The Atheologist

Theology is the study of theism; Atheology is the study of atheism. I am The Atheologist. Why don’t Atheists embrace religion when the vast majority of humans do? Why are Atheists regarded by most of society as thugs, rabble, vermin and generally naughty people. The Atheologist will attempt to seek out the true answers to these and many more questions by using logical assumptions, interviews with people of all faiths and really, really good research. The Atheologist wants to know.

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  • Wednesday, November 29, 2006

    Talking Turkey

    Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI, on his visit to Turkey, urged leaders of all religions to "utterly refuse" to support any form of violence in the name of faith.

    Now that may seem like a good idea on the surface, but when the Atheologist thought about it for a while, it lost its appeal. As the Atheologist pointed out in a previous post, if it weren’t for the faithful and their religious enthusiasm, the daily headlines would become bland. The Atheologist believes that atheists have cornered the market when it comes to being boring and the religious should not try to follow their example.

    Luckily the Atheologist was not the only one who thought that the Pope’s idea wasn’t such a great one. Look here, here and here.

    The Atheologist

    Monday, November 20, 2006

    Will Atheists Ever Learn?

    The Atheologist has come across an example of one of the many reasons that atheists just can’t get along with others.

    In this You Tube video, from the ‘30 Days’ television show, atheists and Christians are having a lovely discussion in a restaurant. After hearing an apology from a Christian about the way Christians sometimes hurt atheists’ feelings, the atheist proceeds to needle the Christian by asking him what he thinks about having the words, “In God We Trust”, printed on American money.

    The Christian’s responses, (one of which was to move), were very understandable considering that Christians have given up killing and torturing atheists and other non-believers for hundreds of years and now kindly allow atheists and other non-Christians to live in their Christian country. Why aren’t atheists satisfied with that? Should they, as the Christian in this video suggests – move to another country if they aren’t happy here? And would atheists be able to find a country where they would be happy and be able to live without always finding ways to irritate and bully the religious like they do here in the good old USA?

    Friday, November 10, 2006

    Just Kidding

    Well, it took a while but the Republicans have finally had enough fun and are now handing over the country to the Democrats.

    It seems like a good move on the Republicans’ part, what with the mess that this country is in it may take a miracle to set it right.

    A Republican friend of the Atheologist’s, (who has just turned Democrat), sent an e-mail explaining why many people like himself have switched parties at this point in time. It seems that the Republicans were just having some fun with their supporters and wanted to see how long they could keep their little joke going.

    Here is his email:

    Things you have to believe to be a Republican

    Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary.

    Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's Daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and a bad guy when Dubya needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.

    Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

    The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq.

    A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

    The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

    Keep condoms out of every drug store within walking distance of a schools. Then adolescents won't have sex.

    A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

    Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing Health care to all Americans is socialism. (HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.)

    Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

    A president lying about an extra-marital affair is an impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

    Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.

    The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's driving record is none of our business.

    Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

    What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, But what Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.

    The Atheologist