Why Not Just Leave?
A while back, I had an amusing thought that I’d like to share with you.
Any rational mind is willing to admit that religion, and its destructive followers, aren’t going away anytime soon. There’s no telling how many atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers will be hurt or killed in our continuous fight for science and reason. Why don’t we just circumvent all of that? Let’s just leave. No, I don’t mean the country. Where would we go? We’re the last minority that it’s still acceptable to discriminate against. The whole planet hates us. I mean, why don’t we leave Earth?
According to a recent study, freethinkers are more intelligent than the pious. With this in mind I came up with my idea. So, we’re damn smart, persecuted, and pissed off about it right? In every movie what does the picked on nerd do? He gets even. I’m not suggesting anything malicious I’m suggesting something to organize around. We pack up and leave. All the atheists get together, all of the great minds behind our new movement (physicists, mathmaticians, biologists, etc.) collaborate together to create the pinnacle of our brillaince. We build spacecraft capable of interstellar travel and we jump in them and leave this place to rot in its own ignorance and stupidity. A portion of the Christian right would likely donate to our cause just to see us leave! Even if we didn’t succeed, the media attention from the attempt would help shed light on our movement and maybe help people realize they’d gotten a little crazy about this whole god thing. If we did succeed, now that would be something!
Atheists Fed Up With Backwards Planet Decide to Build Ship and Leave
Just a goofy idea I thought I’d share with you.
So what are your thoughts on this? What ways can you come up with to help further our movement that we aren’t already doing?