The other day I read something that the atheist in me found utterly offensive. It was something like “we need to understand and not judge the people” – great up to here – “we want to save”. It’s the “saving” that I have an issue with, and to add some context: this was a post by a religious person writing about spreading her/his belief system to the non-believer aka somebody like me.
I do wonder what exactly I need saving from, and that somebody would think that somebody like me needs saving without knowing me…I find that somewhat…judgmental.
I can hang up my crosses upside down just fine and without help, thank you.
Posted in Just Musings | Tagged Atheism, Judgment, Religion and Spirituality, Smug cats, Solipsism | 14 Comments »
My last post – although I thought it was hilarious because the meme face just makes me laugh – attracted my first right-wing troll! His/Her comment shall go unpublished there, but I will post it here for your reading experience. Enjoy:
If Americans make you cry then their doing something right! Really! We’re taking OUR country back and there will no longer be place for your kind in it and we’ll make damn sure to redress the educational system’s failures in order to paint your beliefs in the proper light so as to ensure that our children and our children’s children don’t have to fight the same war again.
Now I feel like I should change my mind and procreate…
Posted in Just Musings | Tagged Conservatism, Education, Politics, Right-wing politics, Troll, United States | 21 Comments »
I’m ahead of (the) time(s)…
Since Xmas is an occasion that has no real meaning to me as an adult non-believer, and all I do is get upset by the commercialization of it, I have been looking for an alternative set of things to do around that time to make it meaningful again at least to me… Don’t get me wrong I like the decoration (if it’s not cheesy), prettying up the tree together, and giving and receiving thoughtful gifts, but besides those exchanges there is no real thing that I do in that time to build my own tradition of a festivity that is neither based on the birth of Jesus – who I don’t believe in – nor on the fulfillment of my consumerist “duties”…
The idea I’m currently pondering is to use that time for reflection and to make plans for the following year, and to talk about those plans with family and friends whose opinions I respect and cherish. Maybe the gifts we give could complement the plans we make? Or the gift could be to decide to do one of those things together and schedule it out while we’re having time and cookies and hot tea?
Posted in Just Musings | Tagged Christmas, Commercialisation, Consumerism, Jesus, Religion, Xmas | 2 Comments »