I saw something on Twitter recently that caught my attention. It’s nothing I haven’t seen before, just that seeing it again is a little surprising. It makes me wonder about atheists in general who are supposed to be smart people. Not any smarter than the general population, and in this case, maybe less smart than those same people inn the general population. What does someone’s politics have to do with being an atheist? I’ve written about this in the distant past, but seeing it brought up again just made me want to shout that outloud.Continue reading
So I just heard -for the umpteenth time – that our rights, at least as Americans, come from God. I’ve always found anyone stating anything similar to that as being curious and have wondered – aloud in many cases – where that thought comes from. It certainly doesn’t come from our Constitution, which doesn’t mention God, or Creator, or Deity, or whatever other appellation anyone wants to use, ever. So how is it that some God gives us the rights that we so cherish? It comes from the same people that believe, and often say, that being a conservative means, by default, a belief in God.
I was thinking a bit about what to write and of course, more than one topic came to mind, but over the past few hours, I decided on this one topic that I find curious. Actually, I find it funny, and you’ll see why in a moment, but it also sort of amazed me to discover what I did. In the last couple of weeks, two people I have followed, and followed me on Twitter have both reference me as an atheist that is conservative. Consider that for a second. Do you get it yet? Neither of these two can name any other atheist they know that is conservative.
Recently, I came across one of those online surveys (I’m not sure what else to call it) that after answering a series of questions, places the respondent into a certain political category. We’ve all seen these before, where at the end the person, based on their answers, are rated as liberal or conservative, authoritarian or libertarian. the questions themselves are innocuous enough, very straightforward, as to what the person thinks/believes in several different areas. I was intrigued, as a conservative, where I would place on their scale.
Note: Satire attempted here.
I’ve decided to come. out, Yes, it’s time I let my readers here know exactly who I am. I’ve fought these feelings for most of my life but I’ve come to the conclusion at this point in my life I can no longer try to appear to be someone I am not. In fact, most people I know already suspect, they’ve just never had the nerve to confront me. I thought I had kept all of this well hidden,; maybe there was a slip of the tongue, or laughing at what may have been an inappropriate joke that gave others a clue, so its without any trepidation that now, everyone will know what some have long thought.