I believe one of the major problems with atheism and atheists is the seemingly constant ”In Your Face” attitude which is becoming all too prevalent in this continuing secular society we find ourselves in.
In fact, as an atheist myself, it has got to the point where even I am embarrassed by the full on atheist onslaught that atheists are now putting the rest of society under.
Let’s be honest, shall we, if we want to practice atheism is there really any need to ”take it to the street” as it were?
I mean, you can hardly turn on the TV or the radio or the internet without some atheist espousing their worldview.
In fact it is becoming increasingly more difficult to even drive to the shops these days without encountering an atheist trying to hand me pamphlets at stop streets or traffic lights.
Only the other morning, just as I was about to take out the bin, an atheist walked up the driveway and asked if I had been indoctrinated?
I mean, really!
Do we have to continually draw attention to ourselves?
We’ve suffered the lies and abuse for centuries, so what’s a few more millennia?
I like Hitchens and Harris just like the next atheist but I’ve now got people I barely know sending me emails of their videos every day! I mentioned Dawkins the other week and now my Inbox is flooded with The Richard Dawkins Quote of the Day.
I was even invited to a Dan Dennett seminar with a 20% discount for the first 10 who signed up and a ”free Dan Dennett beard”. Seriously? As if Dan Dennett would get even 5 people at one of his seminars!
I don’t know, I reckon it was better when the closet was your best friend and we made the secret sign and even the word atheist was mentioned in hushed tones.
Call me a sentimentalist, but I miss the good old days!