summoning bears, resurrecting the dead, or better yet raising zombies seeing how he is the devil’s servant) and they are stubborn about what evidence qualifies as proof of a god.
There are some things that Atheists could use from religious people, like their vocabulary. You know, words like soul and spiritual which have a meaning usually connected to the supernatural. I don’t think that Graham’s number is something “godlike”, yet when I think about it, there’s only one word to describe that experience: spiritual. I feel the same whenever I contemplate the vastness of the universe, the intricacy of life, the beauty of some aspect of nature.
I wonder why the society still ignores the jaw-dropping and incredible part of science. We leave awe to religion and other made-up stories which aren’t always true, though it seems so, and think of science as a bunch of boring equations and people in lab coats doing something that will doom us all. I think we need fundamental changes in our perception. These aren’t going to happen immediately, and I’m going to write some thoughts on what should be done soon. So much for now.
What are your thoughts? Am I wrong, too harsh a critic? Have you got any suggestions, something religion has and you think Atheists lack? Also, check out this video by the fabulous YouTuber ZOMGitscriss with a few funny tips on making Atheism a religion:
These few posts are shorter than usual. Should I write more of these or go back to the longer ones?
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