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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Dear DOuG: I'm not popular! I'm a threat!

I don't believe in or like the word "GOD" but once in a while I still like to have some made up floaty white washed dude to rage against when things piss me off.

It's convenient, with no backlash, because umm, floaty white washed dude is not real.

Not very effective, but still fun.

So for now, I'm going to blame DOuG.
Sort of like GOD, but back wards, with a U (YES, YOU) in the middle.

You know how when people see their house floating away in a flood (I live in Washington, its a valid example) and they THANK GOD that they got out safe. I wonder why they aren't pissed off that DOuG caused the flood? Or proud of themselves for getting THEMSELVES out.
Every time I hear that shit it aggravates the ever permanent sore in my psyche.

Jeebus helped you find your keys, but 26,000 children died from starvation today?

DOuG gave you a brain but doesn't want you to use it?

When a certain teen-aged child of mine got into trouble for saying "Oh God" in a school function? I said, get pissed off any time someone says "holy cow", because that's really disrespectful to the Hindus.

I live in a rural DOuG infiltrated region and I just get tired of the self righteous Bull Shit (oops sorry Hindus!)

For example, the chick at work who told me she stopped using an internet dating sight (match) because they allowed too many Atheists and Agnostics on there and she would rather date "at least a Mormon" because they at least believed something.

Because believing in a floaty dude, with an extremely violent book and following, or a fourteen year old boy who licked a few too many toads in the forest, then said the floaty sent him a vision, then made up a bunch of nonsense, then married your wife after he sent you on a somehow...better?

Of course she had no idea that I am an Atheist because, THAT IS AN INAPPROPRIATE TOPIC FOR THE WORKPLACE.

Oh how I would love to be that inappropriate, sometimes.
But not very often.

The hardest part is when I actually like someone, and think we could be great friends. Yay!
And then they start gay bashing or some other DOuG sanctioned activity etc. etc. And the butt load of things we have in common can never compensate for that sort of ugliness.

And its so nice to be a member of the most hated, full taxed, mortgage paying, suburban, baseball mom, non represented minority:

Atheists Hated More than Gays, Muslims, All Other Groups

Atheists are hated more than any other group in America. Surprised? Atheists know this very well, but a recent survey conducted by the University of Minnesota has provided new evidence of it. According to most of those surveyed, atheists fall below Muslims, gays, and every other minority group when it comes to "sharing their vision of American society." Survey says (via Pharyngula):

Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry.
I wonder how much animus towards atheists derives from the unwillingness of atheists to think in categories like whether they have the authority to “allow” their children to marry someone or not.

Even though atheists are few in number, not formally organized and relatively hard to publicly identify, they are seen as a threat to the American way of life by a large portion of the American public. “Atheists, who account for about 3 percent of the U.S. population, offer a glaring exception to the rule of increasing social tolerance over the last 30 years,” says Penny Edgell, associate sociology professor and the study’s lead researcher.
This won’t be a surprise to any atheists in America. Atheists aren’t tolerated in a wide array of contexts and there are many examples where bigotry or discrimination towards are atheists in contexts where similar behavior towards Jews or blacks would be unequivocally condemned.
Why are we perceived as a threat to the American way of life? There is just one thing that is common to all atheists: we don’t accept the common belief that some sort of god exists. Thus, the only thing that can be identified as “atheistic” is the failure to go along with the same beliefs as everyone else. For varying reasons, atheists are dissenters from popular beliefs. This would means that dissent, disagreement, and individualism are perceived as threats to the American way of life...

AND I don't like apple pie either.
Holy shit, someone call the CIA.

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  • At Monday, April 06, 2009 8:28:00 AM, Blogger JoeinVegas said…

    Oh, I better not be the one to turn you in, I comment too much here and they will include me. I like the part about "unwillingness of atheists to think in categories". You always seem so willing.


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