i know he was baiting me to message him. But i did it anyway.
“if you’d actually watched my video instead of blindly trolling it, you would see that my atheism has nothing to do with carl sagan or richard dawkins or the big bang or any scientific anything. period. I merely label myself as an “atheist” because i don’t fear the implications of being one without the church, one without God. Since people keep saying “oh, atheism is such a bad word, let’s call us something better sounding, like ‘brights’ or ‘humanist’ “. Fuck that. The word means what it means. Everyone knows what it means. It means I do not follow an established religion. I do not believe in a God or gods. I do not tithe. I do not pray. I do not read and blindly follow the instructions of any book, holy or otherwise. There are no miracles. There are no demi-gods. There are no super powers. There is no before-life. There is no after-life.
None of these things involve needing to believe and/or pretending to know what happened before recorded history or what will happen after.
You can come up with whatever definition of atheism you want. You can repeat it to yourself all you want, that won’t make it true. Atheism is about free-thinking. It’s about choosing to make your own decision about what you believe to be true. And yes. It comes down to belief. It comes down to faith. So if your problem is that i have faith in my senses and my own logic and thoughts, well. I don’t know what you expect me to think about how you function.. you’re telling me you’ve read and understand everything there is to possibly know about physics and biology? Every theory anyone has ever had about the origin of the universe and you’ve come to the conclusion that everyone is completely wrong? Where are your theories? Where is the math to back it up? It sure is easy to say “you’re wrong”. It’s a lot fucking harder to explain why you’re right.
Oh and posting other people’s videos about why other people are wrong is pathetic. You are pathetic. You make me proud to call myself an atheist.”
I feel so owned.