Calling all Atheists - Stop Wasting Your Time
Atheists assemble! I'll get straight to the point so as not to waste anymore of your time.
Every year, many atheists become victims of lost time, headaches, and despair for humanity; trying to convince devout religious that their beliefs are wrong.
They are caught in comments sections, question areas, and most of all in the Forums.
Not being exempt from this myself, it has occurred to me that nothing ever comes out of this exercise. Trying to convince people that what they've thought for a large or perhaps entire portion of their lives in a one-on-one situation is probably impossible. More importantly, it's just not even worth trying to do.
Atheists (including all non believers) are the only people in the world that have the home advantage. We do not need to convince people of what we know (or in our case, what we don't), we're born that way - born not believing in a god.
We shouldn't have to spend our time battling one on one, trying to convert people back into the realms of uncertainty. We should be free to do other things!
Note: Better expenditures of time include:
- Watching paint dry
All that comes out of aggressive confrontations is negativity. Negative associations that will be forever labelled, having the terms 'religious zealot' and 'satan's worker' further ingrained into our opinions of others.
In all seriousness
I have seen many incredibly intelligent atheists in the forums trying to argue simple scientific principles like cellular life, evolution, and gravity.
It must have occurred to these great minds that people who have not been already educated in these things aren't likely to start at that point, with random strangers on the internet!
I myself have been caught into numerous amounts of such debates, and feel guilty and ashamed because of it. I feel that even this very hub has done more good than the hours I spent arguing in forums. Even just to make yourself feel better about yourself and your intelligence: it's not on.
It would be so much better for everyone if we were to just leave people alone, out of confrontational experiences, and channel that energy and more importantly: time, into something more useful. Writing hubs (education for the masses!), books, or spending time with our families and friends!
And for those religious people out there, it takes two to tango! What is there gained from engaging into conversations with strangers on the internet. There is just no quality assurance!
Please stop this madness and help an atheist today.