What’s Good About Atheism

Published November 3rd, 2006 by Bobby Henderson


Here‘s an interesting article in TCS Daily discussing Atheism, Religion, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The recent small spate of atheist writings by the likes of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Sam Harris, noticed in the pages of Wired and The Guardian, revives an old and rather quaint controversy. It is one which, I believe, is good for religion; but to unearth the genuine value of atheist beliefs we need first to dispose of the clutter of illogic and absurd claims that have washed up around them over the years.

Link to article.

347 Responses to “What’s Good About Atheism”

  1. eye witness says:

    @MIKE Jan 26th, 2007 at 1:16 pm
    A choir boy at one of Pastor Ted Haggard’s churches maybe?

  2. Smalkowski says:

    The MEAN to do well Atheists.
    As I have written before, I tire of debating the obvious.
    Who is mean? Who is good? Who is not? Who cares!
    If the truth comes from a raving maniac way out in the desert. So be it!
    But if delusion, lies, intolerance, comes from a soft-spoken cleric then we are suppose to buy into it?
    Give me the cold hard truth any day over a nice warm meal and a wicked lie.

    The simple fact is “There are no Gods”. I will say it again so that it will be perfectly clear to all you nice Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Hebrews, and all the other nice believers of fairy tales and superstition.
    “There are no Gods!”
    Now that we have gotten that out of the way maybe we can now start repairing all the damage done by all those nice people.

    Look, you are not going to convince these religious types to give up their fairy tales. Personally I believe they are insane. But in this potentially Great country it is an acceptable form of insanity and rightfully so.
    The problem lies in religions inherent divisiveness and intolerance. The “if you are not with us, you are against us” attitude or “ the tool of Satan”, “Evil empire”, “heretic” etc. They are all part of a dangerous stew that has been brewing and the government seems to be encouraging, sponsoring, and courting it. Faith-based anyone?
    There is a, just as dangerous, flip side of this intolerance. A carte blanche tolerance for those within the collective of the ‘fable-ists’.
    Protect a ladies honor and lie about an affair with her and you get impeached.
    Con us into a war on the wings of lies with countless dead and butchered and you get re-elected so you can butcher some more.
    But it is okay because you to talk to Jesus every night and you say “God called me to run for the Presidency”. So lets send some more of our children to Iraq for the holy, righteous and nice, but never mean crusade.

    Look I have better things to do, but can you see the danger? We do not have leaders anymore but politicians. Politicians who think nothing of pandering to the most gullible of us all.
    Where the critique for serving in public office is not your skills of leadership, but rather, if you talk to Jesus.
    Furthermore voting on the basis of a religious critique rather than on a candidates’ skills needed to run a country is exactly what got us into the mess we are in now.
    But hell I am just that mean trouble-making Atheist out here in the Bible belt.
    Maybe if I go out and have a talk with Jesus tonight then I will get with that nice ‘Purpose-Driven life’ program.
    The nice ‘Purpose-Driven life’ program of lies, deceit, collateral damage, sex is evil, no condoms to Africa (let’em all die of Aids), punish children who refuse to pray in our Public schools, teach Moses as the giver of truth in our public schools but not Darwin, run all non-believers out of town or make them pay, Jesus is a white boy, two men who love each other is wrong and they should be stoned to death, but a husband and wife beating the crap out each other and their kids, that’s okay, this is a white Christian nation, those Indians were just squatters, highway 61, if you are not with us you are against us, … “fool me once, fool me twice, won’t get fooled again”.
    I could go on and on…
    Must we always be fooled again and again and again?
    Must we always buy into the “Purpose Driven” delusional, insane nightmare?
    There can be no good growth from a seed based on untruth.
    So don’t debate. Say it loud and clear.


    And to my nice ‘Fable-ists’,
    Wake up, smell the coffee and get on with living life and not a silly dream.
    And then maybe, just maybe, we can leave our children a planet of enlightenment and not another coming dark age.
    And if you see God, you bring him by, for he is in dire need of therapy.

    The “Mean” to do well Atheist
    Chester Smalkowski

  3. jesus christ says:

    dude, seriously. you are one sad pathetic piece of shit. this time it’s not a joke, you really are sad.

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