If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The advantages of being a normal person, also known as an atheist.

Being a normal person (atheist) has many advantages over being an insane gullible idiot (theist or agnostic).

If you're an idiot theist (or idiot agnostic) it's very easy to grow up and become normal (atheist). All you got to do is realize the god you believe in is nothing more than a fairy with a magic wand. If you understand what your god delusion really is (it's a belief in abracadabra magic) then it's easy to realize how childish your god fantasy is. When you realize you've been a moron all your life, naturally you're going to want to fix that problem right away. The fix is obvious. Just throw out your fairy.

After you throw out the several years of intense brainwashing (child abuse) you immediately experience the best benefit of being an atheist which is the realization for the first time in your life you're a free person, and not a slave to a ridiculous fantasy. You can do whatever you want with no fear of some asshole magician god watching you and judging you. You will also notice that like before, you have no desire to cause anyone harm. But now your moral values are real instead of the fake moral values of a god-fearing coward.

Another big advantage of being normal is knowing you're right. That's an important difference especially if you live in an insane country like Idiot America. You're normal while virtually everyone around you is a batshit crazy Christian (or a member of some other god-fairy-cult).

Now you can sleep late on Sundays or make some other better use of your day off instead of wasting it in a monument to stupidity (church or mosque or synagogue) while giving your hard-earned money to a worthless religious leader who is too lazy to get a real job.

After becoming normal you have new and interesting challenges. Before you used to answer difficult questions by invoking your fairy's magic wand. Now you have to think for the first time in your life and you quickly notice how rewarding it is to use your brain.

A book could be written about this subject but my time is limited so I'll quit right here. Visitors are welcome to leave their ideas about the advantages of being a normal person in the comments. If you're a Christian or some other religious moron, perhaps you could write about the advantages of being a cowardly idiot.

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