Needless to say, the post sparked quite a range of reactions, including my own comment, which she hasn't approved yet and probably won't. But everyone who commented, even the defensive Dems, claimed that they weren't godless.
A political party shouldn't ever be grouped into a singular religion, but that's beside the point. They were acting as though the term "godless" was a slap in the face. And in this fine country we live in, "godless" is synonymous for heathenish, uncivilized, uneducated, barbaric. That's what pisses me off, ladies and gentlemen. I don't give a fuck if you are all up in arms about your personal savior. I could care less, really. But why is my lack of a belief, the simple descriptive word 'godless' to be used as an insult? I guess this is how gay people feel when someone says "That's queer as fuck." What's so negative about being gay? What's so negative about being an atheist?
I'll tell you what's so negative about being an atheist. Nothing. Not one single thing. Never have I bemoaned my eternal soul, never have I worried about friends and relatives in the afterlife, never have I had to give up 10 percent of my check to fund a ridiculous prehistoric civilization that claims no taxes and discriminates on an hourly (at least) basis. I may have worried about what I'm going to achieve in this life, I may worry about seeing my friends often enough. I want to do everything to make this life a wonderful adventure and sometimes that can be stressful. But yeah, otherwise? I'm good. I'm not disappointed that god isn't real. I was more upset when I found out that Santa wasn't real. At least Santa's works of good were visible and tangible and I could hold them in my hand and say "Wow, Santa!"
Now when something goes right it's like, "Wow, science!" or "Wow, friends!" or even "Wow, random happenstance!" I don't care about any fairy tales. The same way that Christians and so on and so forth view the ancient myths of Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian civilizations, is the EXACT same way atheists view those ridiculous stolen books of the Bible and Quran and all that shit. The difference between dead myths and Christianity et al is that those religions are STILL prominent they're STILL influencing life and politics and everything for everybody, they're STILL causing war and discrimination and guess what...atheists don't LIKE that.
We don't like being told to hate a certain group based on color or gender preference just because a book says so. We don't like countries killing each other over the "holy" land. We especially don't like the guilt trips and the false humility that religion beats down on us--we know real humility, because again: science. We take responsibility for our own actions and don't have or need a scapegoat to die for us only to go to eternal heaven three days later.
BUT AMERICA IS A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY!!!! Says the Xtians.
...No, it isn't, it never was. Do some reading on the Red Scare and recognize the fact that "In God We Trust" and "Under God" were written in, in the goddamn 1950's. Two centuries after the founding of the country. And it was during the time of black segregation, don't even get me started on women's rights....and it was all to push America toward being that perfect Atomic Age country and scaring the pants off those old mean Commies. It has nothing to do with anything else. Sorry.
So you must either want to go back to the Dark Ages, or you want to go back to the 1950's when everyone ate lead paint and swam in different swimming pools. This is your logic. Not mine.
Godless is not an insult. It's something I am proud of, something others should be proud of, and something you should be ashamed of trying to eradicate. I am a godless person and it simply means that I'm intelligent, strong, independent, realistic, and extremely, extremely sexy.
One final word on America and its creation, and then I will get off my little soapbox here: