I am Atheist

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I found this poem on my computer, written in July 2014. I can’t recall what had happened then to inspire me to write it but wow! I love it!


I don’t believe in god…
Does that mean I have no respect for human life?
Does that mean I show no sense of appreciation for mother nature?
Does that mean I am a bad person?
Does that mean I can’t contribute positively to the human race?

I don’t believe in god…
Does that mean I can’t be the best neighbor I can?
Does that mean I can’t be the best son I can?
Does that mean I can’t be the best brother I can?
Does that mean I can’t be the best teacher I can?

I don’t believe in god…
Does that mean I am not allowed to help someone in need?
Does that mean I treat my body healthy?
Does that mean I wish bad for other people?
Does that mean I can’t be loyal?
Does that mean I can’t make you happier than you have ever been?

I don’t believe in god…
It is never what I am that you should concern yourself with,
It is who I am, it is what I believe, it is what I want out of life.
Whether I believe in god does not determine the road I will go, the things I will do.

Whether I believe in god…
Does not stop me from killing,
Does not stop me from raping,
Does not stop me from being a child molester,
Does not stop me becoming a robber.

Whether I believe in god…
Does not stop me from enslaving an entire race of people,
Does not stop me from wanting to eradicate a specific group of people,
Does not stop me from being heartless to my fellow man,
Does not make me conscious of the world around me and how we all play a part in it.

Whether I believe in god…
Does not stop me from smoking or taking drugs,
Does not stop me from being unhealthy and unclean,
Does not stop me from having a negative attitude,
Does not stop me from giving up on life.

God…
God is relative,
God means different things to different people in every part of the world.
Human life means something important to everyone who has not been mentally poisoned by religion.
The oxygen we breath means something to everyone who has life.
The water we drink has meaning to every creature on the earth.
Giving too much importance to insignificant events, concepts and lifestyles is the main reason wars will never end, suffering will never end, starvation….and the list goes on and on.

I don’t believe in god…
Because atheists did not try to wipe out the Jews,
Because atheists did not enslave Africans,
Because atheists were not responsible for the crusades,
Because atheists are not responsible for the holy wars.

I don’t believe in god…
Because atheists did not kill people with ideas to benefit human life,
Because atheists did not create a system of control benefiting a minute few,
Because atheists are not trying to destroy the earth,
Because atheists did not make Jamaica as murderous as it is.

I don’t believe in god…
I am atheist because I refuse to put anything above human life.

 


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Allistair

I am a Freelance Web Developer with a passion for the human experience. I was born, raised, and currently live in Jamaica so my experience is highly impacted by the Christian faith. With the encouragement of some friends, this blog is for me to share my views, feelings and thoughts on the subject of Christianity.

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