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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Today I told my doctor I was an atheist


Today I told my doctor I was an atheist
she didn’t take it well
the first words our of her mouth were:
“You can’t be!”
then I asked her if she ever thought
about becoming an atheist
immediately the shutters on her mind
slammed down and she said:
i could never be an atheist
and lets me know there is
absolutely nothing i could say
that would ever convince her
all i wanted her to do
was to seriously think about
why she’s a theist
to not throw up that wall
around your mind
when someone starts
talking about the subject
just to leave it down
then imagine what her life would be
like if she did not believe in god
this is a second generation doctor
who spends time with you and knows you
if i wanted to talk politics
or medicine
or science
or any other subject
in the world
she would be open
to conversation
on an objective basis
without declaring her intention
right up front
to never consider the idea period
this is a physician
educated, literate, intelligent
attractive in emma thompson way
she just was so shocked
not only by the idea
that i was an atheist
but that i would ask her
to consider what her life
would be like
without god looking over
her shoulder all the times
at one point she was
so freaked she actually said to me:
why don’t you just kill yourself
and get it over with
since nothing means
anything anyway
my personal physician,
a woman i hug when i leave
her office
advised me to kill myself
i figured i’d expanded her cranium
enough for one day
so i didn’t say
my life has meaning,
much more now than
when i was a christian
sweating blood over my
own eternal destiny
does anybody think that’s a bit selfish?
children dying around the world
from easily preventable diseases
or malnutrition or being raped
and forced to kill their families
then to kill others
and all Christians
can think to do is save their
own ass from the fire?
bottom line is
i am an atheist
because i am sickened
by what we have done
to the world
and each other
and women
and children
i am an atheist, in part,
because i came to realize
that Christianity
is the only religion ever
to exist solely for the purpose
of denying the teachings
of its founder













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I am from West Virginia. Born in New Martinsville to a minister's family. Traveled around West Virginia and Southern Ohio growing up. The only stability I got was from my mother's side of the family in Boone County. My Great Grandfather on my father's side was preaching in Madison during the Mine Wars. He ran for the state legislature on a pro-union ticket and won only to have the coal companies tie the results up in court so he ended serving only one day out of this term. My Grandfather on my mother's side stood with the miner's at Blair Mountain and died of Black Lung when I was still in my teens. I was raised a Conservative Christian...not a Fundamentalist. Strict separation of church and state based on the understanding that what makes for a good politician is pretty much the opposite of what makes a good Christian. I'm politically radical in that I believe in one man/one vote and the only way to have political equality is to have economic equality. I'm an atheist because once I accepted the fact of my own mortality I found no need for belief in God.