A Call To Action for Adult Atheists… from a 15 year old.
Guest Author: Cassie Huye
HEY GOD, LISTEN UP… You are consistently inconsistent, forcing us to struggle to coexist in thoughts. Your presence in conversations fabricates any truth that may have previously manifested in the context. Your refusal to look past your nose handicaps you, and all whom you have contact with are tainted, forever, from every obtaining any abilities to have insight to intellectual, superior thoughts above that which have already been pondered over. You are the localized, original, widely, and blindly accepted form of plagiarism. Your hatred pollutes our planet more than anything tangible could even dream of.
Religion is the cause of more hate in the world than all other causes combined and duplicated. Some may say that only extremism will cause such hatred through religion. I believe otherwise.
Religion separates society into groups. Separation is, generally, bad. Separation by class, separation by race, separation by region, separation by culture, separation by orientation, separation by gender… the list goes on and on. What good does any separation do? None.
As a society, in order to successfully accomplish everything we can as a race,(the human race that is) we need to be moving forward together. All of this argument over who’s magic man in the sky is best is just pointless babble that waste all of our time.
I have a question about god though. Why doesn’t he talk to me? He supposedly loves us all right? But why not me?
If anyone can look me in the face and tell me about how awesome their magic man is but still can come up with a good enough explanation as to why he bluntly ignores my existence is welcome to induct me into their religious cult. No one can do it; I promise.
Religion holds back society from doing many of the great things we have potential for. Maybe all of our babies would be healthy by now, without religion. Hopefully in a couple of hundred years we can look back and realize how stupid all of this is, like we do now on many things that happened just a century or two ago.
We can only hope generations after ours can see past all this foolishness. For now, we just need to have an epidemic of atheist epiphanies all over the world.
Religion holds us back from everything we could be. Maybe not solely, but many of the other separations that limit us root in religion. This is why a secular world is so important. People can be so much more efficient and kind without religion.
This is where I need you. Not me personally, but kids my age. We look up to adults. We need atheist adults to be confident enough to admit what they are. Your views on the world are nothing to be ashamed of, and maybe things will be difficult for a little while, but it gets better. One person can give enough confidence to many others to admit to what they are. And then, just like that, a century or two later you have had something to do with ending all of this stupidity.
Talk about it with someone. Don’t pretend to be something you are not. Most importantly, get some kids thinking. All you have to do is plant the seed of doubt and let them decide for themselves. It is pretty easy, and completely worth it. Your legacy of rational thoughts will live on to see a new generation, and then hopefully they will do, as you had done, by getting more kids thinking. I just want to move forward, without religion. Maybe I can’t, but my grandchildren might be able to, with your help.