This has been a long time coming actually, but today I am announcing I am converting to Scientology.
I had my first audit six months ago and it was a real eye-opener. It was free deal and I didn't have to pay for it. I just had my last one yesterday and it has confirmed that this thing is real. My Auditor says that in a few more sessions, I can be declared Clear! All Hail Xenu!
Ok, I can't do this anymore. I'm joking of course. Happy Fools Day everyone!
But no, I really want to talk about something. I'm an Atheist. My local conservative talk show host was talking about Atheism and I had to call in about it:
To be honest, I generally don't like other Atheists. They are often jerks and close-minded bigots. If you came up to me and told me you are an Atheist, I'm more than likely to hit you in the face than shake your hand. However I have enough self-control to do neither. I'll wait to get to know them before I take action.
I do know of a few Conservative Atheist Bloggers and they are ok people, but they are the exception and not the rule.
Most Militant Atheists are the die-hard jerks. They are the most visible Atheists, because they are often the most obnoxious people out there. Even through they say they have no beliefs, but they "strongly believe" that there is no God or gods. They tend to group together into groups like American Atheists and the ACLU. They are almost always Anti-Theists and it is their personal mission to get rid of religion. Often, they like to twist the First Amendment into thinking there should be freedom from religion and not freedom of religion*.
Many Strong Anti-Theist, Atheists also have an evil hypocrisy when it comes to religion. They tend to target Christianity more so than any other religion, often giving a pass to Islam. More often than not, these people grew up Christian and they are just rebelling. When called out on their BS, they will cry that they are being persecuted. I also take a skeptical view when it comes to an Atheist who claims they are being persecuted, because I am part of a very Christain Tea Party and I am treated with the upmost respect there.
I'm more passive and normally indifferent to all religions. However I do take a general dim view of both Islam and Scientology, just becuase all I know of them.
*Honestly, most people came here from Europe because they were being persecuted and killed for what they blieved in. If you want to have freedom from religion, move to Europe or Canada.
**They are a cult, created by a Sci-Fi writer who dared someone he could create a religion. People now buy the crap as if it was real. Please.