Declaration

Louis_Cypher's picture

  Some may have noticed a certain 'slant' in my postings of late and I feel a need to explain and in so doing, I need to digress.
War on Religion
I've noticed that the words "Liberal" and "Liberalism" have been fairly well 'Swift Boated' in the media and in public discourse. I am a Liberal, and not in the least ashamed of it, but I've seen the term demonized to the point where it's an accusation rather than a description.

I see the same thing happening to the Term ‘Atheism’, particularly with the addition of the phrase "Militant Atheism". 

I am an Atheist, and as one who feels we are long past the time for appeasement and coddling of theistic dogma, I am ripe for the label of Militant Atheist. 

Well, boys and girls, I AM a Militant Atheist. 
I long for the day, hopefully in my lifetime or the lifetimes of my children when Religion is seen as a quaint primitive aberration that somehow survived into the modern age, but is now cast by the way side. I want it thought of in the same terms we think of Jim Crow and Slavery. 

Although there is some humor and the tongue is firmly in cheek as I recycle old wartime propaganda posters, my message is sincere. We NEED to see ourselves as being at War against the perversion that is religion.

Consider this my personal Declaration of War.

 

Christianity: A disgusting middle eastern blood cult, based in human sacrifice, with sacraments of cannibalism and vampirism, whose highest icon is of a near naked man hanging in torment from a device of torture.

The War on Religion
Jeffrick's picture

I'll join.

                        I'm an atheist!  And I don't need any other description.                        I've heard so meny other "polite" terms for non-belief, such has,   humanist, secularist, unbeliever, free thinker, doubter   even the realy polite terms of "questioner" and "not sure" and "kinda agnostic".  Well I'm sure I'm an atheist, I have no doubts and the only question I have is "why isn't everyone else."

 

"Very funny Scotty; now beam down our clothes."

VEGETARIAN: Ancient Hindu word for "lousy hunter"

If man was formed from dirt, why is there still dirt?

Don't tell him your name, Pike

It is a war, and I'm in, although on some days I'm possibly more suited to Dad's Army.

Still, our Home Guard can beat theirs any day, judging by most of the theists we get on here.

harleysportster's picture

I also

 I also encounter the crowd of  : "I am not sure what I believe, I am spiritual but not religious, free-thinker, skeptic, etc. etc. The thing that pisses me off about some of these people are their arguments to me like "Well, what good does it do to argue about religion ?,".  I feel like choking them, because I too am tired of having to constantly hear christians on the television and news articles, bitch and complain about persecution and constantly shoving more theocracy upon us. 

I am a militant Atheist and proud. 

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno

EXC's picture

What is the definition of

What is the definition of war?

Doesn't it mean the use of deadly force? Or that 'all is fair' in order to win?

I don't care for the term militant atheist. I would only become militant if I was forced to practice religion as in Saudi Arabia. I'd prefer to promote rationality and science rather than just oppose religion. I believe religion will die when there are real cures for human misery rather than just the placebo that is religion.

 

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” Seneca

War definition

I see it as in 'a war of words' in this context.