Apologies people, both James and I, are busy with our respective life, work and research, and it has been long we both wrote something. I am not having time to write any op-ed pieces either, just too occupied with research and some personal issues. However, I have a guest post for you all, from a Welsh gentleman who goes by the name of Crispy Sea. Mr. Sea here is a devout atheist, and even though I’m just irreligious and not exactly an atheist, with the overdose of religion all across the World, I thought it was prudent that we publish a counterpoint of view. He has been blogging on anti-theism for over 6 years, and will soon be publishing a Novel. You can debate with him at his blog or on twitter.
Is it not time to leave behind the primitive savagery of pretenders in paradise and peril?
Is it not time to leave behind the religious?
Should we not step free of them?
We are Free thinkers, should we not now choose to live free of their fake chains, their primitive tribal barbarism to let then fall by the wayside, the way the Neanderthal, as when we first awoke?
Human progress would stop if there were no scientists and from all the studies they are almost exclusively atheist. The theists would choose to drag us back to the Bronze Age or further, to subjugate and repress all who prefer to live in the now and tomorrow rather than wallow in the nostalgia of times that never where.
Should we not set up a country, state, island or city of the truly free, of atheist, rational, reasonable, logical and liberal progress?
Should we not cast aside those addicted to dreaming of the impossible, the magics and superstitions? Abandon them to their Bronze Age medicine, science and thinking?
Should we not set up a Democratic Republic of great thinkers, reasoned men and women?
We already run the world but as slaves to their base primitive savagery, why not withdraw our labour and use it for the betterment of a truly sentient humankind?
Would it not display how much those, who are subservient to ancient fairytales, owe to those who use only reason?
Oh what a place of great wonders we could create.
We could be, in the future, what we dream the Atlantian society may have been; a race, free of the great weight of fearful existence and distinguishing ourselves in great achievements.
I don’t know about you but I’m sick of trying to educate those whose misjudgments and poor assumptions our education systems have failed to correct and, sadly, all too often encourage. Whilst attempting to rid our fantastic species of it’s endemic addiction to subservience is a worthy pursuit, I’d prefer to spend my time on something which will bear real, tangible, progressive fruit.
We, humanity, will not flourish further while the primitive drag us backward.
The stars are out there, we should be responsible and prohibit the doctrine addicts and wish thinkers from reaching for them; we need not pollute the universe with their barbarism, we need not let them infect any other intelligent species we may meet with the pitifully low opinion of humanity the festering religious canker continually spews.
Unfortunately this utopian dream of a rational nation is currently, and for some time to come I fear, mere folly.
Say it came about, the rational peoples of earth came together and headed for, for the sake of argument, Australia, to start a new community of the godless, those who accept reality without the magical dictator of the religious novels. A society dedicated to study and genuine human progress, unhindered by Ancient magic and myth, what would happen?
Well, the countries of the world would begin to crumble, societies would fail without the atheist. Many great thinkers would be absent from their countries of origin, specialists in their field from all areas of life would be missing. If statistics are true about 97% of scientists would leave etc. You get the picture, the cream of each society’s minds would be absent, leaving the countries to the lesser thinkers, the fearful doctrine addicts and superstitious.
And what then?
Wouldn’t that land of the Freethinkers be instantly the target of their armies?
Wouldn’t an island of human reason in a sea of faithful, instantly become the target because all the religious totalitarian doctrines clearly hold unbelievers as Satan’s spawn?
Would they not view the island of the free as a place to destroy?
Would they not be told by their zealot leaders, the popes and ayatollahs, that removing this one nation would be doing the work of their god; that “The messiah cannot return, dragging the heaven behind him, while that country remains” or some other such voodoo bollox?
You know they would, because you know that’s the supremacist core of the books they adore.
In one fell swoop, would the religious not eagerly agree to destroy all the finest brains our genome has currently spawned?
Might there not even be an arms race between differing cults to wipe us out first, thereby ensuring it would be their personal messiah was the one to show up?
Can I get an.. “And thus they would have proved their moribund stupidity; the reason why we left”? but of no great comfort is being right when You are the slaughtered, eh?
Although I do ‘have a dream’ of a godless world, free of Stone Age thinking, I think it’s probably better for us all if we are hidden in plain site, amongst them.
Yes it’s like living amongst untrustworthy zombies.
Yes they are infuriating wastes of our time, our thinking time, but while we are amongst them they cannot destroy us en-masse. We may lose the odd one or two to beheading, stoning, persecution etc. but the noise will continue and the youth, who like to break the mould set by their parents, will start to see our entirely material reality for what it is.
I just hope that we reach a critical mass, where the majority are non-religious in less than a century, before Aubrey De Grey’s prediction comes to pass.
If we are still suffering uncer their earthly idols, popes and Ayatollahs when Aubrey’s prediction comes about, we could have religious leaders who could live for a thousand years or even indefinitely.
And then what would there be to stop theocracy becoming the hell on earth that it has always threatened to be?
Aubrey’s prediction should be a clarion call, not only to all anti-theist and atheist activists but also to ordinary atheists, appeasement atheists, religious collaborators and agnostics, to step up the argument against thousands of years of unsubstantiated subjugation and fear-mongering.
It’s time to grasp freeality before freedom of thought disappears under the jack boot of one vile authoritarian theocracy or another.
PEACE, LOVE, TRUTH.