Why do you care if I believe in god? I hear this from Christians all the time. This is a fair question. This is my answer.
Because if you can’t see the irrationality of a belief in god than you might believe in other irrational ideas and those irrational ideas might impact my life and the lives of my family. If Christians could be trusted to keep their religious beliefs from being forced on non-believers then I would not care what you believed. After all, it’s your life to waste.
Unfortunately, Christians feel everyone needs to believe what they believe and work very hard to assimilate as many people as they can into their system.
History is filled with examples of christians forcing their beliefs on others.
Hundreds of thousands of christians every year go on their missions. The christian missionaries primary purpose is to spread the Christian way of thinking. To assimilate as many people into the Christian system as they can. Most often the Christian missionaries target is the poor, the helpless, the needy and the uneducated.
In June of 1954 Christians in congress with the support of a Christian president added the words “under god” to the pledge of allegiance to the United States thereby forcing non believers to recognize the existence of a god if they wanted to pledge allegiance to their country.
In 1956 Christian president Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a divisive act, made “in god we trust” the official motto of the United States replacing the original unofficial motto “E pluribus unum” (out of many, one) and ordered it must appear on all United States currency. Once again forcing god on non believers and dividing our country.
Currently, Kentucky State senators have passed a bill that will allow the Bible to be taught in public schools. Teachers, regardless of their religious or non religious views, would be forced to teach the Bible and students regardless of their religious or non religious views, would be forced to learn the Christian belief system.
President Trump has said he plans to repeal the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment prevents churches, from endorsing political candidates or campaigns so the religious doctrine of a select few is not forced on the masses.
Atheists have been religiously tolerant for generations and look what it got us. A secular nation run by Christians for Christians. Well you had your chance to do the right thing and you wasted it. The number of non believers in this country and around the world is increasing at a record setting pace. We won’t be shamed by the religious anymore. We won’t be quiet anymore. We will be heard.
Our time is now.