Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Out Campaign.

The "new atheist" is speaking out.
The "new atheist" is standing out.
The "new atheist" is coming out.

The Out Campaign is all about atheists standing up for what they believe in.

The "flock of god" is always quick to point out that atheists don't believe in anything. This shortsighted response assumes that if you don't believe in god, you must believe in nothing. There is no other choice.


Just because atheists don't believe in a mythical supernatural power that controls everything, doesn't mean they automatically don't believe in anything.

Atheists believe in reality.
Atheists believe in asking questions about the world around them.
Atheists believe in seeking the evidence necessary to answer the questions they ask.
Atheists believe in continuing to seek evidence even after the question has been answered.

Atheists do not accept the argument from authority as the answer to every question.
Atheists do not accept answers that are not supported by evidence.

Atheists are open to accepting evidence for an argument if the evidence is falsifiable.

For those who don't understand falsifiability.

a. 1. Capable of being falsified, counterfeited, or corrupted.
2. able to be proven false, and therefore testable; as, most religious beliefs are not falsifiable, and are therefor outside the scope of experimental science.

Taken from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.

As someone who grew up without any religious belief, I'm actually amazed that not believing in a supernatural control freak has to be defended. Until recently I was being respectful in my dealings with my religious friends by claiming to be a "soft" agnostic. But, I now see that position as nothing more than pandering to the flock. If I continue to allow the "flock of god" to push us back into the dark ages then I am no better than they are.

So here it is. I am an ATHEIST !!!!

I see absolutely no reason to believe in the hypothesis that god exists as it adds nothing to the world we live in.

For those who don't know what a hypothesis is:

Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural hy·poth·e·ses
Etymology: Greek, from hypotithenai to put under, suppose, from hypo- + tithenai to put — more at do
Date: circa 1656

1 a: an assumption or concession made for the sake of argument b: an interpretation of a practical situation or condition taken as the ground for action.
2: a tentative assumption made in order to draw out and test its logical or empirical consequences.
3: the antecedent clause of a conditional statement.

From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

Until real, falsifiable and verifiable evidence is revealed for the existence of god, I will live my life, happily I might add, without constantly bowing to a non-existent supernatural being.

So stop and think. Before you object because god is "real to you" and you simply can't come up with any explanation for the natural world so it must be god. Don't bother to post a comment. I don't care how real he is to you because that has no bearing on the question of his existence. If you've bothered to read the post this long, than you should already know what is required to prove the existence of god to me as well as every other atheist. If not, than I probably can't help you anyways.

And no I'm not lost or just looking for a way to come to god. Nor do I hate god, how can you hate something that doesn't exist. I'm also not waiting for an epiphany to happen to me that will "open" my eyes to god.

I'm happy just the way I am thank you.

The Out Campaign website:


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