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Weak and Insecure Atheists

Updated on January 21, 2012

Weak and Insecure Atheists

An Atheistic Bill of Rights

Charles J. Hunsinger

As one who has held an Atheistic perspective for a great many years it is a delight to hear of the growth of Atheistic thought and too, as some Atheists have pointed out it is also embarrassing to read of the sophomoric attacks on theism. At the same time however, it is a little problematic in that Atheism of itself does not say much. Essentially, it only points to the obvious that is of course, from a discerning point of view. It does not provide a frame work for societal conduct, nor does it provide the guidance for a political and economic structure, which society cannot live or function without. As people begin to move further away from the bonds and loyalties of family, as is now the case and too, a societal morality and decorum; government looms as the only stable authority and, as an intervening permissive authority. The government then grows in size, in power minimizing, even negating the individual and soon supplants the gods of religious beliefs with itself, as omnipotent. There are names and isms for such forms of government.

History screams of those forms of government that understood this human characteristic and played to it and legislated to that precise end. Perhaps we are experiencing such engineering in our own democracy.
In terms of those so called Atheists who would attack religious belief in a sophomoric fashion, as is seen by name calling or the vandalism of religious symbols or in the snickering and childish fashion of a Bill Mayer: I have always found that the weak and insecure individual will invariably find strength in the attempted degradation and minimization of another. This is what the weak Atheist will do and too, the theist.

Atheism, I think, is best embodied in the American Bill of Rights, as The Bill of Rights does not speak to the power of the government or of religion, but to the power of the individual. That, I think, is what Atheism is in terms of a socio-political and economic structure. If it is not, then it is Marxist, yet another benevolent, loving and omnipotent god.

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      Robert Pummer 

      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I think you make some good points but silence is a hard pill to swallow, especially when many of them have been swallowed already.

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