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My Disbelief (standard:non fiction, 1712 words)
Author: TJCAdded: Apr 11 2014Views/Reads: 1596/793Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Ths is not an attack on belief, but my personal defense for non belief.
 



Been a long while since I posted in here.....but here I am.  This isn't
fiction as I usually write, this is a statement of defense of my lack 
of belief. 

*** 

Today I'm going to write about my view on religion and the invisible
friend in the sky; God.  Or I should say, more accurately, my dislike 
of the former and my disbelief in the latter.  So if you're offended by 
such thoughts, please stop reading.  Nobody is forcing you.  I 
certainly don't force my way of thinking on others.   I will say, 
though, that this is NOT at attack on religion but a defense of 
disbelief. 

Religions are a man-made institution and I firmly believe they separate
more people than they bring together.  I mean ALL of them.  I'm not 
taking a pot-shot at any particular faith.  As Steven Weinberg put it: 
“With or without religion we would have good people doing good things 
and evil people doing evil things- but for good people to do evil 
things, that takes religion.” 

I agree wholeheartedly.   Even if I believed in God, I would never give
myself to a manmade church or congregation.  I'd believe in him in my 
own way.   Do religions do some good work? Yes. Do they comfort people 
in their beliefs? Yes.  But overall, as previously stated, they do more 
harm to humanity than good. 

So that's religion. 

Needless to say, without the star of the show there'd be no need for
religion.  Yes, God is the star and without him we'd have no need to 
congregate and such.  There'd be no need to have leaders of the church 
padding their pockets on the dreams of their followers. 

Needless to say, I go along with Voltaire's feeling that “The greatest
threat to religion and faith is reason and common sense.”  I don't 
believe for a second in the imaginary friend called God.  Mankind has 
needed their eye in the sky because they had no answers for things and 
felt so alone in the universe.  Well science is answering many of the 
questions but people cannot let go their security blanket and the 
leaders of the churches and nations play into it because it helps them 
maintain a firm hold on power and profit. 

It's really that simple. 

So I guess you'd call me an Atheist, but you know what? I don't like the
term because there shouldn't be any term for not believing in God.  
When we stop believing in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny there isn't 
a special term we get labeled with- except “Adult.” 

In the past few years I've come out more and more with my Nonbelief.  On
Facebook/Social Media one is bombarded with all sorts of religious 
nonsense (which is their right and I never, ever, make disparaging 
comments on their posts) but why shouldn't I be able to put my views on 
the social media?  So I have started to do just that.  I try and choose 
quotes and/or humorous cartoon things that promote reason and logic 
rather than attack religion and believers.  I post one here and there 
every few days, it's not like my Nonbelief dominates my life- actually 
I barely think of it. 

But many believers (I say many, not all) have a distorted view of
Atheism.  Here are some of the more common ones..... 

ATHEISTS HAVE NO MORAL COMPASS		All I can say to that is that it's
complete nonsense.   Some nonbelievers commit crimes and are immoral, 
as do some believers.  Remember the Steven Weinberg quote above?  The 
vast majority of nonbelievers are law abiding citizens that work, have 
families, and are just trying to live their life to the best of their 
ability and try to do the right thing by and for people.  The same goes 
for the vast majority of believers.  But make no mistake, one doesn't 
need a friend in the sky or a book written by man in the guise of God 
to know right from wrong. 

ATHEISTS ARE SATANISTS			This one really makes us laugh.  Literally
laugh out loud.  No we are not Satanists for the simple fact that we 


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