This image was posted at Atheist Revolution today, and it’s an excellent explanation for why I am an atheist. Reading the comments at Atheist Revolution indicates that many of us feel that way too.
We so often hear from the religious the sayings mentioned above. “Why do you hate god?”, “You Satan worshiper”, “You can’t disprove god”, etc. I do think that taking on these questions individually is important, but it doesn’t help us win the bigger picture. “If one argument fails, it doesn’t matter because there are so many other reasons why god is real” or so believers think. We need to get this type of message out more because it takes on this belief directly. It puts us on the offensive, so to speak, and is more likely to sway people on the fence. Kudos to the author of this image for creating such a concise and effective statement!
Update 11/13/11: This post has become quite popular recently. To everyone visiting my blog for the first time, welcome! I have a few other posts that are similar to this one you might be interested in: “Coming out as atheist,” “The search for meaning without religion,” and “My journey from being a liberal Christian in Texas to an Atheist in California.”
(1) vjack. “Why I am an Atheist.” Atheist Revolution. 14th June, 2011. Available: http://www.atheistrev.com/2011/06/why-i-am-atheist.html