I do not hate your “god”.
Chances are, I am not even aware of your specific god.
Even if you’re a ‘Christian’ chances are the “god” you believe in and the god your ‘Christian’ neighbor believes in is not the same.
Yes, I know about a lot of different religions and a lot of different gods(goddesses as well), but with so many different religions, sects, interpretations, and individualized understandings~ its just not possible for me to be aware of every god that every theist believes in.
So no, I don’t hate your god. I’m not angry at your god.
I might be angry at the way some people use the concept of theism in order to do/justify harm.
I might be upset at the way certain churches systematically oppress large groups of people(from gender to race to beliefs).
But no, I have never hated your god.
I have never had A N Y feelings about any god, and I never will.
I simply don’t think they exists (no, not even yours).
Its hard to have emotions towards something you think is nonexistant…
A lot of people(both secular and theistic) are misunderstanding this phrase. They act like its the right to be sheltered from everyone else’s religions or an attempt to banish all religions.
It is not, and theists need freedom from religion too. Its not solely for secular or irreligious individuals.
Freedom from religion is like the other side of the coin freedom of religion. You simply cant have freedom OF religion without freedom FROM religion.
A christian can’t be a christian if they aren’t free from being a pagan.
A pagan can’t be a pagan with out being free from satanism.
You can not be free to your specific beliefs if you aren’t free from other peoples specific beliefs.
How can you be an atheist if your forced to be a christian?
How can you be Islamic if your forced to be Jewish?
So to the theists who claim its “freedom of religion not freedom from religion” its time for you to realize that they are one and the same.
And to the atheists who parade “freedom from religion” like a strictly atheistic idea/right its time you realize that freedom from religion protects everyone.
Freedom from and of religion is a right for all.
My support for separation of church and state is not just for the atheists, agnostics, humanists, or any of the “nones” (as were so kindly refered to as).
I don’t just fight specific religions being taught as truth in schools for only myself or just for the people(though Im sure it helps my drive), I also do it for people of other religions.
I fight for religious freedom in schools, government, and anything that is not personal/private for everyone.
So no one is forced to do the prayers of a religion they don’t follow.
So no one is forced to follow the rules of a religion they don’t follow.
So no one is discriminated against or wrongly treated based on the beliefs of a religion they have nothing to do with.
I tell you one thing, Christians aren’t wrong when they say Christianity is their right. But a Jews right is to be Jewish. An atheists right is to be atheist.
Feedom of religion is for everyone, I dont know why so many theists fight it.
“Creator of the Universe went to great trouble to create the foreskin. Then insisted that you cut it off. Makes sense.”
– Richard Dawkins