Yeah...basically what the stamp says.
I get a lot of shit for being an atheist, and quite frankly I'm sick of it. I've never done anything to hurt anyone, and yet to some, I'm automatically a bad person just because I don't believe in god.
Proof of God?
I find it kind of weird when religious people say "well, look at all the good things that have happened to you. There's proof of God right there" Uh...no. A lot of good things HAVE happened to me, more good than bad. But, the fact is...bad things have happened to me. Some of which where pretty devastating. So...what causes that? And, what about all the people who have horrible lives much worse than mine? The reason my life has been all-in-all good is not because of any god, it's because I happen to live middle class in a 1st world country (well, I grew up middle class...right now I'm lower class, but I still have it pretty good) I guess you can call it the luck of the draw, but not god. If I were born as a starving child in Africa, would your god be so kind to me? Probably not.
People also say that I am "blessed" because I happen to have "good luck" and I have the ability to get the things I need/want. Like..recently I got a new job at the last minute before my unemployment ran out so that is somehow proof of god. But, I was out of a job for six months and I applied to places almost everyday out of those six months and ONE place (and then later another) hired me. It wasn't exactly luck if I applied to almost every place in town. Besides, I did the work...I did a nice resume, I went around to these places and made the calls and went on interviews. These jobs didn't fall out of the sky. Almost nothing in life was handed to me (besides my unemployment...which yes, was a hand out.). The computer I'm typing on...I saved for it, the car I drive...I bought it, I graduated from college on my own dime. I work my ass off at my jobs so I can live independently. Almost nothing in my adult life has been easy so far. Yeah good things have happened, because I made them happen. Sure, I've had a lot of help along the way but from people who exist, there has been no proof in my life that any kind of deity has been watching over me. I don't mean this in a negative way, like "oh...my life is so miserable which means there is no god" because it's not that bad, it's just not easy. So, in my opinion, good things and bad things are not proof of a god. It's just life.
I suppose everything I've said doesn't disprove god either, but then again. You actually CAN'T disprove god
Yes, I'm an atheist and I just said you can't disprove god.
But you can't disprove my invisible polka dot pet unicorn that only I can see either.
So you know...
on that note: how cool would it be if everyone had a invisible polka dot (or whatever color/pattern your want) unicorn that only they could see?!? And it like...did stuff around the house for you and gave you good advice. That would be freaking AWESOME!!
This...went in a weird direction. I've been awake for over 24 hours straight. I'm done now.