Wednesday, October 27, 2010
30 Days of Truth: Day Nineteen
In a word, both are useless. I am an apolitical atheist.
I like to joke that I'm a polyatheist. A polytheist is one who believes in several gods. I don't believe in any gods, ergo I've branded myself as a polyatheist.
To me it's not a big deal. It's a life decision much like any other, and the weight is mine to carry.
I find it ironic that while some people have shown me disdain for my "lack of belief," they never stop to ask me why I feel this way. They'd rather argue a pointless point.
I don't seek to destroy anyone's belief system. I don't care, or I should say, have any problem with what anyone else believes any more than I care about their food preferences. Whatever works to sustain you, do it. It doesn't matter to me if they want to eat tofu with grape jelly and ketchup every day so long as they don't expect me to swallow it too. Ingest what you will, but if it's gonna make you spew, do it in private. No one else needs to see or hear it.
Second point of irony... I know a lot about religions. I find them fascinating. I'm amused at the very invention of gods, that even to this day people feel the need to lean on something intangible to explain the unexplainable.
I know some of my readers are looking at this and praying for my shriveled dark soul (sorry, I find that I cannot skip sarcasm when it comes to this topic). And that's okay. Like I said, whatever works for you.
Politicians exist to make sure religions and religious factions don't get out of control. Conversely, any religious leader is also a politician. Oh, what a lovely snakeball. You want me to believe what?