Why Are There So Many Atheist Bloggers?
Joey Nelson at Spiritual Questions Blog asks “Why are there so many atheism blogs?” He speculates that we are actually Christians who deny god and are trying to convince ourselves we’re right. That old “you know god’s real in your heart” kinda stuff. I decided to reply with why I blog. I wrote the reply on his blog but it is awaiting moderation and I felt this was worthwhile enough to post here on my own blog in case it doesn’t survive moderation.
The first little bit here is to show that claiming there are no true atheists is hypocritical for a Christian.
Psalm 14:1 clearly states that there are people who really don’t believe in your god, genuine non-belief.
There are a few reasons I personally blog. The first is the same reason you go to church, fellowship.
Sure you go to church for worship, but also to enjoy the company of your fellow Christians. I blog to communicate with fellow atheists, we are far and few in between and the internet is a powerful way to interact with the rest of the atheist community.
I also blog so that my voice can be heard. Every day there are theists trying to subvert the separation of church and state in my countries government. I can’t just up and fly 1000 miles to protest those things at D.C. so I write about it to let the community know what is going on, maybe if enough of us write letters or hire lawyers and so on and so forth we can keep this country secular, as it was designed to be. Freedom of speech baby.
I blog to preach the good news. A lot of religion is based on fear, especially southern Baptists (hellfire and brimstone anyone?). However, people do not need to fear a god that doesn’t exist. I blog to spread reason and logic, because if I don’t, who will? If I don’t stand up for my own rights, who will? Will you stand up and fight to keep prayer out of schools for us atheists and their children? Will you fight to keep my taxes from being spent on religious programs such as abstinence only sex education?
Just to clarify; I don’t hate your god. I just haven’t found any proof that he exists, for the same reason that I don’t believe in Allah, Odin, or Santa.
Now my question for you: If we atheists blog because we are afraid of your god do you blog because you’re afraid of your god not existing?
There’s why I blog, sorta. So, why do you blog?