Well, I thought about it, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I can no longer be associated with religious or other insanely stupid people. This is indeed my deeply held belief, and I think that we should get some laws passed that will protect my secular right to not have to consider these people as, well… people.
The thing that makes human beings different from other animals is our unique ability to reason and to employ logic in our daily lives. I think that this premise is valid, therefore… the conclusion is self-validating… religious people aren’t really human. If reason and logic were part of their daily lives, they’d try to pour it over their french fries. They live in a world of self-imposed idiocy, and they are militantly proud of that idiocy.
I deeply believe that doctors should not have to treat patients who are religious. I believe that religious people should not be allowed to get married or have children (and ABSOLUTELY NOT be allowed to adopt). I certainly don’t believe that businesses should be forced to cater to religious people. I believe that employers should be able to hire and/or fire based entirely on religious belief. I mean, let’s be honest here… would you trust a religious person with your money or business? I think not. I believe that landlords should be able to reject prospective renters who are religious, and I believe that no one should have to sell their home to a religious buyer. Yes, we need a new kind of red-lining to keep these buffoons out of our neighborhoods (you know what they do to the house prices). We really shouldn’t have them around our children, schools, or playgrounds.
And speaking of schools, we need to change the curriculum so that they make no mention of any religion, religious thinkers, or religious history. All that our children should be taught are those things that came about due to secular thinkers, and all religion and/or spirituality should be relegated to a class called “Fairy Tales and Other Traditional Myths”.
Once again, you need to understand that these are my deepest and most profound beliefs, and that I not only demand that you tolerate them, but that you don’t flinch when I attempt to enshrine my deeply held beliefs into the American legal system. You should also accept that if I own a corporation, I can inflict my beliefs on all of my employees and customers. My deeply held beliefs should become more valid than any law or Constitution.
Okay, so you’re a religious person reading this silliness, and you’re getting a little hot under the collar. Well, welcome to a world that you have created. You’ve created, and continue to create, a world where tolerance for your beliefs just isn’t enough. You want special laws that will protect your “Religious Freedoms”. And when aware atheists see what you are doing, we become paranoid, defensive, and enraged. We can see through the smoke and mirrors, and we see that the only difference between American religion and “barbaric” religions is that… they can get away with their violent intolerance… and you can’t… but damn if you aren’t giving it your best try.
Have a day.
primum vivere, deinde philosophari.