Friday, June 28, 2013

This is an atheist monument?


I'm not so bothered by a monument to atheism, as the fact that... atheism doesn't really represent anything.

Atheism isn't really an ideology. It's the non-belief in God.
If it were a monument to reason, or some other ideology-- even an atheist one-- I would find it less bothersome, because it would be standing for something, instead of against something.

I don't think it's obvious at all that atheists standing for "involvement in life". Some atheists are just selfish (just like people of religious faith). They have no interest at all in their world.

They need to call their movement something else. I think "humanism" is fine, i.e. man is the measure of things. That could work. Or progressivism. That would even be honest and accurate.