Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Patriotic Atheist

How many times have you heard that atheists are not patriotic?

I think that Being an atheist is about as American as it gets. Like our forefathers, we take a stand against injustice in a world were we are a minority.

Our forefathers left their home countries because of the same things that we are facing today.
We ARE the most patriotic because we believe in our bill of rights! freedom of religion does not only mean you are free to follow whatever religion you want...it supports a lack of belief as well. The people who argue this are completely ignorant. if we were followers of any religion..they would be fine with it. but because we do not have a religion at all, they judge us for it. What about religions that are completely against Christianity? going by their logic, that would be ok because hell...at least we believe in something!

I am also sick and tired of the argument that our founding fathers wanted this country to be a christian nation. That is historically inaccurate. Anyone who says this is just ignorant to the facts. Our founding fathers did have a religion..but most of them were Deists. That means that they were not christian..they just beleived in a higher being. There were those that were atheists, and there were those who were Christian. You certainly cannot however say that America was founded as a christian nation. Especially when the majority of our founders were not even Cristian!

I for one am tired of the prejudice and intolerance.

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