Found this charming meme over at Blogging Theology.
First off, this is a ridiculous meme.
a) Yes, one can simply live as an atheist. Some people just go along every day as an atheist and never feel the urge to talk about it or religion.
b) Even if you do talk about atheism and religion, so fucking what? And who the hell has the time to talk about one subject ‘all the time’. Not even the devoutest of theists would preach about their deity all day every day.
c) This should have been point ‘a’…but how dare you mess with The Lord of The Rings!
d) Since religion no longer has a stranglehold on at least this part of the world, it no longer has the power to shut atheists up. Instead of whining about how the big bad atheists won’t be quiet, why don’t you refute their arguments and share your thoughts on the subject?
While bloggers like this sit around sucking their thumbs and trying to shame atheists into silence, people like me want them to talk because I’m fairly certain that in the long run, their arguments will lose in the marketplace of ideas.
Furthermore, I want them to present their case because it’s the only way I can test my own ideas and thoughts on religion.
So yeah, I’ll talk about religion if I want to. I’ll bask in my freedom to do so, and there ain’t a damn thing you can do about it. So you might as well pack up the tissues and actually engage in the exchange of ideas.
That is if you can pull yourself away from your silly memes.